December 1st, 2011
Vehicle Owner Obligations
Where the registered owner of a vehicle intends to discard that vehicle as waste, he or she is required to deposit it at an authorised treatment facility (ATF) for appropriate treatment and recovery. The vehicle can be deposited at the ATF free of charge.
The owner will then be issued with a Certificate of Destruction confirming that the vehicle is being depolluted and dismantled in an environmentally safe manner. The facility will then notify the Vehicle Registration Unit of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Shannon, Co. Clare and the destruction of the vehicle will be noted in the records of the National Vehicle File.
There are 5 Authorised Treatment Facilities in Kilkenny:
|Name ||Address |
|Clara Cars ||Clara, Co. Kilkenny |
|Michael Madden ||Newtown, Bonnettstown, Co. Kilkenny |
|Paschal Power ||Busherstown, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny |
|Philip McBride ||Kilkeasy, Hugginstown, Co Kilkenny |
|Ger Mulhall ||Newtown, Rathmoyle/Bonnettstown, Co Kilkenny |
The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 place obligations on producers – vehicle manufacturers and professional importers :
To establish national collection systems for the recovery and treatment of end-of-life vehicles (ELV). Typically, an ELV will be a passenger car or a light commercial van that the registered owner wishes to dispose of as waste. From 1 January 2007 owners of intact end-of-life cars and vans can deposit them free-of-charge at authorised treatment facilities. An exception to the free take-back principle is provided where a vehicle is missing its essential components or where waste has been added to the vehicle.
Each producer’s national collection system is required to have at least one authorised treatment facility in every city and county council area that will provide free take-back for vehicles of that producer’s brand or for which that producer has responsibility. Producers are required to have additional authorised treatment facilities in place in those counties and cities with a larger population base (i.e. one additional facility for each additional 150,000 persons in the relevant county or city).
Each producer is required to register with each Local Authority and to provide specified information to the local authorities to accompany their registration.
To ensure that the materials and components of specified vehicles do not contain lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium other than in cases specified in the Fourth Schedule of the regulations and that technical documentation must be made available by the producer to verify compliance with these requirements
To compile and maintain appropriate documentation, for a period of seven years, to verify that the materials and components of vehicles are in compliance with the provisions of the regulations.
Each producer, in liaison with vehicle material and equipment manufacturers, use component and material coding standards to facilitate the identification of those components and materials which are suitable for reuse and recovery
Producers are also obliged to make available to authorised treatment facilities dismantling information for each type of new specified vehicle put on the market in Ireland within six months of these vehicles being put on the market in Ireland
Keep records of the aggregate weight of materials for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal arising from end-of-life vehicles and report to local authorities on an annual basis
The regulations also introduce new environmental standards to ensure that when a vehicle is scrapped, as much material as possible is recovered and recycled and that it takes place in a way that does not harm the environment – prescribed targets for reuse / recovery and reuse / recycling are required in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2000/53/EC.
Authorised Treatment Centre Obligations
Obligations are also imposed on all authorised treatment facilities to
Ensure that such facilities operate under a waste license, or as appropriate, a waste permit and
Meet the minimum technical requirements for the
storage (including temporary storage) of end-of-life vehicles prior to their being the subject of appropriate treatment and recovery,
Appropriate treatment and recovery of end-of-life vehicles,
Storage of components containing fluids, recoverable components and spare parts.
Keep records of the aggregate weight of materials for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal arising from end-of-life vehicles and report to local authorities on an annual basis.
From the 1st January 2007 and onwards, on the deposit of an end-of-life vehicle at an authorised treatment facility for appropriate treatment and recovery, the owner or operator of that facility shall
Issue a Certificate of Destruction to the registered owner, an authorised person of a local authority or a member of An Garda Síochána and all relevant information relating to that certificate of destruction shall be noted on the National Vehicle File.
No charge may be imposed by the authorised treatment facility on the registered owner of the end-of-life vehicle in respect of the Certificate of Destruction.
Further information available on the Department’s website at:
November 28th, 2011
The Midland American Auto Club in Kilbeggan co. Westmeath have moved our all-American Car Truck & Bike show date forward to Sunday 29th April 2012.
There are a number of reasons for this and in discussion with a good few other American car clubs in the country we feel this will give us all better show. The format will remain the same – welcoming overseas visitors, traders and long distance participants on the Saturday and of course the now famous cruise and now-legendary burnout competition.
Following the success of visiting the Locke’s Whiskey Distillery in Kilbeggan this year as part of our cruise we will do a similar cruise on the Saturday 28th April 2012 next year.
As part of this decision the show will not be holding it ‘May’ Vintage show and there will be no show in September. We will be however planning charity run from to somewhere in the country for September however.
Please spread the word and we’re sorry of we’ve given you 5 less months to get those projects finished!
November 25th, 2011
Collectables Toy Fair, Sunday 4th December 2011
The Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22 in The Pegasus Suite. Open to the public from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Directions to Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley for Collectables Toy Fair.
Directions from Dublin Airport:
Exit Airport and take M1 Motorway to M50. Take first exit off M1 on to the M50. Turn right over flyover. Continue driving on M50 Toll Road. Take exit seven for N4, Sligo,The West,Lucan. Turn right over motorway flyover towards N4. Stay in left lane and take first exit off to the left for Liffey Valley. First roundabout, turn left. Second Roundabout, turn left. Third Roundabout (Renault Garage), take left and Hotel is located on the right hand side.
Directions from City Centre:
From O’Connell Street Bridge in the city centre, drive along the quays (westbound) and follows signs for The West, N4, past Heuston Station. Follow signs for N4, West, Sligo. Cross over the M50 Motorway onto the N4. When on the N4 move to left hand lane and follow signs for Liffey Valley Centre. Stay in left lane and take first exit off to the left for Liffey Valley. First roundabout, turn left. Second Roundabout, turn left. Third Roundabout (Renault Garage), take left and Hotel is located on the right hand side.
November 24th, 2011
History of the Pillarbox.
A pillar box is a free-standing post box, in Great Britain & Ireland, and in most ex-British Empire or Commonwealth of Nations countries, such as Australia, India and Gibraltar, where mail is deposited to be collected by the Royal Mail, An Post or the appropriate postal operator and forwarded to the addressee. Pillar boxes have been in use since 1852, just 12 years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps and uniform penny post.
Mail may also be deposited in lamp boxes or wall boxes that serve the same purpose as pillar boxes but are attached to a post or set into a wall. According to the Letter Box Study Group, there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes, not all of which have known surviving examples. Royal Mail estimates there are over 100,000 post boxes in the United Kingdom
FRESHFORD POST BOX
LOTS OF MORE INTERESTING DETAILS ON www.irishpostalhistory.com
November 23rd, 2011
Classic Vehicle Events 2012
Here are the dates for the 2012 Events:
The Under Milkwood Run
Saturday 16th June
Starts Bracelet Bay car park, Mumbles, Swansea at 10.15am
Ends at Laugharne foreshore car park.
(vehicles must take part in the run to be able to display at the foreshore)
Entry forms available Later in the year!
The “Under Milk Wood” classic vehicle road run will take place on Saturday 16th of June 2012. The run will once again start at Bracelet Bay (car park) Mumbles and will end at Laugharne in Carmarthenshire.
It is free to enter and a gift will be given to all entered before 10th May 2012. There is a restriction on parking at Laugharne so your early entry will ensure you have a place at the foreshore.
The route follows A class roads and no Motorways are involved. Those wishing to join us from other areas and not take part in the run will be parked at the foreshore after the road runners are all parked up.
Further details tel Ashley: 07814 958 379
National Transport Festival of Wales
Sunday 17th June
Static show at Landore Park & Ride site.
10:30am – 4pm
About the Show:
Back in 1994 I did my first show at Swansea Airport and this was known as ‘Wings and Wheels’ and attracted about 80 vehicles. The following year it was held at the Quadrant bus station and surrounding car parks. The move to Singleton Hospital and the name Swansea Festival of Transport came about. Some very successful shows were held at the hospital and a several thousand pounds were raised for various charities.With the show growing and much larger vehicles arriving it was then a move to the grounds of County Hall. As the events were always free and costs soaring it was suggested a name change to the National Transport Festival of Wales may bring in a few small grants. Some grants were found and the odd sponsor did help.
Building work at County Hall meant we had to move to the Recreation Ground, then the Stadium and then back to the Recreation Ground and with these moves came higher costs, new banners, boards etc and only programme sales and stall holders pitch fees being the only income. Luckily First, Oxford Diecast and Bryngold Books helped out to make the last Festival in 2008 the success it was.
Having run the events for so many years I decided it was time for me to have a rest as trying to juggle work, home life and a major event was becoming a drag. I am luck that I have an excellent wife and friends who all supported me for every show and the public and enthusiasts who attended the shows should thank my team for their sterling effort.
The Road Runs started about 10 years ago and were held the day before the Festivals. The first 2 runs ended in Carmarthen showground and a Bendy bus took all who wanted back into Carmarthen town. Again I had parking costs to pay so it was a move to Laugharne 8 years ago which saw the run become the “Under Milk Wood” classic road run.
November 20th, 2011
VERY BIG CROWDS TURN UP AT KILKENNY’S FIRST DIE CAST SHOW . WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED WITH THE RUNNING OF THE THE SHOW. THEY HAD SOME OF THE REAL LIFE SIZE TRUCKS AND TRACTORS OUTSIDE JUST TO GET YOU IN THE ZONE…
November 19th, 2011
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We are a small husband and wife business, based in Cannock, Staffordshire. Established in 2000, we have been providing Morris Minor Convertibles for chauffeur-driven wedding hire, under our associated business name of “Mirabelle Classic Cars.” The Morris Minor Hearse Company is a new venture, due to launch in November 2011 at the NEC classic car show. We will be displaying on the “Classic Hearse Register” stand (4C106). We aim to cater for the needs of fellow Morris Minor owners, and classic car enthusiasts in general. Although we all prefer not to think of death, it provides comfort to think that our final journey will be made in a classic car, and a Morris Minor in particular. Relatives will have the reassurance that their loved one will be in the company of fellow enthusiasts, in the only purpose-built Morris Minor hearse in the country, totally rebuilt and converted with loving care. Our drivers are dressed appropriately, mature and courteous, and driving an immaculately presented car.
Green and Eco Funerals – Our Morris Minor hearse, is an appropriate choice for anyone considering an ecologically sympathetic and ethical funeral. This car has effectively been “re-cycled”, having been completely rebuilt, creating a smaller carbon footprint than a new-build traditional hearse. Part of the structure is made from Ash, a natural material, which would be in sympathy with, for example, a woodland funeral. One of the major restorers, and suppliers of Morris Minor parts, Charles Ware’s Morris Minor Centre at Bath, was presented the the National Green Apple award in 2003, which recognised their contribution to sustainable car preservation, and provision of employment opportunities in the third world, via their factory in Sri-Lanka.
“Trudy” the traveller – DEA 384C – Trudy was built and registered in 1965. She was supplied by Colmore Depot, based at West Bromwich in the West Midlands. She led a normal life, becoming gradually run-down through daily use, until Andrew bought her as a complete wreck in April 2009. It has taken two and a half years of painstaking work to restore her to show condition, and she was displayed at our launch at the NEC classic car show in November 2011.
November 18th, 2011
Official Launch by Brian Cody
Friday 25th November at 7.30pm
Friday 2-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
November 15th, 2011
Please see the attached info re the Hobby weld bottles
I think it important to mention that you get your €65.00 refunded if you return the bottle
For your help
Kilkenny Welding Supplies
Mobile 086 2497023
Landline 056 7729949
Fax 056 7729988
November 14th, 2011
ANOTHER GREAT SHOW OVER IN THE NEC BIRMINGHAM
LOTS MORE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY SECTION THANKS TO NIALL McGRATH