Organisers of the inaugural RIAC National Classic Car Show have announced that the up-coming event has surpassed all their expectations. Taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, the first National car show the RIAC have organised since 1908 promises to be an eclectic gathering of vehicles spanning the last century of motoring in Ireland.
As the event has developed the organisers have had to take extra space in the RDS to accommodate the growing list of vehicles that will be on show. Many of the cars on view have been rescued and lovingly restored from, in some cases, barns and ditches they were found in, from all corners of the world. According to the organisers the quality of some of the restorations is impeccable and a true sign of the dedication of enthusiasts in Ireland.
Bob Montgomery, Event Co-ordinator, stated, “We are thrilled with the response from the clubs and individual collectors who want to be part of this event. I can confirm that we will have a fantastic representation of vehicles from early in the 1900’s right up to more modern cars that are already viewed as classics of the future. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if we had vehicles that were at our last show in 1908 as new cars, now on display this time as timeless classics. All I can say is If you like motor cars this is a must-see event to put into your calenders.”
Visitors to the show will also have access to experts in the classic and vintage car world who can offer advice on choosing the right car through to actually taking on restoration projects. With such an array of vehicles on display you want to make sure they are protected at all times and it is appropriate the event is supported by classic car insurance specialists, AXA Insurance.
Myles O’Reilly of AXA Insurance “We have been involved with the classic car movement in Ireland, for nearly forty years, and we are delighted to support the RIAC National Classic Car Show as the main sponsor. This event will showcase the very best cars reflecting our Irish motoring heritage.”
As a virtual paradise for car lovers, visitors will be able to get up close to cars that they have up to now only had a chance to read about or see pictures of in a book. They will not only be able to see cars from some private collections that have never been on display to the public before but they will also be treated to live entertainment that will appeal to all the family.
Bob Montgomery continued, “I feel that it is very important for those of us involved in the classic car scene that we have an opportunity to share our enthusiasm with others. We have not forgotten that enthusiasts have families as well. That is why the Show is geared to being a family friendly weekend.”
The RIAC National Classic Car Show in the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10 will be open from 10am – 6pm.