The first RIAC National Classic Car Show at the RDS, Dublin on 9th – 10th February 2013 was a massive success with an attendance of over 10,000 classic car enthusiasts for all parts of Ireland.
See our facebook page for images of some of the 160 spectacular classic cars displayed at the event.
92% of the visitors surveyed rates the quality of the cars on show as good or excellent.
97% of commercial exhibitors said that their participation had been worthwhile or very worthwhile – one of the best results of any exhibition in recent years.
Over 160 classic cars were displayed from both the leading Irish Classic Car Clubs and private collectors. Vehicles from the 19th Century such as the 1896 Benz Patent Motor Car and the 1898 Benz Velo stood alongside a dazzling display of pre-war models such as 1937 Bugatti Type 57, the Jaguar SS100, the Derby Bentley or the Austin 7 Special and more modern models such as the 1972 Ferrari Dino, 1960 AC Cobra 427/sc or the 1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC.
As many as 50 individual stands, hosted by clubs and corporate exhibitors, featured hundreds of vintage and classic cars at the most spectacular display ever seen under one roof in Ireland.
As well as a truly spectacular display of classic cars, visitors had the opportunity to talk to expert car restorers, find tools and accessories, restoration products, memorabilia, art and collectables.