12,496 Visit RIAC National Classic Car Show
The second RIAC National Classic Car Show was an even greater success than the pioneering event with a spectacular display of cars from the earliest days of the automobile to the Bloodhound SSC which is designed to achieve a speed of 1,000 mph breaking the current record of 763 mph.
Over 40 clubs participated, together with a fabulous display of feature cars from many of Ireland’s leading classic car enthusiasts. In addition visitors enjoyed a recreation of the Pit Stop from the Irish Grand Prix which took place in the Phoenix Park from 1929 to 1931 including a number of classic racing cars from that period.
Other special features included The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost celebrating the 1913 Alpine Trial, All Our Yesterdays – a look back at family salons of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Classic Supercars including a Ford GT, Lotus Esprit 300S and a Lamborghini Miura together with special Lotus Cars and a special display from Motorsport Ireland ranging from racing carts to rally cars.
The Autojumble – new this year – was exceptionally busy while all of the 75 commercial exhibitors reported excellent business and a renewed interest from enthusiasts from all parts of Ireland.