WELLS HOUSE CLASSIC CAR SHOW

January 16th, 2018

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

KEEP THIS DATE FREE IN YOU LIST OF SHOWS TO GO TO 2018

Image result for WELLS CLASSIC CAR SHOW WEXFORD

Image result for WELLS CLASSIC CAR SHOW WEXFORD

Image result for WELLS CLASSIC CAR SHOW WEXFORD

€2800

January 1st, 2018

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

A TOTAL OF €2800 WAS RAISED FROM OUR CHARITY ROAD RUN LAST SUMMER. THANKS TO ALL THAT RAISED THIS GREAT AMOUNT. THE MONEY WAS HANDED OVER TO THE CARLOW /KILKENNY HOME CARE TEAM AT OUR LAST CLUB MEETING OF 2017 IN DANESFORT HALL. OUR ESTEEMED CHAIRMAN  Mr Niall Mcgrath HAD TO PULL OUT AT THE LAST MINUIT DUE TO ILL HEALTH SO HANDOVER WAS DONE BY OUR VICE CHAIRMAN  Mr Declan Good

ALSO DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING WAS A TRIP TO LLANDUDNO FOR 2018, Mr Sean Doheny HAS MANAGED TO GET A DEAL WITH THE FERRY COMPANY FOR CLUB MEMBERS OF €240 RETURN TRIP. SEAN CAN GIVE YOU DETAILS OF A CODE FOR THIS DEAL WHEN YOU  BOOK IT.  IF THINKING OF GOING YOU WANT TO DO IT SOONER THAN LATER ESPECIALLY FOR HOTELS AND B&BS..

llandudno transport festival

ALSO SEAN LETS US KNOW THE CELTIC CLASSIC CARS  TRIP WILL BE IN KILKENNY ON THE 29th  OF APRIL WITH OVER 50 CARS OF ALL SORTS BOOKED FOR THIS TRIP. IT LOOKS AS IF IT WILL BE ON THE PARADE  PLAZA THIS YEAR,SO A FEW STEWARDS MIGHT BE NEEDED ON THE DAY…

Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoor

 

WE SPOKE ABOUT THE SPRING RUN WITH Declan Good LOOKING AFTER SAME AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE LAST SPRING RUN TO BIRR. IT LOOKS LIKE  A TRIP TO JIM BOLANDS COLLECTION IN NAAS WITH A STOP IN TRACEY’S OF THE HEATH FOR DINNER ON THE RETURN TRIP HOME. THE DATE FOR THIS TRIP HAS TO BE CONFIRMED….

No automatic alt text available.

 

ALSO IT WAS DECIDED AS THE MORRIS MINOR IS CELEBRATING ITS 70th BIRTHDAY OF ITS LAUNCH , IT WILL BE THE FEATURE CAR OF OUR SHOW ON THE 26th OF AUGUST. WE WELCOME THE MORRIS IN ALL ITS FORMS VANS CARS PICKUPS AND TRAVELLER

The British Motor Show of 1948 opened on October 27th at Earl’s Court and attracted more than half a million people. After the austerity and rationing of the war and postwar years – you could drive rather less than 100 miles a month on the petrol ration in 1948 – a keen demand had built up, sharpened by many who had discovered the joys of driving in the armed forces.

The stars of the show were the sturdy little Morris Minor, the ‘people’s car’ of its day, and the smart Jaguar XK 120. While the new Jaguar took the prizes for stylishness, it was the Morris with its rounded nose, frog-like headlamps and a windscreen split by a vertical bar that was the motor everyone might hope to own.

The first Minor had been launched by William Morris, the future Lord Nuffield, in 1928 as a competitor to the successful ‘baby’ Austin Seven, and lasted until 1934. Its 1948 successor was the brainchild of the Greek-born engineer and designer Alec Issigonis, who had started work for Morris in 1936 and who would go on to design the Mini.

During the war, while the Nuffield group diverted its energies to the patriotic production of munitions, the managing director, Miles Thomas, gave Issigonis a free hand to develop a new small car for the postwar period. Originally called the Mosquito, the Minor was designed to combine maximum seating space with minimum size (12ft 4in long, 5ft 1in wide, 5ft high) – which was why it had such small wheels – as well as reliability, inexpensiveness and a top speed of 62mph. Looks were not top priority.

The Nuffield group resumed production of its prewar models as soon as the war ended and was required by government regulation to export most of them abroad. Lord Nuffield, now in his seventies, had no opinion of Issigonis and professed to be unable to remember his name — ‘Issy-wossisname’ was as near as he could get. He had to be persuaded to allow the Minor to be shown at Earl’s Court where it was a tremendous hit.

The engagingly half-timbered Minor Traveller and the Minor vans were introduced in 1953 and the Minor was the first British car to hit the production mark of one million, at the end of the decade. The last Traveller was turned out in 1971.

Soundly engineered, reasonably priced and cherished in its day, the Minor has become a classic, eagerly sought after by collectors.

 

ON A FINAL NOTE OUR AGM HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR TUESDAY 13th OF FEBRUARY AT 8.30 IN DANESFORT HALL

Cork Car Show In Aid of Bumbleance

December 18th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

Dear Kilkenny Motor Club,

I am just emailing you with regard to a car event that we are running here at the Cork International Hotel on Sunday 25th March 2018.

We are running our 2nd fundraising car show in aid of Bumbleance ( https://www.bumbleance.com/ ).

The inaugural event happened in 2017 here at the hotel and during that afternoon we raised over €8000 for the National Children’s Ambulance Service. We had such a great turn out of cars and bikes and we were incredibly grateful in particular to the Car Clubs who really jumped on board to support the event.

This is a short video from last year’s show –

https://youtu.be/wslXWowHlWU

It is such a wonderful charity that are in desperate need of funds so we decided to get on board to help them again this year.

We are running the car show on Sunday 25th March 2018 and it will be run as a family fun day.

Our kind neighbours at Cork Airport are giving use of the long term carpark which is accessed via our hotel for the weekend.

The plan is to run the event from 11am-4pm on the Sunday.

Adults will be €5 entry and children will be free. We will have various activities over the day including some outdoor music if the weather is on our side.

For those that wish to arrive on the Saturday evening, we will have live music and some complimentary finger food for exhibitors. We will obviously have security in the car park as it is a secure zone being part of the airport so cars can park there from the Saturday afternoon.

Related image

I just wondered if you would be able to circulate this to your members and revert back to me with a guide number of exhibitors.

I am just looking to initially get an expression of interest before I compile a list of competitors and exhibitors for the show. After you revert to me, I will then send you through a booking form so that we can get each cars details for the show in advance.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With Kindest Regards,

2018 CALENDAR

December 16th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

Hi Folks  our 2018 Calendar is now available,so if you want a copy or two on a first come first served basis

Please give Niall a ring and he will arrange to leave  them somewhere so you can collect them..

0862460508

MORRIS MINOR 7Oth BIRTHDAY PARTY

December 14th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

Kilkenny Motor Club is proud to present our Annual Classic & Vintage

Show plus Family Field Day in conjunction with S.O.S. Kilkenny.

ON SUNDAY 26th  AUGUST 2018

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL VINTAGE & CLASSIC VEHICLES  WITH

COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS

NO Pre-registration Required

 

THE FEATURE CAR OF THE 2018 SHOW IS

THE MORRIS MINOR.

HELP US CELEBRATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PRODUCTION OF THIS ICONIC CAR IN ALL ITS FORMS FROM VANS TO CONVERTIBLES…THE TARGET IS 70 MINORS ON THE DAY 

 

        SO PLEASE  SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE PARTY

CLUB MEETING

December 10th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

OUR LAST CLUB MEETING IS NEXT TUESDAY,WE HAVE A FEW BITS OF HOUSEKEEPING TO SORT OUT

WE HAVE TO HAND OVER THE MONEY RAISED FROM OUR CHARITY ROAD RUN TO CARLOW/KILKENNY HOME CARE TEAM.

PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR A TRIP TO LLANDUDNO NEXT MAY ANYONE THINKING OF GOING PLEASE COME ALONG TO THE MEETING

FOR OUR PARTY PEOPLE HEADING TO SPRINGHILL NEXT FRIDAY DAVID DREELING WILL BE GATHERING THE LAST FEW BOB UP

SO WITH A FREE RAFFLE, FREE TEA, FREE MINCE PIES, WHERE ELSE WOULD YOU BE ON A TUESDAY NIGHT.

WATERGARDEN ADVENT FAIR

November 29th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

Advent Fair in the Watergarden

The Watergarden run by the Camphill Communities of Ireland, are holding their annual advent fair on Sunday December 8th from 1-5pm. This promises to be a great event with crafts people form all over the county, as well as home made food, decoration making, hot punch & waffles, crafts, and much more produced at The Watergarden. Quality Christmas trees & wreaths will be on sale also.

Christmas In Thomastown

Venue: Thomastown
Date:
Saturday 2nd December  – Shop Small Saturday/ Pop Up Workshops Sunday
3rd December  – The Watergarden’s Advent Fair/Parade of Light/Santa/Movie
Time: See description

ON SATURDAY

Shops will be stocked with special Christmas gifts; cafes + Restaurants will be stocked with edible delights. Look out for Pop-Up Christmas Workshops in town – School of Food and Pottery Skills School– Booking necessary

ON SUNDAY

Camphill Community – Watergarden Event Fair – Stalls of crafts, gifts, food The Parade of Light – meet at the Quay Car Park 4.45 p.m. bring your lanterns, wear Santa hats, Christmas Jumpers – Santa will turn on the lights.

A Christmas Children’s Movie – Thomastown Community Centre 6:00 p.m.

CONTACT

Mags Morrissey: 087 2996540;
Jackie Hoyne: 087 053 7858

SATURDAY

All Day

SUNDAY

12:00pm – 5:00pm – Watergarden Event Fair
4:45pm – The Parade of Light
6:00pm – A Christmas Children’s Movie – Thomastown Community Centre

Visit Thomastown Community Network

MILLERS CLASSIC OILS

November 29th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

We are offering a very special price on Millers Classic Oils and Fuel
Treatment in December 2017.  Perhaps you could let your members know
about this offer.  We are passing on a particularly low price from the
Millers factory.  As you know Millers Oils are of a very high quality
and we can offer a very quick and low cost courier service on all the
products.

I am attaching details of these offers and all the technical
information can be seen on our website www.ltl.ie  If anybody requires
any technical assistance on what to use in their classic, please
telephone me and I would be delighted to offer any help I can.

Looking forward to meeting you at one of the many shows we attend next
year,  the first of which is at the RDS, Dublin on 10th and 11th March
next at which we will have a very special car on our stand, Fafnir
1915 Aero Engined Race Car.

Best regards,
Peter Kendrick
Liquid Technology Limited/Millers Oils Ireland
089 4486626

DATES TO PUT IN YOUR DIARY

November 19th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

CLUB MEETING 12th DECEMBER AT DANESFORT , COME ON FOR A CHAT A FEW MINCE PIES AND A FREE RAFFLE ON THE NIGHT.

WE WILL BE PRESENTING THE MONEY WE RAISED FROM OUR CHARITY ROAD RUN TO THE CARLOW/KILKENNY HOME CARE.

  PROCEEDINGS WILL KICK OFF AT 8.30………

 

 

CHRISTMASS PARTY FRIDAY THE 15th AT THE SPRINGHILL HILL HOTEL…

  SEE YA THERE ,CONTACT DAVID DREELING FOR MORE DETAILS ON SAME

irish vehicle registrations past & present.

November 19th, 2017

Filed Under: News with 0 Comments

Image may contain: car and outdoor

CHECK THIS PAGE OUT ON FACEBOOK  WELL WOTRTH CHECKING OUT

Image may contain: car

Image may contain: sky, tree and outdoor

Image may contain: one or more people, car and outdoor

Next Page »Next Page