It was a smaller group of stalwarts than usual that met in the Kingsley Hotel for the monthly meeting. We had apologies from a few of the regulars, so our best to everyone and we hope to get together again soon.
Ballylickey, Co. Cork – September 6th, 7th and 8th 2019.
We had another great weekend in West Cork where 21 cars and over 40 people attended this event. Some of us began the weekend on Friday night and we had 22 for dinner increasing to 38 on the Saturday. This was greatly added to by our friends from the IJDC who brought 10 cars and 20 members of their club to the event.
Now well established as a mainstay annual event, Ballylickey and the Seaview House Hotel proved as popular as ever this year. Growing in stature with the addition of our friends from IJDC, we had a total of 39 people for dinner on the Saturday night.
British Motor Museum Trip and Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
It was an early start for everyone on Friday 30th August, I was fortunate to be picked up by Jonathan and Adam Sherwin arriving at the airport at 5.30am. We met up with John O’Driscoll, Larry Mohally and Robert Burns. The flight went on time and we landed at 8am and met Rodney who had flown from Dublin. We had a memorable breakfast in Bermingham airport (memorable for all the wrong reasons), an experience not to be repeated. We survived despite the attempt to poison John O’D with raw sausages.
We picked up our hired mini bus which was driven by John O’D and arrived at the museum in time for opening at 10am. We met up with Stuart McEvoy from Jaguar Heritage Trust who is well known to all members in the club and has been to the Terenure Car Show many times with several of the iconic cars from JHT.
As far as Club events go, our recent trip to Jaguar Heritage in the British Motor Museum in Coventry will be hard to top. We were treated to a bespoke tour of the Jaguar section by Tony Merrygold, who shared his in-depth knowledge of the cars with us. It was exciting to see the cars that we have had in Terenure over the past decade on display and housed in this modern facility.
Is it still summer, or is it autumn? Rather than try to find agreement on that topic, we’re probably better off sticking to talking all things Jaguar. Some events coming up that we discussed at our meeting:
Time is moving on, the Emo, Scotland and Mount Congreve events are done already. We spent most of our evening in the Kingsley Hotel talking about upcoming items in our calendar: