We met for our last meeting of 2017 in the Kingsley Hotel – not to say that we won’t meet again for the rest of the year, but the November meeting will be in Jonathan and Eirin’s house, followed within a few weeks by the Christmas lunch in early December. Then our next formal meeting will be in January to agree the 2018 Calendar of Events. Anyway, this is what we talked about tonight:
The latest from the Kingsley Hotel…
The last overnight event of the year took place on the 2nd and 3rd September, how quickly the year has passed. This time we returned to Wexford for a very enjoyable weekend arranged by Rodney. We met at the Dunbrody Visitors Centre in New Ross at noon on Saturday and drove to Johnstown Castle and Gardens. Whilst the castle is not open to the public at present it provided a magnificent backdrop for our cars. The present castle dates from the 19th century and is now the responsibility of the Agriculture and Food Development Authority.
There was a hint of Autumn in the air as we met in the lounge of the Kingsley hotel on Wednesday:
26th Classic & Vintage Motor Show Terenure July 2017
Once again our club took a stand at the Terenure Show and as in many years in the past we were fortunate in getting a car over from the Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust in the U.K. This year the car we chose was the XJ6C 5.3 Broadspeed, with 550BHP it proved to be a great success and as in the past the two volunteers Stuart McEvoy and Rodger Atkinson accompanied the car. This year Spirit Motor Company (our friendly Jaguar dealer) is in the process of a major re-furbishment at their Arena Road showroom and, although this was going on, the Broadspeed was at the showrooms on the Friday and Saturday before the show.
A shorter meeting than usual tonight. Among the items discussed were these…
On Saturday the 10th June a small but enthusiastic group assembled at The Kingsley Hotel for our visit to Fort Camden in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, the event having been arranged by our PR Officer John O’Driscoll who was unfortunately unable to attend on the day. John was missed – not least because it meant the rest of us didn’t have the luxury of sitting back and doing what we were told!