2017 Malahide Classic & Vintage Motor Show
25th June 2017
Brendan Coyle with his Messerschmitt & Goggomobil
Brendan Coyle with his Messerschmitt & Goggomobil
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The sixth annual Malahide Classic & Vintage Motor Show took place recently at the Grand Hotel, Malahide. Having grown in success over the past five years this event has become a well-established date in the Classic & Vintage event calendar. Organised and hosted by the Malahide Lions Club this event aims to not only bring Classic Car owners and enthusiasts together but also to raise funds and awareness for a nominated charity each year. Once again First Ireland was delighted to sponsor and to take part in this prestigious event.

Throughout the day visitors and enthusiasts turned out in their hundreds to see a wide variety of classic and vintage cars of all different shapes and sizes and from every era. From the space-age designs of vintage microcars to the grandeur of this year’s Showcase Car, a 1966 Daimler Majestic Major.

This year’s event was a great day out for the whole family with plenty of entertainment provided for the younger visitors such as face-painting with bouncy castles running throughout the day. A selection of old photographs was on display in the Graham Bell Suite, which allowed visitors a chance to look back on times gone by.

The legendary Rosemary Smith was the guest of honour this year and officially opened the show. Visitors were later treated to stories and photographs from her days as one of the great rally drivers of her generation. Rosemary also took on the role of judge for prizes which were awarded at the end of the day. Three awards were presented in two categories: Car of the Show and My Dream Car.


A big congratulations to the winners on the day:

My Dream Car: 1983 Renault 5 Turbo 2 – Larry Armstrong

Car of the Show Runner-up: 1979 Opel Kadett – Frankie McDaid

Car of the Show: 1969 Rover P5B Coupe – Andy Hennessy


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2017 Malahide Classic & Vintage Motorshow