It’s Bigger and its Back!
The Royal Irish Automobile Club announced today that the prestigious RIAC National Classic Car Show, which is supported by AXA insurance, will return to the Simmonscourt Hall at the Royal Dublin Society Showgrounds in Dublin on the 1st and 2nd March 2014.
The inaugural show last February saw huge numbers attend the RDS to see the finest collection of classic, Veteran and Vintage cars ever gathered together in Ireland. Vehicles that were displayed included some of the rarest examples of their marque. Exit polls showed one of the highest satisfaction ratings ever recorded at an event in the RDS and this prompted the RIAC to proceed with an all new show in 2014 and thereafter every two years.
The RIAC have indicated that the show will be much bigger in 2014 and have taken over the whole of the RDS Simmonscourt to accommodate the increase in space requirements. Anyone visiting this year’s show can expect a completely new selection of vehicles on display in March.
Show Director Bob Montgomery: “Following the success of the 2013 Show, the decision was taken to organize the event again in 2014 after which it will be held every second year alternating in the RDS with the Bike Show. The 2013 Show demonstrated to us the wealth and variety of classic cars that exist in Ireland and I have no hesitation in saying that the 2014 Show will be entirely new and to the same high standard the first Show established. We will have significantly more space available and have exciting ideas as to how it will be filled.”
The space allocated to Clubs has been doubled and as a result no less than 36 clubs will be featured, up from the 18 Clubs at the 2013 show. As a result visitors, whether an avid collector or someone looking for information on how to get started, will have the best opportunity to meet with enthusiasts from all over the country to share their passion or ask for help. The clubs in 2014 will have their own section within the show.
In addition to the increased numbers of clubs attending there will be new feature stands, an autojumble for the first time, an Irish Motor sport section, a dedicated restoration feature and much more. As this is a family orientated event emphasis has also been put on creating a dedicated family section which will, amongst other entertainments, feature the Road Safety Autority’s ‘Street Smart Kids’ interactive learning initiative promoting road safety for children from the ages of 5 up to 12.
Highlighting the success of the previous event AXA insurance have renewed their support for the 2014 show. Myles O’Reilly of AXA Insurance said: “We are delighted to re-affirm our support for the RIAC National Classic Car Show in 2014. Following on from the great success of last year’s show, the plans for this year’s event really excite us, and will give us great opportunities to meet customers, enthusiasts, their clubs, as well as fellow supporters. The RIAC are to be commended for their commitment to Irish historic motoring, and we welcome also, the involvement again of Irish Vintage Scene Magazine, and the Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club, whose support underlines the importance of this event. AXA look forward to meeting you at the show in March.”
For spectacular displays of truly amazing classic cars and entertainment for all the family, visit The RIAC National Classic Car Show 1st and 2nd March 2014.