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RIAC National Classic Car show

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  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    Should have asked. Anyone thinking of going


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,033 ✭✭✭Silvera


    I'm hoping to attend. It has the potential to be a good event.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭TigerTim


    Planning to make the trip from Kerry as well. Hoping to tie in a session on the aircraft simulator near the airport

    T.


  • Registered Users Posts: 428 ✭✭bookerboy


    This is gonna be a Top show.
    I believe there will be cars there that you won't see at any other show and also some of Jimmy Bolands private collection.
    Can't wait.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,318 ✭✭✭✭carchaeologist


    Will probably head up. Will be interesting to see what its like.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    I am sure it will be a very good event from all of what I have heard.

    The stands have been booked out I hear for the past year.

    Also free parking for the first 250 classic cars that arrive so the parking area will be an interesting spot as well I would guess.

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭TigerTim


    Any reccomendations on car parking close to RDS. Was thinking of one of the Dart stations - Blackrock or Booterstown. Any ideas?

    T.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    TigerTim wrote: »
    Any reccomendations on car parking close to RDS. Was thinking of one of the Dart stations - Blackrock or Booterstown. Any ideas?

    T.
    You'd have a lot more joy in Booterstown. Blackrock fills up at weekends because of the shops around. I think Booterstown is €3 parking for the day.

    I think I might bring the wife and kids to this (simply because I can't leave them at home :p). Though 30 quid seems a bit steep for an hour or two ramble around.

    Is it more on the day, does anyone know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    If you are getting the dart in that would be ok but if thinking of walking from there it would be a couple of miles maybe. There is parking in Simmonscourt and its free if you have a pre 1980's car for the first 250 to turn up on either day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭Grimreaper666


    Pity it's on the same weekend as the Retromobile, i'd be at it otherwise too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭superfly35


    I was thinking of going too. I need to check as well if it a long show ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,547 ✭✭✭Agricola


    Yeah will be heading up. Attended a good few shows around the country last year for the first time, this will be the first of 2013. Thought Id be waiting til April at least. Looking forward to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭superfly35


    Hi lads,

    I am wondering it is the first time that show happen ?

    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    superfly35 wrote: »
    Hi lads,

    I am wondering it is the first time that show happen ?

    Cheers

    I have actually started doing some work with the show and as far as I know it is the first "Car Show" that the RIAC have run since 1908. I stand to be corrected on that. This is the Inaugural event and by all accounts it will become a regular feature in the classic car calendar if successful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭superfly35


    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I am planning to go on the saturday hopefully with my car. ;-)

    It will defo very nice to have a nice show early in the year and indoor. I went for one one time in the RDS but I can not recall the name it was in May I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    There were a few attempts at car shows, not Classic ones, over the last decade. I worked on the ones that were around in the early 2000's but it was poorly supported by the distributors at the time and the event management team from the Uk stopped doing them. The latest incarnation is one run by the Times I think.

    What car do you have. You get free parking if you are one of the first 250 pre 1980 cars to turn up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭superfly35


    I have a Porsche 924 from 1981 so not sure it is qualify for the free car park, does it ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    I'm a bit wary of 'events' in the RDS, Terenure and Techno Classica http://www.siha.de/tce_uk.php will be my events
    Techno-Classica Essen is a five day international event dedicated to vintage, classic and prestige automobiles, motorsport, motorcycles, spare parts and restoration. It is expected to draw more than 1200 exhibitors from around 30 countries in the world. Of the 1200 exhibitors, 200 are clubs and interest groups of the initiative. More than 178300 visitors will be coming down to the venue from 41 different countries. The event is one of the leading platforms for displaying the features and specialties of vintage cars, their spare parts, motorcycles, motorsport and their restoration. It has garnered such huge crowds owing to the success of the previous year edition where there was mass support and public appeal. The exhibitors keep coming for more as they have found resonance of the event with success and generation of business and the establishment of new and stronger client bases.

    http://www.siha.de/tce_uk.php?m=2&ms=5


    I see some travel agents offering a package for €??? , I always fly to DUS, train to Essen and U bahn to the show, THEN I look for hotel in Dusseldorf and have a few beers / brotwurst / ....... :) Cheaper ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭superfly35


    That looks a great event but a bit more than 30 min drive's ;-) But it could be great to combine with a road trip


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭Grimreaper666


    Capri wrote: »
    I'm a bit wary of 'events' in the RDS, Terenure and Techno Classica http://www.siha.de/tce_uk.php will be my events



    http://www.siha.de/tce_uk.php?m=2&ms=5


    I see some travel agents offering a package for €??? , I always fly to DUS, train to Essen and U bahn to the show, THEN I look for hotel in Dusseldorf and have a few beers / brotwurst / ....... :) Cheaper ;)

    A few of us are going there too, can you recommend any decent hotels near the show Capri?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,080 ✭✭✭✭Big Nasty


    Looking forward to this and hope it's a good gig. I remember suggesting something like this a couple years back here.

    EDIT: see here


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    A few of us are going there too, can you recommend any decent hotels near the show Capri?

    IMHO - get the train from the airport to Dusseldorf hbf (main station ), just find a hotel near it, drop yer bags and get the train on to Essen and the U-bahn to the Messe Essen ( public transport is great WHEN it works - German public transport WORKS ;) )
    Dusseldorf would have more to see at night than Essen - Essen is only a 30min train ride away

    http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml

    http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?revia=yes&existOptimizePrice=1&country=GBR&dbkanal_007=L01_S01_D001_KIN0001_qf-bahn_LZ003&ignoreTypeCheck=yes&S=Dusseldorf+City&REQ0JourneyStopsSID=A%3D1@O%3DDusseldorf+City@X%3D6794316@Y%3D51219960@U%3D80@L%3D008000085@B%3D1@p%3D1358275271@&REQ0JourneyStopsS0A=7&Z=Essen+Hbf&REQ0JourneyStopsZID=A%3D1@O%3DEssen+Hbf@X%3D7014795@Y%3D51451351@U%3D80@L%3D008000098@B%3D1@p%3D1358275271@&REQ0JourneyStopsZ0A=7&trip-type=return&date=Tu%2C+22.01.13&time=11%3A20&timesel=depart&returnDate=Tu%2C+22.01.13&returnTime=12%3A00&returnTimesel=depart&optimize=0&travelProfile=-1&adult-number=1&children-number=0&infant-number=0&tariffTravellerType.1=E&tariffTravellerReductionClass.1=0&tariffTravellerAge.1=&qf-trav-bday-1=&tariffTravellerReductionClass.2=0&tariffTravellerReductionClass.3=0&tariffTravellerReductionClass.4=0&tariffTravellerReductionClass.5=0&tariffClass=2&start=1&qf.bahn.button.suchen=

    http://www.essen.de/en/Leben/verkehr_e/verkehr_e_1.html

    http://www.booking.com/city/de/dusseldorf.en.html

    http://www.ibis.com/gb/booking/hotels-list.shtml

    http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-0793-ibis-duesseldorf-hauptbahnhof/index.shtml At the rail station -

    http://maps.google.de/
    type in Liefergasse, Dusseldorf for this pub's location or the address

    http://www.kneipe-duesseldorf.de/

    Use Google maps streetview to get your bearings :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭Thinkingaboutit


    The organisers should, hopefully be able to get some areas of grass for parking. These things are only good if you arrive early. I was at an IVVCC meeting and could have saved a fiver on the 15 Euro admission for people attending. I'd like to drive my old car there. I hope they some ordinary cars on show like Farinas and Anglias. Exotic Bugatti type cars look awesome, but don't connect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    The organisers should, hopefully be able to get some areas of grass for parking. These things are only good if you arrive early. I was at an IVVCC meeting and could have saved a fiver on the 15 Euro admission for people attending. I'd like to drive my old car there. I hope they some ordinary cars on show like Farinas and Anglias. Exotic Bugatti type cars look awesome, but don't connect.

    S'pose different yokes for different blokes - How about areas for these year groupings / 1900-1920's, 1920-1940's, 1940'- 1955, 1955-1965, 1965 - 1980's ????


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    Drove to Essen in 2012 in a 200d good crack, great show,thinking about it again


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    WDB123 wrote: »
    Drove to Essen in 2012 in a 200d good crack, great show,thinking about it again

    Used to take the Capri 3.0 /2.8injection back in the day . Last road trip was a Sierra 2.0 bought the day before the trip :eek:
    Let Boeing bring me now :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    Capri wrote: »
    Used to take the Capri 3.0 /2.8injection back in the day . Last road trip was a Sierra 2.0 bought the day before the trip :eek:
    Let Boeing bring me now :cool:

    The day before love that,its bit of a buzz up the road in a 31yr old car,you have to be careful where you park as a lot of specialist car thieves go to Essen (so i never park in front of a good car,dont want to get a broken window when they move mine out of the way :D )


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,080 ✭✭✭✭Big Nasty


    WDB123 wrote: »
    The day before love that,its bit of a buzz up the road in a 31yr old car,you have to be careful where you park as a lot of specialist car thieves go to Essen (so i never park in front of a good car,dont want to get a broken window when they move mine out of the way :D )

    Really, yeah?

    First hand experience? :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    MCMLXXV wrote: »
    Really, yeah?

    First hand experience? :eek:


    ??????????


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 xjsbarry


    A bit pricey but definitely worth a look
    Barry;)


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