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RIAC National Classic Car show

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  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    superfly35 wrote: »
    I have a Porsche 924 from 1981 so not sure it is qualify for the free car park, does it ?

    I think its just outside the qualification. Having said that the guys on teh gate in the morning might just let you in. you never know. That car park is on a first come first served basis. Might as well try it. Nothing ventured nothing gained.


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭richb6987


    Capri wrote: »
    I'm a bit wary of 'events' in the RDS,

    Why would you be wary of events in the RDS. I think this move to host a National Classic car show is great. Its the inaugural event and with the backing it has should be very well run. An indoor venue should work well particularly at this time of year!!!

    If this one goes well and is supported by all enthusiasts (including those wary of the RDS) you can be sure they will do another which will be bigger and better again. The RDS is a great starting venue if you ask me.

    I hope you change your mind and come along and are satisfied that it was worth attending


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


    Anybody here been to the show today?

    I'm considering going tomorrow
    ...is it worth going to??? (1.5 hrs for me to get there)


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    WASNT WORTH 15.00 thats my opinion


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Mitchomagic


    WDB123 wrote: »
    WASNT WORTH 15.00 thats my opinion

    Why ?


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


    Just passing by and Schnuk in to the parking area, not much there compared with Terenure , didn't go into the hall itself - maybe tomorrow :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    There is a great collection in the hall, where the show is, the car park for pre 80s cars was fairly empty. Most came in their every day cars etc.

    What is on show is a fairly rare collection of cars that alot of them havent been on show at other events.

    I think the first day went well lots of people and some smashing cars on display. I think if it is supported well this year it will get bigger each year, maybe they will add halls who knows.

    So nice to be at a indoor event !

    Well done to all those involved in organising the event.


  • Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭clogher71


    I drove 2hrs45min to be there and enjoyed it.....Would go again, well done to all involved, I hope its repeated and gets bigger&better. . .


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Mitchomagic


    anybody get any nice photos?


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    I was on the video camera all day. I might get a few tomorrow.


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


    Is there much in the way of 60s and 70s (or even 80s stuff)? I'm not really too pushed on the older stuff, fabulous as they may be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    Why ?


    it was very small, take out the modern cars ,plus this show is the same price as Essen,

    when you think of the collections of great examples we have in this country it was a lazy effort ,it could of been so much better

    greedy event management killed exhibitors (prices to high)

    did they approach all the clubs to ask if members wish to display their best cars,
    this is only my opinion,I suppose its a start


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    WDB123 wrote: »
    it was very small, take out the modern cars ,plus this show is the same price as Essen,

    when you think of the collections of great examples we have in this country it was a lazy effort ,it could of been so much better

    greedy event management killed exhibitors (prices to high)

    did they approach all the clubs to ask if members wish to display their best cars,
    this is only my opinion,I suppose its a start

    They did contact clubs for sure.
    I think it came down to cost of holding an indoor event as well.
    Being unsure of the support they would get in the first year etc they only booked one hall.

    I would like to point out the RDS is not cheap by any means and all the organisers are trying to do is cover costs, to say greedy is unfair in my opinion.

    Your are right its a start and great one I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    Dades wrote: »
    Is there much in the way of 60s and 70s (or even 80s stuff)? I'm not really too pushed on the older stuff, fabulous as they may be.

    There are alot of 60s /70s cars which I personally enjoy. Alfa's, Lancia's, Citroen, Escorts, Cortinas, Merc, Triumph TR's, Aston Martin, Jaguars, BMW's, MG's, Mini's, Fiat X19.
    I think there is something for everyone taste just my opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41 aravan2010


    It is not a huge hall compared to other countries but the organisers can be proud of the show. There was some very rare cars there that I new existed in the coumtry but never saw before today.

    Well done to all involved. Children are free in too which is a big plus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 452 ✭✭Jomcc


    Thanks Aravan. Was thinking of going in morning but wasn't sure. When you say children are free......... what's a child?:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 41 aravan2010


    Jomcc wrote: »
    Thanks Aravan. Was thinking of going in morning but wasn't sure. When you say children are free......... what's a child?:D


    I don't think you will qualify as a child even though you will feel like a child when you are in there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭f4fay


    Great Show ....Well done to all involved !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 428 ✭✭bookerboy


    Great show.I was there for a couple of hours yesterday.
    It was so good i intend to go again today for a couple of hours.
    Still dreaming about that Gullwing Merc !!!!!!!!!!
    If it dosen't work out this year for the Organisers we may never see the like again.My advice....Don't miss it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭chevyv8


    great show,not near as big as bermingham but its a start, if you are interested in cars its well worth a trip in . some very rare cars on show. hopefully this will become a yearly event.if you are thinking about goin, do go and support it..:D:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭John Larkin


    As an inaugural show it is excellent, and well worth a visit. If it is a commercial success then I'm sure it will be repeated and will get better each year. I congratulate the RIAC for pulling the show together.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭johnk123


    Fantastic show and some of the rarest cars in the world on show, let alone the country. Best is show for anyone who has been??

    Would have to be the 8C I think!


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭WDB123


    okistag wrote: »
    There are alot of 60s /70s cars which I personally enjoy. Alfa's, Lancia's, Citroen, Escorts, Cortinas, Merc, Triumph TR's, Aston Martin, Jaguars, BMW's, MG's, Mini's, Fiat X19.
    I think there is something for everyone taste just my opinion.

    some come clean you are something to do with the show,you make it sound great which its not,its OK at best at a €5


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 xjsbarry


    Visited RIAC show yesterday 9.2.13

    Enjoyed it but it is far too small an event to justify the expense
    €15.00 a ticket and €6.00 for parking - come on this is just too much.

    Need to be twice the size to justify this expense and if they can't get the audience in terms of exhibitors please don't put it on in the first place

    Won't be going next year
    NEC Birmingham is my yearly fix from now on
    Feel let down....again::mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭f4fay


    WDB123 wrote: »
    some come clean you are something to do with the show,you make it sound great which its not,its OK at best at a €5

    Are you sure you were at the same show as me ???? :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 xjsbarry


    I don't think you read my opinion f4fay
    I enjoyed it
    I did however object to the cost
    Admission should have been say €5.00 and then this event could be used as a base to build year on year to create a much bigger event where €15.00 would be a lot more acceptable
    I resent being taken for a sucker and overcharged
    When you overpay for it isn’t something you care to repeat


  • Registered Users Posts: 49 Koops80


    Thought it was a good show, couldnt complain about the eur15 for what seemed like a well run show in an excellent venue. Some nice rare cars from private collections on show and you could get up close to them. How much is it to go to a gaa / soccer / rugby match??? Asking for a eur5 entrance fee is fairyland stuff just having a whine for the sake of it.

    Thing you have to remember is that some of the cars can only really be displayed indoors which limits the venues and the rds ain't cheap


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭swarlb


    xjsbarry wrote: »
    Visited RIAC show yesterday 9.2.13

    Enjoyed it but it is far too small an event to justify the expense
    €15.00 a ticket and €6.00 for parking - come on this is just too much.

    Need to be twice the size to justify this expense and if they can't get the audience in terms of exhibitors please don't put it on in the first place

    Won't be going next year
    NEC Birmingham is my yearly fix from now on
    Feel let down....again::mad:
    Unbelievable....Birmingham has a population the same as Ireland, I've been to the NEC many many times, the last time was just a few months ago, and believe me it cost a hell of a lot more then 15 Euro (never mind parking) to get to it....You make it sound as tho its just a 5 min walk away.
    the organizers and clubs and anyone else involved did a great job in putting it together, and the crowds proved it can work.
    Typical 'hurler from the ditch' attitude.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,522 ✭✭✭hoodie6029


    I was at it and thought it was worth the money. You don't see gullwing mercs, a bugatti, stutz bearcat etc at the local vintage run.

    Only gripe was the size of the hall. The exhibits were too close together. If two people stopped in the in front of you, you were trapped! A bit more space and pictures would have been easier to take and there would have been less shoving from ill-mannered people.

    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭f4fay


    This attitude amazes me.....some people would rather go to a show in a field with 1000 rusty pieces of **** than 150 best of the best beautiful rare cars we dont see very often in one comfortable place !!! I was there both days and paid in and also paid for parking ....Must say good couple of hours entertanment for €21.00 each day !!!!


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