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Lakelands Show & Autojumble, Abbeyshrule - any good?

  • 11-05-2017 2:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭

    Is the 'Lakelands Vintage Club Show & Autojumble' in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford a decent-sized show/event?

    I'm considering attending this Sunday (14th May 2017) but as it will be a 3-hour round trip for me, I'd like to know if its worth the effort/drive.

    (I would normally place a question like this in the 'Shows' thread, but as the show takes place this weekend - and many forum members mightnt view my question in the meantime - I've placed it here in the main forum).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,556 ✭✭✭Blue850

    Its ok , typical country show in a field, but the Festival of Transport in Punchestown seems to be the big show this weekend

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    I made it to the show. As stated by Blue850, it was a typical country show in a field. Having said that you always see something new at every show.

    I particularly liked the Opel Rekord in 'period (i.e.rough 1980's) clothes' c/w 80's bootlid sticker....didnt like the 'wing mirrors' on it though! :eek:
    I also liked the tidy Opel Corsa saloon with 'Padre Pio tax / insurance sticker' :D (it was nctd and taxed btw).

    The Citroen 2CV was listed as being "almost complete.. fully restored using a galvanised chassis" (c/w fresh set of plates on the rear seat).

    A few pics, more to follow later...

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    More pics from the show..

    New 'IR' reg plates on the rear seat of the 2CV (I'd like to know where the owner got these made up??)...

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    Some more pics..

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    More pics from the show..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    Last batch of pics from the show...incl a South African registered Jaguar MkII.

    Pedal cycles wouldnt normally catch my interest, but the owner of these also had a nice collection of period accessories on display beside the bikes.

    I was ecorted to-and-from the show by Moggies :D

    Typical of many such shows, there was little in the way of signage to show the way/direction to the show. When I reached the outskirts of Abbeyshrule I spotted a mint Morris Minor van (pictured above) ahead of me - and followed him to the show / field.

    When I was leaving the grey Minor (pictured) was motoring home ahead of me....a nice classic car / country scene. Hope ye all enjoyed the pics!

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,068 ✭✭✭✭Duke O Smiley

    Thanks for sharing. Love the Rekord estate and the Corsa

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    Forgot to post these two the same family for 50+ years!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,556 ✭✭✭Blue850

    Nice pics Silvera. The Crann family from Mullingar are well known in the vintage and veteran scene, they have some lovely Model Ts too