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When do you take your car out for the "Summer"

  • 14-03-2018 12:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭ mustang68


    I have mine garaged and normally plan to take it out around St. Patrick's Day, but this isn't looking very promising weather :(

    If you garage yours in the bad months, when do you take it out?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    I lock mine up on the 31 December and dust her off on 1st January!

    A garage would be a dream, though. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭ gfwd


    When they stop throwing salt on the roads!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    gfwd wrote: »
    When they stop throwing salt on the roads!
    I have 2 classic 4x4s and folks wondered why i didnt take them out for a spin in the snow. The salt would be the death of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    I keep mine inside and generally don't drive them in bad weather, but I'd happily drive them on Christmas day as long as the road was dry.

    Getting them wet and then putting them away is a bad plan.

    I always go on a New Years Eve Classic Car Run with my club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Easter to November


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    I drive mine in summertime.........autumn........winter.....and spring.

    Thats why I have them, to drive them. It gives me enjoyment,

    and others lots of friendly smiles. Thats what owning a classic is for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 Dunmoon


    I've got a '92 MX5 that thats garaged from October to April.
    Taking it for NCT this Thursday, then once taxed in April it will be used as often as it can be as it's a lovely driver.


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ Tazio


    She done the work commute in early Feb this year (before snow) during dark hours.. that's faith in electrical system right there ! and again last two mornings as it's been dry. ;)

    I personally won't take her out if roads are salty or very wet and mucky... higher chance of someone running into you too in bad weather.... just not worth the risk.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    My E28 is garaged but I take it out when I've time and the roads are generally dry/decent weather. Used it a couple of times for my work commute a few weeks back when my daily was in getting work done - was fun and I might do it again as the weather improves. I've safe parking in work so at least that worry is taken care of.

    Don't know about anyone else's car, but a good spin seems to do mine good. Always ticks over lovely when it's brought on a decent spin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Agricola


    Usually run whatever old car I have from April to October. Hibernates in the shed over the winter.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4 callumco


    Same - April to October. Not worth it to try and keep it on the road for the winter months.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,037 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    As the minis are taxed for the whole year, they so make appearances over the winter. Once I know it'll be dry and won't drop below zero.

    The BMW is declared off from October to April. Can't wait for Sunday so I can fax it again!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,034 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Soon. I have a new tax disc waiting......


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Is that 2yr nct starting in May for all 30+


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Is that 2yr nct starting in May for all 30+
    I really hope it does, no matter when your NCT was due. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Dades wrote: »
    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Is that 2yr nct starting in May for all 30+
    I really hope it does, no matter when your NCT was due. :pac:
    Will soon find out for my imported 88 hilux.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


    Dades wrote: »
    I really hope it does, no matter when your NCT was due. :pac:

    The start date is the 20th May, so it should be interesting to see if anything over '30' back dated to before that date gets the 1 year or the 2 years, I'd say there is more than a few 'holding off'.

    http://www.rsa.ie/Documents/VS_Information_Notes/Alternative_Cars_Fuels/FAQs%20on%20Vintage%20Vehicles.pdf


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    hi5 wrote: »
    The start date is the 20th May, so it should be interesting to see if anything over '30' back dated to before that date gets the 1 year or the 2 years, I'd say there is more than a few 'holding off'.
    That is very useful info, thanks. I had my test booked for 6th May, and have just pushed it back until the 20th.

    Let's hope it's worth the wait.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,037 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    One of mine turns 40 in January 2020 :D


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