Monday, July 4, 2011

Classic and Vintage Car Show


On sunday morning Rommeij and I loaded up Morris (Maurice) for a day out at the Classic and Vintage Car show in Terenure (Dublin),complete with chairs, cushions and picnic basket.


The sun was shining and our spirits were high, the cushions, rugs and one of the Tilde dolls looked very sweet on the back seat.
After overheating about 100 meters from the entrance, where we were swiftly assisted by my uncle, who came to our assistance by chance, we almost made it to the Morris Minor Club parking area. A helping hand from Denis (Chairperson of the Club) and from some other club members, saw that we soon parked Morris up near to his older cousin Morris Oxford (photo above). A huge big Thank You to Seamus, Denis and crew who put Morris back on the road.

I was delighted to discover this bus (exactly like the one I travelled to school in each day). There was so much to see.

These two Mercedes showed off their finery to much appreciation, rows and rows of cars, vans, trucks, clubs and enthuaists.

Rommeij was in celebratory mood as her collection is selling well at Om Diva in Druiry Street, Dublin. Click on her name to see her collection and on the shop name to see more photos.

She loved this VW van, reminding her of her family travels in Europe when she was younger.


The most exciting part of the day was meeting Julie M, fellow blogger over at Oh Well.. who was there with her beautiful Mini's, her family and other Mini Club members, who all made me feel so welcome. We had arranged to rendevous on line. It was so wonderful to meet Julie in person, because we have know each other in cyperspace it was so natural and easy to meet and chat. We left each other with hugs and a promise to meet again over the summer.


Morris took us home safe and sound, we were tired but contented after all the events.

Big hugs,

Margie







14 comments:

Cait O'Connor said...

I love your car and the boot looks so inviting and the back seat so pretty - just perfect! Hope you had a great day.

Plumrose Lane said...

Hi Margie! How is my dear sweet friend? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your wonderful comment♥ I hope life is treating you beautiful, I miss the days of leisure visits in blogland.
Hugs♥
Sharon

Vicki Lane said...

Oh my! It's like the picnic basket from WIND IN THE WILLOWS!

What a lovely day you must have had!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Classic car shows are so much fun! There is a local group which has them here throughout the summer. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today! I've decided to start a photo-journal blog, which should be easier to manage at this time. My new address is now on my blog.

I'll keep popping in to see you, too! ;)

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Classic car shows are so much fun! There is a local group which has them here throughout the summer. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today! I've decided to start a photo-journal blog, which should be easier to manage at this time. My new address is now on my blog.

I'll keep popping in to see you, too! ;)

vicki archer said...

What a fabulous day Margie...the back seat of 'Maurice' looked so adorable...and what beautiful cars. xv

Michelle said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE your car and the dool and cushions look sooooo cute :O) Thanks for your lovely comment. I've been utterly rubbish at commenting as I've had so many probs with my broadband for a few months now. Just getting back into the swing of things now. Michelle x

Laurence said...

You have indeed enjoyed the car show, Margie! It's always great to meet new friends who share the same passion, you know. The good thing is that your uncle was there to assist you and your overheated car. That's a great car festival to have! :)

Laurence Modithre

Chris said...

great pictures! great show! I also found a very interesting refurbished Mercedes L 207, and what is more: a wonderful lifestory, too. check: http://www.myvan.com/2011/08/25/lifetime-of-memories/

Timmy Radloff said...

Oh, is Maurice the name of your car? That's neat. The car show itself looks pretty nice. There is a lot of open space, and a wide variety of cars. One can spend hours admiring all the different vehicles there...

-Timmy Radloff

Erwin Calverley said...

The interior of your car is looking quite comfy with those cushions in tow. In cars of that size, you've gotta have some of that on the road, don't you think?

Anyway, the car show looks pretty fun out there! The style kind of makes you wonder if cars like yours would be in events like those decades from now...
-Erwin Calverley

Carson Wininger said...

I must say that must have been quite a weekend for you, especially seeing those lovely cars. Car shows are fun events, which is why a lot of people love to go there. Seeing classic autos and meeting new friends is a perfect way to spend the weekend!

(Carson Wininger)

Luise said...

You can’t really deny the value that these vintage cars exude when you see them. Although there is a bit of a debate upon determining the starting year of what is called ‘Vintage Era’ for cars, cars that are built between 1919 and end of 1930 are considered vintage cars. The said era was a time of transition for the automotive world in which cars were considered as a rarity.

Patrick Gauer

Ellsworth said...

Haha! Cool! The big yellow school bus is a real classic! Did you know that even these buses have a variety of designs? There is a long-snouted, square-rigged and one with a flat-front. It originated in the late 1940s and early 1950s, which are, 90 seats long and no bigger than the shuttles in hotels and airports.

Ellsworth Mciltrot