Cars & Coffee

The Muskerry vintage club had their  cars & coffee meeting here at the museum last week, these are monthly informal meetings where fellow motoring enthusiasts chat about cars over a cup of coffee,  the museum is an ideal location for such an event and we look forward to future meetings.

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We recentley had the 1953 DKW and the 1959 Sunbeam Alpine out of the museum for a photo shoot, both vehicles will be featured in Irish vintage scene magazine in the the coming months, it will be great to see some of our cars in print.002

Welcome to 2015,

it is a wet ,cold january and we are currently closed to visitors but there is work ongoing at the museum in preparation for the coming year, meanwhile we will give you a little of the history of some of the exhibits in the museum, The car in the spotlight today is a 1953 DKW 3=6,  this car was assembled in ballincollig in county cork and it was rallied extensively by the factory owner in the 1950.s, it also competed in hillclimb events and races  around ireland including the ulster trophy race and the munster 100 road race, it has been in our ownership for over 30 years and gets used for shows and vintage car runs through out the year, the photos show the car at the festival of speed in co limerick in 2012 and an original press photo of the car competing in a hillclimb in the 1950,s

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The workshop

This time of the year we often get classics belonging to customers in the workshop, here we have a 1952 Triumph mayflower and a 1966 Ford Zodiac, the triumph has had a reconditioned engine just fitted and the zodiac is in for a service

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New project

We are currently starting on the restoration of a 1926 Ford model T, this is a car we have owned for many years and now the time has come to rebuild it, at the moment the chassis is being dismantled completely and will be shot blasted and painted , we will keep the updates coming on how the restoration is progressing                                                                    parts 034    parts 040

Roughty valley vintage club

We have recentley become involved with forming a vintage club in our locality and we had our first vintage day on the november 2nd,  the car run started here at the museum and returned to kilgarvan village where there was a display of vintage cars , tractors and a working threshing machine , a great success for Roughty valley vintage club                        roughty valley vintage day 004       roughty valley vintage day 012     roughty valley vintage day 015     roughty valley vintage day 029

Visiting club

This week we had a visit from 10 members of the crash box and classic car club of Devon, this club is based in Exeter in Devon and is celebrating its 50th year since it was formed, the club currentley has 350 members with cars from the 1920,s up to the 1990,s,  They enjoyed their visit to the museum and they have promised to visit again next year.bentley, 004