Cars and coffee

we are hosting a cars and coffee style event for pre 1960 vintage vehicles here at the museum on the 7th of april from 12- 3pm, even though we cater for all ages of cars here, we felt the older vintage vehicle deserved its on event, so if you have a pre 1960 vintage car , motorbike or commercial vehicle then or would just like to look at older vehicles please come and join us here

Weoften get asked by visitors to the museum do we use the cars that are on display, the answer is yes we do, we go to lots of car runs and shows through out the year but we also take them out just for a drive when we feel like it, and dont always wait until we have a sunny day as can be seen in the photos below that were taken on the roughty valley vintage club run in march , we had our 1948 Bentley and our not so old 1990 mercedes out on that run when coditions were very wintery


MG TD restoration

work on the MG has been progressing nicely, engine has been rebuilt, bodywork repaired , new dashboard made to replace the rotten original, and paintwork has been completed, the seats and interior panels are getting recovered and will be fitted shortly



MG TD restoration

Another project ongoing here at the museum this winter, a restoration of  1951 MG TD sports car, the car requires a full mechanical and body rebuild, photos of the restoration will be posted here as work continues



Porsche club ireland

porsche club, castlemain show 015     porsche club, castlemain show 010

we had a visit from the porsche club of ireland recentley while they were re run of some of the old circuit of ireland rally stages,  these were molls gap, borlin, ardgroom, cods head, healy pass, ballaghbeama and more, these are all great driving roads that cross the cork kerry borders and are all close to us and the town of kenmare where the club stayed for the weekend