Sí had been in the Maternity for a spell before Neasa was born. We wanted to get a few bump shots, but weren’t allowed to leave the hospital grounds. We still managed to get a few!
I’ve always had a soft spot for EFs. My first car was white 1990 Civic and I have been mad to get another one since I sold it! This one hasn’t helped the situation at all – I ended up searching Done Deal the second I got home. Most EFs and EGs have been driven to death – it’s nice to see a clean hatch for a change.
This Daihatsu caught my eye at cars and coffee last weekend for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that it is modified in a Japanese style – Bosozoku (and maybe a little Shakotan) style. Oil cooler on the bumper, massive camber, deep dish wheels, lowered, huge exhaust. The bottom line – the owner took an old Daihatsu and made it something unique. Even more unique considering it’s an Irish car!
More about the Charmant here: Daihatsu Charmant on Wikipedia
For Mothers Day this year, Sí and I took my parents to see the Band parade in Limerick. After parking by the peoples park, I couldn’t help but notice how striking the colours were on that gorgeous Spring morning. We had a great day out – the bands were fantastic and we had a nice lunch in the Strand hotel afterwards – what more could you ask for!
The remainder of the photos from Cars and Coffee in Limerick on Sunday March 4th 2012.
Possibly my favourite shot from the day – only in Ireland could you have a Cortina and an FD RX7 parked beside each other.
I’m not really into modding cars myself – but I have to say this FD looked great.
There were two nice 911s in attendence (and a Boxster too, I think).
A big ole Pontiac.
A Ferrari 308 in that unmistakable shade of Red.
And from the same family – one of my fav’s on the day – a spottless Fiat 500.
This BMW has clearly been around Limerick for a few years now!
An Opel GT – lovely looking machine. Apparently it’s running all modern internals, so it’s nice and reliable now.
Some of the crowd, milling around, taking in the sights.
This may well be the fastest truck in all of Ireland!
That’s it for the coverage of Cars and Coffee for March. I won’t be able to make the next meet up as it clashes with the first rounds of the Hillclimb and Sprint championship. But I’ll be back to cover more event’s later in the year.
Cars and Coffee was on in Limerick this morning, so I decided to take a spin over and see what was happening. The concept is simple, you drive over to the Eastway Plaza just off the Ballysimon road, park up, get yourself a coffee and wander around looking at cars.
I enjoyed the morning, it was great to see such a diverse selection of machinery in one place. Some beautifully turned out machines – some honest daily drivers. Some old, some new and a bit of everything in between. A good social event that has a bit of something for everyone!
A Jag KX (I believe) and Jack Kingstons beautiful 280SE Merc.
A Jensen C – you don’t see to many of these around these days.
That stunning 280SE again.
The interior is just as good as the exterior!
All sorts of cars were represented and Cars and Coffee, a relatively new Merc, an MG and a Triumph in the background.
The bright work on the Triumph was in good condition.
The Triumph even had “dickie-seats” in the boot. You’ve got to love the rear wind shield to keep the bugs out of your teeth!
An Elise in great condition…
…which is clearly being driven regularly! That’s what I like to see!
Hillclimber, Paul O’Connell, even bought out the single seaters.
Paul finished second in the national championship in 2010 – having taken a year off, he’ll be out on the hills again this season.
See irishhillclimb.com for details on Hillclimbing in Ireland.
Cars and Coffee is on the first Sunday of every month at Eastway Business Plaza (just off the Ballysimon Road), between 11am and 1pm. There are worse ways to spend a Sunday morning, believe me!
Part 2 coming soon – watch this space!