Members restorations Winner of the best restoration Prize. See bottom of the page.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY RESTORATIONS IN PROGRESS FOR 2019. JUDGING IS ONGOING CONTACT CHARLIE AT ANY CLUB MEETING.
Many of the members cars are ones which have been restored. In some cases these restorations have gone on over a period of as many as ten years . The satisfaction which one derives from a completed restoration far outweighs the monetary value of the finished product .It requires patience and the desire to complete to as best a standard as can be achieved .The hunt for replacement parts may take a long time and may take you to unlikely places but the fulfillment in finding the elusive piece of the jigsaw makes it all worthwhile . One of the most rewarding things about carrying out a restoration is the learning of new skills along the way .Many of the restorations of our members have been done by people with no previous experience of such an undertaking or with no mechanical background.Below are some of the completed projects .
Nicky Fagan with his Ford Cortina
This glorious engine bay is indicitive of the remainder of the restoration standard
Finbarr McNamara spent many long hours labouring on this glorious VW Karmann Ghia
Joe Whelan did an amazing Job bringing this old Rover P3 back to life
Jimmy Cawley saved this pretty little triumph Spitfire from the scrapheap
Ex fireman Donal O'Sullivan brought this Dennis firetender back to operational condition after a marathon restoration
John Brady found this Model T buried in a garden in Co. Meath and spent many years putting it back yogether
This rare 1933 Peugeot 301 took Thomas Harrington fifteen years to complete but it was certainly worth the effort
John O'Neill is the proud owner of this beautiful 1938 Morris Van which is a big attraction at shows throughout the country
Oliver Hughes likes a car to look as good as his restored Ford EScort MKI
It took PadddyO'Rourke eight years to bring this Ford Consul Capri back to it's former glory
Winner of the best restoration prize for 2012 was this splendid Heinkel Tourist A2 restored by Paddy O'Rourke
John Friel's Austin 1300Gt seen here on display at the Lancaster Insurance classic Car show in The NEC Birmingham. winner of the best restoration prize in 2014
Bernard Browne winner of the best restoration for 2015 with his Volvo Amazon
John O Meara with his Alfa romeo winner of the best restoration trophy for 2016
. John Sheppard's Hillman Imp before its restoration, on right . Winner of the Restoration of the year prize for 2018