New member Michael Cremin and his wife June invited us to visit his museum of cars, memorabilia and tractors. 12 cars and 20 people turned up at our meeting point for the short drive to this amazing treasure throve.
Michael and his Dad have been collecting for over 40 years. The collection is mainly English with an ex Saudi Shieks Rolls Royce form 50’s, Sunbeam Rapiers, Mini Cooper, Hillmans, Fords, Commer Camper Van, Bumper car and too many more to list. He has 2 beauitful fully restored Nuffield and Ferguson tractors, hundreds of Dinky Models, Signs, Posters, Number Plates and Road Signposts. Thousands of magazines, garage signs and an original lighted Porsche Dealer Sign compliment his Porsche 2.7s and 2.5 Boxster. His collection covers 4 buildings and we were treated to drinks in his Bar that has a full compliment of Beer taps!
He told us some wonderful stories from his youth and how some of the cars matter in his life and how he acquired various items of this colletion. He had his 1st drive in a Nissan 140 and took his driving test in it and still has it . He travelled to Cannes in South France with his parents in the Commer Camper when he was a young boy and it is still in perfect working order. He also has an Austin Cambridge A60 that I took my driving test in and was the 1st car to take my girl friend then, and now my wife Joan, dancing to the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork in late 60’s. We were Kings of the road back then.
Afterwards Michael and June and their boys treated us to beautiful food in their home and it was indeed a day to remember.
Huge thanks from Porsche Club Ireland members Southern Region.
Aferwards we had a drive to Fermoy and along the banks of Blackwater River to Beautiful Lismore where Andy and Vincent turned of for Kikkenny and Tipperary. We had afternoon tea in local hotel and returned to Cork. This was our last event before Christmas. 2013 has been a memorable year down South. Roll on 2014
Big thanks to all the members for their support during the year and we look forward to an even better 2014.