Celebrating 100 Years of Fiat
2023 marks the centenary of the introduction of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino cars to Irish shores.
To mark this special occasion, Classic Fiat Ireland has organised a special club weekend, from the 12th (Friday) – the 14th (Sunday) of May. The Park Hotel in Dungarvan has been selected as the “HQ” for the weekend, with a short run planned on Saturday along the Copper Coast, followed by dinner that evening.
On Sunday (14th) the club will host a gala static display of FIAT cars spanning the last century of the marque’s presence here in Ireland. This display will be held on the grounds of Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford. The Eircode is X91 X598. See the event listed on their website at https://curraghmorehouse.ie/events/classic-fiat-ireland
Classic Fiat Ireland attend “A Day of Automotive History” organised by Roscommon Sports and Classic Car Club at Strokestown on Sunday 21 August 2022
The day got off to a good start with a pre-show breakfast in Frank’s Bar, Ballybeg, close to the show location – our thanks to local member Enda for organising.
The club was well represented with a total of 14 cars in attendance, ranging from 128 (saloon & 3P), 131 (Sport), 132, 124 Spider, X1/9 (x3), Regata, Cinquecento (x2), Punto (x2) and Fiat Coupe.
Additionally, other FIATs on display, including a stunning FIAT 131 Abarth Stradale finished in striking blue and a miniature masterpiece in the shape of the FIAT Giannini 500 Tv, both owned by a local Italian collector.
This show has gained in popularity, evident in the large turnout at this year’s event. The overall atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with the majority of the cars parked well-spaced on the lawn in front of the house. The recently completed National Famine Museum and walled garden were also open to walk through at leisure.
The day finished on a high note for the Club, and in particular, CFI member Dessie Tierney, when his fabulous steel grey FIAT 131 Sport won “Best Classic” of the show……extremely impressive given the high standard and variety of vehicles on display. Congratulations Dessie!
Our thanks to the Roscommon Sports & Classic Car Club for an excellently organised and enjoyable event.
Classic Fiat Ireland delighted to show the marque at its best at the Fiat section of the West Wicklow Vintage and Classic Car Club show at Baltinglass Co. Wicklow on Sunday 7th August 2022
Classic Fiat Ireland were delighted to be invited to display the marque at the Fiat section of the West Wicklow Vintage and Classic Car Club show on Sunday 7th August 2022. The club were delighted to be presented with the Catriona Deevy Perpetual Cup for Club of the Show which was presented to Club Chair Mike. Three club members were also honoured to receive trophies on the day, Mark, with his fabulous Fiat Ritmo 1.3 Super 75 for the most original Fiat of the show, Gerry with his equally fabulous Fiat 1100 for the best Fiat over 40 years old, and Mag with her Fiat Coupe 20VT for modern classic Fiat of the show. The club would like to thank the organisers of this show for a great day out, their warm welcome, and the brilliant hospitality on the day. The club are already looking forward to this show in 2023
Classic Fiat Ireland at Classic Fest – Ballybrit Racecourse Galway 3 July 2022 – Organised by Irish Vintage Scene
Classic Fiat Ireland were delighted to attend the Classic Fest at Ballybrit Racecourse on Sunday 3 July 2022. The club marked the 50th Anniversary of the Fiat 127 and the Fiat X1/9 at the event. Along with Classic Fiat Ireland there were numerous other clubs in attendance and it was great to see people out and about enjoying the displays.
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