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May 29, 2009

Minis Launch Mondello Park’s ‘Classic Car Live’ 2009

Classic Car Parade Mini's were the theme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art for the Launch of 'Classic Car Live', which takes place on Sunday June 14th at Mondello Park, Co Kildare. The show will feature a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the ‘Mini’ and for the launch a display of Mini cars was joined by Models in Mini dresses in keeping with the fashion of the 1960’s, the heyday of this iconic British car.

‘Classic Car Live’ took the Irish Classic Car scene by storm in 2008 as the first ever Irish event to combine both static and active displays of Classic Cars as part of a day of track activity which also included Classic Car race demonstrations. The show is already building into the most anticipated show of the busy Irish Classic Car calendar and with the backing of Ireland’s only dedicated Classic Car publication ‘Irish Vintage Scene’, and the IVVCC, the umbrella group for classic car motoring in Ireland, it looks set to grow and grow.

This year’s show will feature two anniversaries, with the Mini’s 50th birthday celebrations being one of the centre pieces of the show. This section of the show is been organised with the help of the Irish Mini Owners Club and will be the main celebration of Minis in Ireland this year. More than 100 Mini’s are expected to attend and the display will be completed by parade laps which will see the largest ever collection of Mini’s on track at the one time. The other birthday celebration will be for the Ford Capri, which reaches forty this year, and once again a large static display of cars will be topped off by parade laps.

Once again in 2009 the on-track activities which make ‘Classic Car Live’ unique will be a major attraction for show visitors. Along with the parade laps, which will allow spectators see some of their favourite classic and exotic cars in motion, there will be higher speed sessions for drivers with classic performance cars and demonstration races for historic racing cars in two categories, pre 1979 and pre 1955. For fans of historic racing cars the Mondello Park Motorsport Museum will also be open to all visitors free of charge.

As with last year a huge number of classic car clubs, individual owners and trade exhibitors are expected to take advantage of Mondello Park’s unique features and help bring the number of cars on display to over 1000. With exhibitors used to shows taking place at temporary venues, the large tarmac display areas, covered trade stand facilities, spectator grandstand, and resident classic race car collection, make the County Kildare track the top location for an event such as ‘Classic Car Live’.

Bookings for Display areas, trade stands and track sessions are now open and with such a popular and busy show spaces should fill even quicker than 2008’s sell out event. For show information and booking details, please contact Mondello Park on +353-45-860200, email or see Alternatively, to be kept up to date with news about the 2009 Classic Car Live show you can register for free email and text alerts at