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June 12, 2005


Kildare residents enjoyed a close-up of classic and vintage cars at the Gordon Bennett Commemoration.

Niamh and John Kelly enjoying the weather and the opportunity of modelling on the running board of one of the lovingly restored cars.
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Sunday June 5 saw the commemoration of the Gordon Bennett Race of 1903 with the arrival of vintage and classic cars on the Market Square Kildare Town. This particular part of the weekend long event was organised by Kieran Reid and the local Kildare Vintage and Classic Car Club. It gave locals the opportunity to view these beautiful motor cars close up and some drivers took the opportunity offered by the Representative Church Body to park their 'prize possessions' in the historic grounds of Kildare Cathedral. Triumph, Jaguar, Lotus and Rolls were only some of the more obvious manufacturers names on view. The annual event attracts many visitors from abroad as well as Kildare Laois and Carlow participants and is a welcome attraction for young and old alike.

Posted by mariocorrigan at June 12, 2005 07:42 PM