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Vintage Cars At The Carole Nash Historic Festival

See some timeless gems from the 1920s to the 1960s at Ireland’s best classic car show.

The Carole Nash Historic Festival is a must see event which brings together Ireland’s biggest annual assembly of Classic and Vintage race and road vehicles.

With Classic and Historic Racing and demonstrations on track, and a huge display of race cars, feature cars, cars from the Martin Birrane collection and individual owners and owners club exhibits in the paddock, there is something to excite fans of all eras from Motoring History.

The Mondello Park museum, which houses the Martin Birrane collection, is also open to view with its line-up of F1 cars, Indycars, Le Mans Sportscars and vehicles from many other branches of Motorsport.

The Martin Birrane Museum

The Mondello Park Museum of Motorsport which houses the Martin Birrane Collection will be open free of charge to show visitors throughout the Historic Festival weekend. A visit to the museum is a must for any motorsport enthuiasts as it akllows you to get up close to some of the most famous names in motorsport including machines from Lola, Porsche, Ford, Jaguar, Jordan and Bentton.

The impressive collection of cars is considered one of the hidden gems of Irish motor racing, as it contains a number of rare and historically important cars from the History of Irish and International Motorsport.

Among the cars in this collection are the LOLA T90 raced by Sir Jackie Stewart in the 1966 Indianapolis 500, the LOLA B94 raced to the Indycar Championship by F1 champion Nigel Mansell, Eddie Irvine’s Jordan 194 F1, an extremely rare Le Mans Ford C100 and two NASCAR Chevrolet Luminas from Ireland’s only NASCAR Team.

The collection represents the results of the late Martin Birrane’s lifetime involvement in Motorsport during which he collected this line-up of beautiful and historic racing cars many of which were a part of his motor racing career.

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A celebration of the Le Mans 100th anniversary

This year the Historic Festival will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Le Mans with a focus on the Irish representatives at the historic race. Martin Birrane competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours ten times as a driver and some of the cars he competed in are now housed in his collection. These cars will take to the track for demonstration runs on both days to commerate the classic Le Mans race.

The Le Mans commemoration will not stop there as alongside the track demonstrations there will be a static display of additional cars with an association to the worlds most famous around the clock race.

Dont miss this chance to see some of the most spectacular historic racing machinery on track and on display as we celebrate the Le Mans centenary.