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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gordon Bennett


When I saw this old Rover parked in the street, I just had to take its picture.

Its bodywork so shines that it reflects the trees and the shop-front across the road.

The Gordon Bennett classic car route is a 104 mile journey through the Irish counties of Carlow, Kildare and Laois.

11 comments:

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I remember those, always thought it would be driven by a bank manager or if you like, the poor mans Rolls Royce.

Marie said...

I would like to be poor enough to afford such a poor man's car :-)) if that makes sense.

It's a beauty.

Kate said...

I think this beauty is owned by someone who loves the car!

Gail's Man said...

The good old Rover P4. As outhouse said, the car of 1950/60's bank managers. It looks like it has been in a few races & shows.

Squirrel said...

Thank you for posting this lovely pic...when I was passing thru Westport A car club was also passing through Clare, Sligo... and beyond. Unfortunately the town also chose that day to have a large semi truck drive backwards thru the town to raise money for a charity--the streets of westport are not made for reverse driving of any kind, so it was a fiasco.

But on the plus side, the car club was waiting around and I got to actually sit inside some classic cars and see the details up close.

Here in the states I once saw a long parade of little Alpine Sunbeams-- what else could I do but abandon my plans for the day and follow them?

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Gorgeous! Do you do deliveries to third-world countries?

Gerard, I don't know I had said it to you personally, but I will do it now. THANKS SO MUCH for your html lists of the Daily Photo sites around the world. I keep my directory of DP sites from your list. I like much better and it is easier to browse and use. Also, I believe I can repay some pagerank back through this blogroll and help the new DP that mushroom everyday. So thanks! We appreciate it.

Josy said...

Wow! Now THAT is a car!

Great shot!

pusa said...

what a beauty! i always have an affection to something old and vintage :)

ps said...

I posted a photo of an oldie too, but this is in fantastic shape!

NAME: Kim said...

Wow! This is such a beauty! I'm so glad you took a shot of it to share. Great photo!
-Kim

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I remember that car when I came in UK the first time in 1970 and, of course, I love it !

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