Over 100 Italian cars – from humble baby Fiats to exotic Ferraris – will descend on Strandhill in Sligo over the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August.
Classic FIAT Ireland will host the Italian 100 event this year in the seaside village. This coincides with the annual Classic FIAT weekend, with a scenic run and events on Saturday 29, and the main show held in Strandhill on Sunday 30.
The “Targa Sligo” run will leave the Yeats County Hotel in Rosses Point at 10:30am on Saturday morning. The drive will take scenic route through north county Sligo and parts of Leitrim, taking in breathtaking scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as historical sites.
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Thanks to the support of Joe Corcoran, Sligo Airport General Manager, the grounds and terminal building will provide the venue for this year’s show. The Italian 100 will be held between 11am – 4pm on the Sunday.
Entry to the show is free for both owners and public alike. All entrants with Italian vehicles will receive a complimentary meal voucher and gift, thanks to main sponsors Henderson Garage Door Systems, Abbey Foods Sligo and Kelly’s Fresh Foods Sligo. There will be prizes on the day for Car of Show, Best Original Irish Car and Furthest Travelled.
All entrants are asked to be in place at the static show in Sligo Airport before 11am.
This year’s show will be in support of the Sligo Branch of the Irish Kidney Association. A raffle will be held, with members also accepting donations on the day.
The car show will be run along side the popular People’s market, which showcases local businesses and speciality food retailers, ensuring plenty of variety for those attending the main show. There will also be entertainment for younger members of the family, with three different sizes of Bouncy Castle.
Classic FIAT Ireland is extending a warm invitation to all Italian vehicle owners and enthusiasts alike, to join them at this year’s event. It is open to Italian vehicles of any make, model and age.
Among the car clubs already confirmed for the event are: Ferrari Owners Club of Ireland, The Maserati Club of Ireland, Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Irish Section), Lancia Motor Club of Ireland, Classic FIAT Ireland, Northern Ireland Italian Motor Club and X1/9 Owners Club UK.
For more details visit www.classicfiatireland.com and you can follow the event before and after on Facebook (‘Sligo Italian 100’).