Limerick Cathedral hosting display of rare cars and motorbikes

The Lambourghini Miura which will be on display at St Mary's Cathedral.

THE Church of Ireland Dean of Limerick, the Very Revd Niall Sloane, has opened up the grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral today for a display of rare cars and motorcycles as part of the city’s Riverfest programme.

The vehicles range from 110-year-old motorcycles to an autonomous self- driving car of the future. All exhibits have interesting stories including the Smithfield Ford that was the only car to have completed all three of the Limerick Grand Prix races of the 1930s.

Spectators will be able to get close to a line-up of iconic supercars including a gullwing Mercedes 300SL, a stunning Lamborghini Miura, a unique Jaguar E-type that was displayed at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, and a McLaren F1, which many regard as being the best car ever built.

Within the cathedral, visitors will have the opportunity to see rare items of motoring and aviation history, such as a piece from the first plane to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, in 1919, and the Irish flag used by the Lord Mayor to start the 1935 Limerick Grand Prix.

This event, which runs from noon until 4pm, represents a unique opportunity to see many vehicles and items that have never previously been on public display.

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Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite or at the gate and all profits will go to local charities.