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« Reply #105 on: 06 July, 2015, 08:58:40 AM »

Well, today at the show had it's ups and downs... intermittent rain and sunshine for one. A cantankerous 7 year old daughter as well....
But the most annoying thing was that there was not even a mention of the car by the organisers. But considering the history of the car I'm a bit annoyed.
This in the only ever original registered Aurelia B20 in Ireland. It's been in the same family for 56 years. It's only had 2 owners and the first one was the first Irish driver to compete in an F1 race, the inaugural race at Silverstone in 1950. Never mind that the vast majority of classic on show are 'imports', I really was expecting a little more.

Looks beautiful, as for the show organisers "Pearls before Swine"

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« Reply #106 on: 19 January, 2017, 08:45:58 PM »

A few more...I've since managed to locate the original owners son, he's going to try and find some photos of the car from way back. His father was a racer in the 40/50's and raced the cars to have of the day, C and D types, Ferraris etc. Obviously a man of taste if he chose an Aurelia as his daily driver.

Just a clarification taken off the site of the company who restored the body work etc......

This car was imported into Ireland new in 1953 by Joe Kelly, Irelandís first formula one racing driver (he participated in the first race at Silverstone in 1950). He was also the owner of Jaguar C-Type, ZU 2357, and a Ferrari Monza amongst others. The car was then sold to Mr Charlie Farrell in 1958. He traded in a practically brand new DKW Sonderklasse against the car. It has remained in the Farrell family since then. The car was in storage from 1961 after a con rod came through the side of the engine block until 25th July 2009 when we were asked to restore the car.

http://classiccarcentre.ie/1953-lancia-aurelia-b20-coupe-third-series/#prettyphoto[group]/0/

Not heard from Kevin for some time, anyone got any news about his B20?



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