WEST Cork’s own Bandon Motors has been named the winner of the 2011 Ford Chairman’s Award contest for “outstanding customer satisfaction” for the third year in a row. It is Ford’s most prestigious award and the winner belongs to an elite group of top performing European Ford dealerships.
Miss Cork Universe, Katriona O’Mahony, Cathal O’Shea, Kinsale Vintage and Classic Motor Club and Karen Keane from the Blue Haven Collection launching the 23rd Kinsale Vintage and Classic Motor Club International Rally at the Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale. The event takes place from the 11-13th May and will be in aid of the Cork City Hospital Children’s Club. More details at www.kinsalevintageclub.com. Pic. John Allen
CORK Motorclub are pleased to announce that regulations for the Quality Hotels West Cork Rally to be held on March 17th and 18th, and will be available to download from 9am on Tuesday, 7th February. They can be downloaded from www.westcorkrally.com or www.corkmotorclub.com.
AS thousands take to the roads across West Cork for the Christmas holiday season the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging motorists to make safety their top priority over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Noel Brett, CEO of the RSA said, “I would appeal to all drivers to drive safely this Christmas by slowing down, not driving while impaired, through either drink, drugs or fatigue and to always wear
Bandon’s first ESB car charger for electric cars which was installed at the riverside car park at North main street next to the court house recently. Pictured are mayor Sean O’Donovan and councillors Andrew Coleman and Margaret Murphy O’Mahony. Pic: Denis Boyle
THE Bantry Driving Academy’s (BDA) new Safe Wheels programme is the first road safety initiative, either in Ireland or abroad, to integrate cycle training and driving instruction for young road users. The new scheme will help youngsters become the “cycle-aware” drivers the new Irish driving test requires according to Mary Keohane, founder and director of the BDA. “The Safe Wheels programme gives young people road sense on two wheels, and
THE motor trade’s representative body the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is calling for a change to the current registration plate as part of its 2012 Budget submission to the Government. According to SIM President Gerry Caffrey the current registration plate system causes serious problems in relation to the seasonality of car sales. “Nearly 50 per cent of new cars are sold in the first quarter of the
BUSINESSES in the motor industry across the country are being invited to celebrate their successes and achievements at the 2012 Irish Motor Industry Awards, hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Castrol Professional. Following the success of the inaugural awards held in November last year, the second ceremony will be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, February 23rd next.
AS winter approaches, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to make sure they are ready for winter road conditions. Chief Executive Noel Brett said, “Driving during the winter months creates a multitude of different challenges with more hours of darkness and poorer weather conditions. “Extreme weather is also a particular hazard at this time which can range from freezing fog, gales force winds, heavy rain, flooding and