54 pre-1940 cars were on a tour of Kerry last week – photos and videos

54 pre-1940 cars were on a tour of Kerry last week.

The drivers were taking part in the Shamrock Vintage Challenge – a navigational and driving test competition for cars that were manufactured before World War 2.

It began on Sunday in Kilkenny and the drivers arrived in Killarney on Monday night after undergoing four driving tests on the farm of Billy Coleman. The rally legend was guest of honour at the event’s gala dinner that evening.

They spent Tuesday driving local challenging roads like the Gap of Dunloe, Ballaghbeama and Ballaghasheen.

On Wednesday the drivers spent the day touring West Kerry, taking in Slea Head and Conor Pass.

The group of cars included Aston Martins, Bentleys, Talbots and MGs.

Drivers came from all over Ireland, Britain, Germany and Switzerland.

“All the drivers were blown away by the stunning scenery on the route,” said joint Clerk of the Course Shane Houlihan.

The oldest car in the event was a 1906 Bianchi which was driven by its owner Luke Roberts from his home in Oxfordshire, England.

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