Automobili Italia Tralee: Italian car culture event rolls in to Tralee this weekend
Organisers behind the inaugural ‘Automobili Italia Tralee‘ car show e this weekend have plans to expand the event into a full festival celebrating Italian culture in the town.
Automobili Italia Tralee will take place on Friday and Saturday.
Close to 100 cars, motorbikes and even tractors and vans will assemble at the FBD Insurance/Peevers Slye Cotter car park on Dan Spring Road on Friday for an evening of craic and conversation.
A live DJ will entertain fans – and all are welcome to attend – and it promises to be a great evening of Italian car culture.
Already there are several Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos confirmed for the show. Several Ducati motorcycles will be on display and there is hope that at least one Aprilia road racing bike will be there too.
On Saturday the group will set off on a tour of West Kerry before returning to the Rose Hotel for a social evening.
Last week, event organisers canvased participants in the Cannonball Ireland event that overnighted in Killarney and more exotic cars are expected as a result of this.
They hope to grow the event into a celebration of Italian culture in the future.
“Look at all the Italian restaurants in town, I count at least seven,” said organiser Rory Kerins.
“This could grow and expand in years two and three, into a full-blown Italian festival, with music, food and all that goes with it. It is niche and that is what will make it special.
The first cars are expected in Tralee after 6 pm on Friday with more arriving each hour. Spectators are welcome to attend both days – funds are being raised for the Irish Wheelchair Association.
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