Tuesday, April 19, 2011


MGB Roadster
I met with a Donegal man last week who has recently turned his passion for classic cars into a business which allows the public a new and very stylish way to see County Donegal.

Joseph McCloskey from Killybegs has been buying and restoring classic cars for over a decade and knows his stuff when it comes to these beautiful cars.  He is also passionate about photography and spends a lot of time out and about the county taking photographs to bring the beauty of Donegal to the world via his flickr photo site.

These two passions have now combined to bring us "Classic Car Hire", a car hire company with a difference: "Get away from it all in a stylish classic car.  Chose one of our Golden Oldies and treat yourself to a day, a weekend or even longer, touring the fabulously scenic northwest coast of Ireland.". 

Tour beautiful Donegal in style
Currently Joseph has for hire an MGB Roadster (This iconic sports car of the seventies is still as eye catching and classy as ever. Dressed in old English white with a contrasting red mohair hood and a dash of leather and chrome, it's the epitome of style. With the top down and the wind in your hair the throaty snarl of the 1800cc engine will urge you along country lanes.), a Mercedes 350 SL (The more prestigious Mercedes 350SL is a delight to drive, the power is smoothly delivered to all eight cylinders from the comfort of a leather clad cockpit. Images of eighties soap stars and pop icons jump to mind when you look at this car and its very elegant lines.) and a TR6 (This fiery British thoroughbred is a throwback to the days when driving really was fun. Nestled in a cockpit of walnut and leather you can savour the growl of the straight six as you buzz along country lanes.).

All three are convertibles thereby allowing the occupants to not only see and enjoy our beautiful scenery but also to enjoy the fresh Donegal air on their skin as they drive along our roads.

Hood down and ready to go!
Joseph can deliver your choice of car to your hotel, home, or even local airports if required and after a brief introduction to familiarise you with the car and make sure you are comfortable with the controls you can be on your way.

He even goes the extra mile and supplies a carefully prepared choice of routes that you might like to take, or just go your own way.  Packed lunches can also be arranged if required. He also offers a 24 hour back up service should it be needed.

What a great way to see our county and what a great idea for both visitors to the county and also as a gift for a wedding, anniversary, retirement or birthday ~ or even a romantic day out travelling in style.  Gift vouchers are available too.
Joseph McCloskey
EMAIL: info @ classiccarhire.ie (close the space between info @ and classiccarhire.ie)
MOBILE/CELL PHONE: 00353-87-2052853


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