Ireland’s oldest Garda car stars at vintage rally

Ireland’s oldest Garda car was back on duty for the first time in more than 80 years at the inaugural Dublin “Vintage Port” Rally, supported by Dublin Port Company.

The 1927 Model T Ford of Dublin Metropolitan Police, later to become An Garda Siochána, was one of more than 150 beautifully maintained and rarely seen trucks, classic buses, vintage and classic cars, and veteran fire and military vehicles on show.

Highlights of the rally included Dublin’s oldest double decker bus, a Leyland Titan TD4, RI of the Dublin United Transport Company, which dates back to 1937 and a Dennis F8 NIK 888 Fire Engine, which served Dubliners faithfully from 1956 to 1984.

Families also enjoyed a nostalgic vintage bus trip on a London Routemaster Bus which gave guided tours of Dublin Port on the day. Proceeds from the great day out were in aid of Barnardos charity.

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