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Time is really flying. I can recall clearly when Toyota took the last fourth generation Supra out of production. As far as I remember, the Celica and MR2 vanished off price lists around the same time. A lot of youth and ‘young at heart’ appeal left with them, forcing the average age of Toyota buyers upwards at the time. A few years ago the 86 arrived as the first deposit on restoring that appeal.
I was one of those who mourned the loss of Toyota sports cars, the Supra, MR2, and Celica, after they were discontinued. The reason given at the time was a refocusing on developing mass market models for growing markets in China, Russia, etc. and a general scarcity of engineers in Japan. Toyota felt their loss within a couple of years with the average age profile of their customers rising, and it entered Formula One to try to address this.
John O’Dowd was a Galway born printer who went to work in Kilkenny and became involved with the formation of a junior soccer league in the area. In 1931, his widowed sister, Mrs Brigid Mulryan from Woodquay, died and left four children. John gave up his Kilkenny job and returned to Galway to mind the children. He worked for a while in the Connacht Tribune and later in the Galway Printing Company.
In a close battle, Mazda’s MX-5 held onto its narrow lead to beat the fast-finishing Honda S660 mini-sports car to win the Car of the Year Japan award.
NUI Galway Senior Lecturer, boards.ie/adverts.ie Co-Founder, Startup Advisor, ACE Fitness/WestBIC Boards
There was a ferry service to the Aran Islands in the 1960s, but the ship could only dock at Inis Mór. In 1969 Colie Hernon wrote a letter to The Irish Times complaining of the inadequate transport facilities to the islands, which prompted Hayden Lawford to conduct an aerial survey of Inis Mór. Meanwhile Ralph Langan, whose business was fruit wholesaling in Galway, and who had problems shipping fresh fruit to the islands, had also seen Colie’s letter.