Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

MR2 history - My story
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 1
TOPIC: MR2 history - My story
#51862
MR2 history - My story 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 70
Folks

I was thinking about a recent post where everyone was listing off their old motors and it got me thinking about some of mine and especially the MR2.

My first motor was a Fiat X1/9 back in 1989 in the UK. Back then the Mk1 MR2 was going around and boy did they look good compared to my rather tatty Fiat. Anyway the Fiat eventually died on me and I sold it on. When I moved back to Ireland I had the pleasure of seeing my first Mk2 with just 39 miles on the clock at the 1991 Abbeyshrule Air Show in Longford. My craving started from that day I told myself that I would one day get one. Here is a pic from that day.


_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG

After this I had a job in Dublin and spotted it pretty much most weekends in Horseleap on my way back from Roscommon. It was there for a good few years always looking good. I did eventually get my Mk2 MR2 and really enjoyed it. I eventually sold it for a Fiat Coupe 2 litre 20v Turbo and enjoyed that but the MR2 cravings persisted.

I decided a few years back to go and see what was about. Imagine my surprise when the first MR2 I ever put my eyes on just happened to be for sale in Galway. Time had moved on a bit and the car had seen better days but I just had to see here in the flesh as it was nearly 20 years since I first spotted her.


_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG

The car needed some work but I eventually decided that it just wasn't to be. I had waited for so long but just couldn't buy her. I did buy my rev 3 and have enjoyed every moment spent in her and hope to for a long time to come.


_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
Punky1968
Galway MR2
Senior Boarder
Posts: 701
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Galway City
Last Edit: 2012/11/28 13:47 By Punky1968.
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#51863
Re: MR2 history - My story 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 35
That is so cool, i always love history with a car, u shud have bought the 91, to say u stood beside it 20 years previous in awe of it and now u own it....u shud track it down and buy it! rev3 looks cool also BTW.....
mjmitch
Junior Boarder
Posts: 290
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#51866
Re: MR2 history - My story 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 80
cool thread cant say i have any history like that i never really new what an mr2 was until i bought 1. kcd
cozzy90
i hate diesel
Addict
Posts: 1623
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: mallow
<img src="imageshack.us/a/img707/4755/7bn2.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#51885
Re: MR2 history - My story 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 62
Nice write up.

Similar story for me, I loved the MR2 as a kid but never remember seeing them in Ireland. I remember seeing them only in car magazines like Top Gear when I was young and wishing I could own one...and now I do - feels good!

Thanks for sharing the memories and posting those photos. Nice to see a pic of a brand new MR2 from back in the day.
corkmr2
Senior Boarder
Posts: 719
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#66752
Re: MR2 history - My story 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
Hello!!!

Thanks a LOT for this story and pics Mike Punky1968!!! It's so great to see those pics as I just bought this MR2 last year. KC+50 for ya!!!

Since first day I am logging every NCT, fix, replace parts and their costs, labour costs and people that work on her, Petrol, mileage, even MR2.ie meeting in my private logbook!

I was thinking to find all history of this car with adventures and experience of previous owners from first day I have it!

Thanks to you I have very good start with the photo form her first days on the road!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! and see ya around!!!

I am sure you enjoy to see yours cars and the one you seen first time together and with many others same kind:) I enjoy it VERY much!


_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG

More photos from meeting on the forum:
http://www.mr2.ie/mr2-forum/10-general/64497-galway-24th-may-joe-oreilly-meet-2014?limit=30&start=60
Luksander
991 MR2 '91REV1
Junior Boarder
Posts: 158
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Loughrea Birthday: 05/22
MR2 OFFROAD until May 2016 for another meetings and Cars Shows...

_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
Go to topPage: 1