Friday 24 November 2017

Quest for info on vintage car


A man working on the restoration of a vintage car in the UK is trying to trace its history after it was first registered in Wexford in 1923.

John Voce said he recently acquired the car, a 1923 Belsize two-seater, as a pile of bits.

He said lots of were missing, including the engine, and 'all in a very poor state'.

'However, I have been a hobby car restorer for a long time (mental health nurse by day) and am quite sure it could be resurrected, although not a light challenge,' said John. 'The car's remains are with me in the UK, very near to where it was made in Manchester at the moment but, as an Irish national myself, and since the car was first registered at C.C. Lock Garmain, Ceadanna on the December 21, 1923; I wish to return with it and restore it in Eire, perhaps filming and documenting the undertaking,' said John.The car's first owner was registered as Dr John A Keogh MB, Karrigbyrne (sic), Wexford. The old buff logbook shows that this ownership ended on September 3, 1925, when ownership was then transferred to a C.W. Bater. John asked that anyone who may be able to help in his quest for information on the car can contact him at

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