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Van-tastic news as Divane’s named best in country

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VAN-TASTIC: The team at Divane Volkswagen, John Vahey, Brendan O'Sullivan, Jerome Flynn, Paul Langston, Stan Divane, Denis Divane and John Divane, celebrate being crowned Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle's Retailer of the Year.

Divane Volkswagen in Castleisland has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retailer of the Year 2020.

Divanes have been Volkswagen Dealers in Kerry since 1954 and operate the oldest Volkswagen site in the country.

This award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience, and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retailer can achieve.

The award was presented virtually to Denis Divane and the team at Divane Volkswagen, by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland.

Commenting on the award, Denis Divane said he was delighted to receive such an accolade.

“We are delighted to receive the award in recognition of our ongoing commitment and dedication to the brand. We have a strong team in place and pride ourselves in supplying both a premium product and a professional service together with a state-of-the-art modern workshop. My team are very experienced and passionate about the brand. We are proud to have worked together and delivered the number one brand in the county and the top performance nationally.”

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Racecourse revs up for motor show

Car lovers are in for a treat on Sunday, September 19 when two of Killarney’s best-loved motoring events come together for a car show at the racecourse. Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club has joined forces with Cars N’Coffee Killarney to stage an event that is open to: “Vintage, classic, retro and modern cars,” according […]

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Car lovers are in for a treat on Sunday, September 19 when two of Killarney’s best-loved motoring events come together for a car show at the racecourse.

Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club has joined forces with Cars N’Coffee Killarney to stage an event that is open to: “Vintage, classic, retro and modern cars,” according to event organisers.

Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club usually holds its annual show at Killarney Racecourse but the event has not run since June 2019 as a result of the pandemic.

Cars N’Coffee Killarney held one low-key event last summer after hosting successful monthly meetings in 2019.

Now, the two shows are coming together to create one big motoring event that will cater for all aspects of car culture in the Killarney area.

Over 200 cars, from the 1930s to modern times will be on display at the Ross Road venue.

Tom Leslie, of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club is a member of the organising committee.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser at a special launch event on Wednesday night he said he was looking forward to re-starting the car scene in Killarney.

“It is great to be back in action and we are delighted to be linking with Cars’NCoffee to create one big motor show in the heart of the town,” he said. “We will have everything from the 1930s to the 2000s, featuring vintage, classic, retro and modern cars.”

The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School in Beaufort. 

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Jordan Lee’s first public appearance since returning from Tokyo

EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty Paralympic hero Jordan Lee, fresh from his Tokyo appearance, unveiled two brand new Toyota models at Kelliher’s Garage, Tralee on Monday morning. A special Toyota roadshow took place at their Rathass premises where members of the public and local celebrities were invited to see the new cars for the first time […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Paralympic hero Jordan Lee, fresh from his Tokyo appearance, unveiled two brand new Toyota models at Kelliher’s Garage, Tralee on Monday morning.

A special Toyota roadshow took place at their Rathass premises where members of the public and local celebrities were invited to see the new cars for the first time in Kerry.

Kelliher’s Garage, Tralee, was one of the first Toyota garages in Ireland to display the all-new Yaris Cross SUV and the RAV4 Plug In Hybrid.

Lee is a brand ambassador for Toyota and drives a sporty CH-R himself.

“The aesthetics of the Yaris alone is just fantastic,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.
“It is a very versatile car and not as flashy as my own C-HR, it will suit people looking for a subtle car.”

It was the Killarney hero’s first public appearance since he returned from Tokyo last week.

“I did not win a medal, but even if I did, I don’t think that would have been my highlight,” he added. “Being selected as the flagbearer for the opening ceremony was my highlight. When you think about it, only 30 or so people have had that honour and I must be the first Kerry man to lead an Irish team into an Olympic Stadium.”

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