Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In 1959, Americans James Conway and William Curtis launched Shamrock Motors in Tralee, Kerry. Canadian racer Alvin “Spike” Rhiando was hired to design the Shamrock, which allegedly looked so much like a Ford Thunderbird that it was nicknamed the “Irish T-Bird.” The Shamrock prototype was reportedly powered by a 1.5-liter, 53hp Austin A55 engine, had four-doors and a fiberglass body with removable hard top. Varied reports indicated that as many as 10 cars were built.

If you want to learn all there is to know, and see every photo every taken (not many) of the Shamrock, see

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