Its that time of year again where we close up our workshop while another workshop somewhere a lot colder and with a lot more snow is working very very hard!!!
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Happy, Healthy and Safe Christmas & New Year!!
We look forward to seeing you all in 2019!!!
Should you require assistance outside of these hours please call 021-4322 999
SVP CAR RAFFLE 2017
For the 5th year in a row, CAB has been delighted to team up with the Cork Branch of the St. Vincent de Paul to help raise funds in the form of a Car Raffle. This year CAB has donated a brand new 2018 Ford Focus to the raffle as 1st prize. Last year the generosity of the Cork public knows no bounds, which was proven once again as it was announced that the 2016 Car Draw raised almost €110,000 for individuals and families struggling to get by from day to day.
Speaking about this years event, Conor Cavanagh – Managing Director of CAB, said: “The SVP are very active within our local community and do great work. Since day one, our community has embraced our business and have supported us down through the years. Now its our turn to give a little back”
To get involved and support the event, you can buy tickets for €5 and be in with a chance to win.
- 1ST PRIZE A 2018 FORD FOCUS FROM CAB MOTOR COMPANY
- 2nd Prize €1500 for one lucky winner 3rd Prize €750 for one lucky winner
- 4th Prize €500 for one lucky winner 5th Prize €250 for one lucky winner
- 6th Prize €500 Lord Mayor’s Prize 7th Prize €500 Bishop’s Prize
2016 WINNER OF THE SVP CAR RAFFLE
Kathleen O’Shea from Glengarriff, Co. Cork was chosen as the lucky winner of the Car Raffle and received the keys of her new Ford Focus from Conor Cavanagh of CAB Motor Company, who generously donated a car for the fourth year running. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Des Cahill was on hand at the presentation at the CAB showroom on Monaghan Road to congratulate the winner on her good fortune and to join in thanking all who bought tickets and made donations.
Further information contact Anne McKernan (086 024 9518) or Gerry Garvey (086 183 7272)
CAB Wins Cork Business of the Year Award
CAB was delighted to be in attendance and nominated for Cork Motor Dealer of the year 2017. When it was announced that CAB had won its category we were delighted to accept. John Wilkins (left), our general manager accepted the award on behalf of CAB, also pictured is Ciarán McMahon, Managing Director of Ford Ireland, who also accepted an award for Ford Celebrating 100 years in Cork.
This award is the most recent accomplishment in what has been a great year for CAB. Earlier in the year they won the coveted SIMI Dealer of the Year Award for 2017 which is the highest accolade given within the Motor Trade in Ireland.
Win tickets for 2017 Electric Picnic
For 100 years, Ford have been servicing the hopes and desires of Irish drivers. In partnership, CAB Motor Company has been doing it in Cork, for 92 of those years. To celebrate, we have teamed up with Electric Picnic to give away X2 weekend tickets for this years event. The event can be entered via our Facebook page. A winner will be selected randomly using Facebook “Contests for Pages” application.
Best of luck 🙂
A big congratulations to our competition winner – Cristina Blanco, who dropped by to pick up her prize today.
Cristina entered and won our Facebook competition for X2 tickets
Thanks again to all who entered. Watch this space more competitions to follow.
CAB sponsors GAScc American Car Show
The GAScc American Car Show will be open to the public on Saturday morning the 10th June from 11am onward. Price of admission is €7.50 and kids are free. There will be a great display of American cars, trucks, rods and bikes. Majority of vehicles arriving on Saturday morning.
Vehicles will be on display and vendors will be open for business. Activities available for kids including face painting in the afternoon.
- 13:00 Rubicon start on the outside stage.
- 15:00 Wrestling begins.
- 16:00 Prize Giving.
- 16:30 The Leegal Eagles on the outside stage.
- 18:30 Wrestling continues.
- 20:00 The legendary Pat McManus & his band start on the inside stage.
- 23:00 Bog the Donkey on the inside stage and finish off the night in style in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Will be a great day! See y’all there
1986 Sierra Cosworth RS at CAB Motor CompanyA long term customer for over 20 years, Maurice Power collected his immaculate 1986 Sierra Cosworth RS 2.0i turboboost, phase 2 chipped, 360bhp Ford Classic, from our service department today. He has had the car since new and with a top speed of 170mph and a 0-60mph in 5.3 sec, its the perfect car for a quick getaway (or a longdrive:).
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The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is a high-performance version of the Ford Sierra that was built by Ford Europe from 1986 to 1992. It was the result of a Ford Motorsport project with the purpose of producing an outright winner for Group A racing in Europe.
The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was first presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1985, with plans to release it for sale in September and closing production of the 5,000 cars in the summer of 1986.
In practice, it was launched in July 1986, and 5545 were manufactured in total of which 500 were sent to Tickford for conversion to the Sierra three-door RS500 Cosworth. The vehicles were manufactured in right hand drive (RHD) only, and were made in Ford’s Genk factory in Belgium.
Sierra RS Cosworth rally car
The Sierra Cosworth was also pressed into service as a rally car, and saw some success. After the abolition of the Group B formula in the World Rally Championship at the end of 1986, manufacturers had to turn to Group A cars and Ford, like most others, found itself without a fully suitable car. The Cosworth was very powerful but, with only rear-wheel-drive, lost out to the four-wheel-drive Lancias and Mazdas on loose-surface events, while the four-wheel-drive XR4x4 had an excellent chassis but an elderly engine producing only around 200 bhp, at least 100 less than the Lancia. For the 1987 season the team ran both, using the XR4x4 on loose surfaces and the Cosworth on tarmac, but the XR4x4’s power disadvantage was too great and from 1988 the team concentrated on the Cosworth alone, and continued to use it until the arrival of the Sierra RS Cosworth 4×4 in 1990.
The rear-drive car never won a loose-surface World Rally Championship event, but in the hands of drivers such as Stig Blomqvist, Carlos Sainz and Ari Vatanen it frequently finished in the top five, except when conditions were particularly slippery. On tarmac it was a much more serious competitor, and a young Didier Auriol won the 1988 Corsica Rally outright, the only time that season that Lancia were beaten in a straight fight. However, as Lancia developed the Delta Integrale further and new cars such as the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 appeared, the Cosworth became steadily less competitive.
Thanks to strong support and readily available parts from Ford Motorsport, the Cosworth was a popular car with private teams. Moreover, below world championship level, four-wheel-drive opposition was limited at the time, and the Cosworth was as fast as any of its two-wheel-drive rivals. It lacked the fine handling of the BMW M3, for example, but on the other hand it was much more powerful. It was also very reliable. Consequently it became a very popular car at national championship level, and during the late 1980s Sierra drivers won many national series. Jimmy McRae took the British Rally Championship in a Sierra in 1987 and 1988, whilst Carlos Sainz won the Spanish Championship in the same years, to name but two. The Cosworth was popular with spectators because it was visually dramatic, with its flame-spitting exhaust and tail-sliding, rear-drive handling; and it was popular with amateur drivers because it was competitive, robust and relatively cheap. To this day it is a fairly common sight on lower-level events.
Blazing Bikers raise €50,000 for Irish Guide Dogs
Blazing bikers finished their charity run over the long weekend and have raised over €50,000 for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind this year. Well done to all involved, a great event and a fantastic result.Blazing bikers finished their charity run over the long weekend and have raised over €50,000 for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind this year. Well done to all involved, a great event and a fantastic result.
Weather was ideal for biking and many fantastic sites were visited, from Killybegs, Ballymoney ( Joey Dunlop Memorial Gardens), Dunfanaghy, Rope bridge at Bally castle….. Strancoum ( Dark Hedges the famous Tree Lined Avenue where Game of Thrones was made.)
This year,all money collected will to go directly to the Irish Guide Dogs. This year the event made approximately €50,000, this brings the total over the last 10 trips to just over €700K. CAB Motor Company was delighted to be able to support this worthy cause.
CAB Motor Company ‘power ahead’ of the competition to claim coveted SIMI Award
Cork’s CAB Motor Co. Wins SIMI Award for Franchised Sales Operation of the Year
CAB Motor Company, Main Ford Dealer in Ballintemple, Cork has ‘outmanoeuvred’ motoring industry competitors with their sales and service offerings to claim the prestigious and heavily coveted title of “Franchised Sales Operation of the Year” at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards. The friendly and professional team at CAB were seen to demonstrate excellence and best practice in their category over the last 12 months by an independent judging panel. They emerged victorious at a glittering ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4. The awards now in their seventh year were attended by over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests and presented by RTE Sports Commentator & TV presenter Marty Morrissey. Conor Cavanagh and John Wilkins we on hand from CAB to accept the award.
The award winning company which is a Main Ford Dealer and the largest of its kind in Munster employs 50 full time staff. CAB Motor Co. offers the full range of new Ford vehicles including the sporty Ka+ to the iconic Mustang, as well as the extensive range of Ford commercial vehicles, which dominate the Irish LCV market. In addition they have a full complement of used vehicles, aftersales accessories as well as parts and servicing facilities. The company was founded in 1925 to meet the growing needs of Cork motorists and are proud of their deep roots in the local community including numerous local sponsorships and charity beneficiaries. Recently they have partnered as sponsors for College Corinthians AFC and the Cork Senior Hurling and Football teams as well as donating a brand new Ford Focus to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul for the past 4 years running.
Commenting on their latest achievement Dealer Principal of CAB Motor Company Conor Cavanagh said “We are delighted to win Franchised Sales Operation of the Year at the Irish Motor Industry Awards. It is especially meaningful in this landmark year, when we celebrate 100 years of Ford in Ireland, to be recognised as the standout dealership nationally and full credit must go to our dedicated staff who go above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure customer satisfaction.”
Alan Nolan, Director General of the SIMI, said “The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with Bank of Ireland Finance is a night of celebration for our Industry. Our members across the country work hard in contributing both locally to employment and to the economy overall. To win this accolade is extra special as it recognises their efforts and dedication to stand out from the competition. We congratulate CAB Motor Co. along with the other category winners and thank those who participated and continue to raise standards within their businesses.”