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- Type 2
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Barndoor and Split Screen Microbus
This photo was taken in 1961 in Summerhill North, Cork City.
The Split Screen Bus belonged to my father Joe Kerrigan who was better known for his exploits in the Cork Gliding Club, the parachute club, and his hang gliding. On June 11, 1977, he flew his hang glider from the top of Carrantuohill. He lived in Mount Verdon, Summerhill North and died in 2008 at the ripe old age of 96.
Dad bought this late 1952 VW Microbus in late 1959. He used it for travel to and from work, and for the weekends when we all went mountain climbing or canoeing or scuba diving. He bought it from a guy called Morrissey who had a garage in Blackpool.
I don’t know exactly when he sold it, since I was in the RAF from mid 1961 to late 1966. I do remember having to drive it from Mitchelstown sometime in 1960 with a broken clutch cable. Every time we came to a crossroads I had to switch off the engine to stop, then put it in first gear and press the starter to get going.
Submitted by: Gilbert Kerrigan>