3ma 2016

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3ma 2007

3ma 2007, the first international meeting specifically intended for the Fiat 131 and derivatives, took place in Southwest Ireland from Friday 18th to Monday 21st of May 2007. The highlight of the event was the static display on Sunday 20th May in the Heights Killarney Hotel car park where fifteen Fiat 131s were on display for all the visitors to enjoy. It's the largest number of 131s we've ever seen together so we are claiming a new world record of 131s in the same place at a classic car event; unless someone can prove otherwise.

The event, which was kindly supported by Fiat Ireland, consisted of non-competitive driving with routes designed to take in some of the spectacular Atlantic coastline and mountain passes. But it was also a social event with plenty of time allocated for the exchange of stories and experiences about the 131 Mirafiori. As one of the attendees said: "There are no strangers at the 3ma, just 131 friends"

This was a great opportunity for 131 Mirafiori owners to discover the myths and legends of Ireland with all its inspirational scenery while fully enjoying driving their cars. The driving routes encompassed a circuit of Munster, the southernmost of the four provinces of Ireland which comprises the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. The Ring of Kerry is undoubtedly Ireland's most popular scenic drive so we made sure it was included in our tour but we've also included many other unforgettable scenic drives taking in plenty of rugged cliffs and spectacular coastlines.

The meeting exceeded the expectations of all present so it's most likely that it will become an annual event. We are already thinking about 2008 and planning 2009!


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03 May - Just two weeks to go

26 February 2007 - Gentlemen, book your rooms

25 January 2007 - 3ma Reconnaissance mission