Transport Museum Society of Ireland President, Michael Corcoran, explains why preservation is so important.
Civilisation depends on the indispensable vehicles that enhance our lives but are taken so much for granted that we do not notice them. Regrettable, because these mechanical chameleons represent the contribution of every section of the community to all the others. Constant, gradual replacement, without anybody realising that they are gone, can eliminate whole generations of these vehicles, thereby wiping out entire swathes of our worthwhile past. Preserved vehicles are an unrivalled repository of social history, stimulating pride in the past and inspiration for the future.