About Us

About Us

RetroVentures is run by husband and wife team Chris and Elaine Davidson. Originally from Kent in the southeast of England, they settled in southwest Ireland in 2002. They established Ireland's first self drive classic car hire company in 2006.

In 2013, RetroVentures added motorcycle rental and tours to their product line and Ireland's first and only retro motorcycle rental company was born.

We are a family run business located in a beautiful rural location in Co. Limerick at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's stunning west coast.

You will not get a more personable service and we are thoroughly committed to providing the best experience possible for our clients and the best quality classic cars and retro motorcycles for hire in Ireland. Meet the team:
Chris Davidson - CEO RetroVentures
Elaine Davidson - The Boss of RetroVentures
Hannibal - Secretary at RetroVentures
Dave - Master Mechanic at RetroVentures


Essentially we do EVERYTHING! Elaine and Chris that is.

We build our own website and carry out all our own advertising. We attend trade shows, exhibitions, charity runs and promotional shoots.

We administer all correspondence and we answer your email and form enquiries personally. We plan your rentals and tours with passion and meticulous detail. We visit and assess attractions and accommodations to stamp our own seal of approval. We prepare the cars and bikes for rental. We prepare the riding gear and accessories.

We carry out all maintenance on our vehicles....everything. We test drive and test ride every vehicle before it goes out and we will only let a vehicle go if we are completely happy with it.

At the end of the day...we are exhausted!!! But we love the business and our customers and we wouldn't change it for the world.


Whilst we have pretty good control over all our own actions, we simply can't.....anticipate or guarantee the weather, provide a remedy for avoiding punctures, anticipate a hidden mechanical or electrical failure, or account for the failure of third party suppliers. We will however do everything in our power to put things right and make your rental or tour as idyllic as you anticipated or expect should things go a little wonky.


First of all please bear with us if we are a little delayed responding to your enquiries. Please remember you are dealing with a cottage industry (albeit a very experienced, professional and dedicated cottage industry) in the scenic south west of Ireland - we are not a multi-national. Occasionally things can go a little off-piste.  So dedicated are we that we actually cry when things don't go as planned! So please don't be grumpy with us.

Also please remember, any vehicle (old or new) can give up the ghost at any time. Our classic cars are up to 55 years old and, like your grandma, things can go wrong occasionally. A sore hip (rattly suspension), poor eyesight (underperforming wipers), slow out of bed (hesitant starter), arthritic hands (slipping clutch). You wouldn't blame granny for these so please be sympathetic towards our cars.

Please remain open-minded, get into the retro mood, enjoy your 1960's / 1970's motoring experience, and go home with a story to tell.

Thank you!
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