SKODA Rapid Escorts Pope Francis

At Specialist Cars SKODA, theres nothing we love nothing more than a celebrity sighting and we're particularly enjoying this one of Pope Francis being escorted around in a SKODA Rapid, during his visit to Dublin for the 9th World Meeting of Families.

As the official vehicle partner for the event, SKODA provided the Pope and his entourage with a full vehicle fleet during the two-day visit.

The four SKODA Rapid Spaceback models were adapted to comply with exact specifications provided by the vatican.

These adaptations included a navy blue finish, chrome dowels with the vatican flag and a specially shaped arm rest for the Pontiff.

SKODA Rapid Spaceback Escorts Pope Francis

In addition, three of the SKODA cars were adorned with commemorative Papal symbols, including the number plate 182-C-1979, which pays tribute to a previous Papal visit to Ireland by John Paul II in 1979.

In addition to the four models, the World Family Day also displayed a one of a kind SKODA KAROQ, with handcrafted coloured windows.

A stained glass artist created Motifs of the evolution of Irish families over the last 140 years. We'd like to congratulate the Vatican on their superb choice of vehicles. Hopefully we will see this partnership grow for future official visits.