Young man with Limerick links given ‘dream car’ after leaving a note for owner

Jess Casey

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Young man with Limerick links given ‘dream car’ after leaving a note for owner

A YOUNG man with strong links to Limerick has been gifted his dream car eight years after leaving a note for its late owner. 

At the age of 16, Kyle Cropsey of Lindenhurst, New York, slipped a note inside the window of a 1971 Volkswagen bus describing the bus as his “future car”. 

Mr Cropsey is the grandson of the late Radio Limerick broadcaster and founding member of Janesboro FC Tom Hynes. His grandmother is Eileen Hynes and his mother  Lorenza is originally from Raheen.

“I scribbled a note, ‘please call me’, and I slipped it in right through the window and saw it fall to the floor and thought, ‘Oh my god, he’s not going to see it’,” Mr Cropsey told CBS New York. 

Eight years later, Mr Cropsey received a call from Cris Mead, whose late father Cornelius originally owned the bus.

Mr Mead discovered his note while he was clearing out the van. The Mead family gave Mr Cropsey the bus, on one condition; that he restore it and “go on plenty of adventures”.

“It was fate,” Mr Cropsey said.