Remember Mince Pie Run as usual on Saturday December 27th.
A chance to get out of the house, work off some turkey and get the car out for one last spin in 2014. Hopefully before any snow arrives!
Meet as usual at 11am in car park beside St Kevin’s Hall for sign on and instructions.
Hope to see as many people as possible.
Pat Foley has once again provided us with photos from the Charity Run, the Gordon Bennett run, and the Hillbilly Tractor Run. Click Here to view them.
CHANGE IN VENUE FOR WINTER MEETINGS
Please note the winter meetings will be held in the West Wicklow House starting November 10th 2014. Its located in the middle of Blessington opposite the Church in the corner of the square.
Thanks to everyone who turned up for the first winter meetings on October 13th at 8.30pm in the Avon Ri, Lakeshore resort. Bob Webster gave a presentation on military vehicles of the Curragh camp from the early 20th century.
We also talked about the RSA proposals just launched to remove the NCT exemption for cars registered before 1980. Everyone is encouraged to submit your opinion to the RSA and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our club submission.
Also a picture of some of the usual suspects at one of this summers evening runs.
We had a fantastic Autumn Run on Sunday Sept 21st to Emo Court helped in no small way by the great sunny weather and it was a lovely way to finish off the summer runs relaxing with a picnic on the gardens around EMO court. The lovely drive down from Russborough through Kilcullen and across the Curragh was put together by Keith Pearson and Bob Webster so many thanks to them for that. The directions seemed to make sense to everyone as we had very few straying off the route sheets and there are always a few who wander!
The Curragh Golf Club proved a lovely finish venue with setting sun backdrop on the golden shades in the tree belt opposite the clubhouse balcony when we sat for the refreshments as the finishers awards were handed out.
PS If you were on the run and did not get your award send on an email and we can have it with us for collection at the next evening run.
Thank you to all participants.
Pat Foley has provided us with more of his beautiful photographs, this time from the Classic & Vintage Motor Show in Terenure this year. Click here or on the Gallery page to view them.
A few club members will be attending this event and if anyone is interested we will gather in the square in Blessington at 10.30am on the Sunday Morning to travel to the show at Knocklinn Farm in Enniskerry.
The event is to include Vintage vehicles, family entertainment and Artisan Market and is organised by the Enniskerry Parishes and full details can be found on their website enniskerryfestival.ie. Funds raised in aid of adults and children with intellectual difficulties (Lakers Charity) based in Bray.
A large gallery of photos of the Classic Car Live event in Mondello Park have been provided for us by Pat Foley.
Click here to see them.
Starting from the Industrial estate at Avon Ri, Blessington
Assembling at 10.30am for a scenic drive around Blessington lakes followed by a three hour Display of cars at Russborough House ( 1pm – 4pm)
Bring a picnic and if you have it a picnic table , coffee shop available at Russborough ( please note – no B.B.Q’s allowed).
All vehicles must be covered in accordance with the requirements of the Road Traffic Act.
Entry to the run is by way of donation ( €20 + ) on the day.
This promises to be a fun day out for all
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Contact Club secretary Alice Nugent at email@example.com for more information.
Our first big run of the year took place on May 18th with a respectable turnout of 66 cars. A big thank you to everyone who made it Russborough House for the start with special mention to those visitors from Mercedes Club as well as the Jaguar & Daimler drivers who joined us for the day. We made our way to Trim through very wet weather that tested the wiper motors of many cars beyond normal usage.
A very welcome refreshment stop at Kiltale services in Co Meath courtesy of Brian King and Kiltale services was much appreciated before we headed on into Trim for the lunch stop. The picnic baskets stayed in the cars as we sought refuge in Trim Castle hotel where everyone could enjoy a long leasurely lunch stop guilt free as no one felt they had to go outside into the rain.
The afternoon took us on a short drive through Longwood to the finish at The Hamlet court Hotel in Johnstown Bridge for the conclusion and distribution of the finishers awards.
Well done to everyone for making it an enjoyable day despite the weather. Pictures of the event are scarce given the circumstances but if anyone would like to email some in please do and we will post them on the website.
After the long wet winter it will be good to get the cars out for our first evening run. We will not have the evening light for too long so roll up early to the car park just off roundabout before Texaco on Baltinglass road. We will have short spin and meet up for refreshments and catch up on what happened with those projects (or not) and make plans for the long evenings ahead.
Weather forecast so far says it will be dry so hope to see who has added what to their collections.