Edward Connally has provided us with photos from the recent Mince Pie run in December. Click here to view them.
Club AGM in the West Wicklow Inn at 8.30pm for members to attend. The club is 30 years old this year so would welcome all members. We can accept sub renewals on the night for those who have not renewed already.
As normal we shall review last years events and outline events planned for this year as well as the usual housekeeping items.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Now that we are into the new year a quick reminder that this months meeting is on the 3rd Monday in January that’s the 19th in the West Wicklow Inn at 8.30pm.
Many thanks to Brian Dempsey and Harry Cole for their talk on Humber cars of the 20’s
Also thanks to Myles & Philip O’Reilly for the presentation at the February meeting to discuss the family collection of Alfa Romeo cars and also Myles provided and update on the RSA review of changes to NCT test and how if might impact classic car owners.
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.