A large gallery of photos of the Classic Car Live event in Mondello Park have been provided for us by Pat Foley.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We will have a stand at the show and welcome all club members to drop by and say hello. We are located beside the Richard Noble World Land Speed record stand in the middle of the hall. It’s stand E30 for anyone who has a map.
Hope to see you over the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who called to the stand and hope everyone had a good time. Many thanks to the exhibitors for their cars and Paul Clarke for the many photos that have been uploaded to the Gallery, it almost feels like being there again.
The next monthly meeting will be our AGM and will be held in the Avon Ri on Monday March 10th, at 8.30pm as per recent mailshot and we would urge all members to attend.
With regard to the 2014 annual subscription of €40 thank you to everyone who renewed already and if you have not got around to it yet we can accept renewals on the night.
Thank you to everyone for your support attending the winter meetings (and to the speakers)which we hope you found enjoyable.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New year.
A quick reminder that our next Monday meeting is January 20th at 8.30 in Avon Ri.
Well done to everyone who turned out for the Mince Pie Run on December 27th. Our thanks to Jim and Josie Ginty who provided a welcome respite from the rain and we were delighted to explore their fantastic collection of cars and automobilia with a very welcome hot drink to keep the cold at bay before we finished up in Toughers.
More details and pictures to follow.
The annual Mince Pie Run took place on the 27th of December, starting in St Kevin’s Community Center, Dublin road Blessington.
The weather started out mixed in Blessington but as we drove into Kildare the monsoon type rains made driving difficult so the stop at Jim & Josie Ginty’s collection of cars and automobilia was well appreciated by everyone as its allowed us get out of the rain and explore the many treasures to find answers to the quiz set by Michael & Brian.
The finish at Toughers helped everyone catch up and warm up and despite the weather this events continues to have a special place in everyone’s diary of events around Christmas season.
Our Thanks to Jim & Josie for their hospitality.
In April the club traveled to Monaghan and Cavan and while we were there, we visited Eugene Markey’s collection of old Ford cars, old Irish road signs and old Irish glass bottles.
|Eugene Markey (Club trip to Monaghan)|