When the turkey and sprouts are gone and the trifle has been polished off there are usually some mince pies left over. So why not put down the remote control and break out from the cabin fever by taking your pride and joy motor out for a spin on the annual Mince Pie Run on Friday December 27th.
We assemble in St Kevin’s Hall Blessington at 11am to catch up and discuss the weather and how bad it is for the cars before we head off at 11.30 for a leisurely drive to Baltinglass for a coffee break followed by a spin back for refreshments and mince pies at the finish in Blessington. The venue details will be supplied at sign in. So hope to see as many members as possible for what is usually a good fun run out.
Sunday September 15th, saw members meeting in Russborough House for 11.30 departure and drive through Wicklow, Kildare, Carlow & Kilkenny to lunch stop in Castlecomer with finish in Rathsallagh Golf Club. The rain held off and many enjoyed a picnic beside the cars. Pat Foley has supplied some very nice photos to give a sample of the cars that were out for the day.
The annual Mince Pie run will be held as usual on December 27th.
Hopefully we will get a dry day to take cars out for gentle run to blow some Christmas cobwebs away. We will assemble at 11am in St Kevins Hall Blessington for 11.30 departure with route sheets supplied at the sign on that contain details of the different local finishing venue for this years event.
The Autumn Run was held on Sunday September 16th and we had fantastic weather with bright sunshine and pleasant drive through Wicklow and Kildare.
The Athy museum group rolled out the red carpet for us and we enjoyed the various exhibits including the 1903 Arrol Johnson car which was the same make taken to the South Pole by Shackleton who also features in the museum displays having been born locally.
The afternoon drive to the beautiful Rathsallagh Golf Club provided a scenic finish stop with picturesque views over the course in the valley below. The weather suited the Buick speedster of John and Jane Stanley pictured below with some other cars out on the day.
A fine day weather wise ensured a pleasant trip to Tinahely Farm Shop and finish in Baltinglass Gold Club. Pictures have been updated to include participants cars.
The weather seems to have finally picked up just in time for the Spring Rally which is getting close now. We will gather at Russborough House from 10 am on Sunday morning May 20th with time for a chat and to admire the cars as well as a little something from the tea rooms before we depart at 11 am. The plan is for a spin around south Wicklow stopping in Tinahely for lunch. The afternoon route will bring us back towards Baltinglass for the finish. Entry fee €25 will include route sheets and attendance award and hopefully we will have a bright and dry day,
Full details will be provided at check in and to help remind everyone of how nice a day it can be here are some pictures of last years start.
The RIAC show went well despite the heavy snow the week before which made it difficult to retrieve cars from their winter slumber. A special word of thanks to Pat Denning and Joe Byrne who had to literally dig out the cars we had on the stand and to the committee members who watched over them for two days of the show.