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 Shakleton 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.
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.
Our monthly meetings for 2018 start on Monday January 15th at 8.30pm in the West Wicklow House, Blessington. All members welcome and 2018 club subscriptions can be accepted on the night.
Here is a snap shot from a previous Terenure Show to help everyone look forward to 2018 summer events.
Our annual festive event the Mince Pie Run took place on Wednesday December 27th. We assembled at St Kevin’s Hall, Main St. Blessington and had a nice drive through Ballymore Eustace and Naas to visit Jim Boland’s car collection.
After a memorable guided tour by Jim we continued on to Tougher’s for some welcome refreshments. Our thanks to Jim & Breda for their hospitality. Happy New Year to all members.
We had a very nice run in lovely sunshine and here are some pictures by Pat Foley. Thank you to all participants.
The last run of the season before the clocks go back.
START; Russborough House 3km south of Blessington (off N81)
ASSEMBLE; 10.30am for 11am departure.
ROUTE: A scenic drive over the Wicklow gap into Ashford village.
LUNCH STOP: Lunch stop in Ashford village.
FINISH; Baltinglass Golf Club.
Entry Fee €25
We are delighted to join the WVVMC annual 3 day rally which this year celebrates the clubs 40th anniversary.
The event is based in the Salthill Hotel Galway with the static display held at the Spanish Arch on Friday from 12 noon to 5 pm. The Saturday run will depart from the Hotel at 10.30 am with route details to be advised in the pack on Friday.
Blessington Club members gathering option at Tuar Ard Community Centre in Moate Co Westmeath at 9.30 am on Friday morning for breakfast. We will depart from there at 10.30 am to arrive at Spanish Arch at 12.30 pm. Route options M6 or old main road R446 at drivers discretion.
Reminder that the regular monthly Monday runs continue this Monday evening. We gather at 7.30pm at the industrial estate opposite the Avon RI entrance.
Next Sunday morning we gather for our Spring Rally, starting from the ever splendid Russborough House on the N81 just south of Blessington. Our plan is to gather at 10am to meet, have a chat and maybe some refreshments in the tea rooms.
We plan to leave at 11am for a drive through Wicklow and Kildare for a lunch stop in Kildare Town where there are a number of options for lunch. The picnic option is to continue on to the afternoon stop at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park where facilities are available. Full details are in the members mailshot distributed a few weeks back.
Hope we get dry weather and can see as many members and cars as possible on Sunday morning.
The 2017 season kicks off in earnest with the first evening run on Monday April 10th and we gather at 7.30pm in the usual location, the industrial estate opposite Avon Ri entrance.
Time to dust off the car and take it out for a short spin which is the norm for the first run of the season. We will move off at 7.45pm to make best use of the daylight available. Hope see as many out as possible and if your not a member already please join us this evening as new members are welcome.