It’s all Systems Go for The Johnny Hickey Memorial Car Run which is happening Tommorrow Sunday March 26th,
Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be holding the Event this year in aid of Tubrid Holy Well in Millstreet,proceedings will be based out of the Bridge Bar Millstreet Eircode (P51 H978) with Sign on taking place there from 10.30am and Take Off at 12 Noon with the Event being led away by Millstreet Pipe Band and as usual all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles are very Welcome to join the Run,Draw for the Johnny Hickey Memorial Trophy and Spot Prizes to be won on the Day.
The General Public are encouraged and most welcome to come along for a look on the day with a nice display of Classic Vehicles promised to be in attendance,for more details Call Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406,or Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.
A launch for the Event took place a while back and there was an interesting video made at the Launch outlining a history of Tubrid Holy and what it’s all about and also giving details of what we can expect in the Car Run itself,a link to the video can be found below
Video Captured by Ita and Willie Fitzgerald and the Photos by Danny Lane.
The Countdown is on now with just a few days left to go now to the the Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run which is happening on next Sunday September 4th,the Event is In Aid of Alzheimers Society of Ireland with Sign On at The Bridge Bar Millstreet Eircode (P51 H978) from 10.30am and Take Off at 12.30pm,Lovely Scenic Route Starting in Millstreet with a Break in Rockchapel and Finishing at O’Riadas Bar Ballymacelligot for Refreshments. All Vintage,Classic Cars Bikes Vans etc very Welcome on the Day Details Contact Luke Hurley on 086
EVERYBODY IS VERY WELCOME TO COME ALONG TO THE BRIDGE BAR NEXT SUNDAY FROM 10.30 MORNING TO SEE THE CARS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who came along to the Clubs second Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run held on Sunday last, on what was a mixed day at times weather wise an impressive line up of 60 fabulous cars still made the journey to Millstreet to take part in the Event. Many thanks to each and everyone for making the Trip. The Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and were again like last year led out by the Millstreet Pipe Band with whom Johnny Hickey was a member of for many years. After the Cars left the town they made their way up Tullig heading out the Rylane Road and then on to Ballinagree and then turning left off the Ballinagree Macroom Road to progress on to Hanover Hall and on to the Macroom-Rusheen Road before it joined the Coachford to Dripsey Road with the Event then making its way on to a Tea/Coffee Stop at Griffins Garden Centre. From there the Run continued its way back to Dripsey where it turned off and headed on to Cloghroe and from here the Run made it’s way to Donoughmore, New Tipperary, and then on to Bweeng, before turning on to the Road to Grenagh to make it’s way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh, where a very Welcome meal was enjoyed at the end of a most enjoyable Run.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the People that helped out which helped make the Event a great success:- to all the Marshalls, Arrowing Crew, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout etc many many thanks for all your help. Also, we wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band, An Garda Síochána, Wallis Arms Hotel, Griffins Garden Centre, The Farm Grenagh, Photographers and Media People, and finally many thanks to the Hickey Family again for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club, and Congratulations to the second winner of this most beautiful Cup Denis O’Riordan for Best Car in his Toyota Cressida, a most worthy winner. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2021 Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run.
We thank Matthew Twomey, Ger Healy, Cian Power, Pat Sullivan and Danny Lane for the Photos.
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on tomorrow Sunday March 8th. Sign on for the Run is from 10.30am at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The Run will be led away from the Hotel at 12 noon by the Millstreet Pipe Band and will make it’s way across a lovely Scenic Route as it travels along to its first stop at Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey, where we will have a break for Coffee. From there we continue through some lovely countyside as we make our way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh where we will then adjourn for dinner after a busy day on the Road. All Vintage/Classic Cars, Bikes, Vehicles are very welcome to join the Run. The Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day. For more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.