Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on Sunday May 7

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on Sunday May 7,the Run will depart from Millstreet at 12.30 with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet.
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

Blue Force Coastline Challenge Tractor Charity Run visit to Millstreet on Monday April 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club welcomed the Blue Force Club to Millstreet yesterday as they continued there 5000 mile Coastline Challenge Tractor Charity Run,some Club Members met the Group in Macroom with more joining the Route in Carriganima as the Group made there way to a stop for Refreshments at Colemans Millstreet Kia and New Holland Dealers in Millstreet, here Millstreet Vintage Club made a donation to the Blue Force Club who said they were humbled and thrilled with the great Reception and Hospitality that they got on there visit to Millstreet,many thanks must go to Club Member Jack Sheehan who coordinated the whole Event and John and Ben of Colemans in Millstreet for there Hospitality and the use of the Garage Premises for the Parking and display of Tractors,Millstreet Vintage Club would also like to thank the Gardai for there help in managing the Traffic flow when the Run was in the Local Area. For more information on this Coastline Challenge check out the Blue Force website at  http://www.blueforce.uk.com/

 

Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge in Millstreet Area on Tommorrow Monday April 24

Millstreet Vintage Club have informed us that The Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge will be in the Macroom, Millstreet Area on Monday next the 24th April. The Tractor run will be in Macroom at 11am tomorrow. It will then proceed to Carriganima for a brief stop and then on to Colemans Millstreet for a Show and Reception. Millstreet Vintage Club members will then convey the run to Rathmore.”All Ford, Fordson and New Holland and Fiat tractors are welcome to join in on the Run as support. This event is part of Ford 100 celebration with proceeds of the event going to Cancer and Children’s charities in the UK. Donations will be accepted by the Blue Force boys on the day.There are also tickets for sale for a restored Fordson Dexta kindly donated by club member Roy Cowgill. Further details from Millstreet Vintage Club Member Jack Sheehan on (086) 806 8243.

 

Billy Coleman Takes Part in Circuit De Ja Vu Event in Killarney

 

Billy Coleman the three times Circuit of Ireland Rally winner was reunited with a Rothmans 911 during Circuit Deja Vu in Killarney over the Easter Weekend, the Porsche 911 he drove is now owned and beautifully restored by John Mulholland, a County Antrim motor trader, the Porsche was a genuine Porsche 911 similar to the car that Billy drove for the Rothmans Team in the 1985 season.
Billy’s first Circuit win was in 1975 in an Escort RS1600. He repeated the win a year later in an RS1800 but it was another eight years before Billy, this time at the wheel of an Opel Manta 400 and with Ronan Morgan as his co-driver sprayed the champagne again at the finish of the five-day marathon, for the Circuit De Ja Vu Run last Sunday Ronan was back in the hot seat again to accompany Billy.

The Circuit De ja Vu is the brainchild of both Alan Tyndall of RPM Motorsport and Beatty Crawford who was a former Circuit of Ireland winning Co-Driver back in 1971,the Event was established to Celebrate the Glory Years of Rallying in the 70s and 80s and this Event without doubt captured that with some great Cars and Drivers from the that Period coming from near and far to be part of the Celebration,this was the second year that the Event was Ran and like last years Event which was also based in Killarney it was an outstanding Success.

Billy Coleman was not the only Millstreet Native to take part in the Circuit De Je Vu over the weekend,Conor Falvey had French Champion Bernard Beguin behind the wheel of his beautiful Porsche for the Run while his Brother Todd Falvey had Saeed Al-Hajri who is a former winner of the 1989 Cork 20 driving his Car which was also a Porsche along the Route as well, both Al-Hajri and Beguin are former Rothmans Teamates to Coleman so it was fitting that they all got together along with another former Rothmans driver from the same Era Jimmy McRae who was driving a Vauxhall Chevette,Former World Champion Stig Blomqvist was another famous driver to do the Run in an Audi Quattro while Donagh Kelly and Denis Biggerstaff each wheeled out a Metro 6R4 for the day,the other Millstreet Drivers that completed the Course included Kevin Hickey with co-driver Matthew Twomey in there beautifully turned out Replica of Billy Colemans 1979 Circuit of Ireland Ford Escort,and Ballydalys Denis Moynihan also completed the Course in his immaculate Mark 1 Escort, the Run which was based at the Malton Hotel departed at 10 am on Easter Sunday to tackle some famous Rally Stages along the way such as Molls Gap, Healy Pass, Cods Head, Ardgroom, and Killmackillogue and finished back in the Malton Hotel at around 4.30pm,the Event was a great Success and was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators who turned out in quite large numbers.

Below are the Local Crews who took part along with some Famous Stars as well and in Order they are

Kevin Hickey/ Matthew Twomey Motorcraft Mark 2Ecort

Denis Moynihan Escort Mark 1

Bernard Beguin/Conor Falvey Posrche 911

Billy Coleman/Ronan Morgan Porsche 911

Saeed Al-Hajri /Todd Falvey Porsche 911

 

Millstreet Vintage Club Car Run on Sunday 23 April

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Car Run on this coming Sunday 23 April, starting from Dromtariffe Parish Hall with Take Off at 12 Noon,all Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Denis O Flynn on 087-2033350 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run this Sunday March 26

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on tomorrow Sunday March 26,the Run will depart from Dromtariffe Hall with Sign on from 12 Noon and Take Off at 1pm Sharp with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

 

Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners

Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners

Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners

Millstreet Vintage Club-Cars,Coffee and Chat at Aroma Cafe on next Sunday March 5 at 11am

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars Coffee Chat Morning in Millstreet on next Sunday March 5th, all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Tractors/Bikes welcome on the day,so do come along if your free on Sunday March 5th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members are always Welcome.

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run to be held Today has been cancelled due to the Weather Conditions

The Tractor run to be ran out of Dromtariffe today has been cancelled due to the Bad Weather, Millstreet Vintage Club apologise for any inconvenience on the short notice of this.

Millstreet Vintage Club-Cars,Coffee and Chat on Tommorrow Sunday at 11am.

Millstreet-Vintage Club will host their first Event of 2017 at the Aroma Cafe in Millstreet on this coming Sunday Morning, The Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning with all Vintage,Classic & Retro cars welcome on the day. Come along if your free tommorrow Sunday January 15th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members always Welcome to join the Club.

Millstreet Vintage Club AGM Report.

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM on last Tuesday Evening Nov 15 at The Parish Centre. There were over 30 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New People who joined the Club on the Night as well.

Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very Successful and Busy year so far for the Club in 2016 with many great Events being held including Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat and Coffee Morning, Show and Shine, Model Show etc taking place, Ryan Tarrant Club Treasurer gave his Financial Report for The Year,and Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his Address thanked all Club Members and Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who may have helped the Club for all there hard work during the Course of the Year gone by.
 
Following this a New Committe was Elected as Follows
Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Mike P Kelleher-Vice Chairman
Dan O`Riordan-Secretary
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Ryan Tarrant-Treasurer
Myra Sheehan-Assistant Treasurer
Bernard Crowley-PRO
Dan Barry-Assistant PRO
Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer
 
Millstreet Vintage Club are planning on having a Busy 2017 with many of the Events held during 2016 being planned again for Next Year with more details to follow in due course.
The Club will be making a Presentation of the Proceeds collected from there very successful Tractor Run held back in September which was in aid of the CART Bus Service based in Carriganima, this Presentation will take place on Sunday Morning Dec 4th at a Coffee Morning in The Pub Carriganima.
The Clubs Final Event for 2016 is a Social Night which is to be held at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on Saturday December 10 with Finger Food, Refreshments and Music on the Night and Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about how to join the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or
you can contact any Club Member, do check out our new Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you will also find us on Facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/millstreetvintage.club or you can contact by Email at <email> 
 
Bernard Crowley
Club PRO.

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Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM on next Tuesday 15 November 2016

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Tuesday 15 November 2016, in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone interested in Vintage or Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.

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Millstreet Vintage Club, Carriganima Tractor Run 2016 on this Sunday Sept 18

Millstreet Vintage Club, Carriganima Tractor Run 2016 in aid of the CART Transport Service will be Launched by the Lord Mayor of Ballinagree John O`Sullivan, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD will also be Present at the Sign On for The Event at The Pub in Carriganima from 12.30 to 13.30. carriganima-tractor-run-sept-2016-600

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Car Run on Sunday the 14th of August

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club are holding another Car Run after there very sucessful & enjoyable last trip out….. This Run is on next Sunday the 14th of August!! Sign on for Run in Dromtariffe Hall at 10.30 am, Local Route being used and to finish off the Day there is Dinner at Bobs Bar in Ballydesmond.
All Classic & Vintage Cars welcome!
For Details Contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.(Many Thanks to Tom Corbett for the Photo)MIKE P

Great Turn Out for Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Run and BBQ last Saturday Evening

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Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly Successful Car Run and Barbeque last Weekend, the 40km Run which started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.30pm travelled along some Scenic Countryside as it made its way to the Event finish at Moll Carthys Bridge Bar where a lovely Barbeque and some Refreshments was then enjoyed by all, the weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and was well received by Everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank Noel C Duggan Hardware for the use of there Yard to Park and Display all the Beautiful Cars, The Bush Bar for the use of there Premises for Event Sign On and Registration, Tony O`Brien Butcher for the lovely Barbeque which was provided, Nora and Joe Dennehy of Moll Carthys Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the Barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography and Matthew Twomey Photography for covering the Event and taking some great Photos, the Hardworking Marshals who helped along the Route to keep the Event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the People who brought out there lovely Motors and took part we say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You, without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.(Thanks to TMC Photography for the Photo.)
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Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on this Saturday Evening the 25th of June.

 

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Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on Saturday Evening the 25th of June!
All Classic and Vintage Cars Welcome! 
40 km Scenic Route leaving The Bush Bar 7.30pm

Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details

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Organisers of Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade want to say Thanks to Everyone who made it a Great Success

Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.

We share the first three images of a truly wonderful St. Patrick's Parade held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 in the very welcoming Carriganima blessed with glorious sunshine. Great credit is due to Seán Murphy and his Coordinating Team for such a very successful annual event. Grand Marshal of the Parade was Cllr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of Cork County. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thanks to Sean Radley for the Photo