Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Wednesday 13 December 2017

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.

Millstreet Vintage Club supports Carriganima’s CART

A big thanks to the Millstreet Vintage Club on presenting the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus. Perfect weather conditions added to the enjoyment of the day, close on 70 tractors took to the road over scenic terrain to Moll Carthys Bridge for a short halt before returning to Carriganima Pub for a Barbeque and refreshments.

Co-inciding with the formal presentation was a Coffee Evening and a heat of the Millstreet Community Council Talent Competition.

Meanwhile Millstreet Vintage Club Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland reaches a climax on this Sunday with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show in the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 3 pm.

On the progamme are interesting guest speakers and patrons are welcome to bring along their Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle and park their prized possessions outside the Hotel in the Town Square in Millstreet.

Millstreet Vintage Club Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet on Next Sunday November 19 at 3pm

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this coming Sunday Nov 19th starting at 3 pm, some very interesting Guest Speakers on the day and you are welcome to bring along your Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle as well and display them outside the Hotel and in the Square in Millstreet,an Event not to be missed, Admission 5 Euro.Contact Donie on 086 8545873 for more details.

 

Millstreet Vintage Club present Cheque for 4,500 Euro to Cancer Connect Service

Millstreet Vintage Club presented a Cheque for 4,500 Euro to a very worthy cause in the Cancer Connect Service on Saturday Night last at a Function in The Parish Centre in Millstreet,this Money was the Proceeds from the Highly Successful Vintage Show which was held in the Town Park last August,the Cheque was presented to Neily O’Leary Chairman of the West Cork Rural Transport Scheme who was delighted with the Figure collected and thanked the Vintage Club for there hard work on organising such a great Show and to all the people that supported the Vintage Show to make this happen,and said the money would be put to good use in Maintaining and Expanding such a Critical Service in the North Cork Area.Picture by John Tarrant.

Most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,

Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year.
You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…

Annual Model Toy Show in Dromtariffe Hall Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th

Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.

As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.

 

Model Toy Show in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th

OUR CELEBRITY IS STILL ON THE MOVE

As we get yet another day closer to the Model Show in Dromtariffe the Famous Person we have been featuring on here over the last few days is still on route to Millstreet and on schedule to hopefully be in the area by Sunday just in time for the Model Show,this Morning he was sighted in Mother Hubbards Restuarant in Cashel having his Breakfast and was seen in the Town later,as you can see from the Picture below he still looks very happy as he always is,and is very excited about the Model Show,we will keep you updated on how he is getting on in his journey over the next couple of days.  

LATEST UPDATE

The Famous Person we featured on here yesterday is still in the Country and was spotted near Portlaoise earlier today looking for a lift to Millstreet, he is still believed to be on target to hopefully be in Dromtariffe for the Model Show on Sunday next

The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,also this Year one or two Celebrities are thinking of attending and might just turn up at the Show on the Day, as can be seen from the Photo below we already have one very famous person seen at Dublin Airport earlier with the Model Show being firmly on his mind so who knows he might be attending on Sunday, Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332 for details.

 

Model Toy Show in Dromtariffe Hall on Sunday October 15th

The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Sunday Oct 15th. The Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old. Watch this space over the coming days for news on one or two Celebrities that are thinking of attending and may appear at the Show on the Day. Admission is €5 and Children are Free. For more information, contact Donie on 086- 8545873, or John on 087-9230332 for details.

 

Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run held last Sunday

In what was one of the biggest Car Runs hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in recent times,48 beautiful Vintage and Classic Cars left Millstreet Town last Sunday just after 12 Noon to embark on what what was a most enjoyable Autumn Car Run which travelled to The Farm Grenagh, for anyone that has never been to the Farm it is well worth a visit,on arrival at the Farm the whole Group were taken back in Time with a Tour of the many exhibits there,and this was followed by a Meal and a chance to catch up with some old Friends and to make some new Friends along the way as well,both Luke Hurley and Donie Lucey of Millstreet Vintage Club who co-ordinated the Event would like to thank each and everyone that took part in the Run last Sunday,they would also like to thank Noreen in the Aroma Cafe for providing the refreshments and Venue for sign on before we set out on our way, to the Photographers for taking Photos and covering the Run and to all the Stewards and helpers who kept the Event running so smoothly a big thank you,and we hope to see ye all again very soon.

Photos Courtesy of Matthew Twomey and Bernard Crowley

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday 24th September. Sign on is from 10.30 am at The Aroma Café in Millstreet, with Take Off at 12 Noon.The Run will then proceed along a Scenic Route to the Farm in Grenagh where it will stop for a Tour and an optional Meal at the Farm. All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Luke Hurley on 086-8805437 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.

Great Turnout for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very well supported Tractor Run on Sunday last in Carriganima in aid of the CART Rural Transport Service, the weather was superb on the day and close on 70 Tractors took to the road and made their way through what was a lovely route which included a stop at Moll Carthy’s Bridge for a short halt with the Run, then making its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima, where a Barbeque and Refreshments was enjoyed by all. Many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day.

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Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17th

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in aid of CART Transport Service in Carriganima on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17, Nice Compact Route planned,Refreshments before take off and Food and Refreshments back at The Pub in Carriganima at the end of the Run, Sign on at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 with Take off at 12 noon, Contact Sean on 087 2600640 or Ryan on 086 2158994 for more details.

Millstreet Vintage Club Vintage and Family Fun Day an Outstanding Success.

Millstreet Vintage Club and Cancer Connect would like to thank Everybody that came out to Support our Show on Sunday last. The Show which was thankfully Blessed with fine weather was an outstanding success with great support on the the day, over 150 vehicles were on display and to all the people that brought out there beautiful exhibits from both near and far. We thank each and every one of you for making the journey, to all the club members who helped out and worked very hard both on the lead up to the event and on the day itself many many thanks. To everybody that helped in anyway no matter how big or small we thank you all very much, to Millstreet GAA, the Town Park Committee, and Millstreet Soccer Club we are most grateful for the use of a top class venue and facilities, without your help and support the event would not have been the success that it was. A very big thank you to all our very generous sponsors who very kindly donated great prizes for our draw. To Sgt. Paul Lynch and his team, we thank them very much for keeping traffic flow and parking facilities running like clockwork, to the Millstreet Fire Brigade Crew for providing us with their time and for giving an insight into the skills and dedication of their challenging job, to the Broomhill Tractor Build Team for bringing their Championship Winning Tractor Build to the Show, to the Millstreet Pipe Band, and to Danny and Pat of Back on Track for providing great Music and Entertainment. To all the People who turned up with exhibits, food stalls, entertainment for the kids etc, to the media who did a great job in getting the word out there, including John Tarrant of The Corkman, C103 Mallow, Millstreet.ie Website, Corkmusicstation, Seán Radley, Willie Fitzgerald, LTV2, Eily Buckley, Andrew Pollock and Team of Irish Vintage Scene, Tom Corbett and Matthew Twomey. Also thanks to the following for there help: Jerry Lehane PC, Joan O`Mahony, Sharon Lane, Noel Buckley, Declan Casey, Dolly Ring, Mens Shed, and K+L Delivieries. We hope everyone enjoyed the Day and in due course we will be presenting a Cheque with the proceeds from the Day to a very worthy and well deserved Cause in Cancer Connect.

Bernard Crowley,
Club P.R.O.

Millstreet Vintage and Family Fun Day Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27

The time is nearly there for what promises to be a great Vintage Show and Family Fun Day on Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27 in Millstreet Town Park, please spread the word to Family and Friends,it is for a very good cause in Cancer Connect,and for anyone with a Vintage or Classic Vehicle you are most Welcome to the Show,for People that might be travelling a distance from outside the area the Town Park is very Centrally Located in Millstreet and will be Signposted from all the Leading Roads into the Town,we look Forward to meeting Everybody on the Day.

Millstreet Vintage Club Vintage and Family Fun Day in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service Sunday August 27th

Just 1 week to go now.

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.

For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.

Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.

Launch of Millstreet Vintage Club Vintage and Family Fun Day in Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Vintage Club held a Launch of there upcoming Vintage and Family Fun Day last Saturday in Millstreet Town Park to release and outline details of the Event which will take place on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible, and confidential. For more details on this great cause check out http://www.cancerconnect.ie

The Event is a Vintage and Family Fun Day with all types of Vintage, Classic and Modified Cars, Tractors, Bikes, Trucks and Stationary Machines most welcome on the Day, also for the Kids there will Bouncing Castles, Face Painting,Games etc with Music by Back on Track, also Trade and Craft Stands, Home Baking and the ever popular Tractor Build with the Broomhil Club from Coachford, and much more, Millstreet Pipe Band will also be in attendance at the Event, for more details you can contact Mike at 087 2929430 or Bernard on 087 7924406.

Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for taking the Photos shown here and also to John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media as well.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT MILLSTREET TOWN PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON SAT AUG 26 AND SUNDAY AUG 27 TO FACILITATE THIS EVENT)

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to Noel C Duggan

Millstreet Vintage Club recently made a presentation to Noel C. Duggan of an Aerial Photograph of his Shop and Yard which was taken on the Night of the Club’s BBQ Run held back in June. The presentation was made by the club to acknowledge the help that Noel C. and the Duggan Family have given in providing a Parking Facility for the Vintage Club BBQ Runs over the past 3 years and also for allowing the club the use of the Drishane grounds for the most recent BBQ Run held and for the Ford Tractor 100 Celebration Event held earlier this Year. The Aerial Photograph was taken and supplied by Munster Drone Services and you can check out there work and contact them at facebook.com/MunsterDroneServices

Pictured Below making the presentaton is Club Secretary Dan O`Riordan, Noel C. Duggan and John P. Kelleher who organized the recent BBQ Run.

Successful Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Car Run and Barbeque last Saturday Night

Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly successful Car Run and Barbecue last weekend, the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.00 pm, travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle. Then it moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way to Knocknakilla, Saint John’s Well, the Kerryman’s Table, on to a short stop in Kilcorney, from there it headed to the Eagle’s Nest, where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, where a lovely barbecue with some refreshments were enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and the event was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank the following: Noel C. Duggan Hardware for the use of their yard to park and display all the beautiful cars, the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration, O’Leary’s Butchers for the lovely barbecue which was provided, Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments, Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbecue and to Tom of TMC Photography, Matthew Twomey Photography, Sean Radley,Shane O`Leary of Munster Drone Services and John Tarrant for covering the Event and taking some great Photos. Also many thanks to 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 their 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.

Photos courtesy of Tom Corbett {TMC Photography}, and Matthew Twomey  {m2merallyphotos}.


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Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on this Saturday Evening June 24th

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on next Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30 and 6.45 with the Run departing at 7pm John P Kelleher has laid on a very nice Scenic Route of around 40km which winds its way through some lovely Countryside on its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome, you can Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details.

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on next Sat Evening June 24

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on next Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30 and 6.45 with the Run departing at 7pm John P Kelleher has laid on a very nice Scenic Route of around 40km whic winds its way through some lovely Countryside on its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome, you can Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details

Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on Sat Evening the 24th of June

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30pm and 6.45pm with the Run starting at 7.00pm and taking In a 40 km Scenic Route as it winds its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details.

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

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on tommorrow Sunday May 7, Sign on is at 11.30 at The Wallis Arms Hotel with the Run departing 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.

Class Success for Local Crews at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes

There was success for 2 local Crews last weekend at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes which was the 3rd Round of the Irish Tarmac Championship, Sean Moynihan driving his Ford Escort Mk2 co-driven by Liam Brennan came out on top of Class 12 after a dominant performance, this was a repeat of the performance that Sean had when he also won his Class on Round 2 of The Championship The West Cork Rally back in March,Sean also finished 9th overall in the National Rally and is now sitting in 3rd Place in the Overall Rankings of the Modified Class in the Tarmac Championship, there was also success for Denis and Ryan O`Brien in there Opel Corsa who had a great Rally and at the end of the 2 day Event they had a convincing win in Class 10, Pat Sheehan in his Renault Clio had a good Run and finished 4th in Class,while Mike Dineen/Declan Casey in there Corrolla Twin Cam had a good Rally and went on to finish 5th in Class but there was no such luck for Local Man James O`Brien who was calling the Notes for Roy White in his Fiesta WRC who retired while Leading the Rally towards the end after hitting a Chicane,this left the door open for Sam Moffett in his fiesta R5 to take the Victory with Robert Barrable finishing behind in his Hyundai I20 R5 with Stephen Wright finishing 3rd in another Fiesta,the Rally was held in sometimes very challenging Conditions over the 2 days and used some famous Stages like Molls Gap,Healy Pass and Caragh Lake. We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can see more of his work at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

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/

 

They also called to Christy Ring’s Garage in Carriganima

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