Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details. (NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)
Superbly coordinated by Luke Hurley and his wonderfully dedicated Team in Millstreet Vintage Club the Autumn Car Run was a magnificent success on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018. Visiting the Top of Coom with its exquisite scenery and royal welcome followed by a most memorable visit to Gougane Barra the event, blessed with ideal weather, ended with an excellent meal at “The Auld Triangle” Macroom. Here we share just three of the many images we recorded – a selection of which we shall later feature – just to whet the appetite for our full coverage of the most enjoyable event.Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on tomorrow Sunday Sept 9th. The Run is open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars. Organiser Luke Hurley has a very nice Scenic Route laid on. Registration at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12 Noon. Stop for Tea Break at the Highest Pub in Ireland the Top of Coom Pub and a short stop in Gougane Beara with optional dinner at the finish in The Old Triangle in Macroom. For more details on the Run Contact Luke on 086 8805437.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 80 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Millstreet just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Gortnagane,Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake which were all used on the Circuit back in 1968,the Event was a Celebration of the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday and its first International Rally win over these actual stages 50 years ago,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside,before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with the Event finishing back at the Torc Hotel in Killarney by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Meal following a busy day of driving,big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,and to the Wallis Arms Hotel and Torc Hotel for the use of there facilities,Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing ye all again very soon.
The Cars Coffee Chat Morning held by Millstreet Vintage Club on Sunday Morning last was an outstanding success. Close on 20 Vintage and Classic Cars converged on the Town on what was a wet morning where the Group met up at Cafe Aroma for some refreshments and a most enjoyable chat. Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the Car Enthusiasts who turned up on the morning, with some travelling long distances, and also the Club would like to thank Noreen of Café Aroma for supplying a great Venue and Hospitality, and also to Sean Radley, Tom Corbett, and John Tarrant, for taking time out to take photos of the proceedings. Over half the cars on display were Ford Escorts of various ages in what was a celebration of the 50th birthday of a very famous car. Below are a couple of images from the event itself:
It was indeed an honour to have been present at Millstreet Vintage Club’s first exciting event of 2018. Sincere thanks to the very dedicated Committee and Members who extended such an uplifting welcome back to me following my absence for a number of months due to beneficial treatment for my recent illness. Photographer supreme, Tom Corbett recorded a wonderful selection of images as well as a Live Video of the very successful event – all these may be viewed on Tom Corbett’s Facebook Page….And also Tom’s Twitter Features. Special thanks to Noreen for providing truly delicious refreshments at the well known Café Aroma in Minor Row, Millstreet. Such uplifting refreshments were financed by the Club and many Members also renewed their annual €10.00 Subscription providing important funds for the vibrant Club. My heartfelt thanks to Bernard Crowley and Donie Lucey as well as other Committee Officers who extended the very kind invitation to this first splendid event of 2018. I now wish to share a further selection of images captured this morning and afternoon (Sun. 21st Jan. 2018) which will give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere felt by all.Please click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on this coming Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tremendous credit is due to Millstreet Vintage Club regarding its excellent coordination of such a very successful Vintage Day on Sunday, 27th Aug. 2017 in a wonderfully colourful Millstreet Town Park. The range of very interesting activities was most impressive – including a marvellous demonstation by Millstreet Fire Brigade Officers giving the huge attendance a splendid insight into the rescue of a “car crash victim” – also superb displays of vintage tractors, cars, bikes and trucks – excellent live music by “Back on Track” (Danny and Pat) – Broomhill Team from Coachford building a tractor in record time…And Millstreet Pipe Band added greatly to the splendid atmosphere….. And so much more. Here we share some of the many images we captured on the most enjoyable day blessed with ideal weather conditions. We shall share further posts on the event later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park”
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.
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.
Spectacular drone footage from the Butter Road along the the side of Mushera, to the car park at the top of Togher, and down the Brandy towards Kilcorney. Footage is from Millstreet Vintage Club’s run for May, and was taken by Munster Drone Services