Friday 27 April 2018

Cars of yesteryear in weekend event

Billy Ryan with his 1958 1000cc Auto Union DKW, made in Cork, at Sunday’s vintage show
Billy Ryan with his 1958 1000cc Auto Union DKW, made in Cork, at Sunday’s vintage show
Paddy Harte, Armour Jackson and James Trudale beside a Wolsleley 15/50 before the start of Bray Vintage Car Club’s Original Garden of Ireland Run, which set off from the Woodenbridge Hotel on Saturday morning
Michael Downes and his 1971 VW Beetle 1200 at the vintage display at Coffee Delights in Bray.
Jack Redmond and Eoin Dooley with a 1982 Ferrari Mondial 8 at Sunday’s show.
Erika, Rebecca and Jessica White from COPD Support with Howard Connolly’s Austin Six at the vintage show in Bray on Sunday.

Vintage car lovers enjoyed a weekend of driving and showing off their prized possessions with the Original Garden of Ireland Run last Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend event included a run around the beautiful landscape of County Wicklow on Saturday, and a static show on Sunday.

Participants included members of organisers Bray Vintage Car Club, plenty of representatives of their fellow clubs from all over, and some individuals.

The winner of this year's John Nolan Memorial Car of Your Choice, as voted by the Saturday run participants, was Victor Foster's 1948 Austin 16.

This was the ninth year of the run with cars travelling from all over Ireland to take part. They set off on Saturday from the Woodenbridge Hotel in Avoca, getting admiring glances all over the county as they travelled around in convoy.

The vintage and classic car static show took place on Sunday afternoon at Coffee Delights in Bray. The day included music, a raffle, and plenty of fabulous vehicles from yesteryear.

All proceeds from the weekend will go to COPD Support Ireland, a charity that helps people with breathing difficulties. A local COPD support group meets every week in Bray. For more information go to

Bray People