CLONMEL VETERAN, VINTAGE & CLASSIC CAR CLUB
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On the 4th September 2019 the club was honoured with a Mayoral reception in Clonmel Town Hall yesterday in recognition of its 10th anniversary during which its members have raised nearly €200,000 for charity. The Mayor presented the club chairman with a certificate of recognition in the presence of representatives of the 4 charities we fundraised for this year, club members, chairman of County Tipperary and fellow club member, Councillor Michael Murphy and past Mayor of Clonmel & Cahir Borough, councillor Richie Molloy . We also officially presented the raised funds to the charities to the combined total of €8,200.
With huge thanks to Tony Hunt for the photos.
We recently found a copy of a DVD which was produced for the club during it's first ever club run back in 2011. The club was founded in 2010 and held a vintage and classic car show but no run. In 2011 it was decided that the club would hold both during the May bank holiday weekend.
The current Chairman Grant Dowling had the DVD transferred into an MP4 file so that we can enjoy looking back to when it all started. Enjoy!
ABOVE: Evelyn Norton of ABI thanking Lucy Ann for the donation of her beloved 'Beanie' car.
Members of The Clonmel Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Club wish to thank everyone who supported this years vintage & classic car show in aid of The Acquire Brain Injury Ireland Charity.
On Sunday 5th May the club welcomed hundreds of classic car owners to Clonmel displaying some of the finest vintage cars in the country. Many of them were extremely rare and interesting and all of them have a story. This was the first year the CVVCCC held a 'Best In Show' award and the decision was tough to say the least. The chosen car was a Citroen owned by....
The number of auto-jumblers and stall holders increased this year too, all showcasing their goods, all of which assist in the restoration or preservation of classic cars. The RSA shuttle truck returned too and this proved popular amongst both the young and old.
One of the main attractions of the day was our raffle with the first prize being a Mercedes CLK Convertible. The lucky winner was .... who conveniently held a motor traders policy was able to drive the car home. The second prize was a bright purple Suzuki Wagon affectionally known as 'The Beanie'. Lucy Ann donated this car to the club as a raffle prize as it reached the end of it's career couriering dogs in training for the Guide Dogs For The Blind Charity. The committee and members of the CVVCCC decided when receiving the kind gift that a €500 donation from the club should be given to the Guide Dogs charity and this should be presented together with the funds raised for the ABI at a presentation evening.
All in all, the sun shone upon us for the day and the people came to support a good cause and the amount raised... €7000.
Photo credit: https://www.betaphotographer.com
A wonderful evening of entertainment was had with the world famous rally driver Rosemary Smith when she visited the CVVCCC for their 10th year anniversary celebrations. Rosemary was full of wit as she told stories of times throughout her career as a rally driver, the fight against male chauvinism in a male dominated sport during the 60's and troubles in her personal life.
Her book 'Driven' was on sale during the evening which she signed for anyone wishing her to do so. She chatted to guests and kept our Chairman on his toes all evening.
It was a real pleasure to enjoy her company and we hope it's not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming her back to Clonmel once again.
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