There is little doubt that this year’s Tipperary Vintage & Custom Rally, along with the Trip Thru Tipp Bike Run both held at Tipperary Racecourse, was a tremendous success raising €24,449 for charity – an amazing 20% increase on the previous year.
The organisers are naturally delighted with the result and the Chairman of the Committee, Jack Leonard, would like to express the groups warmest gratitude and appreciation to all those who sponsored and supported the weekends event. These include Bill Daly and Denis Kilnane as well as the Tipperary Town Facebook group of traders who kindly donated many prizes for various raffles. The generosity of many other businesses in the town cannot go unremarked either with both Burns Pet Nutrition and Arra Veterinary clinic encouraging the dog show which is growing into a very popular attraction indeed. Other organisations that came along to make the day such a winner were the Army and their show of weaponry, Gerry Humphreys with his aerobatic display, the model flying club spooking the crowd with their highly entertaining flying witch and the off road club and their jeeps. This year also saw the first showing of modified and custom vehicles with some impressive work on display, as was the case with all the vintage and classic vehicles present. All in all it was a tremendous weekend and the organisers look forward to a busy year preparing the next rally.