This Sunday, May 4 sees the fifth running of the annual Clonmel Vintage and Classic Car Show at Powerstown Park Racecourse, with gates opening at noon.
Since its formation in 2010 the Vintage and Classic Car Club Club has raised more than €90,000 for local charities, with this event in particular proving a huge success. The organisers are once again determined to provide a good day out for all the family, as well as for enthusiasts of vintage and classic machinery.
This year the club has nominated the following four charities to benefit - C-Saw, Cuan Saor, Place 4U and St Oliver’s Parish Centre, all of which are actively involved in the community and worthy of support.
The event itself is primarily a static display of vintage cars, tractors, fire engines and trucks from the early 1900s to the 1970s. There will also be a special display from the Cortina Enthusiasts Club.
This year the organisers have reduced the entry fee for adults to just €5, and with children admitted free this represents excellent family value.
One of the many highlights will be an “auction style” sale of classic and vintage cars where the highest bidder is introduced to the seller to complete the transaction.
This unique attraction will be conducted by the very capable and talented former Tipperary hurling star John Leahy.
The static show will be preceded by a vintage run on the Saturday from Hotel Minella to Ardmore. Cars will be departing at approximately 11am and returning to the hotel later that day, when the club will hold a dinner dance later that evening.
All are welcome.