Durrow Vintage Club Ltd has been formed for the past 10 years. The main purpose of the club is the preservation and restoration of old vintage vehicles. The club members have had an interest in vintage vehicles since their youth and have a selection of motorcycles aging from 1905 to 1970, vintage tractors aging from 1925 to 1965, vintage cars, vintage oil engines and memorbila. The club holds it annual Pre 1970 vintage vehicle show and autojumble in April each year inviting local clubs and exhibitors from all over Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK to come along and put their vehicles on display.
Throughout the year the club travels and exhibits their own vehicles in vintage rallies and shows all over Ireland and at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in the UK. In 2007 the highlight of the year for Durrow Vintage Club Ltd was participating in the vintage tractor world record which took place in Cooley, Co. Louth with a total of 4572 vintage tractors took part.
The club has taken part in various charity events throughout the country – in 2010 the club took part in the Irish Steam Engines Owners run from Dublin to Cork which raised over €30,000 for Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin. They also have been involved in various road runs raising money for various charities. In 2010 the club also partcipitated in the Single Cyclinder Tractor Record in Co. Cork.
The club and its members will continue to promote the preservation of the vintage scene throughout Ireland and its importance to be kept alive in our history. The year 2012 is the Club’s 10th Anniversary Show which will be held on Sunday the 22nd April 2012 – this year we will have some extra side shows and attractions – some of which will take place on the Saturday evening before the show in the village of Durrow. All proceeds from our annual show goes to local charities within the Durrow area. This show is now one of the largest and most popular vintage event in the 32 counties and is well worth a visit.
The Club likes to take part some local events and to date has taken part in the annual Scarecrow competition that is held in Durrow village. The Club can be contacted either on our website: http://durrowvintageclub.jimbo.com or by phone to Austin on (086) 8860598 or Allen on (086) 8791673.
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