Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club
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Golden Jubilee Tour Has Begun
Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st May 2013
The tour taking place from 17th to 21st May, commenced in Castletown House Celbridge on Friday 17th. After registration and coffee the cars departed Castletown House at 10:45am. The sun shone as club members and public wishing to see the great variety of participating cars came to Castletown House to wave the tour off as the cars and their occupants set out on what is expected to be a splendid commemorative Run. Participating cars range in date from 1910 to 1979 including 16 pre-war cars. Having departed Celbridge they drove to their lunch stop at the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone.
Click here to view some of the cars assembling for the start and at the various stops along the way.
We would dearly love to see as many local cars and fellow enthusiasts on our travels as possible and to this end we would like to invite all old car enthusiasts from around the country to drop in on us at our different stopovers to say Hello and sample a little IVVCC hospitality.
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IVVCC April Monthly News Bulletin Click here to read the April Monthly News Bulletin.
The Classic Vehicle Union of China Guian Zong the Secretary General of Classic Vehicle Union of China (CVUC) has written to the IVVCC in the hope to bringing our two organisation and members closer to each other. The Classic Vehicle Union of China is the national authority (ANF) of FIVA and the only national non-profit organization in the field of classic cars in China promoting the culture related to classic vehicles and at present have 400 members with 1000 cars. They have provided us with a very good guide document that is a must read for any member or enthusiast thinking of bringing a car to China. If you would like to read more about the CVUC click here. To visit their website please click here. For details of the Classic Car Challenge China please click here.
IVVCC March Monthly News Bulletin Click here to read the March Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC February Monthly News Bulletin Click here to read the February Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC January Monthly News Bulletin Click here to read the January Monthly News Bulletin.
Registration Survey Results John Larkin recently asked members and old car enthusiasts to participate in an online survey to assess their willingness to pay for the privilege of retaining UK registrations on imported pre 1987 vehicles and the re-issuing of old Irish registration. There has been a very positive response to the survey, it has now ended and the results are available here. John would welcome your comments, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
|50th Anniversary Book.||Historic Motoring in Ireland|
|Possibly the most important publication on Historic motoring in Ireland. History was made on Monday 22nd October in the MDL Mercedes Benz Museum, when the IVVCC launched it's 50th Anniversary book and what a publication it is. From articles on all aspects of the Club's history to an album of photographs which has to be seen to be believed. This book is a fantastic publication, of some 160 high quality pages, which will without a doubt, become a major collectors item, so secure your copy before it's too late.|
|The cover price of the book is only €25 plus postage and packaging. The book is now available to purchase online from the website. Club members wishing to avail of the special members discount should fill in their membership number in the requested area and the cost will appear on the form. Members of affiliated clubs are also entitled to this special price and should fill in their own club's name as well as their membership number. For anybody who would like to collect the book in Dublin, collection can be arranged from Bolands Opel, New Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Books should be ordered and confirmed in advance at email@example.com Postage and Packaging is at cost price. Postage and packaging rates can be found on the purchase form. Please allow 4 to 7 days for delivery. Overseas deliveries may take longer.|
2012 Activities The club held and attended many events throughout 2012. These include, The Pioneer Run, Spring Rally, Gordon Bennett International Rally, Marlay Park Picnic, Classic Car Live in Mondello, IJDC's Terenure Car Show, The 35th Anniversary Powerscourt Picnic, Beaulieu International Autojumble, Autumn Rally and more. To read details of these and access the Monthly News Bulletins for 2012 please click the Expand link.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin(December 2012) Click here to read the December Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (November 2012) Click here to read the November Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (October 2012) Click here to read the October Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (Sepetember 2012) Click here to read the September Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (August 2012) Click here to read the August Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (July 2012) Click here to read the July Monthly News Bulletin.
IVVCC Monthly News Bulletin (June 2012) Click here to read the June Monthly News Bulletin.
Autumn Rally This year's rally was held on Sunday the 7th of October and started from the Applegreen Service Station on the M1. In extremely pleasant weather it travelled along some very scenic roads through North County Dublin and County Meath. The event was a great success with a large turnout of both people and cars. Some photographs are available here
Beaulieu Autojumble For many years, members have travelled in large numbers on their annual pilgrimage to Beaulieu for the International Autojumble. This year the IVVCC setup a stand as a rest and meeting point for all Irish visitors. Friendly faces provided refreshments to the large number of Irish and foreign visitors to our stand. This is the first time the club has had a stand at the event, judging by the extremely favourable reaction this huge success is bound to be repeated in future years.
One of our youngest members Kevin Boland (17) is on a charity climb and record breaking attempt to get the largest group of students to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Kevin is carrying an IVVCC flag with him as a thank you to all our members who supported him so generously in his fund raising for Our Lady's Children's Hospital and the Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children's charity. Tonight's the night that, after six days climbing the group should reach the summit, Not quite on top of the world but at 5,895m it's close!. The club sends it's best wishes to Kevin and all the climbers on this momentous day. You can read about the groups progress on Ian McKeevers Kilimanjaro Achievers Facebook page.
The 35th Anniversary Powerscourt Picnic took place on Sunday the 19th of August.
One hundred and sixty five cars attended with all classes being well represented.
The event attracted a large number of visitors who derived great pleasure from and showed great interest in the cars.
The very impressive line-up of cars had something to suit all tastes.
Picnics, fun and banter were the order of the day and helped by the unexpected good weather, a great family day was had by all.
Some photographs are available here
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August First Monday Our August First Monday began with a drive from the Spawell to Blessington. We stopped at our meeting point where we were joined by our friends from the Blessington Club, relaxed in the sunshine, chatted and enjoyed the fun watching members of both clubs demonstrate their skill in gauging the length of their car. We then went for a leisurely drive by the lakes through Valleymount, Hollywood and on to Pollaphuca where we stopped at Pollaphuca House for tea, sandwiches, some more fun trials and lots of banter. Many thanks, to our friends in the Blessington Club for their hard work and hospitality. Please visit our Gallery section for Photos.
Terenure Show Despite persistent rain on the day, club members attended in large numbers at the IJDC's Car show. The Show held in Terenure College on Sunday 8th July attracted approximately 1,420 cars dating from 1894 to the present day. The IVVCC stand had a very impressive line-up of circa 90 cars with all classes from antique to classic being well represented in a very striking layout. The IVVCC was also represented on other stands with fifteen members displaying their cars on the Evolution of Motoring stand. Two cars from the IVVCC stand were selected by the show's judges. "Car of the Show" was won by Shane Houlihan for his 1937 Lagonda Rapide LG45. "Best Pre War Car" went to Willie Bryans for his 1929 Franklin 130 Sedan. See photos here.
July First Monday BBQ The IVVCC mid-summer barbecue held on Monday 2nd July started with a drive form the Spawell to the Glenview Hotel in Co. Wicklow. Twenty Three members of the Garden of Ireland Club made their way from the opposite direction to join us for the evening. Members, family and friends were treated to excellent food and service by the hotel. Music on the night was provided by The Galway Girls. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.
Classic Car Live in Mondello Since it's first running in 2008 Mondello Park's 'Classic Car Live' in association with Irish Vintage Scene Magazine, has become an important part of the vintage, veteran and classic car calendar with its unique blend of car displays. A number of IVVCC members took the opportunity to display their cars at the event.
Marlay Park On Wednesday the 13th of June members flocked in large numbers to Marlay Park for the annual Picnic in the Park. This event is in aid of the LauraLynn Foundation and as always was very well attended despite the unfavourable weather. read more
Gordon Bennett The IVVCC International Gordon Bennett Rally was held from the 8th to 10th of June. The rally was a great success with One Hundred and Seventy Seven entries. read more
Gordon Bennett Rally Results are here
Spring Rally The IVVCC Spring Rally was held on the 12th and 13th May 2012. This was a wonderful event and gave members an opportunity to enjoy the countryside in the company of fellow enthusiasts.
Pioneer Run The RIAC Pioneer Run 2012 for cars over 100 years old took place on the 26th and 27th May 2012. See the photographs of some of the cars prior to the start from Barberstown Castle Co. Kildare here or read an article on the event in the June News Bulletin.
Historic Day The Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club, Historic Car Day took place on the 7th.May 2012, at Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. This event saw a large number of historic cars on display even though the weather was very poor with heavy rain showers.
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Gordon Bennett Rally 2013
Jubilee Tour has Arrived
Picnic in the Park
Wednesday June 12th.
50th Anniversary Book
Historic Motoring in Ireland
AUTUMN RALLY WINNERSCongratulations
POWERSCOURT WINNERSCongratulations to all Powerscourt Winners
IVVCC Winners at Terenure Show
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