Breffni Vintage Club Memorial Run 2010

On Sunday 30/05/2010 Breffni Vintage Club held their 10th annual run in memory of deceased members of the club. The run began and finished at the ideal grounds of the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. The event saw almost 150 cars traverse 40 miles of roads in west Cavan and south Fermanagh. The run began at the Slieve Russell and departed for the first 20 mile leg which would bring the cars through Ballyconnell, Teemore, Lisnaskea, Carry Bridge and Derrylin to Knockninny Country House & Marina.

Knockninny Country House & Marina

The fine grounds of Knockninny Country House & Marina

Refreshments were served by the staff of Knockninny Country House & Marina and everyone had a chance to relax and enjoy the fabulous grounds and marina. The Mountain Road Pipe Band performed a brilliant music recital and shortly afterwards the cars departed to complete the second and final leg of the journey back to Ballyconnell.

Grounds of  Knockninny Country House & Marina

The fantastic scenery of Knockninny Country House & Marina

Fiat  Topolino

A beautiful 1937 Fiat Topolino owned by Bernie Mc Gauran

The return leg of the journey brought the cars through Kinawley, Swanlinbar and Bawnboy to return to the Slieve Russell for a meal and presentation of the awards. There was several awards presented for various categories.

Winner Of 1960's category

The winner of best 1960's car, a 1964 Riley 1.5 which belongs to Sleven Faughnan

Winner of most original

A 1928 Essex Super 6 belonging to Keith English which won the most original award

Overall, the event was a great success and a very enjoyable day was had by all. I’d like to thank Breffni Vintage Club for organising, yet another, wonderful run and I look forward to next years. I’d also like to thank the sponsors of the event without whom it could not have taken place; Hammond Good Solicitors, James & Patrick Mc Govern Builders Bawnboy, GT Electric and Lock Up Alarms Manorhamilton. Also a huge thank you to all the marshals and GardaĆ­ who made the event run as smooth as possible.

As usual you can see lots more photos from the event here.


2 Responses

  1. I have just bought a 1972 beetle which I will restore, i am interested in joining a classic car club.
    I live in Belturbet, can you send me info on your club


    John mcdonald

  2. You should be able to find the relevant info on the Breffni Vintage Club here:

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