Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
This will be a short meeting will be held Sunday April 22nd at 5PM, in Germaine's Inisfáil, Baltinglass, to
finalise plans for the Hollywood Hills Run, and any other business arising.
If the weather is good we will have a short run out as well so bring along your classic. More info later.
April 29th, 2012
HOLLYWOOD HILLS TRACTOR AND CLASSIC RUN
This is the first of our two major charity events of the year. Following the success of this event last year it has been
decided to make it an annual event with the proceeds going to The National Rehabilitation Hospital. We plan to make this bigger
and better than last year with the support of classic and vintage lovers of all persuasions. The tractors will be run on a shorter
route than cars etc to avoid holdups.
This run takes in some spectacular scenery around the mountains and lakes of West Wicklow, and is well worth a visit for that alone.
There will of course be fun and games in the field all day and refreshments for all.
You can download a poster for this run by clicking here.
Please print off as many copies as you like for distribution and display!
June 17th, 2012
CLASSIC CAR LIVE AT MONDELLO
We will have a run to this event from Baltinglass, while members from other areas can meet up with us at near the motorway exit
and all will then travel to Mondello Park. A club stand will be booked so members can exhibit their vehicles and take part in the
activities of the day.
July 8th, 2012
This year we hope to have a Club stand at Terenure Show, as this show was very popular with members last year with many in
attendance although we did not have a club stand.
August 12th, 2012
BALTINGLASS CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE RUN
This will be our third annual running of this very popular event and we plan to follow a similar format to previous years.
The run will include a visit to a show as well as fun and games for passengers and children with prizes to be won on the day.
The run will as usual end with a dinner and prize giving for all participants. All proceeds from this run will go to a very
Date TBA, but sometime in September, 2012
We will hold a run to Castledermot Vintage day or a similar event in September as this has proved to be a popular activity in
In addition to the above we will also have a number of club events during the year, including club runs, meetings, a treasure hunt
and a few other fun events.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the club will be held in Germaine's Inisfáil, Baltinglass on Tuesday April 10th at 8pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are also welcome. Anybody with any interest in the Classic or Vintage scene is invited to attend and have a chat afterwards and see what we do. We welcome cars, motorcycles, commercials, tractors or whatever you have an interest in and you dont even have to own a vehicle to join.
We currently have members from Across all of Wicklow, Carlow, Kildare and South Dublin with a broad range of vehicles. Our membership fee is being retained at just €25 for the current year and members are reminded that this is now due.
The AGM will be followed by a short ordinary meeting.
March 17th, 2012
St Patrick's Day Parade
We will hold a run with a St Patrick's theme which will include taking part in a local parade and/or a run. The emphasis
will be on fun and a Paddy's day theme, with a prize for the best outfit or best decorated vehicle.
Wednesday 1st February, 2012
We held our first meeting of 2012 in Germaine's in Baltinglass on Wed Feb 1st. There was a good attendance and we
were very pleased to see quite a few new faces as well as some more established members. We encourage as many of
our members as possible to attend meetings as this is where you can contribute your input to the running of the club.
The purpose of this meeting was to plan our activities for the coming year and a broad outline of a busy season took shape during the evening.
Sunday, 23rd October, 2011
Informal Club Run
Tuesday, 8th November, 2011
AutoGlym Car Care Product Demonstration
AUTOGLYM CAR CARE PRODUCTS DEMONSTRATION
We had our AUTO GLYM care care night on Tuesday Nov 8th 2011. This turned out to be a very informative and entertaining evening.
Ted Gaffney Importer and distributor of AUTO GLYM, ably assisted by his wife, gave an informative presentation on all aspects
of car cleaning and protection, inside and out, to the members present. He demonstrated the correct use of some of the products as
well as comprehensive information on the whole range of products available. He also passed on some really useful tips on how to deal
with various car cleaning problems and how to get a vehicle looking its best, while also entertaining us with stories from his
experiences in the car and classic industry.
Ted answered all questions posed by members of the audience and was extreme knowlegeable about every aspect of caring for classic cars.
At the end of the evening they very generously distributed free samples of some of their products to the attendees.
The club very much appreciate Ted and his wife coming to our meeting and spending the evening demonstrating the products and answering
our questions. Thanks also to Don Manley for providing a panel for demonstrating some of the products on.
Sunday, 7th August, 2011
Annual Charity Classic Car and Motorcycle Run
The 2011 year’s event was again run in aid of the local West Wicklow Daycare Centre which is based in Baltinglass Hospital.
The run started with registration in Germaine’s of Baltinglass and got under way at 2:30 in quite good weather despite the
threatening clouds that were appearing over the nearby hills.
By the start time a good selection of cars and bikes ranging from the fifties to the eighties had registered and we headed off
led by Tom Duffy on the first leg of our run. This took us on a variety of roads to Tullow where we were hosted by the Carlow Vintage
and Classic club at their show. We spent a little over an hour there viewing the cars on show and were very pleasantly surprised by
having prizes awarded to three of our members’ cars. First prize for a WWCVVC member went to Jack Epstein for his beautiful
1973 Triumph Stag while Martin Curry took second place with his gleaming red MGB GT and third went to Dermot O’Reilly with a beautiful
We then set out on our return leg which took us back to Baltinglass by a somewhat longer route and returned to Germaine’s for dinner
and prizegiving etc. Everybody who took part was awarded a commemorative medal. A delicious dinner was served by Joseph Germaine
and his staff and both food and service were up to the usual high standard. The prize for Best Car on the run was won by
Dermot O’Reilly for his Renault 16 while the prize for best Motorcycle was awarded to Brendan Murphy for his fantastic
1974 Sanglas 400 that he bought as a frame and engine which he was assured “was running” and very little else. He then brought it
back to life over the past year or so having spent the previous 20 in various sheds. There was also a trophy for a passenger’s
observation test that proved rather difficult so both complete forms handed in were awarded prizes. First went to Anna Hinkofer, who
may have had some local help, and second went to Billy Kelly. Prizes were also awarded for the children’s puzzle where everybody was
a winner and there was a raffle for a good selection of prizes donated by local businesses.
WWCVVC wish to thank everybody who took part in the run and all who helped in any way in organising or running the event especially
Tom Duffy who led the way in his jeep and our marshals on the roads. We also extend our gratitude to all our sponsors and advertisers
in our booklet and all who donated prizes etc. This event raised €1279.93 of much needed funding for the West Wicklow Daycare Centre.
Photos of this event now available!
Click through to our Photos page to see the pics!
Sunday 15th May
Hollywood Hills Tractor and Classic Run
We are holding a Tractor and Classic Run in Hollywood, Co Wicklow.
This event is in aid of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire. This Hospital has done excellent work for many local
people to help with their rehabilitation following serious accidents and injury.
Their main programmes are:
Brain Injury Programme (including Stroke)
Spinal Cord System of Care Programme
Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR) Programme
Paediatric Family-centred Rehabilitation.
For more information on the hospital's work see www.nrh.ie.
The field being used for this event is being kindly provided by Tom Duffy Jnr, who himself has benefited from the care of the
National Rehabilitation Hospital.
The route for this run will take in some of the most scenic areas of West Wicklow.
Cars and Motorcycles will run on a separate and longer course from the tractors, and all will return to the field for refreshments
and prize giving. There will be fun for all the family in the field throughout the afternoon.
Entry fee for the run is just €20 per vehicle and includes refreshments and a token finishing prize. There will also be prizes for
the best vehicle in each category. Entry to the field is free but optional donations will be appreciated.
Anybody wishing to sponsor, or donate to, this event for a very worthy cause can contact the club by email at
email@example.com, or telephone Ned on 087 6863602
Sunday 29th May
Garda Siochana Motor Club Annual Classic Run
This will be leaving from Germaine's in Baltinglass, and WWCVVC is invited to take part in this event. There are
plans to have some tractors included on the event, and some sort of model car display as well. The plans are not
yet finalised but the date is fixed. The exact times and further details of this event will be published here
nearer the time.
Sunday 19th June
Classic Car Live, Mondello
We are organising a Club stand at the excellent Classic Car Live on June 19th. We can book a parking area for club members at no extra
cost, but we need to have an idea of numbers beforehand. This is a fantastic event as you can see all the cars and bikes on display in
the show area, and there is also classic racing on the track. In addition to this you get to do demo laps on the track in your own car
but obviously at low speed behind a pace car. The €10 admission (per person) also includes access to the Mondello Museum, paddock
access and grandstand. Please call or email if you are interested in attending. We will arrange to meet at a central location and
travel together to the event.
Sunday 3rd July
Terenure Classic Car Show
If there are enough members interested we might get a stand at this show. Please let us know at the next meeting
or by phone or email if you are interested.
Tuesday 22nd March
At 8.00pm, at Germains in Baltinglass, to discuss and plan upcoming events etc.
Thursday 17th March
St Patricks Day Parade
We are taking part in the St Patricks Day parade in baltinglass on Thursday March 17th, with a run afterwards.
We will be meeting at the start point in the industrial estate on the Kiltegan road at 11.45am.
Sunday 14th November
A club run will take place at 11AM from
Baltinglass Fire Station Car Park. All members and friends welcome.
Sunday 10th October
We are holding a car treasure hunt on Sun Oct 10th at 2 PM. Modern and
classic cars are welcome to join this event and the entry fee is just €10
per car. There will be prizes for First, Second and Third as well as a
surprise prize for at least one participant.
Sunday 26th September
Run to Castledermot Vintage Day
Run from Baltinglass to Castledermot Vintage day on Sunday September 26th,
leaving Baltinglass at 12 noon. Meet at Car park beside Baltinglass fire
station before noon. This is a great show with everything from Steam
engines and tractor pulling to classic and vintage cars, and working
agricultural machinery. All members and friends are welcome to join us on
Sunday August 29th
A Treasure Hunt for both modern and classic cars will be held in conjunction with Baltinglass
Street Festival. The Treasure Hunt will take place on Sunday at 2pm from Germaines,
and entry fee is €10.00 per car which includes a donation to Kare.
Sunday 8th August, 2010
Classic Car and Motorcycle Run
This run is in aid of the West Wicklow Daycare Centres in Baltinglass and Blessington
who provide an excellent range of services for our older relatives and neighbours
throughout the region.
The run will include a stopover for about an hour at the Carlow Classic Club's Show in
Tullow, so you can take part in the run and still visit the show. The route is about
45 miles of easy roads starting from Germaines Inisfáil in Baltinglass, and returning
there in the evening for a meal, prizegiving, and a bit of social banter!
Every entrant will be entered in a free draw and there will also be tickets on sale for
the main raffle. There will be something for children too so its a fun day for all the
family with loads of prizes and all in a very good cause.
All cars, bikes and commercial vehicles welcome!