A doting husband will hold a second vintage road run in memory of his late wife - and this year he aims to take it one step further. David Hallam organised the first Mavis Jean Memorial Road Run last year to remember his wife who died of heart failure in April 25, aged This year, he will do a sponsored walk across the same route just two days after the road run.
The club is based in scenic West Limerick and each year holds this event to benefit local charities. This year our main benefactor will be the Autism unit in Athea National School, which is providing an amazing service to the locality. The club is based around a passion of vintage cars, bikes and tractors, and each year people with the same passion are drawn to Athea village where annually the committee have picked beautiful scenic routes along West Limerick and North Kerry.
Once a year, the streets of Maidenhead have a totally different type of traffic on them: they get the chance to see a collection of lovingly restored vintage fairground vehicles make their way through town to the riverside and back. The Carter family are based in Maidenhead near White Waltham airfield and, for the last 40 years or so, they have been rescuing heritage fairground vehicles from all over the country and restoring them at their yard. Many of the vehicles are found in a dilapidated state, and owners Joby and Georgina Carter work with their team to make them road worthy and to repaint them in Carters livery using traditional methods.
The event always takes place on the last Sunday of July, beginning with the old tractors going on road running around the lanes and byways of the area. Attractions on the field include horse-drawn plough, shire horses, cider making and stalls such as the Country Market, raffles, working exhibits, implements, childrens attractions, sheepdog magic display and many more - the list can vary each year. There is also a slow tractor race and tug of war against tractor, as well as static displays of classic cars, motorcycles, stationary engines and vintage.
One of the biggest annual vintage road runs in Laois is about to take to the road again, all in aid of the Laois Hospice Foundation. There will be two eyecatching spectacles for roadside viewers, with both a vintage car run and a tractor run on the day. The park is the only venue in Ireland offering a comprehensive insight into the peatlands of Ireland and the people who have lived around them for millennia.
The Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run features privately owned vintage buses with the aim of giving the owners the chance to show off their pride and joy and meet up. It also gives photography enthusiasts an opportunity to capture the old buses on their old routes. This year the bus run supported Cats In Crisis.
There will be an impressive range of vintage tractors, trucks, cars and motorbikes on display. All interested in taking part, or coming along to view the range of vehicles, are more than welcome to turn up on the day. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. It is always a major annual fundraiser for North Wexford Hospice Homecare.
Gareth Newnham. Paul Chamberlain with his Chevrolet Caprice which has only miles on the clock. The Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run, now in its 26th year, saw a convoy of classic cars, vintage vans and lorries make their way from Bretenoux Road in Glastonbury, across the Somerset Levels before ending the run at Burnham's Pier Street car park in the South Esplanade, where hundreds of spectators turned out to welcome them.