Hun­dreds re­mem­ber Liam

Bray People - - NEWS -

MUCH-MISSED Kil­macanogue man Liam Kelly was the fore­front of ev­ery­one’s minds as the vin­tage run bear­ing his name took place last week­end.

Or­gan­ised by the Gar­den of Ire­land Vin­tage Car Club, the third an­nual Liam Kelly Memo­rial Run (and ninth Gar­den of Ire­land Run) set off from the Sum­mer­hill House Ho­tel in En­niskerry on Satur­day morn­ing on its tour around the high roads and by-roads of Wick­low.

The run was the club’s big­gest this year and, in fact, ever, as vin­tage en­thu­si­asts trav­elled from Ger­many, the UK, North­ern Ire­land and around the coun­try to take part,

More than 80 cars pulled up for the wel­come re­cep­tion Fri­day night at The Grove Bar in Delgany, where mu­sic was pro­vided by Cuillin.

Af­ter the run on Satur­day, the par­tic­i­pants re­turned to base and later en­joyed an evening meal and mu­sic en­ter­tain­ment from Skin the Goat.

The club’s Poker Run took place Sun­day morn­ing, af­ter which all the cars headed for The Grove Bar in Delgany, where a prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony for both events took place.

Thomas Morgan won Best Pre-War Car with his 1929 Model A, Tommy O’Sul­li­van won Best Post-War Car with his Tri­umph 2000 and David Bren­nan won Best Over­all Car with his Ford Pi­lot.

The club would like to thank all those who as­sisted in the event and a very spe­cial thanks to The North Wick­low Mo­tor­cy­clists En­thu­si­asts, the man­age­ment and staff of the Sum­mer­hill House Ho­tel and to Dinny Doyle for al­low­ing the club to use his premises.

Paddy Vick­ers and Paddy Car­rick from Bray with Paddy Vick­ers’ 1966 Tri­umph Her­ald.

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