Glo­ri­ous sun­shine and clas­sic bikes

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

HIS­TORY WAS cre­ated in Wells House, Gorey, re­cently when it played host to the county’s first ever ded­i­cated clas­sic bike show.

The event was or­gan­ised in-house but the fa­cil­ity’s Events Man­ager, Maria Walsh, told this news­pa­per that three Wex­ford bike en­thu­si­asts, Jimmy Kielthy, Austin O’Sul­li­van and Brian Kent, were in­valu­able in terms of help­ing or­gan­ise the show and en­sur­ing it was a suc­cess.

Over 70 bikes were on dis­play and 250 vis­i­tors ar­rived on mo­tor­cy­cles while a fur­ther 250 cars con­verged on the es­tate to view the ma­chin­ery be­ing ex­hib­ited.

From trikes and cruis­ers to clas­sic gold­wings and sport­bikes the event had some­thing of in­ter­est for all dis­cern­ing bike fans in­clud­ing a fan­tas­tic replica of a Suzuki RG400 as raced by the leg­endary Barry Sheene.

Speak­ing to this news­pa­per about the show Ms Walsh said there will def­i­nitely be a re­peat event next year.

‘It was a great suc­cess and we re­ceived very pos­i­tive feed­back from those who were there,’ she said.

‘When we de­cided to do a bike show we thought the clas­sic theme would be a good one to be­gin with and the re­ports we got back have been very good,’ she added.

The show at­tracted peo­ple from all over the county and the fact it was held in ideal weather con­di­tions made it all the more en­joy­able for those in at­ten­dance.

There was also a raf­fle on the day in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion which is the main char­ity sup­ported by Wells House.

The Clas­sic Bike Show at Wells House at­tracted large num­bers.

Dar­ragh McDon­ald from Barn­town on his fa­ther Kevin McDon­ald’s 2x12 trike.

Peter and Pam Cun­ning­ham, Rath­nure, with their 2006 Honda Gold­wing.

Aine Leonard from Cool­gre­any in her Heinkel 1960 bub­ble car.

Liam Bog­gan, Rathaspeck with his replica Barry Sheene Suzuki RG 400.

Pat O’Brien, Jerome Moore and Brian Kent re­lax­ing on the grounds of Wells House.

Bren­dan McGraynor with his chil­dren Jack and Ab­bie on his 1966 Honda 50.

Sis­ters Mary O’Leary, Ard­ca­van, and Ros McGuin­ness, Barn­town.

Tom O’Neill on his Nighthawk CBX 650SC.

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