Glorious sunshine and classic bikes
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.