Gardaí first to leave Courtbrack

Members of Courtbrack Vintage Society with Garda Sean O'DwyerYes it’s true, it was the Gardaí that led the way at Courtbrack Vintage Society’s Annual Vintage Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday May 18th, with SOS 24 Hour Recovery bringing up the rear. There were blue lights flashing and sirens blaring as the local Gardaí led the vintage procession that wound its way slowly through the beautiful countryside. A great crowd gathered at Courtbrack Cross to see the tractors and cars off, with plenty more onlookers all along the 19 mile route, especially when the vintage convoy made its way through Blarney village! While the day started out wet, the weather cleared up just in time for the start of the run, and let’s be honest, it would take a lot more than a little rain to stop the Courtbrack crew! The Club were delighted with the turn out on the day, which was deemed another great success, and which concluded with the presentation of the James O’Donoghue Perpetual Trophy. As luck would have it, the cup was won by well-known local man, Jeremy Murphy, who was driving his vintage American muscle car, a beautiful Pontiac Firebird. Of course, the day would never have succeeded without a huge team effort from the local community, there was enough food to feed a small army! The Club would like to thank everyone who took part in the Road Run and those who helped out in any way. That’s not it for 2014 for the Club though, they are organising the vintage section of this year’s Cork Summer Show (13th-15th June), and later in the year will be taking their tractors on the road again to Meanus, Co. Limerick to support Greybridge Classic Club’s Harvest Day (a small trip considering they already drove to Rosslare this year to take part in the Irish Welsh National Road Run). Finally, the Club will be hosting their annual Old Time Threshing and Vintage Display on 14th September. Contact Club PRO, John Mulcahy on (087) 7838513 or the Club’s Facebook page for updates.