Classic cars raise money for for Mercy Hospital

13 July 2015
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club will host its
Annual Vintage Show the car park of Ballincollig Shopping Centre on
Friday 25th and Sunday 26th July, raising funds for the Mercy Hospital
Foundation.

The two day event will see the popular club, which caters for classic
car owners in the Ballincollig and surrounding areas including Cork
City, welcome classic cars from all different vintage districts,
competing for prizes and the title of Oldest Car, Car of the Show,
Longest Travelled, Best Car Club, Best Non-Club Car, Best Motorbike,
and Best Tractor.

As a prelude to the festival, a vintage bicycle run will take place at
8pm on Friday 24th, which will be followed by music and entertainment.
Registration opens at 11am on Saturday 25th, with a parade of cars at
12pm, and the official opening at 2pm by Jim O’Leary Manager of
Ballincollig Shopping Centre. On Sunday 26th, registration opens at
11am followed by a dog show at 3pm; with the prize giving scheduled
for 4.30pm.

Kevin McSweeney, Chairman of Ballincollig & District Vintage and
Classic Car Club said “Our annual two day event is always an extremely
popular one, with impressive displays of vintage vehicles – both two
and four wheeled or all sizes. It’s a great family friendly event with
music and entertainment every day, as well as face painters and
clowns, so we’re encouraging people to come along and join the fun,
and help us support the Mercy Hospital Foundation.”

Deirdre Finn, Community & Events Fundraiser, the Mercy Hospital
Foundation said “Our mission is to support the Hospital in delivering
the highest quality of patient care by raising funds to support
advancements and innovation in the treatment and care of patients at
the Mercy Hospital, the People’s Hospital. We promise to do our very
best to provide you with a world class hospital, right on your
doorstep, and this is only possible through the help of our supporters
and donors, like Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car
Club.”

For further information on the event or Ballincollig & District
Vintage and Classic Car Club call (087) 7967560 or email
Ballincolligvintage@gmail.com.


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