Limerick classic club drives on for many charities

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Kieran Lillis,  chairman of the Greybridge Classic Club, on a 1952 Ferguson P3, at the tractor run and classic car event in Fedamore [Picture: Dave Gaynor]
FOR MANY clubs having over 80 vehicles in a car, motorbike and tractor run would be a big success.

FOR MANY clubs having over 80 vehicles in a car, motorbike and tractor run would be a big success.

But Greybridge Classic Club were only revving up for the main event in Meanus on Sunday, August 11.

On Sunday over 80 tractors, cars and motor bikes headed off from Dempsey’s Pub recently for a morning run on the roads of Meanus, Grange and Fedamore.

“There was a great range of tractors on display from the old Ferguson 20s up to the latest models on the market.

“The cars didn’t disappoint either with a fine selection including Mark II Escort and a wide range of Mercedes. The event had great support from the community and surrounding vintage clubs. Members of the Greybridge Classic Club would like to thank all the stewards and drivers who participated on the day,” said a committee member.

Over €1,700 was raised and these funds go towards Greybridge Class Club’s annual charity harvest day in Meanus on August 11.

The event raises money for Cliona’s Foundation, Irish Motor Neuron Research, Children’s Ark in the Limerick Regional Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin.

Last year they took a photograph from a helicopter of dozens of Massey Fergusons making up the famous insignia. This year it is a “Truly Blues Gathering” as they will recreate the Ford oval. This includes New Holland and all derivatives.

To take part see greybridgecc.ie