May 4, 2023 | All, Archive, News
MEMBERS of the Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Club were out in force at the weekend for their annual dinner dance marking 30 years since the club’s foundation.
Over 130 people were expected to attend the dinner in the Fels Point Hotel in Tralee, an event traditionally held on Valentines night, with all proceeds raised going to the Kerry Hospice.
The club was founded in 1979 and now has about 160 members from all over Kerry and neighbouring counties. The late Tom Twohill suggested to PJ O’Riordan, (President and founding Chairman), that there was enough interest and cars in Kerry to form the club, after the Rose Of Tralee Run, which took place at the end of August 1979.
Enthused by the suggestion PJ seized the moment and called a meeting for those interested to take place a few weeks later at Farranfore Airport, and the Kerry Veteran Car Club was formed.
The group then embarked on the club’s first run which left from the Airport and toured Firies-Currow and the surrounding area before returning to the Airport (there are reports of all sorts of calamities along the route with tempers frayed and cars expiring!).
On Saturday night, some of the members took time out to speak on their beloved cars and about their fundraising activities.
Interview by Lorraine Walsh, Irish Independence, 18 Feb 2009
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Dec 14, 2022 | Events, News
To all members we are Delighted at last to have our Documentary finished and hope you enjoy it. I would like to thank Kerry college for their production of the documentary and in particular Brian Nolan and his class for the work he has put in. This Documentary would not have been possible if were not for all the participants that gave their time to be interviewed and for that i thank you.
I would like to thank The Club committee who engaged at all stages and supported the Project when i first suggested it a few years ago. I hope it will act as some nice archival footage for year to come.
Yours in classic Motoring
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Oct 14, 2022 | Events, News
KVVCCC club member run Johnny Cahillane Run 2022.
Aug 25, 2022 | All, Events, News
Club Secretary’s Scramble Run Sunday 25th September
Meet at Ballygarry Hotel at 9am Sharp for quick registration leave.
10:30 am Run will be made up of 3 Scrambles or runs…. SCRAMBLE 1 is – Tralee to Mitchell’s Motor Museum Kilgarvan.
Will be made up of a nice Run, stop at Mitchell Motor Museum Kilgarvan, and Lunch Stop in Killarney.
If you’re able to come do. IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY OUT!
Aug 2, 2022 | All, Events, News
That time of Year again, a club members favorite not to be missed… Club members in the whole love this event, so get polishing only 4 days to Go.
First spot prize, at 10 am so arrive early.
Jun 14, 2022 | News
Conor Twohill and Chris Foley flying club colours at Gordon Bennett Rally for the 1915 Ford Model T Tourer.
All cars in this event were pre 1930.