The men and machines of yesteryear wow rally crowd

Knockbridge Vintage Club Rally

The men and machines of yesteryear wow rally crowd
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Knockbridge Vintage Club held their annual Vintage Day and Working Rally on Sunday last.

The club were overwhelmed by the large number of people who turned out to enjoy the numerous events that took place throughout the day.

Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh kicked off proceedings with a fabulous display of Irish dancing.

People from far and wide turned out to enjoy the numerous events throughout the day.

The day was tremendous success and the club were astounded at the amount of people that turned out in their drones to support the charity fundraising day.

Vintage enthusiasts travelled with their displays from far and near to be present at the day.

There were huge displays of both tractors and cars. Stationary engines along with older horse drawn equipment filled in the gaps on the timeline. On the other side of the hedge, man and machines of yesteryear worked full steam ahead ploughing and cultivating the newly harvested stubble.

From deep in the middle of the main field, the hum of the array of threshing drums could be heard by all.

Like previous years, the sheep racing proved a real hit with the crowd. The Dog show was a brilliant success and attracted a large number of entrants again, as proud owners showed off their pooches in the hope of winning a prize.

The kids were catered for in the fun corner with amusements including bouncing castles, puppet shows and face painting.

Various demonstrations took place during the course of the day such as flower arranging from floral artist Veronica McMahon, art and crafts, working blacksmith to name but a few.

The RSA were in attendance with a car rollover simulator.

The simulator is a car fitted to a hydraulic platform which can simulate a 360 degree roll-over, leaving “passengers” with a very vivid realisation of what occurs when a vehicle overturns

The Vintage Fashion Show featured some fabulous vintage pieces which local people kindly donated for modelling. Many familiar faces modelled a wonderful array of colours and styles in outfits and hats.

The Jiving competition was a brilliant success and a large number of entrants. Congratulations to all the competitors that took part.

Delicious freshly cooked food and home baking was served during the day. A special thanks must also go all the ladies who had a delicious array of food and drinks available in the marquee throughout the day.

The committee, on behalf of the club members would like to thank everyone who supported, sponsored, helped or participated in any way to make the day such a success.

Knockbridge Vintage Club would like to particularly thank all the non-vintage club volunteers who so generously gave their time. The club greatly appreciate all your help and support, without which the event could not have taken place.

The club is delighted to be able to donate all monies raised to worthy local charities which will be presented at the club’s presentation night.