59th CORK VETERAN RUN – 19 JULY 2014

 59TH CORK VETERAN RUN    19 JULY 2014 

Munster Vintage Motor Cycle and Car Club are pleased to report that the 59th Cork Veteran Run, held on Saturday 19th July 2014 was a great success. The event started at The Rising Tide in Glounthaune, where entrants logged in, received their route documentation and were supplied with tea, coffee and freshly baked scones!

The morning route covered 40 miles, to a lunch break at Springfort Hall Hotel, north of Mallow. The afternoon route was a similar distance, to prizegiving at The Anglers Rest, Carrigrohane.

There were 68 starters on the event, 41 cars ranging from a 1910 White to a 1992 Mazda MX5 and 27 motorcycles, from a 1912 Sun to a 1981 Honda. The winners of the awards were as follows:

The Ross Hinds Shield for the oldest Car ………………………Paddy Guerin 1910 White GA

The C A B Cup for the best Car ………………………………….Dermot Crowley 1953 MG TD

The Sam Hull Cup for the oldest Motorcycle ………………..John Quirke 1912 Sun 3¾ HP

The Joe Jackson Cup for the best motorcycle ………………Greg Kelleher 1962 BMW R50/2

The Mayfield Cup for the best unrestored motorcycle……Noel O’Sullivan 1924 BSA L24

The Alkin Cup for the car that travelled the greatest distance to the event …………. Robert Swan 1975 Morgan 4/4

The Munster Motor Cycle and Car Club Cup for the motorcycle that travelled the greatest distance to the event …………….. Brian Smyth 1927 Sunbeam 9

Next year will see the 60th running of the Cork Veteran Run and Munster Vintage Motor Cycle and Car Club are already planning the event and will be hoping for a bigger entry than ever to celebrate the occasion.

Photographs, courtesy of Munster Classic CARS, are available here.

 

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