Durrow Vintage Club Ltd has been formed for the past 10 years. The main purpose of the club is the preservation and restoration of old vintage vehicles. The club members have had an interest in vintage vehicles since young and have a selection of motorcycles aging from 1905 to 1970, vintage tractors aging from 1925 to 1965, vintage cars, vintage oil engines and memorabilia. The club holds it’s annual Pre 1970 vintage vehicle show and auto jumble in April each year inviting local clubs and exhibitors from all over Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK to come along and put their vehicles on display.
Throughout the year the club travels and exhibits their own vehicles in vintage rallies and shows all over Ireland and at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in the UK. In 2007 the highlight of the year for Durrow Vintage Club Ltd was participating in the vintage tractor world record, which took place in Cooley, Co. Louth where a total of 4572 vintage tractors took part.
The club has taken part in various charity events throughout the country – in 2010 the club took part in the Irish Steam Engines Owners run from Dublin to Cork which raised over €30,000 for Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin. They also have been involved in various road runs raising money for several charities. In 2010 the club also participated in the Single Cylinder Tractor Record in Co. Cork. In 2011 we participated in the working oil engine record attempt in Inishannon, Co. Cork. The club also part takes in various charity runs organised by other vintage clubs through out the country.
In December 2011 the Club held their first Model & Diorama Show in the Castle Arms Hotel in the town. This was a great success and will be run on an annual basis. Year 2012 was the Club’s 10th Anniversary Show and was held on Sunday, 22nd April 2012. All proceeds from our annual show goes to local charities within the Durrow area. This show is now one of the largest and most popular vintage event in the 32 counties and is well worth a visit.
The Club likes to take part some local events and to date has taken part in the annual Scarecrow competition that is held in Durrow village. The club and its members will continue to promote the preservation of the vintage scene throughout Ireland and its importance to be kept alive in our history.
Phone: Austin (086) 8860598 or Allen (086) 8791673.
Address: Cork Road, Durrow, Co. Laois.