Over 100 cars took part in the Ballymac Classic Car Run on Sunday afternoon – photo gallery

Over 100 cars took part in the Ballymac Classic Car Run on Sunday

A total of 107 cars set off on a tour of the Dingle Peninsula on Sunday afternoon on the occasion of the 11th annual Ballymac Classic Car Run.

The event was organised by the Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club and set out to raise funds for the ‘Help Rose Bloom’ campaign.

It was based at O’Riada’s Bar in Ballymac.

Local girl Rose O’Flaherty suffers from a Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA1) a severe genetic condition that weakens muscles and causes problems with movement.

SMA1 children typically have a life expectancy of just two years, but Rosie has been defying medical odds ever since her diagnosis when she was just nine months old.

The local community have been raising money to help her get access to much needed medicine.

Sunday’s run started with a ‘Cars and Coffee’ event between 10am and 12 noon before the 107 cars and 16 Honda 50s set of on the run to Dingle

The oldest car in fleet was 1953 Austin Somerset owned by Tony Darmody of Faha.

The club gave out a few spot prizes to members before the cars left for West Kerry.

Among the winners was Gerry O’Brien from Kilorglin who was driving his 1970 Morris 1000. He won a shopping voucher sponsored by Garvey’s SuperValu Group.

A year’s subscription to Irish Vintage Scene magazine was won by Glyn Wells of Tralee in his 1980 Triumph Dolomite.

Frank O’Connor won the special prize awarded to Honda 50 Run participants.

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