Slideshow: Loanends vintage road run

Despite persistent rain vintage enthusiasts turned out in force to support the fifth annual tractor and classic car road run, hosted by Loanends Presbyterian Church near Antrim.

With almost 70 vehicles taking part, the event raised £1,000 for the Parkinson’s Disease Society.

Councillor Mervyn Rea from Crumlin on his Allis Chalmers tractor, at the vintage tractor and classic car road run, hosted by Loanends Presbyterian Church.

Councillor Mervyn Rea from Crumlin on his Allis Chalmers tractor, at the vintage tractor and classic car road run, hosted by Loanends Presbyterian Church.

The vintage event coincided with a summer fete in the church grounds.

Visitors were treated to an array of stalls selling plants, crafts and home produce; while refreshments included ice-cream, a BBQ and afternoon tea.

Entertainment included the Ollar School of Irish Dancing, Alistair Scott’s Ceilidh Band, and a model aircraft flying display.

Younger visitors enjoyed the crockery smash and various other activities.

Sponsor Noel Gibson, GNG Credit Ltd, with his recently restored International 475/976 tractor at Loanends Presbyterian Church Vintage Tractor and Car Run.

Sponsor Noel Gibson, GNG Credit Ltd, with his recently restored International 475/976 tractor at Loanends Presbyterian Church Vintage Tractor and Car Run.

Winners of the pet show include:

Dogs – 1, Denise Young and Tess; 2, Zara Davis and Tiny.

Lambs – 1, Kirsten Davis and Isla; 2, Charlotte Spence and Talulah.

Organising committee member Robert Wallace said: “Unfortunately the weather wasn’t in our favour, but we made the most of it.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the event, especially those who took part in the vintage tractor and classic car road runs.”

Loanends Presbyterian Church would like to thank its sponsors for their generous support: GNG Credit Ltd, Belfast; Martin Supplies, Nutt’s Corner; The Eye Care Clinic, Templepatrick; Glenburn Veterinary Surgery, Crumlin; and Dale Farm.

 

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