Kilbroney Classic Car Show 2015

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This year marked the 30th anniversary for the Kilbroney Vintage Show and early indications were that this was going to be a big one. Started in 1985, the Kilbroney show was initially organised to mark the centenary of the motor car and has since ran from strength to strength getting bigger and better each year.

The only rule for entry to the Kilbroney Vintage show is that all cars are registered prior to 31st December 1990 and all tractors registered prior to 31st December 1980. This open policy creates one of the most varied vintage shows in Ireland, attracting a huge array of commercial, military and farming machinery. Even some modern stuff gets in too with the MK1 MX-5 (a sure future classic and personal favourite of mine) being represented in significant numbers already, thanks to the MX-5 club.

Kilbroney Classic Car Show 2015

The day initially started off like most Irish summer days – overcast, grey and raining and as we traveled (slowly) from Belfast to Rostrevor in our little Austin miniMetro we were wondering if the show will be a complete wash out. Thankfully not. The rain soon cleared, the sun appeared, BBQ’s were lit and by midday the venue was rammed!

Prizes were awarded for Car of the Show, Tractor, Motor Cycle, Scooter, Stationery Vehicle, Small commercial vehicle, Large commercial vehicle, Trike, Club Stand, Most unusual item, Oldest Vehicle and Furthest traveled. No mean feat for the judges!

Kilbroney Classic Car Show 2015

In our little group we struggled to single out one car we liked.  One of us, having a particular penchant for the RWD, was drawn towards the collection of Corolla AE86’s, E30 BMW’s and Sierra Cosworths, whereas others were attracted to the T2 VW Campers, a certain little Fiat Amigo and seemed to develop a new found love for the Triumph TR6.  For me I must admit I just can’t keep away from the MX-5’s.

A huge thank you to the organisers and all those that took part.

Photos by Ryan McMurray

Kilbroney Classic Car Show 2015

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RMS Forum Comments

heavyoilhenry 16:32 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
@Coog http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/mrnotveryhappy/vintage%20album/SAM_0437_zpsepibu44m.jpg
cormac81 16:33 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
Gutted I didn't get this year. My favourite show of the year.
Boabybooster 17:01 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
Cracking show and heaving! Had to leave about 3 and the traffic getting out was murder, plus the wee one decided to fill her nappy with sheoite on the way out the car park so wife had to do a moving nappy change, apart from that had a craicing day and came back over the mountain road from kilkeel which was dead bar from a few caterham type wagons, don't think the dog likes me anymore as he was getting thrown about in the back of the S6. Passed @mcmullet-vtec in the S70 amg on the A1 on the way back, some presence on that thing.
steaa 17:43 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
| Cracking show and heaving! Had to leave about 3 and the traffic getting out was murder, plus the wee one decided to fill her nappy with sheoite on the way out the car park so wife had to do a moving nappy change, apart from that had a craicing day and came back over the mountain road from kilkeel which was dead bar from a few caterham type wagons, don't think the dog likes me anymore as he was getting thrown about in the back of the S6.
Silver s6? r7*** reg? If so then you overtook me on the way there.. :) White golf clipper cabriolet
Boabybooster 17:52 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
| Silver s6? r7*** reg? If so then you overtook me on the way there.. :) White golf clipper cabriolet
yes was me with bonkers looking golden retriever in the boot, my wife was asking about your mk1! Looked well!
gav525 18:16 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
| Silver s6? r7*** reg? If so then you overtook me on the way there.. :) White golf clipper cabriolet
I was just in front of him in the Shogun, if I'd of known it was a fellow RMSer I would've acknowledged you. Think we need 'RMS Member on Board' stickers made up lol Had a brilliant day though and could of spent a lot longer if I didn't have to come home and drink. I'm amazed at the amount of immaculate classics hidden away throughout the whole country! Going to try and get my dad over for next years show, he'd love it.
steaa 18:29 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
Small world @gav525 @Boabybooster :) The wee golf clocked up almost as many miles today (140) than in all of last year ! Yep there were a lot of really nice cars on show. Quite a few big American barges too. I didnt expect to see as many of those.
Cooper 18:48 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
Any photos folks get in touch.
mayweather 18:58 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
One of the best shows, if not the best I've been too, weather was great. Traffic was horrendous on the coast road on the way in though, must of spent the guts of an hour travelling just a few miles.
Andy55 19:20 | Sat 20 Jun, 2015 | Report
Another fantastic show which just keeps getting bigger each year! Didn't expect to come home burnt either going by the forecast this morning.


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