Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

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The simplest ideas often have the biggest impacts. A number of years ago, a group of intrepid car enthusiasts, under the auspices of Belfast Car Scene (BCS), would organise a Sunday jaunt up the fabled and scenic Antrim coast run. The object: to have explore one the best bits of A-road Northern Ireland has to offer, to have fun in the process and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The cruise for cancer was born.

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

Each year more and more cars have congregated in Carrickfergus and made the journey northwards to Portrush and Portstewart, which has meant more and more donations. At the start of the week, Marc Whitford from BCS indicated that an astonishing £12,000 had been raised so far, as a result of this year’s event.

As well as hitting the jackpot for Macmillan, the Cruise for Cancer also brought together cars of all ages, marques, shapes and sizes for a spontaneous moving motorshow. The iconic landmarks like the Blackcave Tunnel near Larne and the White Arch at Waterfoot reverberated to the sound of flat fours, straight sixes and turbo chatter.

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015
However, perhaps one of the most imposing sights of the day was this stunning Ford Transit Custom. There was more than a hint of the legendary Supervan styling with the ride height and massive alloys which completely dwarfed the arches.

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

Whilst the Toyota GT-86 has been a feature on our roads for quite a while now, modified examples are still a relatively rare phenomenon. Subtle lowering, coupled with some deep-dish, cross spoke alloys really do turn an already attractive car into a total head turner.

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

There is only one rule when it comes to owning a convertible or cabriolet. When the sun comes out, the roof comes off. The Mini Cabriolet is a quirky little car, but must be a total hoot on the snaking bends and narrow passes, which is so characteristic of the civil engineering masterpiece that is the humble A2.

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

The Cruise for Cancer bandwagon keeps on rolling and thanks to people like you, the money keeps on rolling in. The organisation of an event of this scale is no easy task and it would be easy to underestimate the effort involved. If you still wish to donate, check out: www.justgiving.com/belfastcarscene

Pictures courtesy of Marc Whitford Photography. For more event coverage, please check out the gallery below:

Charity Cruises to Big Donation // Cruise for Cancer 2015

 

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Chris, known as Cess on the forums, is a long time RMS member. He is a fervent motorsports enthusiast and lover of all things automotive. He can be found on the ditches of most Irish rallies, at Mondello watching drifting or in front of the TV watching motorbike racing.

RMS Forum Comments

Artoir 20:21 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Back in about ten minutes ago, long day! Managed to slip out early so the only obstacle was cyclists but mostly on well sighted roads with plenty of overtaking opportunities. Great day out. Nose burnt clean off and a good feed in Ballycastle on the way home. Hope plenty was raised.
wes 20:24 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Would have like to have got down for a nosey and put a few faces to names, had debated taking my wee girl in the big v40 but the other half informed me that we had a photographer coming for a family photo. The joys, good day for it
Marc.W 20:25 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Counting now, face burnt to a crisp, 30gb of time lapse and 700+ photos to work through
McFall1984 20:43 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Good day but as said cyclists were a pain Majority went to single file when traffic came but there were a few who stayed 2 abreast an were really wide meaning we had to overtake fully on the other side of the road Wasnt keen on portstewert, alot of drunks running about with buckfast acting the wabs
G N K 20:56 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Good day didn't leave to very late, wasn't on the coast road for very long to I got bored of traffic. Turned off went back on myself and headed up Shane's hill and up the other way, much better. Only managed to get parked outside the gates, made a donation and took a dander round, some nice cars but spoiled by some idiots is unroadworthy heaps. Car of the day for me; black 206 green cb up top and green sticker across the front window stating he was living the dream, class. Nice to meet you @Mel, though your a loser for not taking a drive :p
McFall1984 21:21 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Anyone spot the red a4 doing countless laps of portstewert car park with eedjits hanging out the window singing an roaring shite Main reason I left, other fellas falling all over the place with bottles in the hand
O.C.D 21:23 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
@McFall1984 thanks for meeting me at friars this morning as you say about 4 o'clock i started to see some bell ends staggering about at the portstewart car park bottles in hand and i thought to myself "time to go".So into Portrush ,portion of battered sausages then home. @G N K Seen your car outside on the grass but there was no one at home...it's looking well mate.
O.C.D 21:25 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
| [QUOTE="McFall1984, Main reason I left, other fellas falling all over the place with bottles in the hand
Yeh just as i said above.
McFall1984 21:30 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
Yes wasn't keen so hit portrush myself with the cubs for dinner, didn't fancy standing in a que for half an hour lol
gizmo98 21:31 | Sun 28 Jun, 2015 | Report
| Only managed to get parked outside the gates, made a donation and took a dander round, some nice cars but spoiled by some idiots is unroadworthy heaps. Nice to meet you @Mel, though your a loser for not taking a drive :p
The reason I didn't go! Last time I went to one there it was the same,retards hand braking and spinning around the car park in mk4 golfs and boras


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