Alan Ross, Chairman of
Glenavy and District Vintage Club and
Stephen Lewis Agricultural Sales
Executive for Cyril Johnston and Co. Ltd
of Carryduff at the launch of the Club's
Charity Indoor Show.
A TRULY 'grand old lady', who travelled half
way round the world at the age of 80, will take centre stage at
the forthcoming charity indoor show organised by Glenavy and
District Vintage Club.
The 11,000 mile trek from Peking to Paris
lasted five weeks but there's no doubt she'll still look her
best for the event which takes place next Friday and Saturday
(March 7 and 8).
The mature lady in question is a 1927 Rolls
Royce owned by Denis Wilson who operates a tool and equipment
store in Glenavy.
Last Spring he drove the magnificent vehicle
from the Chinese capital to the French 'City of Light' with his
wife Jill acting as navigator.
It's unlikely Denis will need a navigator to
get from Glenavy to Trummery Sales Arena where the Vintage Show
But there's no doubt the chance to view the
car will attract visitors to the event which will run from 4pm
to 9pm on Friday and 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday.
The Rolls Royce will be joined by a wide
range of vintage and classic tractors, lorries, cars and
A number of new tractors will also be on
display and there will be a good variety of items for sale in
the auto jumble.
The main sponsor of this year's show is Cyril
Johnston and Co. The event will feature a display entitled
'50 years of Massey Ferguson' and the
Carryduff company is one of Northern Ireland's main Massey
Owners are welcome to display their vintage
or classic tractors and vehicles at the show.
However, space is limited and those wishing to
do so are asked to contact Mark Anderson to book a place on
All exhibits must be in position not later than 9pm on
Thursday. Owners should be aware security will be provided on
both Thursday and Friday nights.