|Derek Clark, club President remembers the good old days|
Saturday 15th April 2017.
We all met up at the Tesco car park in Carrickfergus for a cooked breakfast to get us going. Thirteen cars and 26 people turned up for their breakfast although unfortunately Ken Ferris was meant to be on the run but with a bit of a fire on the back brakes of his Jaguar XJS this put paid to that.
It was a wet start but soon dried up for the drive up along the coast, up through Glenarm, Carnlough, Waterfoot and into the traffic in the tight streets of Cushendall. We then took the inland route for our picnic spot in Cushendun.
We had a forty five minute picnic stop before getting back in the cars and heading inland to Rory Woolf's collection.
The roads across the mountains where quite narrow but with very little traffic on these roads this was not much of a problem.
When we arrived at Rory Woolf's place the rain was long gone and the sun was shining. His collection comprised mainly of pre 1930's tractors. These were all in excellent condition.
When we moved on to the next shed this is where most of the restoration takes place. In that shed was a pre-war flat bed lorry with the cab and the back all done in wood, immaculately restored by Rory himself.
Tea and coffee was laid on for us complete with biscuits and tray bakes
We left for the short drive to Antrim and The top of the Town Restaurant for our evening meal. This was a set meal of chicken with potatoes with a choice dessert.
As always, Patrick Cleary and James Mullen have managed to put together an excellent day out, with something different.
Many thanks, to not only to Patrick and James but also to Rory Woolf for his hospitality.