Macra news: Hit the Diff car and tractor run revs up for St Vincent’s Centre

Last weekend, the hard work of members of Glanmire Macra, Knockraha Macra and Cork City Macra paid off as the long-awaited ‘Hit the Diff’ Vintage Car and Tractor Run took place.

Macra news: Hit the Diff car and tractor run revs up for St Vincent’s Centre

Some 45 vintage and modern cars and tractors hit the road on Sunday in aid of St Vincent’s Centre, a residential care home for women with intellectual disabilities in Cork City.

After months of planning and plotting and pestering, the ‘Terrific Trio’ of Glanmire, Knockraha, and Cork City Macra raised over €1,000 for St. Vincent’s Centre and ensured that everyone involved had a fantastic day.

The day started in Tony Doyle Transport Yard where tractors old and new lined up for the event.

Donal Twomey led out the run in great style with the vintage contingent of the run following shortly after.

Sarah Vickery in an SUV marked the change from old to new and a huge parade of modern tractors took over the road after that.

Bringing up the rear was a recovery van from SOS Recovery driven by Shane Kennedy.

The villages of Knockraha, Watergrasshill, and Carrignavar were taken over by a convoy of flashing beacons and beeping horns, as onlookers stopped to take in the fabulous sight.

The run took just over two hours, and the tractors rolled into Upper Glanmire around 2.30pm. The Boothouse Bar and Restaurant was where participants finished up and refuelled on soup and sandwiches while the novelty prizes — well-earned plaques — were presented.

The organising committee issued a special hanks to Tony and Elaine Doyle for offering the use of their premises, to the Boothouse Bar, as well as all the sponsors, particularly Dave Moran Office Supplies and Paul O’Regan of Seandún Macra, who provided the PA system.

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