A vintage car rally attracts motoring enthusiasts to Moville in County Donegal.
The picturesque town of Moville on the banks of Lough Foyle in County Donegal is hosting its 27th vintage car rally event.
Rally organiser Sean Rawdon recalls the first rally, began by his father, had just nine cars. Since then the event has grown exponentially and is a valuable tourist attraction for the Inishowen Peninsula.
It's been a great asset to the town, it kicks off our summer season.
Over 100 vehicles are taking part in the event held on 1 July 2001. Among them a 1974 Ford Cortina 600e, a 1970 Riley 472 and a 1956 Ford Anglia 100e.
Many hours have been spent restoring the cars on show. Eddie Ferry owns a 1952 mark 6 Bentley which he sourced in County Mayo. He spent four years making the vehicle roadworthy again. It is a hobby,
Or as somebody said to me it’s a disease, it’s not a hobby it’s a disease, a mark of insanity.
Bill McCurdy’s 1965 Morris Minor was a complete wreck when he bought it for £250.
If you had have saw, it you wouldn’t have given it a second look.
He spent two or three years restoring the car by himself. When he takes the car out for a drive he feels the project was well worth the effort.
At the end of the day the Eddie Ferry’s Bently saw off the opposition to win the Roger Rawdon cup for the best exhibitor at the rally.
A 'Nationwide’ report broadcast on 4 July 2001. The reporter is Tom Kelly.