Michelle Weir (Local Democracy Reporter)
East Antrim Old Vehicle Cavalcade set to hit the road in 2022
The East Antrim Old Vehicle Cavalcade will wheel into action once again this year after a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic.
The annual charity classic car run will be bound for Portrush on August 7.
Traditionally, the Old Vehicle Club donates all sponsorship raised to a nominated charity. This year, the group will be raising funds for Autism NI.
In 2019, the cavalcade raised £5,000 for The Welcome Organisation. This event attracted approximately 120 vintage vehicles and more than 250 participants.
Prior to departure, there will be a display of vintage vehicles at Mossley Mill. before travelling to the West Strand Car Park, Portrush, to showcase the vehicles in a static display via Mallusk, Templepatrick, Dunadry and Antrim.
The East Antrim Old Vehicle Club has requested sponsorship from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for its annual Portrush Cavalcade. The event has been sponsored by the local authority since 2015 and previously by the legacy Newtownabbey Borough Council.
A request for the council to meet the cost of a cooked breakfast for all participants to a maximum of £2,000 was approved at a meeting of the council’s Community Planning Committee earlier this week.
Commenting on the event, Chair Antrim SDLP Councillor Roisin Lynch said:
“It is an incredible spectacle.”
Deputy Mayor Cllr Stephen Ross said:
“I looked forward to it last time.”