Classic Car Tour To Portavo

Posted: 2/9/2015

The Royal Ulster Classic Car Tour 2015

The Royal Ulster Classic car tour took place on 12th September with 45 members and guests taking part in a scenic tour of the Ards Peninsula.

The overnight heavy rain dried up in time for the start of the event which included participants from Dublin and Cork.

After a briefing, there were driving tests in the club car park so that the drivers could demonstrate their spatial awareness.

The cars then set off following their interpretation of the navigation instructions prepared by Des McDowell. After two to three hours driving all of the participants found their way to the Portavo estate for a picnic in the Shoot Room. Our thanks to Derek and Tina Tughan for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities for lunch.

Robin McKelvey with Graham Hardy completed the route with the best navigation and Katherine Lindsay had the best score in the car park driving tests.

Prizes were awarded after dinner in the Gloucester Room and the Last Night at the Proms was shown in the Front Bar later in the evening.

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