4th Annual Classic Car, Classic Motorcycle & Vintage Tractor Showcase

4th Annual Classic Car, Classic Motorcycle & Vintage Tractor Showcase set for July 8th at the WWETB Waterford Training Centre 

Some of the finest Classic Cars, Motorbikes and Tractors are set to go on display at the 4th annual free classic car show hosted by (WWETB) Waterford Training Centre located in the Waterford Industrial Estate on Saturday, July 8th from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

The show will be hosted by the course leaders at the Classic Car Restoration Course at the WWETB Waterford Training Centre. The showcase is a celebration of the works completed by the course participants who have taken part in either the Classic Car Restoration day course or the evening course over the last 20 weeks. The Classic Car Restoration Course was launched in 2016 at the Waterford Training Centre part of Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) and it is the only course of its kind in the entire country.

In addition, the team behind the Agricultural Mechanics Apprenticeship at WWETB are joining the event and will be showcasing a display of vintage tractors alongside up to 160 classic cars and motorbikes.

The Classic Car Show which showcased the work completed by people who participated in the WWETB Classic Car Restoration Course or the Agricultural Mechanics Apprenticeship. The Classic Car Show was a free event and took place at the Waterford Training Centre in the Industrial Estate, Waterford

The Classic Car Restoration Course Instructor Pat Bolger has over 40 years of experience in the motor trade and in restoring classic cars. Commenting on the upcoming event Pat says, “We are delighted to showcase the work processes that take place in classic car restoration. The turnout of finished and ongoing work from this course which is to the highest standard; car show visitors will be in for a treat on July 8th.”

In total, there will be approximately 150 to 160 cars, bikes, vans and tractors on the day. In previous shows, some of the highlights have been a pair of Borgwards, a 1932 Ford hot rod, a couple of American Pickups, a 1908 Reo, 1926 Essex, 1951 Indian Chief Motorcycle plus a host of Beetles, Anglia’s, Escorts, BMWs and Toyotas etc. It is never a disappointment as every year we see more unusual and spectacular samples of people’s pride and joy. There will be three prizes on the day, and these will be presented to the Best Classic Car, Best Classic Motorcycle and Best Classic Tractor judged by the participants in the show.

For those families that have children with them, there will be a professional Face Painter on sight from 10 am to approx. 1 pm. Children of all ages or those young at heart can have face painting done by Aine of Fantasy Face Art completely free of charge.

Commenting on the event and course Shay Cummins Assistant Manager at the Waterford Training Centre says, “To date over 250 people have taken part and gained qualifications in our Classic Car Restoration Course. We have course participants come from all over to gain this qualification, from Dublin to Cork and all across the Southeast region. This event will demonstrate the professional skills these course participants gained and offer an opportunity to the public to gain a little insight into what we do here at the WWETB Waterford Training Centre.”

Members of the public and especially families are welcome to attend the Classic Car Restoration Showcase at the Waterford Training Centre, Waterford Industrial Park on the Cork Road on Saturday, July 8th from 10.00 am – for further details see www.facebook.com/Waterford-Wexford-Training-Services Classic/Vintage enthusiasts are also very welcome to bring along their own vehicle and enter it for best of show on the day.