Vintage and Classic come to Craigywarren for Jackie

After years of the late Jackie McLaughlin representing Craigywarren at vintage rallies all over the country, on Saturday, the ‘country’ came to Craigywarren, at the rally on Cloughwater Road held in Jackie’s memory by the recently formed Craigywarren Vintage Club.

Also on display were three of Jackie’s stationary engines.

As delighted main organiser Michael McFall said: “What a day: huge crowds of people; lots of vehicles of all kinds. The weather stayed very good for us, and we were blown away by the support we got from so many people. A big thanks to everyone involved.

“What a day, I think we did Jackie proud!”

The winner of the new Jackie McLaughlin Shield for the exhibitor who had travelled the furthest was Gary Henry in his Audi Quattro Turbo, all the way from Dumfries in Scotland.

"Craigywarren Vintage Club would like to thank all the many sponsors, those who gave donations, the exhibitors, artists, spectators and everyone who helped in any way to make the event such a resounding success," he said.

"Jackie McLaughlin certainly would have been impressed."