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Charity classic car show attracts record crowds

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Charity classic car show attracts record crowds thumbnailJohn Eakin receiving the McLaughlin Family trophy for his Ford Cortina from Anna and Tony McLaughlin at the Gregory McLaughlin Memorial Classic Car Show.

CLASSIC vehicle enthusiasts from the length and breadth of Ireland gathered at the Limavady Showgrounds for the sixth annual Gregory McLaughlin Memorial Classic Car Show. The event, which aims to raise much needed funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, took place on Sunday August 27 on what would have been Gregory's birthday.
Some 152 exhibitors made the trip to the event and as the older generation reminisced on times gone by, children at the event thoroughly enjoyed the free face painting, balloon modelling and inflatable fun which was available.
To date, the 2017 event has raised over 4,500 with donations still coming in and the McLaughlin family have expressed their delight at the response to this year's event. In total, the Limavady family has raised over 70,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Aside from the vintage vehicles, there was also a fantastic raffle, sponsored head shave by Kyle Moore and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea which insured that the record numbers attending were well fed.

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