About The Club

Welcome to The Western Vintage Tractor and Engine Club.

The Western Vintage Tractor and Engine Club was formed in April 1990 by a small group of local vintage machinery enthusiasts. Its main purpose was to collect, restore and preserve old tractors, stationary engines, agricultural implements for tractors, horse drawn equipment, tools from the past both farm and domestic. At that time it was much easier to source older items as many of these things were in daily use up until the mid 1970’s and there was not much value set on them at the time. They were just taking up space that was needed for more modern machinery. Having restored many items the club set about finding a suitable field to hold a vintage rally for displaying their newfound treasures. Malachy and Helen Forde from the Country Club public house at Hollybrook, Hollymount were delighted to accommodate the club by letting them use the fields at the back of their premises. It was an excellent site for the event and the first vintage rally was held there in 1992. The club and the Hollymount Vintage rally has grown considerably over the years and this year 2011 we will be hosting the 20th annual vintage rally at the same site. The club has hosted two All-Ireland Vintage Rallies, the first in 2004 on behalf of IVETA and 2008 on behalf of IVS. There are several other club events each year one of them being Roundfort Autojumble and Auction which is held on the last Sunday of February each year.

The club members are proud of the fact that the proceeds of the events goes to local charities. The main benefactors are Mayo Mental Health Association, Mayo Autism Action and The National Council for the Blind of Ireland.

Membership of the club has grown with new members joining each year. With the loyal support of the public the club has a secure future.

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