TRACTOR RUN: Members of Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club launching the Nobber Vintage Club annual vintage tractor run around Ireland, which will be in Kerry on August 23 and 24. Front from left are: Tom Wharton, Tom Leslie, James Looney (Chairman), Raquel Wharton, Tony Wharton and ‘Fido’. In back row are: Barry O’Gorman, Sean Cronin, Scott O’Gorman, Pat O’Brien, James Kissane, Colin Wharton, Mick Myers, Liam Fleming, John Coffey and Ryan Wharton. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

By Sean Moriarty

A fleet of up to 30 vintage tractors will drive through the streets of Killarney next Friday afternoon.

Members of Nobber Vintage Club in County Meath will be passing through the town as part of their 10th annual Ring of Kerry Tractor Run.

The group will leave Nobber on Wednesday next and drive their vintage tractors to Killarney, and are expected to arrive in town around 3pm ahead of their overnight stop in Fossa.

On Saturday, the convoy will complete their Ring of Kerry run before returning to Nobber. In total, tractor drivers will be on the road for seven days and will have completed 1000kms by the time they return to Meath on Wednesday, August 28.

Nobber Vintage Club members are being helped locally by members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club (KVCVC).

The local club met in Fossa last Saturday to put the finishing touches to this year’s event which is being staged to raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland.

“This is their 10th year and every year it seems to get bigger and bigger,” Tony Wharton, KVCVC member said. “As well as over 30 tractors, there will be several vintage cars and a few Honda 50s on the run.”