Irish Vintage Scene have received a press release from the organising committee of the ever-popular Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run letting our readers know that this year’s event, due to take place on the weekend of the 4th of June, has been cancelled. “It is hard to believe that we are now a year into this worldwide pandemic and sadly still facing unprecedented circumstances and uncertainties,” they state. “At present Ireland remains at the highest level of restrictions, which are to be reviewed next week by the Irish government. However, this week the government have made it clear that due to the continued high number of cases, the lockdown restrictions at this level will continue until the end of February. It was also confirmed that when restrictions begin to ease they will be relaxed slowly, and hotels and restaurants will be the last of the industries to reopen, with pubs and bars reopening much later this year. Taking all factors into account, sadly, the committee have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run which was to take place on the weekend of 4th June 2021.
“The safety and wellbeing of our participants, committee members, families and the wider communities are of the utmost importance to us. Given all the government restrictions that are in place and circumstances beyond our control, we would not be able to offer the experience and daily events that make the event such a memorable weekend for everyone. We will be back next year, and would be delighted if you would join us for our event from the 3rd to 6th of June 2022. We can transfer your entry for this year to 2022. Please do let us know if you would prefer to have your entry payment refunded, and not transferred to next year’s event. If you do wish to have a refund, please email [email protected] and please do bear with us as we will be in touch within the coming weeks.
“On behalf of all of the committee, we wish you good health and stay safe in the coming weeks and months ahead. We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the open roads in your cars during the year.” Our thanks to the Gordon Bennett Classic organising committee for keeping our readers informed, and we look forward to the next hosting of the event in June of 2022.
By Andrew Pollock, Editor