It was deemed a “gentle leap back into action” following a Covid hiatus for the Loughgall Motorsport Show but it exceeded all expectations.
Not only was the weather on point on Saturday, but the amount raised was approaching £10,000 at the last count, with monies going towards the NI Air Ambulance and Lough Neagh Rescue.
Crowds descended on the event – hosted in Loughgall Country Park and organised by Armagh Lions Club – from as far afield as Cork.
Check out our gallery from Saturday’s event below.
Winner of the Junior Digger Challenge was Archie Wallace (8) who is pictured with Barry Scott, managing director of JE Scott Ltd. He presented Archie’s prize of a high-tech Lego model of the Volvo digger he won the competition in, which was supplied by Pat O’Donnell Volvo
The one and only Alan ‘Plum’ Tindell beside his Aston Martin, pictured with Armagh Lions Secretary Malcolm Dawson
The Armagh NI Fire & Rescue team who carried out a simulated car crash and and the action taken to cut casualties
Strong turnout from the Toyota Celica Association
Nadia Conway – the only lady to take on the Digger Challenge!
Members of Rathfriland Motor Club who joined in the fun
Little Jack Elliott gets to sit on a PSNI motorbike
Ian and Dorothy Dougherty of the Cold War Veterans Association with their vintage Bedford lorry
Enjoying the sunshine in Loughgall Country Park
Crowd gathers to watch the Armagh NI Fire & Rescue crew carry out a cut-out demonstration of a simulated car crash
Caroline McGuiness behind the wheel of her dream car – a Ford Mustang
Armagh Lions President Iain Wright pictured with Plunkett Teague from Lough Neagh Rescue, who are one of the club’s designated charities to benefit from the event