The Banbridge Old Vehicle Club was formed in February 1981, by a few local enthusiasts, and H.J Heslip, J.P., was elected the first chairman at the Banbridge library on that night.
The aim of all attending was to preserve and maintain old vehicles for the good of the public. In doing this the club started shows for public interest and any money raised went to a local charity. At the first show the club raised just over £100, and at our last big show we raised a total of £18,000 for The Multiple Sclerosis Society. This goes to show how popular the interest on the old vehicle movement has grown over the last twenty years.