OVER 40 cherished vehicles covering many decades of motoring have been making their way through Pembrokeshire today (Thursday) on their way to Ireland.

The occasion is the fourth Celtic Classic Car Tour, featuring participants from throughout Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion and beyond.

The event is not only one of the most popular classic tours organised in Wales, but also a top fundraiser.

In its first three years, it raised nearly £15,000 for its nominated charities - CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) via the Dean Mason Memorial Fund, and Meningitis Now.

The record entry of 41 vehicles - ranging from a three-wheeler to a recovery truck - set off in style, flying their flags, from the Snooty Fox Inn, near Oakwood Park, at midday.

They travelled in convoy to Fishguard ferry port, via Narberth, to board this afternoon's crossing to Rosslare.

While in the Emerald Isle, the tour will be based at Dungarvan, County Waterford, and will enjoy hospitality from two Irish car clubs as well as visits to a private car museum and a cruise liner.