• gift-vouchers

  • screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-53-58

  • screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-54-57

  • screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-54-57

  • gift-vouchers

The December 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 127) is on sale now. It’s been a year of anniversaries, and this month we look at yet another – the 50th birthday of the Fiat 124, one of the most important cars in the company’s history. There were several, very different variants in the 124 family, and here we take a look at the main three, namely the saloon, Spider and Sport Coupe. Elsewhere in the magazine we feature an extremely rare, and possibly unique, original Irish-registered 1936 Ford Model CX Tourer with a great history, and another rare soft-top in the shape of a 1954 Sunbeam Mk3 DHC, a rare example of this model.

Moving to tractor features, our first is an unusual machine here in Ireland, a SAME Leopard 85 that’s been restored to fantastic condition, while we also bring you a Ford 4000 that’s been rebuilt at home. Our feature motorcycle is an early eighties BMW R65 that’s been tastefully customised by its owner, while our commercial story looks at a 1955 International pickup with bags of character. Our long list of show reports includes the Gowran Park Festival of Speed, the 52nd Stradbally Steam Rally, the Barack Obama Plaza Vintage Show and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your December 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!

buy-online-now

whats in this issue


News & Events

1991-ford-granada-scorpio-24v-hr

Time-warp, unregistered Ford Granada Scorpio for sale

A pre-production 1991 Ford Granada Scorpio with just 1,325 miles on the clock, will be offered at auction by CCA. The car has been in storage for over two decades and been preserved in excellent condition. The car narrowly avoided scrappage thanks to its owner, making it an exceptionally rare find on the market. A pre-production 1991 Ford Granada Scorpio, used exclusively by Ford for … Read more…

0 comments
mini-cover

Anatomy of the Works Minis

There is no doubt about it: the Mini was, and still is, a force to be reckoned with in motorsport. One event that made it famous was the Monte Carlo Rally, and none more so than in 1967, when our own Paddy Hopkirk took the chequered flag in a works Mini. While I always knew that works cars were well and truly modified versions of … Read more…

0 comments
screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-15-03-31

Old car commercials

Got to love old car commercials. If they did these ads with new cars , plastic would be flying off everywhere!

0 comments
screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-15-13-28

ROAD-USERS URGED TO ‘BE SAFE AND BE SEEN’ AS CLOCKS GO BACK

RSA and An Garda Síochána launch October Bank Holiday Weekend Campaign   27 October 2016: With the clocks going back this weekend, heralding darker days, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have today urged road-users to ensure they can be clearly seen when out on the roads. The most effective way to do this is to wear high visibility clothing such as … Read more…

0 comments
img_9160

The second-ever Benbulben Motor Show (Photos)

The second-ever Benbulben Motor Show took place in Grange, Co. Sligo last June, and Patrick Mullan was there with his camera to capture the day. Photos by Patrick Mullan

0 comments
delorean

Editors Letter from issue 125

Welcome to another busy issue of Irish Vintage Scene. This month I’m going to write about something that I am sure many of you will have an opinion on, and just like me you should have your say. If you agree with me, or indeed if you disagree, then why not put pen to paper or email us your thoughts for publication? This subject has … Read more…

0 comments
screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-15-13-28

FREE Family pass to Limerick Diecast, Model & Diorama Show

We have a family pass to give away to the 6th Limerick Diecast, Model & Diorama Show on Sunday 18th September 2016. To be in with a chance of winning this family pass (2 adults, 3 children) just complete the below form. (Winner will be picked on Friday 16th September, tickets will be waiting at the door for the winner)    

0 comments
14021593_1118456464906599_7943723821284727029_n

Are You The Most Fuel Efficient in Ireland?

September 25th Maxol will bring back the National Fuel Economy Run, an event which was hugely popular in the 70s and 80s.  Find out if you’ve got the most fuel efficient driver and car pairing in your respective vehicle class.  There’s an overall winner on the day and runner up trophies in each class too.  The event kicks off at Maxol’s new M3 Mulhuddart Service … Read more…

0 comments
14021593_1118456464906599_7943723821284727029_n

Exclusive invite-only event

Some of you may be aware that Ford Ireland will be holding an exclusive invite-only event on Friday 30th September to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta. The event will kick off in the Kildare area at about 10.30am, and will involve a convoy drive of 40 Fiestas, whereby the planned activities will commence for a couple of hours, with refreshments being provided. For … Read more…

0 comments
rsa-logo

Road Safety Alert – Yellow Weather Warning Issued for Heavy Rain

9th September 2016: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann have issued a Yellow Weather Warning for strong winds from 10am to 9pm today, Friday 9 September. Southerly winds later veering southwesterly are expected and will increase to 55 to 65 km/h and will gust up to 90 to 100km/h at times. … Read more…

0 comments