Issue 110 (July 2015) Irish Vintage Scene

The July 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 110) is on sale now, and once again is full to bursting with feature vehicles and show reports from all around Ireland.

This month’s cover slot goes to a family saloon that was such a popular choice for not only motorists in its native Germany, but all over Europe and here in Ireland too. Even though the Opel Kadett C’s rear-wheel-drive layout was traditional its mechanicals were very well proven, and suspension was by coil springs all round unlike other RWD competitors. The example we feature this month was sold new at Bushe & Flynn Opel dealers in Dublin in 1979, and has recently been restored to pristine condition by a Dundalk-based enthusiast after it lay deteriorating in storage for many years. Our second car feature tells the wonderful story of a recently-rebuilt 1973 Ford Consul L that’s remained in the same family all of its life, coming back to Ireland with them when they relocated from England in 1976.

Our main feature tractor this month is a rare survivor with a nice Irish history; this four-wheel-drive Universal 530 DTCE-SD was bought in a fleet of sixty identical others by Bórd na Mona in 1981, and worked for many years on the company’s Blackwater Bog near Shannonbridge. After doing a stint as a competitive ploughing match tractor it’s now been restored in its original specification by an enthusiast from Athlone. Our second tractor story takes a look at a very impressive collection of Ferguson and Massey Ferguson tractors, implements and related combines that’s on display at The Farm, an open farm and heritage village in Co. Cork.

Moving to two wheels, our feature motorcycle this month is another classic with a strong back story, a 1958 BSA Bantam D5 that’s been in the same Kildare family since 1966, and which has survived in extremely original condition. And, rounding off our highly varied articles in this issue is a 1963 Ford Thames 800 (known as the 400E in other markets) that again has been in the same family in Co. Mayo since new. Where do we find these stories for you!

Events-wise we’ve a whole host of reports this month, including the Tipperary Vintage Rally, Junction 14 Classic Show, Letterkenny Vintage Car Show, the Dublin Scooter & Motorcycle Show and many, many more. We also carry the final instalment of our 1928 Essex engine rebuild series, so you won’t want to miss the July 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!


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The 24th Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show

Irish Vintage Scene and Retro Classics Magazine will have a trade stand at The 24th Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show which is Ireland’s largest classic car show and will be held in Terenure College, Dublin, on Sunday July 5th 2015. Call over to renew your subscription, pick up a back issue, binder or even a baseball cap to […]

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Specialist insurance broker back on the saddle with Ride To Work Week   THE UK and Ireland’s favourite motorcycle insurance broker*, Carole Nash, has announced that it is once again supporting national Ride To Work Week. Organised by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and now entering its 17th year, Ride To Work Week (15-21 June) […]

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To Russia via Donaghmore

On Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of June, a group on vintage tractors will depart from Virginia in Co. Cavan to travel over 100 miles to Donaghmore in Co. Laois. The group will be raising funds for “To Russia with Love,” a small charity based in Clontarf in Dublin, who work tirelessly with […]

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Free magazine for Limerick Car Show exhibitors

Retro Classics magazine is offering a FREE magazine to the first 400 exhibitors at the Limerick Car Show on 24th May. The Limerick Classic & Vintage Car Club was set up in 1985 by a group of people who had a passion for classic and vintage cars. Over the years the club has grown and become […]

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Irish TV video of The 5th Armagh City Toy Fair & Model Display Show

On this episode of Armagh County Matters, we visit the Toy and Model Exhibition at the Armagh City Hotel, where we chat to some of the exhibitors who give their time freely in aid of a good cause. Later in the show, Naomi takes a trip to The Argory, and is given a brief look […]

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Retro Classics Magazine – Issue 17 (April-June) ON SALE NOW!

The April to June issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with features and event reports from the world of classic, retro and motorsport cars in Ireland. On the cover this time is one of the most amazing Opel Mantas that you’ll ever see – even though it’s […]

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Coffee and Daffodils in Inistioge

A Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Daffodil Day will be held at Lucy Rothwell’s, Inistioge on Saturday March 28th between 10.30am and 1pm. Following from last year’s success, local celebrity Edward Hayden will provide another one of his epic cookery demonstrations. In addition to coffee morning attractions, there will also […]

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Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning Issued with Strong Winds

23 February 2015: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert warning of winds of up to 65 to 80 km/h for exposed coastal and hilly areas of Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry […]

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Get a Date in Your Car!

Ciarán Dooleu has been in touch with Irish Vintage Scene to tell us about a new TG4 dating show he is producing. It will be called ‘Pioc do Ride’ [Pick Your Ride], and is a bit of fun where contestants with eye-catching or interesting cars have them judged by a woman who is on the […]

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Galway 5th Annual Model & Diorama show

on Sunday – January 18th 2015 from 10am to 6pm in the Salthill Hotel, Promenade Galway Admission: Adults €5 & Children FREE (with adult) Contact Mike on 086 2527602 Support the Help Emma Beat It Fund

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Durrow Diecase Model & Toy Show

13th & 14th December Open Saturday at 12 noon to 6pm Sunday 10am to 5pm at The Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois For more information call Austin on 086 8860 598

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