LATEST ISSUE - 111 August 2015 ON SALE NOW

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 15.18.36The August 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 111) is on sale now, and once again is bursting at the seams with feature vehicles and show reports from all around Ireland.

On the cover of this month’s issue is one of the smallest, cutest and downright cheekiest luxury saloons you could imagine. Like its non-identical Wolseley Hornet twin, the Riley Elf was a prime example of BMC’s “badge engineering gone mad” approach, being little more than a Mini with a more regal front end, be-finned boot and plush interior, but all three were no bad things and created a unique motor car that’s treasured by classic enthusiasts today, such as the recently-restored example we bring you this month. Our second car feature tells the unique story of an extremely low-mileage, original Irish Datsun 160J that has survived the last 36 years in incredibly original condition, having been stored in a barn for much of its life.

Our main feature tractor this month is a model scarcely seen in this country despite coming from one of our best-loved manufacturers: the Massey Ferguson 25S was never a huge seller in Ireland when new thanks to the runaway success of its larger and more powerful, yet not much more expensive, stable-mate, the 35. As a result they’re a rare sight today, making this nice owner-restored example a real treat. Our second tractor story takes a look at a very fine David Brown 880 Selectamatic that was restored by a very-experienced tractor repairer as a hobby; something of a “busman’s holiday”!

Moving to two wheels, our feature motorcycle this month is an ex-military BSA M20 that’s been in the same Westmeath family since 1957, even bringing its owners on their honeymoon around Ireland shortly afterwards. Our commercial vehicle feature looks at another Mini-based machine, a Morris Minivan, a rare Irish-built survivor at that, and we also take a close look at a pre-war Morris Cowley project in the first instalment of a two-part restoration series.

Events-wise we’ve a lot going on this month, ranging from the Shane’s Castle Steam Rally to the Innishannon Steam Rally to the first-ever Aran Islands Classic Car Run, and lots more besides, so you won’t want to miss the August 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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Few shows on this weekend (2nd August)

Irish Vintage Engine and Tractor Association National Vintage Rally on 2nd August in Doon, Co. Limerick. Mostrim & District Vintage Club Annual Charity Run on 2nd August from Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford Funcheon Vintage Club 4th Annual Vintage Tractor, Car and Motorcycle run on 2nd August from Kildorrery, Co. Cork      

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VIDEO – Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club Show at Duckett’s Grove

Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club Show at Duckett’s Grove, Carlow on the 17th of May 2015  – Video by Bob Flavin

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Something for everyone this weekend (25th & 26h July)

Just some of the shows happening around the country this weekend you might be interested in going to. The below shows advertised in Irish Vintage Scene magazine, click on the image below to see full details. Classic Club Mountbellew Vintage Club Tullow Vintage Club Coolmoyne and Moyglass Vintage Club Western Veteran and Vintage Motor Club

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This Month’s Video Link

Each month we like to bring the recipients of our online newsletter something of interest from the worldwide web, be it a video, photo or a blog. This month we bring you a link to a very famous automotive story, one which begins in the heart of Detroit’s “Motor City” but ends on the Emerald […]

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Something for everyone this weekend (19th July)

Lots of shows on this weekend but here are four that advertised in Irish Vintage Scene magazine. Click on the images to enlarge.      

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Two shows worth a visit this weekend!

Two shows worth a visit this weekend. Gowran Park, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday and Sunday and Streete Parish Park in Westmeath.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Owned By Steve McQueen Heads To Auction

A Porsche 911 Turbo originally owned by Steve McQueen is headed to auction. The Porsche, said to be the last special-order 911 McQueen ever bought, is an original 1976 930 finished in Slate Gray. The early production example, not unlike the very first 911 Turbo, is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine sans intercooler. […]

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Vintage & Classic Car & Van Auction!

Paul Cooke Auctions are holding a Vintage and Classic Car Auction THIS Coming Thursday Night (9th July) at 7pm. Some Very Exciting and Rare Examples! Entries are arriving in the next few days and are also accepted. Naas Industrial Estate, Naas, Co. Kildare Tel: 045 254 250 www.paulcookeauctions.com Early Entries to Include: ENTRIES CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED!   For more […]

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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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CAROLE NASH RIDES TO WORK Monday 15th June

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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