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The May 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 108) is on sale now, and as you’ve come to expect it’s filled with a wide variety of feature vehicles from the length and breadth of the country. On the cover this month is a stunning example of one of the high-performance icons of the seventies and eighties – this 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 was snapped up in the UK a few years back by its current owner after a lengthy search, and even though it was one of the best examples he’d been able to find it still needed a bare-shell rebuild to bring it up to the standard he had set for it. Our second feature car is considered a real rarity even in its native Czech Republic, and so is practically unheard of here – the sixties Skoda 1000MB was the first of the company’s famous line of rear-engined models, and this ’67 has become a beloved part of its Irish family. We also bring you the penultimate progress update on the engine rebuild of a reader’s 1928 Essex, which was hard up against its completion deadline as we went to print, and we visit a “time-warp” traditional garage in Co. Wicklow that’s due to be cleared shortly following the passing of its long-time owner last year.

Our main tractor feature this month looks at two beautifully-restored E27N Fordson Majors as we tell the story of one man’s affection for the model, a passion that he’s now passed onto his young grandson. Our second feature brings you the unique story of a Massey Ferguson 135 that’s been on the same Co. Carlow farm since 1965, and which emerged from a ten-year restoration just a few weeks before this magazine hit the shelves. Our feature motorcycle this month is also a unique machine – the 1928 Le Sepey Special, which has been created by its imaginative owner using parts from various vintage motorbikes – while rounding off our highly varied stories in this issue is a well-restored Ford D-Series truck that last appeared in this magazine as a “barn-find” project eight years ago.

Events-wise we’ve a number of reports this month, ranging from the Leitrim Vintage & Heritage Club autojumble to the NEC Classic Motorshow in Birmingham, England, and all of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the May 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!


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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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Collectables Toy Fair

Sunday 30th November 2014 in The Carlton Hotel, Old Airport, Cloghran, Co. Dublin From 10:30am to 3:30pm Presented by: Brian Collins. All enquiries to: 087 9827712

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Northern Ireland Toys and Models Auction

Open to the general public Tuesday 25th November in The Armagh City Hotel Viewing on the morning of the auction Auction starts at 6:30pm Entries welcome up to 21st November All types of toys and collectable models welcome Contact: 077 426 700 23

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New Premises for Classic Vehicle Company

  Specialists in a wide variety of parts and services for old vehicles, Classic Vehicle Company has moved to a new workshop in Dublin. The company, which is run by Alan Egan, ably assisted by his wife, Marion, had outgrown its original workshop, and with increasing demand for the company’s services new, larger premises were […]

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Model Fest

Cork’s First Model Die-Cast, Diorama & Toy Show Venue: Cork International Airport Hotel Date: Sunday 23rd November 2014 Time: 10am – 5pm Contact Mike on 087 2355379 for more details.

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