LATEST ISSUE - 104 January 2014 ON SALE NOW

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The January 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 104) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a wide variety of interesting vehicle features. On the cover this month is a lovely story for several reasons; this 1977 VW 1200 was bought new in Kells, Co. Meath, and even though it passed through many owners since then, it never strayed far from the greater environs of the town. Having fallen into serious disrepair, it got its lucky break when it was picked upon by a young female car fan, who has now completed its restoration with the help of her dad. Our second feature car is also air-cooled, rear-engined and an automotive legend; this Fiat 500L is a pretty rare right-hand-drive model, and was rescued in poor condition from an underground car park in Dublin a couple of years ago and restored by its enthusiastic owner, just in time for his daughter’s wedding.

Our main tractor feature this month is a really fantastic tale of reunion, and one that got plenty of attention in the national media during the year. It tells the story of Charlie Keegan, the first Irishman to win the World Ploughing Championships in Austrian in 1964, and the efforts that his grandson, Michael, took recently to honour the 50th anniversary of that victory by restoring the Deutz D40L tractor his late granddad used in that competition so that it could be put on display at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships. Our second tractor feature looks at the restoration of a Massey Ferguson 165, which really stands out from the crowd due to the fact that it wears a restored canvas Flexi-Cab, an unusual sight on the rally fields.

Motorcycle-wise this month we bring you another reunion story – Vinnie Monahan’s restoration of the Yamaha V50 that his father bought brand new in 1980 – while our commercial feature looks at a beautiful Ford Thames 400E pickup that’s recently been restored to stunning condition in North Co. Dublin. We’ve lots of event reports this month as usual, including the 50th National Steam Rally at Stradbally, the Mountbellew Vintage Show and the ‘Spirit of Dunboyne’ Festival of Motorsport, and as this is our Christmas issue, we’ve plenty of special giveaways with some excellent prizes to be won! You won’t want to miss the January 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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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 www.briancollinsenterprises.ie

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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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The Leitrim Vintage & Heritage Club Autojumble

Indoor & Outdoor  on Sunday 23rd November 2014 in Cornageeha, Community Centre, Mohill, Co Leitrim. (N4 Longford/ Drumlish, Mohill, Direction signs in place.) VINTAGE AND CLASSIC PARTS, NEW AND OLD FOR CARS, TRACTORS, MOTORCYCLES, MODELS AND COLLECTABLES, MEMORABILIA BOOKS, MANUALS, ETC. ‘VINTAGE VEHICLES FOR SALE’ SECTION To enter a vehicle, call 086 7304510 For bookings […]

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Classic Motor Show, THE NEC BIRMINGHAM 2014

BIRMINGHAM, NEC, 14-16 NOVEMBER 2014 SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR CARS OVER 1,700 STUNNING CLASSIC CARS OVER 250 CAR CLUBS CELEBRITY GUESTS THE UK’S BIGGEST INDOOR AUTOJUMBLE AND TRADER VILLAGE WHEELER DEALERS LIVE STAGE SUPER CARS CLASSIC BIKES – RESTORATION THEATRE – MEGUIARS CLUB SHOWCASE DREAM RIDES – SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS – CLASSIC CARS FOR SALE BOOK […]

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Monaghan Veteran and Vintage Club

Autojumble and Collectors Fair (Largest Autojumble in the North East) on Sunday 16th November 2014 at Clontibret Community Centre Clontibret, Co. Monaghan (N2 Dublin to Derry Road.) (From 9-5pm) Over Thirty five Stalls (Indoor and outdoors) selling  Parts for vintage Cars, Tractors, Motorcycles, Oil engines plus Books and magazines, Bric-a-brac, Antiques and Collectables of all […]

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North Galway Vintage And Heritage Club Autojumble

Sunday 9th November 2014 UP TO 50 AUTOJUMBLE STANDS IN ATTENDANCE Indoor and outdoor spaces. MANY ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING: Trashing of Oats in the Traditional Old Style, Starting at 2pm, Club vintage display, Die-Cast Model Show and Display. Traders by invation only email secretary@ngvhc.com or contact Danny 086 8510445 www.ngvhc.com TRADERS BY INVITATION ONLY, CONTACT ABOVE

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Wanted: All Ford Vintage Vehicles

For Dooley Motors Open Day on Saturday 22nd November 2014 Contact Dave on 086 3016860 Showcasing The ALL New Ford Mondeo 10am – 5pm – All Vintage Fords (and drivers) Welcome! In conjunction with Tullow Vintage Club Dooley Motors, Sleaty Roundabout, Carlow 059 9131665

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Kilkenny Model Toy Show

2nd November 2014 doors open at 11am – 6pm in The Hub at Cíllin Hill, Kilkenny Adults: €7 Children €2 and Family (2 adults & 2 children) €15 For more information call Ciarán 087 7947352 or Brian 087 2765714

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