LATEST ISSUE - 103 December 2014 ON SALE NOW

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The December 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 103) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a huge range of fascinating vehicle features. On the cover this month is a rare Irish-registered 1973 Humber Sceptre MkIII, a model known in its time as “the bank manager’s Hillman” thanks to its bodystyle shared with the more common Hillman Hunter. Ironically enough, the first owner of this one was indeed a bank manager in Cavan, and after some restoration work it’s now safe in the hands of an ardent Rootes car enthusiast. Our second car feature looks at something of an automotive legend – the VW Golf – which amazingly is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, and we also look at something completely different: a 1982 Spartan, a very eye-catching neo-classic car built in California.

Our main tractor feature this month is an amazing story of reunion – at 93 years old, Tom Larney from Co. Louth has recently tracked down the very Allis Chalmers Model U bought new by his father in 1948! We also take a look at a unusual Hela D15 tractor, a German make with a link to the Heinrich Lanz story. Motorcycle-wise this month we look at a stunning, recently restored 1953 AJS 350 trials bike which packs a rare period competition engine and a works-style frame, while our commercial feature looks at a beautiful Leyland Beaver livestock truck, complete with trailer, which was created out of a scrapyard-find airport fuel tanker, of all things. And, on the subject of aviation, we’re a very special feature this month on the Iolar, Aer Lingus’ famous 1936 De Havilland Dragon biplane that flies in honour of their first ever airliner.

Events-wise we’ve a huge array of reports this month, including the National Ploughing Championships, Charleville Vintage Show and the Connacht Veteran & Vintage Car Rally, and we even pop across the water to check out the new Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show. All of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the December 2014 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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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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Kilkenny Model Toy Show NOVEMBER 2nd 2014 AT THE HUB KILKENNY

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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