LATEST ISSUE - 106 March 2015 ON SALE NOW

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 09.05.59The March 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 106) is on sale now, and is packed with yet more interesting vehicle features. On the cover this month is a stunning Ford Cortina Mk3 that amazingly hasn’t left its first family since it was sold in 1975. A glitzy 1600XL model, its long-running restoration has recently been completed by the son-in-law of the original owner, but as you’ll see it wasn’t an easy project due to the relative scarcity of Mk3 Cortina parts, which really held up its event debut. Our second feature car is another unique family tale, this time of a 1980 Toyota Corolla that has found its way back to its first owner having been restored by another enthusiast. It’s a complicated story with an Australian twist involving good old Facebook, so you’ll just have to read the feature to find out more!

Our main tractor feature this month isn’t run-of-the-mill by any stretch of the imagination, as this beautifully restored machine doesn’t have wheels, but tracks; the big six-cylinder David Brown 50TD is one of the most sought-after of classic DBs, and this one has been done to a standard that impresses on every level. Our second tractor is another unusual machine, a fifties twin-cylinder Hanomag that has been restored to a tee by a well-known German tractor fan in Co. Kerry. Motorcycle-wise this month we bring you a gorgeous 1960 NSU Supermax, an example of one of the finest 250s of all time, while our commercial feature looks at a 1973 Mini Van that’s been at the receiving end of some subtle upgrades during its recent restoration.

We’ve lots of event reports for you this month as usual, including the Gerard Murphy Memorial Run in Co. Wexford, the Inistioge Vintage Rally in Co. Kilkenny and the IVVMCC Autojumble in Leopardstown, Dublin, and all of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the March 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today at any good newsagent or by clicking the button below!

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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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This Incredible $1 Million Classic Car Was Found In A Barn

                          This 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra is up for auction this weekend in Scottsdale, offered by Gooding & Company for — wait for it — upwards of $1.4 million. Before you say “Wha?!” because this rare American sports car looks like it was […]

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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 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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