Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 10.47.40The April 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 95) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of interesting features. On the cover this month is a true rarity: an original Irish Hillman Minx Californian Coupe. Rescued from decades spent lying in a disused mill in Sligo, it’s been restored to perfection and is now owned by a childhood fan of the model whose father drove an identical car in the late fifties. Moving further into the magazine we take a look at a stunning Citroen Traction Avant, of one of the most revolutionary saloon cars of its time, and we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the rare and beautiful Gordon-Keeble GT sports car. Our tractor features this month focus on two very different machines.

Our main feature looks at the impeccable restoration in Galway of a concours-standard Massey Ferguson 135, complete with a cab fabricated just for the job; this amazing machine has been rebuilt to the highest standards in order to take on the best at the big tractor show in Malvern in the UK. Our second feature tractor is even smaller than the compact 135; this OTA garden tractor has been in its current ownership for about thirty years, but as these things often go, its restoration has only been completed in the last two years. Powered by a sidevalve engine from a Baby Ford car and featuring its original accessory OTA plough, it’s garnered much attention whenever it’s been shown.

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FIVA Survey

Nowadays most of the legislation affecting the ownership and use of historic vehicles is based on decisions made by the European Union. This is one of the reasons that the IVVCC is a member of FIVA, the international federation for historic vehicles. Since 1966 FIVA has successfully lobbied for your interests as a historic vehicle […]

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The Leinster Classic Motor Cycle Club

Annual Vintage, Veteran & Classic Motor Club Show will be held on… Easter Sunday, 20th April 2014 at CBS ACADEMY CARLOW (beside the Railway Station) Ireland Largest Classic Motor Cycle Show, Huge Autojumble Admission €7 / OAP’s half price Accompanied children under 12 FREE Doors open at 10am Contact Eamon on 086 8727899 for further […]

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Tipperary Vintage & Custom Rally

Charity Event in aid of South Tipp Hospice & other charities Easter Sunday, April 20th 2014 at Tipperary Racecourse (N24 Limerick Junction) A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT

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Durrow 12th Annual Show & Autojumble

Durrow Vintage Club Ltd. 12th Annual Show & Autojumble on Sunday 13th of April 2014 at Cork rd., Durrow, Co .Laois Special Display of  Marshall Tractors & Steam Engines – Displays of Vintage & Classic Cars, Tractors & Motorcycles – Oil & Steam Engine Displays – Pre-1930 Car, Tractor & Motorcycle Displays Adults €5 / Children u 12 […]

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4th Clare Diecast & Model Show

Date: 6th April, 2014 - from 10:30am to 6.00pm Venue: West CountyHotel Ennis Contact: Brian on 087 2914608 Email:  Loads To See And Buy  Trucks Plant Farm Trains Planes Cars Dolls Houses DVDs Jackets Tee Shirts Plus Loads More Supported by Charlie McEnery Motor Services, Killeher Signs & Irish Vintage Scene. SUPPORTING THE HELP EMMA BEAT […]

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Retro Classics Issue 13, (April-June 2014)

                                                Double Duty With a fast and rare Alpina C2 2.7 Touring for bringing to shows and a menacing 2.8-powered 320i saloon for driving every day, you could say that Davy Salley […]

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Irish & Welsh National Vintage Road Run

5th April 2014 In association with Bargy Vintage Club Run takes place on Saturday 5th April @ 11am Registration on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Walsh and long distance Irish visitors arriving on the evening of the 4th – anyone who wishes to bring their own vehicle on the 4th are welcome to do so.   […]

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Campbell’s Record-Breaking Car Fired Up Again

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s world land speed record-breaking car, the Sunbeam 350hp he called Blue Bird, is due to be started today for the first time in more than 50 years. The vehicle set a land speed record of 146.16mph/235.226kph in 1924 at Pendine Sands in west Wales. It was last heard publicly in 1962 when […]

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South Roscommon Vintage Club

The well established South Roscommon Vintage Club  Auto Jumble will be held at Taughmaconnell Community Centre, Ballinasloe on  Sunday January 26th 2014 commencing at 11a.m. Signs in place from Athlone/Ballinasloe (N58 degrees, 24.0085 W008 degrees, 09.6228) Further Details may be had by contacting Liam Keogh 087-7565147 or John Roche 086-0734722

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Shawcross Art Mini

(L-R) Artist Neil Shawcross, Dermott Simpson, CEO of Northern Ireland Plastics, Paddy Hopkirk and John Mulholland, CEO of John Mulholland Motors, with the Shawcross Art Mini, which is autographed by Paddy and is to be auctioned at the upcoming Paddy Hopkirk Gala event at Titanic Belfast on the 22nd of February. The proceeds will go […]

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WIN A FAMILY PASS to Galway’s 4th Model & Diorama Show

The next Galway Model & Diorama show will take place in the Salthill Hotel on the 19th of January 2014. This is a new venue for this, one of the original model shows that has enjoyed great support over the years. This year the organiser has kindly offered to run the show in aid of […]

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