LATEST ISSUE - 102 October 2014 ON SALE NOW

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The November 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 102) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a wide variety of interesting vehicle features. On the cover this month is surely a unique find; the Fiat Argenta wasn’t the most popular car on Irish roads in the early eighties, so the discovery of this mint, 50,000-mile, original Irish survivor is a real one-off. Having lain in storage for almost twenty years, it’s now in the ownership of an ardent Fiat enthusiast and its amazing condition is destined to be maintained. Our second car feature delves into one owner’s restoration of a Riley RMF, which was a real basket-case when it arrived on his doorstep three years ago; he’s done some amazing work though, and now it’s one of the most elegant saloon cars you’re every likely to see.

Our tractor features this month look at two very rare machines. The first is a stunningly-restored David Brown Thresherman, a limited-edition model that famously was created by the David Brown factory as a conversion for surplus aircraft tugs at the end of World War 2; this one was restored by a specialist in Scotland before coming to Ireland last year, and is a real eyeful with lots of glossy red paint, chrome and brass. The subject of our second tractor feature might not be as fancy but is just as rare; it’s an Opperman Motocart, a three-wheeled half-tractor/half-truck powered through its single front wheel. This one has been restored from deplorable condition by a man that worked one alongside his father in Westmeath many moons ago.

Motorcycle-wise this month we compare one owner’s NSU Quickly and Yamaha U5 to chart the kind of development that was going on in the scooter market during the fifties and sixties, while our commercial feature tells the story of a fine Bedford S-Type truck that again was literally “saved from the grave” back in the nineties. We’ve lots of event reports this month as usual, including the Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show in Terenure and the Gordon Bennett International Rally, and also bring important news on the Road Safety Authority’s current consultation on the future of vintage vehicle roadworthiness testing in this country. All of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the November 2014 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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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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Official Fiat 500X teaser – blue pill

 

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RSA Launches Public Consultation on Vintage Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing

The News & Events section of our new issue carries important information about the consultation on vintage vehicle roadworthiness testing that’s currently in progress by the Road Safety Authority. The RSA have brought forward from 2016 a review of vehicle testing for vintage-class vehicles and the current exemption for pre-1980 cars. It is possible that […]

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Irish Vintage Scene at IVETA show 2014

Irish Vintage Engine and Tractor Association,  National indoor vintage show and auction 12th of October 2014 Cavan Equestrian Centre, Ballyhaise Road, Cavan

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2 Meetings to discuss new RSA proposals

In an effort to help enthusiasts understand the RSA proposals there will be a number of public meetings in the come fortnight. Charleville Park Hotel For the Munster region a meeting will take place in the Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork next Wednesday night the 22nd Oct at 8pm. Dalton Inn, Claremorris Co Mayo […]

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Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club

AUTOJUMBLE Sunday 26th October 2014 9am to 4pm Toughers, Naas, Co. Kildare. Junction 10 off the M7 Indoor and Outdoor Stalls Contact Mick Jones 087 2787044  

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Moira Farm & Construction Model Display Show 2014

Friday 24th October 4pm – 10pm Saturday 25th October 10am – 4pm Danescroft Equestrian Centre 21 Waterloo Road, Lisburn BT27 5NW Admission: £5.00 per Adult / £3.00 for under 16’s and OAP’s www.maoiramodelclub.co.uk

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Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club

presents Indoor Motor Show on Sunday 26th October 2014 venue Laois Shopping Centre Car Park All exhibits must be pre-booked, all stall holders must produce their own insurance. For further information contact: 086 2625999 or 087 9616754 www.ballinakillvcoc.com

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Moynalty Steam Threshing AUTOJUMBLE

Sunday 19th October 2014 11am-6pm At Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum, Kells. Co. Meath For more information contact 087 296 2772 or 087 163 5426 www.moynaltysteamthreshing.ie

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Toys and Model Auction

Open to the general public 18th October 2014 in Castle Arms Hotel, The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois Viewing on the morning of Auction. Auction starts at 11am For more information contact 077 426 700 23 075 4293 9251

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11th Annual Welcome Inn Vintage Rally

Road Run & Old Time Threshing Bandon, Co. Cork Sunday 19th October 2014 Vintage Car, Motorcycle, Honda 50 and Tractor Run leaves Welcome Inn at 11am SHARP Registration from 10am Vehicles will retrun to rally field to form static display. Live Music and Children’s Entertainment with on site Catering For more information contact: Richard Jennings […]

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