TRUCKING MAN

TRUCKING MAN

Paudie O’Sullivan from Feenagh, Co. Limerick has, for many years, been connected with trucks. One manufacturer in particular has been a favourite of his; M.A.N. Paudie stuck with the M.A.N. brand through thick and thin during his haulage career, and when he got the chance to buy one of his favourite classic models he jumped at it. It came from the now much-talked-about Irish Glass … Read more…

BLOWN BUGEYE

BLOWN BUGEYE

The Austin Healey Sprite might have had some odd nicknames thanks to its quirky, bulbous styling, but there was no nonsense about its drivability or value for money. Intended from the outset as a basic, affordable sports car, the Sprite carried out its brief very successfully, and is held in high esteem by classic car collectors today. Billy Roche from Kilrush spent five years restoring … Read more…

CHICAGO SPECIAL

CHICAGO SPECIAL

IH Farmall tractors were famous for their eye-catching, bright red colour schemes, so why is this fabulous, restored Model-C white? It’s actually a factory shade, which was only applied to a very limited run of a couple of hundred tractors in early 1950 earmarked for dealer-demonstrator use. Andrew travels to Co. Cavan to meet with the owner of this rare machine, a long-time vintage vehicle … Read more…

TRADING PLACES

TRADING PLACES

Classic commercials enjoy a special place in the memory of any classic vehicle enthusiast, as they were part of everyday life back in the fifties, sixties and seventies. One particular favourite on these shores was the Ford Thames Trader, and this month we catch up with Alan Barry and his compatriots from the Halfway Vintage Club in Co. Cork, who have only recently completed the … Read more…

DOUBLE TRIUMPH

DOUBLE TRIUMPH

Classic motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes, and this month we catch up with a bike enthusiast who has recently restored a ’72 Triumph T100, as well as building his own 1955 Triton café-racer. As the name suggests, the Triton is an amalgam of the best parts from Triumph and Norton, namely the Turner Speed Twin engine and the featherbed frame, along with a … Read more…