cover 99 smallThe August 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 99) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of interesting features. On the cover this month is a classic that will bring back fond memories for a great many people; the Hillman Imp was a popular family car in Ireland during the sixties and seventies, and sure enough the owner of this example remembers well the blue Imp that his dad bought in Dublin in 1972. Our second car feature looks at some very unusual variants of the iconic ‘sit-up-and-beg’ Ford Anglia; this soft-top tourer and roadster pickup originally hail from Australia, and are two models that we never saw on European shores. They’re now both in the stewardship of a well-known sidevalve Ford collector in Co. Cavan, and so are in the best of hands.

Our main tractor feature this month is the fantastic tale of one man’s fifty-year admiration of his neighbour’s Allis-Chalmers WC, which has always been in the same West Cork parish from new. He finally got his hands on his dream tractor last August, and restored it in just six months despite meeting some serious hurdles with the engine. We also feature a lovely pair of classic David Brown tractors, namely a 995 and a 1210, which are fine specimens from a now sadly-defunct manufacturer.

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19th February: Road run for tractors, cars, bikes and commercial vehicles, in aid of, Rathangan Day Care Centre, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, starting at noon; for more info, call 087 2332388.

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Irish Escort Club Calendar

Declan Casey from the Irish Escort Club has been in touch to remind our readers that their 2012 calendars are still available. The well-designed and attractive calendars have proven very popular since their release late last year, and no doubt very many of them are already brightening up the walls of houses, offices and garages […]

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Durrow 1st Diecast Model & Diorama Show

Durrow Vintage Club are holding their 1st Die Cast Model & Diorama Show on Saturday 17th December 2011.  It will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow, Co. Laois and will run from 9.30am to 5.30pm.  There is a lot of entries so far both from Model Traders and Exhibitors.  Some of the […]

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Charleville Bring & Buy

The organisers of the great Charleville Vintage Rally are holding their bring-and-buy autojumble this Sunday the 6th of November in the showgrounds in Charleville, Co. Cork; all are welcome, the gates open at 8am and breakfast rolls and food will be available in the field that morning for everyone. For further details, contact John on […]

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IVVCC Autojumble

The IVVCC’s season finale autojumble will take place on Sunday the 30th of October at its traditional location at Toughers Restaurant in Naas, Co. Kildare. This event marks the closing of the show season for many, and time to get a few bits for the garage to carry out planned repairs during the winter months. […]

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Kilkenny Vintage & Classic Sale

The second vintage and classic sale of the year will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday the 29th of October; this event is held in the great facility of the Kilkenny car boot sale indoor venue, just a few miles from Kilkenny on the Callan Road, a simply brilliant venue for an indoor event (and […]

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Irish Vintage Scene at the National Ploughing Championships

 Once again Irish Vintage Scene Magazine will have their trade stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, which takes place in Athy, Co. Kildare from Tuesday the 20th to Thursday the 22nd of September. Also this year the Irish Vintage Scene Ferguson 20-Build Challenge will be on hand, neighbouring the magazine’s trade stand on Row […]

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Open Day at Kevin O’Leary Opel Dealers, Bandon.

An Open Day will be held at the Opel showrooms of Kevin O’Leary Motor Group in Bandon, Co. Cork on Saturday the 10th of September from Noon to 4.30 pm. The event is being held in association with the Opel Owners’ Club of Ireland, and is an indication of the close and friendly relationship between the dealer and the club; only a […]

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Rosdillig Steam & Vintage Threshing

The Rosdillig Steam & Vintage Threshing will take place on the 18th of September next at Rosdillig, Borris in Co. Carlow. This year the club are hosting a Fordson and High Nellie display, and there’s a trophy up for grabs for the best original tractor. Also on the day there will be a competition for […]

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The Connemara Classic and Vintage Club

The Connemara Classic and Vintage Club will hold a run on Sunday the 21st of August, leaving the Connemara Gateway Hotel in Oughterard to head for Maam Cross and Maam Bridge, before stopping at Leenane for a half-hour’s break. Then it will be onwards to Kylemore Abbey, where there will be a two-hour stop, before […]

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Baltinglass Classic Car and Motorcycle run, 7th August

The second annual Baltinglass Classic  Car and Motorcycle run, organised by West Wicklow Classic & Vintage Vehicle Club, takes place on Sunday Aug 7th. The run is open to all Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Commercials and all interesting , unusual or sports vehicles. As in the previous year the event will be based in Germaine’s in Baltinglass […]

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