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The May 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 108) is on sale now, and as you’ve come to expect it’s filled with a wide variety of feature vehicles from the length and breadth of the country. On the cover this month is a stunning example of one of the high-performance icons of the seventies and eighties – this 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 was snapped up in the UK a few years back by its current owner after a lengthy search, and even though it was one of the best examples he’d been able to find it still needed a bare-shell rebuild to bring it up to the standard he had set for it. Our second feature car is considered a real rarity even in its native Czech Republic, and so is practically unheard of here – the sixties Skoda 1000MB was the first of the company’s famous line of rear-engined models, and this ’67 has become a beloved part of its Irish family. We also bring you the penultimate progress update on the engine rebuild of a reader’s 1928 Essex, which was hard up against its completion deadline as we went to print, and we visit a “time-warp” traditional garage in Co. Wicklow that’s due to be cleared shortly following the passing of its long-time owner last year.

Our main tractor feature this month looks at two beautifully-restored E27N Fordson Majors as we tell the story of one man’s affection for the model, a passion that he’s now passed onto his young grandson. Our second feature brings you the unique story of a Massey Ferguson 135 that’s been on the same Co. Carlow farm since 1965, and which emerged from a ten-year restoration just a few weeks before this magazine hit the shelves. Our feature motorcycle this month is also a unique machine – the 1928 Le Sepey Special, which has been created by its imaginative owner using parts from various vintage motorbikes – while rounding off our highly varied stories in this issue is a well-restored Ford D-Series truck that last appeared in this magazine as a “barn-find” project eight years ago.

Events-wise we’ve a number of reports this month, ranging from the Leitrim Vintage & Heritage Club autojumble to the NEC Classic Motorshow in Birmingham, England, and all of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the May 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!


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All-Ireland Diecast & Model Show

The All-Ireland Diecast & Model Show, will be held this weekend, the 27th & 28th October in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Its the largest model show in Ireland with over 100 displays; for more details, contact Kevin on 086 8359790.

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IVVCC Autojumble

  The Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club are holding their Autojumble this weekend, Sunday 28th October, from 10am to 5pm. Toughers, Naas, Co. Kildare (junction 10 off the M7) Indoor and outdoor stalls. Irish Vintage Scene have a stand at this show so we hope to see you there, make sure you come up […]

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Show postponed

The Connacht Veteran and Vintage Motor Club have decided to postpone the Indoor Classic & Vintage Motor Show in Breaffy House which was set to take place next Sunday 30th September as a mark as respect to club member Eugene Giliespe who died in tragic circumstances in Sligo over the weekend. The club are heart […]

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Date Correction for Swords Classic Car Sale/Show

The current issue of Irish Vintage Scene (October 2012, Issue 77) contains an advert on page 7 listing the incorrect date for the next Classic Car Sale/Show & Autojumble at the National Show Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin. The correct date is SUNDAY THE 7th OF OCTOBER, and for the first time this year the event […]

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IVVCC stand at the Beaulieu Auto jumble

This year for the first time the IVVCC will have a stand at the Beaulieu Auto jumble, the stand will be located just inside the entrance close to the Bonhams tent, which is across from the Brabazon Restaurant.

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Lough Rynn Festival

The 18th annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day will take place on the 2nd of September next,

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This weekend: Kilkenny Motor Club Classic & Vintage Show

This Weekend: Kilkenny Motor Club Classic & Vintage Show plus Family Field Day in conjunction with “SOS” Kilkenny, Sunday 26th August. NEW VENUE at St. James Park, Freshford Road, Kilkenny For more information contact Eamonn 087 9441900  

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This weekend: Girley Harvest Festival

Girley Harvest Festival takes place this Sunday 26th August. One of Ireland’s Largest Working Festival’s & Family Day Out. Tractor Pulling Steam Threshing, Combining, Threshing Reaping & Binding Ploughing, Tilling, Vintage Displays Model Farm Display Situated off the Kells/Athboy Road, Co. Meath For further information contact: John Curran 086 2494319 / Philip Tully 087 0575556 […]

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Western Vintage Tractor & Engine Club’s 21st Annual Show at Hollybrook, Co. Mayo; has been cancelled again for details, call 086 8411989 or 096 8411986, or log onto

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Kilmeedy show takes place 30th September

The Kilmeedy show has been rescheduled to the 30th September (it was due to take place on Sunday 5th August).

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Show cancelled

Harry Ferguson Homestead show 18th Aug has been cancelled due to poor condition and pre event poor weather forecast.

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