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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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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Plans are well under way for Kilkenny Motor Clubs Static Display at Danesfort Field Day. The Morris Minor is our feature Car this year and we are glad to announce that THE IRISH MORRIS MINORS CLUB (IMMOC)  have come on-board and are making this event their NATIONAL RALLY .This should greatly increase the amount of […]

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JULY 17th

There will be a fundraising vintage run on Sunday July 17th Leaving the grounds of Drishane Castle in Milstreet Co.Cork. Sign on is at 11:15am run leaving at 11:45sharp, Mass will also be celebrated before the run At 10:30am all money raised on the day will be donated to the oncology Dept in Cork University […]

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Editor Wins Award

Tom Heavey Editor of Irish vintage Scene won another award for his sucess with Irish Vintage Scene.The SCCUL Enterprise award were to honour Entreprenares in Galway, while Tom was a shortliste finalist he did not win his catorgeroy.

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One of our tractor features this month brings us to Millstreet, Co. Cork to visit father-and-son team John and Dan Barry, who have spent the last twenty years building up a fantastic collection of classic tractors, cars, horse-drawn implements and house-hold items from times past. It’s always a tough task to do justice to such […]

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This month’s commercial feature brings us the story of not one, but two Ford D-series trucks, a model that was the number 1 choice for hauliers in the late sixties and early seventies. Andrew Pollock meets up with two commercial enthusiasts to discuss their trucks, Seamus Lynch with his 1976 model and Mick Kelly with […]

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