LATEST ISSUE - 104 January 2014 ON SALE NOW

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The January 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 104) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a wide variety of interesting vehicle features. On the cover this month is a lovely story for several reasons; this 1977 VW 1200 was bought new in Kells, Co. Meath, and even though it passed through many owners since then, it never strayed far from the greater environs of the town. Having fallen into serious disrepair, it got its lucky break when it was picked upon by a young female car fan, who has now completed its restoration with the help of her dad. Our second feature car is also air-cooled, rear-engined and an automotive legend; this Fiat 500L is a pretty rare right-hand-drive model, and was rescued in poor condition from an underground car park in Dublin a couple of years ago and restored by its enthusiastic owner, just in time for his daughter’s wedding.

Our main tractor feature this month is a really fantastic tale of reunion, and one that got plenty of attention in the national media during the year. It tells the story of Charlie Keegan, the first Irishman to win the World Ploughing Championships in Austrian in 1964, and the efforts that his grandson, Michael, took recently to honour the 50th anniversary of that victory by restoring the Deutz D40L tractor his late granddad used in that competition so that it could be put on display at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships. Our second tractor feature looks at the restoration of a Massey Ferguson 165, which really stands out from the crowd due to the fact that it wears a restored canvas Flexi-Cab, an unusual sight on the rally fields.

Motorcycle-wise this month we bring you another reunion story – Vinnie Monahan’s restoration of the Yamaha V50 that his father bought brand new in 1980 – while our commercial feature looks at a beautiful Ford Thames 400E pickup that’s recently been restored to stunning condition in North Co. Dublin. We’ve lots of event reports this month as usual, including the 50th National Steam Rally at Stradbally, the Mountbellew Vintage Show and the ‘Spirit of Dunboyne’ Festival of Motorsport, and as this is our Christmas issue, we’ve plenty of special giveaways with some excellent prizes to be won! You won’t want to miss the January 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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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 www.kilkennymotorclub.com  

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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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SHOW CANCELLED

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 www.westernvintage.com

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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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Show cancelled

The Kilmeedy show set to take place on Sunday 5th August has been cancelled a new date will be announced soon.

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Joe O’Connor Memorial Run

Joe O’Connor Memorial Run Sunday 19th August 2012 in aid of Liscarroll National School and Special Classes.   Sign on the Hi-Land Newmarket from 10:30-11:30 Leaving Newmarket at 12 Noon on route to Reemount, Broadford, Dromcollogher stopping at Liscarroll National School for refreshments & entertainment. for more information call Joe O’Sullivan 087 2989277

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Combines 4 Charity

Irish Vintage Scene would like to wish the best of luck to Combines 4 Charity in their attempt to break the new world record for having the most combine harvesters working

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Mountbellew Vintage Club Street Entertainment

Mountbellew Vintage Club ~ Presents ~ On Saturday 28th July 2012 – Starting 6.30 pm

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Mountbellew Vintage Club’s 2nd Model & Diorama Show

Mountbellew Vintage Club’s 2nd Model & Diorama Show

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Fingal Vintage Show Cancelled

Another casualty of the severe weather this year is the Fingal Vintage Show..

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