Irish Vintage Scene magazine issue 109

The June 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 109) is on sale now, and once again the pages are packed with a wide variety of feature vehicles from all around Ireland.

On the cover this month is a British classic that will be familiar to, and most likely fondly remembered by, anyone that grew up in the sixties or seventies – like its sister the Morris Oxford, the Austin Cambridge A60 was an attractive choice for both business users and large families alike, and was known as being a reliable workhorse, as the owner of our featured example can attest. However, his low-mileage and largely unrestored car very much has it working days behind it now. Our second feature car is another classic saloon, one that wears the legendary Wolseley badge but was mooted as a replacement for, and was based heavily upon, the legendary Morris Minor. This is, of course, the Wolseley 1500, and the one we feature this month is as fine a specimen as you could hope to find.

Our main feature tractor this month recounts the restoration of an original Galway David-Brown VAK1c, better known as the Cropmaster, a project that required an engine block replacement thanks to the very cold winter around four years ago. While the Cropmaster would have been a regular sight in this country in its time, our second feature tractor, a fifties Normag NG20, certainly wasn’t, making this restored German rarity all the more fascinating.

Our feature motorcycle this month is on perhaps one of Norton’s less glamorous bikes, a 350cc Model 50 – however, this one’s been fully restored to beautiful condition having lain rusting near the Sligo coastline for decades, and as it’s a 1959 it boasts the desirable “featherbed” frame. And, rounding off our highly varied stories in this issue is a 1972 Ford L9000 truck, an unusual American model powered by a six-cylinder version of the legendary two-stroke Detroit Diesel.

Events-wise we’ve a host of reports this month, including the Durrow Vintage Show, the Newcastle Indoor Classic Car Show and the Spring Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble held in Swords, and while we didn’t have space to run the final instalment of our 1928 Essex engine rebuild series we did manage to pack in all of our usual attractions, so you won’t want to miss the June 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!


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Book recalling Ireland’s motoring past launched

A new book entitled ‘Historic Motoring in Ireland’ which recalls Ireland’s motoring history from the earliest days has been published to commemorate 50 years of the Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club.

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Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club

Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club in association with Laois Shopping Centre presents Ireland’s largest indoor static car show to be held on October 28th, 2012 in Laois Shopping Centre car park.

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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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