LATEST ISSUE - 111 August 2015 ON SALE NOW

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 15.18.36The August 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 111) is on sale now, and once again is bursting at the seams with feature vehicles and show reports from all around Ireland.

On the cover of this month’s issue is one of the smallest, cutest and downright cheekiest luxury saloons you could imagine. Like its non-identical Wolseley Hornet twin, the Riley Elf was a prime example of BMC’s “badge engineering gone mad” approach, being little more than a Mini with a more regal front end, be-finned boot and plush interior, but all three were no bad things and created a unique motor car that’s treasured by classic enthusiasts today, such as the recently-restored example we bring you this month. Our second car feature tells the unique story of an extremely low-mileage, original Irish Datsun 160J that has survived the last 36 years in incredibly original condition, having been stored in a barn for much of its life.

Our main feature tractor this month is a model scarcely seen in this country despite coming from one of our best-loved manufacturers: the Massey Ferguson 25S was never a huge seller in Ireland when new thanks to the runaway success of its larger and more powerful, yet not much more expensive, stable-mate, the 35. As a result they’re a rare sight today, making this nice owner-restored example a real treat. Our second tractor story takes a look at a very fine David Brown 880 Selectamatic that was restored by a very-experienced tractor repairer as a hobby; something of a “busman’s holiday”!

Moving to two wheels, our feature motorcycle this month is an ex-military BSA M20 that’s been in the same Westmeath family since 1957, even bringing its owners on their honeymoon around Ireland shortly afterwards. Our commercial vehicle feature looks at another Mini-based machine, a Morris Minivan, a rare Irish-built survivor at that, and we also take a close look at a pre-war Morris Cowley project in the first instalment of a two-part restoration series.

Events-wise we’ve a lot going on this month, ranging from the Shane’s Castle Steam Rally to the Innishannon Steam Rally to the first-ever Aran Islands Classic Car Run, and lots more besides, so you won’t want to miss the August 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!



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Facebook Competition

Click the image below to enter our facebook competition to win 2 FREE TICKETS for the RIAC on the 9th &10th February 2013 in the RDS Simmonscourt.  

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Christmas Crossword 2012

Were running our Christmas Crossword 2012 in the current issue of Irish Vintage Scene. For those of you that don't want to remove the page from the magazine, you can download it from our website using the below link. Just click on the image below to be taken to the page. Remember you could win […]

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The Coolrain Tractor Run

  We received the following diary date just after our January issue went to print: 28th December: The Coolrain Tractor Run. This event is open to vintage, classic and modern tractors,

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Cortina Owners Club Ireland on TV

Just in case you missed the recent TG4 programme devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Ford Cortina, you can watch it below.

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Cortina – Press Release

            The Ford Cortina car is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and so we take a trip down memory lane and see what made this one of Ford's most sought after cars back in the 60's, 70's and the 80's. Our story follows some enthusiasts from the Cortina Owners […]

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RIAC NATIONAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW – Q&A SESSION The weekend of the 9th & 10th February 2013 will see the 1st RIAC National Classic Car Show take place in the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin. This is a long overdue addition to the Irish show calendar, and one that the Royal Irish Automobile Club and the organising committee have already […]

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Mo High Nelly Álainn

A celebration of a reliable means of transport and an icon of former times in Ireland – the High Nelly.   The High Nelly is a symbol of former times in Ireland. It revolutionised life not just in rural areas but also in towns and on city streets. It was a means of transport to […]

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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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