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The June 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 133) is now on sale, and on the cover this month we showcase a beautifully-restored example of one of the finest saloon cars of its era: the P4 Rover, which was viewed as radical when introduced in 1949. We also look at another legendary saloon in our second car feature, the redoubtable Mercedes W123, one with a unique Irish history in this case. Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of a rare industrial-spec Massey Ferguson 35 that’s been restored by the nephew of its long-time owner, while our second introduces us to the youngest plough-person we’ve heard of, with her very own International 384. Our featured motorcycle this month is a Sunbeam S8 which, like its S7 forebear, is a tale of what could have been for its now-extinct manufacturer, while our commercial feature brings us up close and personal with one of the most beautiful split-screen VW buses we’ve ever seen. Our event reports include the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show at the RDS, the London Classic Car Show and the Fingal Vintage Society’s recent Massey Ferguson commemoration event, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, including a new regular slot about the people behind the magazine, so don’t miss out – get your June 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events


E Fox Engineers Ltd to Sponsor this weekend’s International Mini Meeting in Westport

E Fox Engineers are sponsoring this weekend’s International Mini Meet (IMM) with Jefferson Tools, The event takes place in the grounds of Westport House on the Wild Atlantic Way.  The IMM is an annual event and changes country each year, with thousands of international Mini fans travelling to the event each year. The IMOC have been involved in the mammoth task of organising this year’s event- both … Read more…


London Classic Car Show 2017

Editor Andrew Pollock headed along to the 2017 London Classic Car Show this year, and brings us these photos from the event.


Are you a winner?

We have a few competition winners to announce…. IVVCC competition: Prize tickets to show and overnight accommodation     WINNER: Michael Lynch, Co. Westmeath   IVVCC subscriber newsletter:  Pair tickets for to the IVVCC Festival of Motorsport show WINNER: Mark Voss, Kilkenny    IVVCC FACEBOOK :  Pair tickets for to the IVVCC Festival of Motorsport show WINNER: Diane Payne    Auto Glym Kit – magazine competition WINNER: James … Read more…

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Crashed and Byrned goes on sale

THE GREATEST RACING DRIVER YOU NEVER SAW A surreal tale of a poverty-stricken Dundalk kid’s rise to become the only racing driver the great Ayrton Senna ever feared – and how  it all went wrong from there. For a brief moment Irishman Tommy Byrne was arguably the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali rolled into one. A racer, … Read more…

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Euro Auctions to sell 100+ classic tractors in a one-day special auction

  A vast private collection of over 100+ classic and historic tractors, plus associated equipment, has just been put up for auction. Amassed and lovingly maintained by John Flynn over the past four decades, the cherished collection, which is currently held in Northern Ireland, is reputed to be one of the best in private hands and includes many historically important models from the ’50s and … Read more…


E Fox Engineers Ltd 2017 “Chequered Flag” motorsport sponsorship scheme.

E Fox Engineers Ltd today announced details of their 2017 “Chequered Flag” motorsport sponsorship scheme. Following on from the hugely successful implementation of the scheme back in 2015, the Baldonnell based tool suppliers will launch the scheme once again for 2017 in conjunction with Facom and Britool Expert tools. Competitors in all forms of Motorsport are eligible to partake and can register online from early … Read more…


€100 cash & other prizes for your snow photo

It’s snowing outside so we just thought of a great idea for next years Christmas cards. Why not get a cool photo of a vintage vehicle outside in the show, something like the one we’ve used in the past. We’ve a few ideas below to get the creative juices flowing… The Winning photo could be used as our 2017 Christmas cards. The winner will receive €100 cash … Read more…


Road Safety Alert – Snow & Ice

Wednesday 11th January: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads over the next 72 hours as Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning nationwide for sleet, snow and ice. Very cold wintry weather will develop from Wednesday evening and will last until midday on Saturday. There is a risk of 3-5cm snow nationwide … Read more…


Vintage Tyres 20% off January Sale

JANUARY SALE! Welcome to Vintage Tyres’ January sale We’re taking 20% off our Avon (car range), Ensign and Waymaster tyres until the end of the month. Click on the buttons below to go straight to the deals or call 01590 612261 now. All offers are for UK retail sales only. Offer ends on January 31, 2017 /products/car-tyres/waymaster-jan-2017-offer


Carey Wins €50k Motorsport Ireland Young Driver Award

Meath’s Cian Carey was named as the winner of the Motorsport Ireland/Sport Ireland Young Driver of The Year Award earlier this week at a ceremony in Sport Ireland’s Ballycoolin Campus The 2016 BOSS Ireland Champion was one of three finalists chosen from the original nominees, the other two being Andy O’Brien and Jordan Dempsey. Driving his Mooretown Engineering Formula Renault car, Cian won the BOSS (Big Open Single … Read more…