LATEST ISSUE - 103 December 2014 ON SALE NOW

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The December 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 103) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a huge range of fascinating vehicle features. On the cover this month is a rare Irish-registered 1973 Humber Sceptre MkIII, a model known in its time as “the bank manager’s Hillman” thanks to its bodystyle shared with the more common Hillman Hunter. Ironically enough, the first owner of this one was indeed a bank manager in Cavan, and after some restoration work it’s now safe in the hands of an ardent Rootes car enthusiast. Our second car feature looks at something of an automotive legend – the VW Golf – which amazingly is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, and we also look at something completely different: a 1982 Spartan, a very eye-catching neo-classic car built in California.

Our main tractor feature this month is an amazing story of reunion – at 93 years old, Tom Larney from Co. Louth has recently tracked down the very Allis Chalmers Model U bought new by his father in 1948! We also take a look at a unusual Hela D15 tractor, a German make with a link to the Heinrich Lanz story. Motorcycle-wise this month we look at a stunning, recently restored 1953 AJS 350 trials bike which packs a rare period competition engine and a works-style frame, while our commercial feature looks at a beautiful Leyland Beaver livestock truck, complete with trailer, which was created out of a scrapyard-find airport fuel tanker, of all things. And, on the subject of aviation, we’re a very special feature this month on the Iolar, Aer Lingus’ famous 1936 De Havilland Dragon biplane that flies in honour of their first ever airliner.

Events-wise we’ve a huge array of reports this month, including the National Ploughing Championships, Charleville Vintage Show and the Connacht Veteran & Vintage Car Rally, and we even pop across the water to check out the new Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show. All of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the December 2014 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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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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Mountbellew Vintage Show

Another casualty of the weather is the Mountbellew Vintage Show in Co. Galway, which was set to take place on the 29th of July. The club committee took the very hard decision of cancelling the show,

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