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The November 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 102) is on sale now, and as ever is packed with a wide variety of interesting vehicle features. On the cover this month is surely a unique find; the Fiat Argenta wasn’t the most popular car on Irish roads in the early eighties, so the discovery of this mint, 50,000-mile, original Irish survivor is a real one-off. Having lain in storage for almost twenty years, it’s now in the ownership of an ardent Fiat enthusiast and its amazing condition is destined to be maintained. Our second car feature delves into one owner’s restoration of a Riley RMF, which was a real basket-case when it arrived on his doorstep three years ago; he’s done some amazing work though, and now it’s one of the most elegant saloon cars you’re every likely to see.
Our tractor features this month look at two very rare machines. The first is a stunningly-restored David Brown Thresherman, a limited-edition model that famously was created by the David Brown factory as a conversion for surplus aircraft tugs at the end of World War 2; this one was restored by a specialist in Scotland before coming to Ireland last year, and is a real eyeful with lots of glossy red paint, chrome and brass. The subject of our second tractor feature might not be as fancy but is just as rare; it’s an Opperman Motocart, a three-wheeled half-tractor/half-truck powered through its single front wheel. This one has been restored from deplorable condition by a man that worked one alongside his father in Westmeath many moons ago.
Motorcycle-wise this month we compare one owner’s NSU Quickly and Yamaha U5 to chart the kind of development that was going on in the scooter market during the fifties and sixties, while our commercial feature tells the story of a fine Bedford S-Type truck that again was literally “saved from the grave” back in the nineties. We’ve lots of event reports this month as usual, including the Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show in Terenure and the Gordon Bennett International Rally, and also bring important news on the Road Safety Authority’s current consultation on the future of vintage vehicle roadworthiness testing in this country. All of our usual attractions are in there too, so you won’t want to miss the November 2014 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!
The date of the Donegal Vintage & Classic Car Club’s Carrigart Show printed in Irish Vintage Scene Magazine for the 7th and 8th of July is incorrect. The club sent in the incorrect date in error; the event actually takes place on the 14th and 15th of July in Carrigart Village. For more details, call Vincent […]
IVETA All-Ireland Cancelled The Mayo North Old Tractor & Engine Club have had to cancel their show, which was scheduled for the 15th of July next, due to the adverse weather conditions. This was set to be this year’s IVETA All-Ireland Rally. The event has not yet been rescheduled; if and when it is, we will inform you […]
The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters’ Club is delighted to publish the programme of events for the 67th AonInsure.ie Skerries 100 Road Race, which takes place on the 7th of July and starts off with the annual classic parade on Thursday the 5th of July from 6pm onwards. For more details on this event, log onto www.loughshinnymotorcycleclub.com.
Last Monday, the 25th of June, the Irish Jaguar & Daimler Club held the official launch of the 21st Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show, which takes place on the grounds of Terenure College, Dublin on the 8th of July. The event, which is sponsored by AXA Insurance, is the highlight of the year for […]
In a move which will provide a further boost to Ireland’s classic and vintage vehicle scene, market-leading specialist insurance broker Carole Nash has been confirmed as title sponsor of the fast-growing Classic Car & Motorcycle Live Show. Hosted at Co. Kildare’s Mondello Park, Ireland’s only international motor racing circuit, the show’s mix of high speed track sessions, demonstrations
2012 GORDON BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WIN A 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO IRISH VINTAGE SCENE MAGAZINE Did you get a great photo at this year’s Gordon Bennett? If so, why not share it and be in with the chance of winning a 12 month subscription to Irish Vintage Scene Magazine! Entry is open to all I.V.V.C.C. […]
The May Bank Holiday Weekend sees a host of events take place all over Ireland, all worthy of a visit, and every kind of enthusiast is catered for. Just some of the events are listed here, and we wish everyone involved in running events of all kinds the very best, as well as those attending […]