Issue 120The May 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 120) is on sale now, and as always is full to the brim with top feature vehicles and show reports from all around Ireland.

This month’s cover car comes from a time when every small family car wasn’t a front-wheel-drive hatchback; the Fiat 850 might have produced less than 40bhp, and had a pretty small boot up front, but it was a very popular little saloon for Fiat and its cute looks mean that it’s a popular little classic for enthusiasts today. This one is an Irish-assembled example, which has been restored in recent years while retaining as many of its original features as possible. Our second feature car is also rear-engined, but extremely rare in comparison – this 1934 Mercedes 130H is one of 4,298 made from ’34 to ’36, with very few surviving WW2. This particular car has recently emerged from a long restoration, and took the top prize at the recent AXA National Classic Car Show. Our third feature car is a very fine example of the long-underrated Reliant Scimitar GTE, one that’s been very well sorted by its owner over the last fifteen years.

Our main tractor story this month looks at a very impressive rig indeed – a big Lanz Bulldog 28/06 from the closing days of the single-cylinder two-stroke diesel, plus a matching Lanz muck-spreader that’s recently been restored by its Lanz-mad owner – while our second tractor feature is no less impressive, as we visit the Co. Kildare-based collection of a life-long David Brown enthusiast, which is stored in a very impressive building indeed. Our feature motorcycle this month is a recently-rebuilt BMW R75/5 from 1971, a classic model that’s really gaining popularity nowadays, and our commercial feature looks at a Leyland Mini Van that was restored for its owners’ wedding! The list of show reports includes the Newcastle Indoor Classic Car Show, the Spring Tractor World Show from Malvern in England and a bumper four-page report on the recent AXA National Classic Car Show in Dublin’s RDS, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your May 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!


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25th Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show 2016

Launch of Irish Jaguar and Daimler Clubs promo for the 25th Annual Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show 2016 This event is taking place on Sunday 03 July 2016 in Terenure College Dublin from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Proceeds go to nominated charities see for more information


First Autojumble for Roscommon Town

The first-ever autojumble to take place in Roscommon Town will be held this Sunday, the 17th of April in Roscommon Business Park on Racecourse Road. What is an autojumble, I hear many of you ask? Well, it’s basically a car boot sale for vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, a meeting where traders and enthusiasts bring along vintage items for sale. It’s not all about vehicle … Read more…



As the UK’s favourite motorcycle insurance broker*, Carole Nash has renewed its contracts with World Superbike Champion, Jonathan Rea, and multiple world and British Superbike race winner Leon Haslam. The pair will continue to be the brand’s ambassadors, and are both set to be amongst the biggest names to watch out for in 2016. For the upcoming season, Leon, 33, is part of the JG … Read more…

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New Issue of Retro Classics

The April to June 2016 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is on sale from the 1st of April, and as always is packed with features and event reports from the world of classic, retro and motorsport cars in Ireland. On the cover of this issue is a jaw-dropping BMW 3.0 CSL – it’s original Irish, its bright orange, and it’s dropped on big BBS wheels, … Read more…

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Glenn Irwin, runner u pin the British Supersport Championship 2015, seen here after his epic win at Snetterton.
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MONSTER MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2016 Sunday Jan 31st – Clayton Silversprings Hotel Conference Centre   As bikers gear up for 2016 models, others like to ponder on the nostalgia of yesteryear’s motorcycles, The Monster Motorcycle Show hosted by The Cork Motorcycle Racing & Vintage Club, will have it all at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel Conference Centre on January 31st. The show is a firm favourite with … Read more…


Tractor Action Weekend in Aid of Irish Storm Victims

       An inaugural meeting of the Tractor Action Tipperary group was held on Monday the 4th of January at Littleton, Co. Tipperary. The meeting was called by Michael Fahey of Thurles, who has been instrumental in organising many charity events in the past and recently donated a tractor from his collection for auction in favour of the flood victims. Following on from that … Read more…


Charity Tractor Auction in Aid of Flood Victims This Thursday

Moved by the plight of the thousands of people left with damaged homes and devastated lives following the floods caused by Storm Desmond, a tractor enthusiast from Tipperary has decided to auction off one of his collection in aid of the victims. Michael Fahey of Thurles has placed the 1954 Ferguson TE20 tractor with Paul Cooke Auctions of Naas in the hope that it will … Read more…


Road Safety Alert – Orange Weather Warning Issued for Strong Winds

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users today to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert warning of winds of speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and will gust between 110 and 130 km/h in Munster, Leinster, Galway and Roscommon areas. There is a risk that these speeds could be exceeded during the … Read more…


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