The April to June issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with features and event reports from the world of classic, retro and motorsport cars in Ireland. On the cover this time is one of the most amazing Opel Mantas that you’ll ever see – even though it’s been built for a few years now, this 1985 i200 still impresses wherever it goes thanks to its turbocharged sixteen-valve engine, carbon-fibre-laden cabin, original works roll cage and general technical wizardry. We also look at two beautiful classic pickups that have been tastefully modified by their owners – a VW Caddy and a Mini – while on a motorsport theme we check out two delectable Escort RS1800s that will be part of the 40th anniversary line-up for Mk2 Escorts at this year’s Loughgall Festival of Motorsport. A period-modded Sunbeam Alpine also features, as does an Abarth-tweaked Fiat 850 Sport, while we also take a trip to Tallaght Powder Coating with a set of our own wheels to check out their refurbishing service. Event-wise we’ve the whole island covered, from the Killarney Historic Rally to the Derek Walker Trial, and we also run you through the ins and outs of buying yourself a classic Mini. Add to all this our Club Scene section, News & Products and Diary Dates listings and you’ve got another jam-packed issue.

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Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 09.17.02 The January to March 2015 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed from cover to cover with some of the finest modified classics in Ireland. On the cover is a beautiful 1970 Mini Cooper S, an original Dublin car that’s come in for some very subtle upgrades during its recent extensive restoration. A well-engineered VW Beetle with a 2.5-litre Subaru engine also features, as does a stunning Lotus twin-cam-powered Mk1 Escort. For competition car fans there’s a feature on one man’s collection of Hillman/Chrysler rally cars (and his Avenger estate ‘service wagon’), and speaking of wagons we also take a look at a 1963 Consul Cortina estate that’s been brought up to 1500GT specification. A crazy Hayabusa-powered Stryker kit car  … [read more]buy-online-now
Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 11.49.20 The October to December 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is stuffed with some of the finest modified classics in Ireland. On the cover is one of the most gorgeous cars we’ve ever featured – a 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that’s been tastefully modified complete with a hot 2.1-litre engine in the tail. A very impressive, home-built Mk2 Escort with full Honda S2000 chassis and engine also features, as does a mad tube-chassis track car that looks like an Opel Manta, handles like a Nissan Silvia and goes like a Honda Civic Type-R. For competition car fans there’s a feature on a well-known Ford Anglia rally car that’s a real stage veteran, plus a 2.7 Porsche 911 historic racer. … [read more]buy-online-now
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The July to September 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is stuffed with some of the finest modified classics in Ireland. On the cover is a real eye-catcher – the Celica RA28 is one of the most desirable classic Toyotas around, particularly the 2000GT model, and the one we feature this issue stands out even more thanks to its RAL orange paint and super-wide wheels. A very impressive, home-built SWB Audi Sport Quattro also features, as does a subtle Opel Kadett C with an XE red-top hidden under the bonnet. For Ford fans we’ve a rare Irish Mk2 Granada 2.8i Ghia that’s been restored to perfection and a funky Mk1 Escort restored by a father-and-son team. You’re guaranteed to be blown away by the crazy 1949 Oldsmobile on page 42, while a stunning Oettinger-tuned VW Golf G60… [read more]

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COVER-13 The April to June 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the rarest BMW E30s in the country; the Alpina C2 2.7 doesn’t exactly grow on trees, and so this Touring estate version is a very unusual sight indeed. As it’s too good to use every day, owner Davy Salley also runs us through his daily driver E30 saloon, which features a stealthy 2.8 conversion and widened steels. A seriously reworked C3 Corvette Stingray also features in this issue, as does another classic American in the form of a ’54 Chevy pickup, but one that’s a whole lot more subtle than our air-ride cover truck last issue! For Ford fans we’ve two beauties in the form of a mild custom Corsair V4 and a mint, stock Mk2 Escort RS2000, while a home-restored VW Beetle and a race-style Hillman Imp lead a rear-engined onslaught… [read more]buy-online-now
rc12 The January to March 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. As usual it’s packed to the hilt with interesting high performance, retro and modern classics. For fans of V8 engines we’ve no less than three between the covers this time around, fitted to a highly-modified ’58 Land Rover, a timeless Dax Cobra kit car and a ratty fifties Chevy pickup on air suspension, plus lots of other features besides. Event report-wise there’s a whole lot going on in this issue; you’d never think it’s the end-of-year edition, as we’ve coverage ranging from the Classic Fords 4 CF show in Cork to the… [read more]
1 The October to December 2013 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the finest examples of a Series 1 Escort RS Turbo around. Despite its mint appearance this one packs a much-enlarged 1.9-litre CVH under the bonnet, packed with go-faster hardware like an all-steel bottom end and a Cosworth turbocharger. A seriously eye-catching C3 Corvette Stingray also features in this issue, as does another V8 in the form of a 3.9-litre fuel-injected MGB roadster, which is something of a sleeper to say the least. …. [read more]
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The July to September 2013 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the most aggressive American classics you’re ever likely to see in Ireland; this 1969 Chevy Camaro has been highly-modified in a Pro-Street drag-race style, complete with a tuned 7.7-litre V8 under the bonnet and massive Mickey Thompson tyres under the rear, and that’s just for starters. A stunning VW Golf Mk1 also features, which packs a supercharged 2.8 VR6 engine …[read more]

COVER 9 large RGB The April to June 2013 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and is fully loaded with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the finest examples of eighties hot-hatch technology, a 1986 VW Golf GTi that has just been restored to an impeccable standard. A stunning Mk1 Escort Mexico also features, which really stands out thanks to its bubble arches and Focus RS orange paintwork, while at the other end of the spectrum we showcase a slammed rat-look Citroen 2CV that doesn’t really have any  …[read more]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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