The December 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and our cover story this month celebrates another of this year’s important car anniversaries, and that’s the fiftieth birthday of the Fiat 128, a model that’s hailed as giving rise to the modern family saloon as we know it. To mark the occasion, we meet four 128 owners and their beautiful classic Fiats. Our second car feature comes from the other side of the Atlantic and a completely different era, as we check out one lucky lady’s 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Our main tractor feature this month outlines the top-notch restoration of a Massey Ferguson 165 with a local significance for its owners, while our second tractor is a rare Ferguson TEP 20 industrial with very unusual bodywork and a host of other special details. Our featured motorcycle this month is a 1916 Sunbeam 3.5hp that’s still in stunning order following its restoration in the 1990s, and our featured commercial vehicle is a unique Ford Transit recovery truck. Event reports in this issue include the Shane’s Castle and Stradbally Steam Rallies, Kilkenny Motor Club Show and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your December 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order (or subscribe) here online!
Just out is a new book by Bob Montgomery on the history of the Irish International Grand Prix held from 1929 to 1931. As Bob says in his forword, he has written on this subject before but he always felt that these three historic races deserved a more detailed publication of their own, and he has now completed this in a beautiful, large-format, 236-page hardback … Read more
In our October issue (161) we ran a report on the I.V.E.T.A. All-Ireland Rally that took place in June, and we had so many great photos to choose from (thanks to Pat Gubbins) we were unable to fit them all in the report, so here are the rest. To read our report on the AII-Ireland Rally, which took place in the Swallow’s Quarters in Donaghmore, … Read more
Drift Games Extreme Round 3 Irish RallyX Championship Round 4 MONDELLO PARK – SATURDAY JULY 20TH SUNDAY JULY 21ST 2019 Retromania will recapture the automotive world as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. Displays of Retro builds will take you back to a time when old school Touring Cars and Group B Rallying ruled the world of Motorsport and the combustion engine was being … Read more
Sunday 7th Oct once again sees the streets of Ballinasloe come to life with all things Vintage. Huge display of Vintage Cars, Tractors, Commercials, Landrover @ 70 display, Steam and Stationery engines will fill the town centre as part of the Country Fair Weekend. In association with Gullanes Hotel and The Fair and Festival committee, Ballinasloe District Vintage Club will also play host to our … Read more
Apologies to Bandon Vintage Club for leaving our their diary date in the current issue… 7th October: The Bandon Vintage Club will hold a road run for Cars, Jeeps and SUVs. Registration begins from 10.30 and Kevin O Leary’s Opel Garage Bandon with run starting at 12 sharp. For more details call Declan 087 7614425
In all the excitement leading up to the All-Ireland Hurling Final we made a printing mistake with the cover of the September issue. We apologise in advance for any confusion caused, and to make up for the error we’re running a competition with some great prizes to be won. Above is shown the cover of the issue that’s on the shelf along with the cover … Read more
Vintage and Classic truck owners are invited to display their cherished vehicles at the first ever Connacht Truck Show 2018 to be held at the 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show at the Old Racecourse venue on the Castlebar Road, also on Sunday 5 August, in association with Capitalflow and Western Truck & Trailer Parts (Claremorris). To date the event has attracted huge interest from the … Read more
The Limerick Classic Car Club’s annual show at Limerick Racecourse has grown into one of the major classic car events in the south of the country. Andrew Pollock was there on the 27th of May this year for the 2018 edition.
The July to September 2018 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale, and as usual we’ve a fantastic selection of fast classics for you to peruse. On the cover is an exclusive feature on one of the most exciting classic race cars in the country, which has only just been completed. We were there to hear its mighty V8 engine echo around Mondello for … Read more