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Issue 146 Irish Vintage Scene

The July 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 146) is now on sale, and on the cover this month is a beloved little classic in the form of a Fiat 850. The largest of the rear-engined Fiat saloon series that started with the 600 in 1955 and included the iconic Nuovo 500 of 1957, the 850 found many buyers in this part of the world. The example we feature this month had been languishing in a collapsing garage for several decades before being bought by the current owner and restored to beautiful condition. Our second feature car is another bona-fide classic nowadays, a Rover P6 3500 featuring the legendary Rover V8 engine – this example has been a star of the big screen, albeit in a small way and disguised as a police car in the process, and is clearly cherished by its owner.

Our first feature tractor this month looks at one of the most unusual designs of the pioneering days – the three-wheeled, one-wheel-drive Whiting-Bull, which incidentally has an assembly history in this country – while our second is a visit to a Co. Louth farm that not only retains its old Allis-Chalmers purchased in the 1950s, but also its water-powered threshing mill from the 1850s.

Our motorcycle feature this month is a change from the usual, when we meet a London-based former racer to chat about his memories of competing at the Curragh Short Circuit meeting in 1960, the last annual race meet at that famous track, while our commercial vehicle feature looks at a very well-preserved DAF 2800 Turbo that’s still in the ownership of Bandon Co-op in Cork, where it was bought almost thirty years ago. And, as an added bonus this month we have a feature on a family collection from Co. Monaghan that incorporates Honda 50 motorbikes, classic tractors and cars. Event reports include the CRV Truck Show, Spring Classic Car Show, Sale & Autojumble in Swords and the Classic & Old Skool Indoor Show, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your July 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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The 3rd Annual Kiltulla & District Vintage Show

The 3rd Annual Kiltulla & District Vintage Show took place over the 2018 May Bank Holiday, and Norbert Sheerin was there for Irish Vintage Scene to bring us these photos.

Pictured is Head of Volkswagen Aftersales Ian Treacy presenting the award for Volkswagen Aftersales Retailer of the Year to Garett Young Service Manager and Trevor Dalton, Aftersales Director, Frank Keane Volkswagen.

Frank Keane Volkswagen Awarded Volkswagen Aftersales Retailer of the Year

Dublin, 16th May 2018 – Frank Keane Volkswagen Deansgrange have been awarded Volkswagen Aftersales Retailer of the Year at the brand’s recent awards ceremony in Kildare. Frank Keane Volkswagen has been a previous winner of the Sales Retailer of the Year Award in 2014 and this was followed by the Volkswagen Bank Retailer of the Year in 2015 and the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retailer of … Read more…


Carrickmacross Vintage Club Easter Run

Photos by Seán Finegan  


Retro Stock Video

With the two dates now released for Retro Stock 2018, we take a look back at some of the action from one of the recent Retro Stock track days. For more information, see www.retrostock.ie.   

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COLLECTORS’ ITEMS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT MAJOR VINTAGE SALE   ·         3,000 lots in total ·         Over 170 classic vintage tractors ·         41 vintage motorcycles ·         10 classic cars ·         2 full size steam engines Cheffins’ Cambridge Vintage Sale at Sutton, near Ely on the 21st April 2018 will showcase a number of the world’s most unusual classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and steam … Read more…

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9th Carnew Model Exhibition video

Held on Sunday 4th February the 9th Carnew Model Exhibition in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew Co. Wicklow. It’s one of the best model shows in Ireland. Incorporating the 1st All Ireland Miniature Steam Engine Rally, Model Steam, Farm Diorama’s, Cars, Trains, Boats, Planes, Circus, Trucks, Tractors, Lego, Remote Control, etc. Read the full report in Irish Vintage Scene issue 143 (April 2018)

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IRELAND’S BIGGEST AND BEST CLASSIC CAR SHOW RETURNS TO DUBLIN  CAROLE NASH ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE RIAC NATIONAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW THIS MARCH    The fourth RIAC National Classic Car Show returns to Dublin this March with leading classic car and motorcycle insurance broker, Carole Nash, being named as the title sponsor.   The theme of this year’s show will be ‘Celebrating Italian … Read more…


Road Safety Alert –Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow

Monday 26 February 2018: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for the extremely cold weather conditions which are forecast for this week. Snow showers and icy conditions are expected from Monday evening onwards, these conditions will mainly affect eastern areas on Tuesday and will progressively become more widespread and heavier through the week. A spell of persistent and heavy … Read more…


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Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run 2017

Norbert Sheerin went along to the Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run on 28th and 29th of July last, and brings us these photos from the day.