Gracing the cover of the October 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is an Irish-assembled 1973 VW Beetle that remained with its first lady owner for an amazing 45 years. After being sold in 2018, it’s only moved a few miles from its original home and remains in Co. Kildare, in a collection that also includes a 1967 MGB GT and a 1954 Morris Minor that we also take a look at here. Our second car feature also takes in a look at the owner’s collection, but focuses on their recently-refreshed Triumph TR7 in its original and very eye-catching shade of yellow.
Our tractor feature this month tells the story of a recently-restored Massey Ferguson 399, a modern classic that made quite an impact in the agri industry when introduced in 1986. Our motorcycle feature takes a look at the four military motorcycles of a long-time WW2 enthusiast (Matchless WD G3L, BSA M20, BMW R75 and Zundapp KS750), while our commercial feature tells the tale of a 1986 Toyota Hilux that’s been proudly restored by a young enthusiast as his first work vehicle.
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Last month saw the culmination of a long period of planning and organisation here at Irish Vintage Scene, when the first ever National Classic Spin took place on Sunday the 8th of August, kindly sponsored by FBD Insurance and with proceeds going to Aware.ie. A fantastic 885 entries were received for this inaugural event, all of whom took in one of our fifteen photo point … Read more
The new issue of Retro Classics will be hitting the shelves on Friday the 1st of October, and is packed with fabulous feature cars once again. These range from a storied 1977 Toyota Celica RA28 GT Twin-Cam to a fearsome V8-converted MBG roadster to a very eye-catching Mk1 Fiesta, and more besides. There’s finally been a few events taking place so there are some event … Read more
The organisers of the ever-popular Gerard Murphy Memorial Classic Show & Run in Co. Wexford have announced that, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation, they had decided not to hold their event on the 3rd of October as previously planned. “We are very sorry about this, but it is in everybody’s interest and safety,” they explained on their Facebook page. “The next … Read more
It is with a heavy heart that we at Irish Vintage Scene announce we have decided to postpone our autojumble event that was scheduled to take place at Athenry Mart in Galway on Sunday the 19th of September. The running of the autojumble had always been dependent on the easing of Covid restrictions as it would be expected to attract far more than the 200 … Read more
With the first collector’s sale of classic and vintage machinery hosted by Euro Auctions being hailed as a resounding success, the upcoming event on the 28th of August is being anticipated by many. Hosted once again at the stunning Castle Irvine Estate in County Fermanagh, this one-day auction will be held as a ‘physical sale’, with preview days prior to the auction. In addition, for … Read more
Irish Vintage Scene has received the following message from PJ Lawlor and his fellow committed members from the Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club in relation to their show at Duckett’s Grove, which was scheduled to take place on the 15th of August. “Following consultations with the local authorities in Carlow and considering the most up-to-date public health advice, we have been left with … Read more
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today Friday 23 July, advising drivers and motorcycle riders to take extra care using the roads as the recent dry weather spell breaks and rain is expected across parts the country over the coming days. During a prolonged dry spell a build-up of oil and rubber deposit develops on the road. When the weather breaks, this deposit mixes with … Read more
The last weekend in July is usually a great weekend for enthusiasts in the west of Ireland, with two of the country’s leading events taking place in Galway. The first is the Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run, and the second is the Mountbellew Vintage Club’s annual vintage show. The weekend traditionally kicks off on the Friday evening, when cars that are entered … Read more
Nestled in the countryside just north of Cork City, The Farm is a unique visitor experience that’s been welcoming families and agriculture enthusiasts alike through its gates for almost a decade now. Spread across its forty acres are a whole host of attractions, ranging from a petting zoo and playground to vintage tractor and machinery displays, plus a recreation of a 1960s village to show … Read more
Flash cars are as much a part of the rock & roll lifestyle as sex and drugs, stereotypically speaking at least, and this 1980 Mercedes 450 SEL both has the provenance and looks the part. The long-wheelbase W116 S-Class was the top of the Mercedes saloon range in the 1970s (aside from the rarely seen and outrageously expensive 600), with the 4.5-litre V8 450 the … Read more