Irish Vintage Scene Issue 185 November 2021 available now


On the cover of the November 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is an impeccable Ford Capri 2.0S that’s only covered 66,000 miles from new, and has recently received a complete, engine-out respray to return it to factory condition. It still wears all of its original panels and interior, and is the teenage dream-car of its long-time owner. Our second featured car is another black beauty from the 1980s, this time an Opel Ascona C that recently returned to its first neighbourhood in Co. Carlow following a full restoration.

Our tractor feature this month tells the story of a recently-restored Massey Ferguson 135 that’s been a member of its family for over thirty years. Our motorcycle feature takes a look at a lovely trio of small motorcycles in the ownership of a Co. Tyrone enthusiast (a Norman Nippy, Triumph Tiger Cub and BSA Bantam D1), while our commercial feature tells the tale of a Morris 1300 van that’s just come through a comprehensive rebuild in the style of a BMC competition support vehicle.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your November 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here and receive it before it’s in the shops, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

ISSUE 184 / OCTOBER 2021


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.



Upcoming Autojumbles

  The organising committee of the Monaghan Veteran & Vintage Club have stated that plans are well advanced for their annual autojumble, which is set to take place on Sunday the 21st of November at Clontibret Community Centre (Eircode H18 NX65), just off the N2 halfway between Castleblayney and Monaghan town. “All the usual stalls will be in attendance, with parts for vintage cars, tractors, … Read more

Everyman Classics Under the Hammer

As with many events this year on both sides of the Irish Sea and beyond, this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham wasn’t able to go ahead. However, in its place, Classic Car Auctions held a classic auction at the nearby Stoneleigh Park on Saturday the 25th of September, in association with the cancelled restoration show. The successful … Read more

Motorists urged to ‘get a grip’ on Tyre Safety Day, Wednesday 6 October

Defective tyres linked to 14 deaths annually ITIA dealers offering free tyre checks nationwide   Tuesday, 5 October, 2021: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), have teamed up for ‘Tyre Safety Day’ on Wednesday 6 October, during Irish Road Safety Week, to remind all road users to check their tyres to ensure they are roadworthy. Motorists … Read more

National Classic Spin Coverage

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 A fantastic 885 entries were received for this inaugural event, all of whom took in one of our fifteen photo point … Read more

New Issue of Retro Classics

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

Gerard Murphy Classic Cancelled

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

Irish Vintage Scene Autojumble Postponed

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

Only Days to Go Before Euro Auctions Collector’s Sale

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

Duckett’s Grove Show Cancelled

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

Hazardous Road Conditions Following Break in Dry Spell

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