The September 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and our cover story this month tells the story of an Irish-assembled 1969 VW Beetle that’s been in the same family since new, and is soon to embark to a new home in Australia to be cared for by the next generation. Our second car feature focuses on a contentious issue for many, and that’s the advent of electric-converted classic cars, as we drop into the launch of a new Irish-based car company that will sell a range of classics propelled by electrons alone. Our main tractor feature this month documents the outstanding restoration of a Massey Ferguson 135 from very neglected condition, while our second revisits the launch of the Ford 1000 series 55 years ago when we look at a 4000 that’s been in the same ownership for over three decades. In our motorcycle feature we showcase an amazingly original Honda CB550 with less than 2,500 miles on the clock, and our featured commercial vehicle is a freshly-restored Ford Escort Mk2 van. Event reports in this issue include the Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally, Malahide Classic & Vintage Show, Louth County Show, Eyrecourt Vintage Rally, the Norman Pratt Classic Run and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your September 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!

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RETRO MANIA

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

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Ballinasloe and District Vintage Club

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

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Missing diary date

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

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SPOT THE MISTAKE

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

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Calling all Vintage & Classics to first ever Connacht Truck Show 2018

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

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Limerick Classic Car Show 2018

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.  

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What’s in the current issue of Retro Classics July-Sept 2018

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

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Historic Motorsport International 2018

Held at the ExCeL centre in London from the 15th to 18th of February 2018 alongside the London Classic Car Show, Historic Motorsport International pulled out all the stops for its second appearance, as these photos from Con Brady demonstrate.  

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2018 Formula Vee Festival

2018 Formula Vee Festival in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice at Mondello Park   The Irish Formula Vee Festival in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice makes its annual return to Mondello Park on 07/08 July. Now in its sixth year of running, the event has grown to be the largest circuit racing event on the Mondello Park calendar with over 5000 people attending. To date, … Read more

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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.

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