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The February 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale. Gracing the cover of this month’s issue is a beautiful Hillman Imp that’s a rare survivor of the Rootes assembly operations in Santry in Dublin, and which has recently been restored and returned to the road after many decades lying in very poor condition. Our second car feature is another small car built on the island of Ireland, but is like no other you’ve seen before – this Nobel 200 microcar was manufactured in Belfast, but the project didn’t thrive and these cars are practically unknown today. Our main tractor feature this month is on a 1947 Allis-Chalmers WC that’s travelled from the US to Australia to Ireland in its life, while our second outlines the collection of one Co. Clare enthusiast that contains some very impressive machines. Our featured motorcycle this month is a 1980 Honda GL1100 Gold Wing that was restored as a tribute to a late father, complete with matching side-car, and our featured commercial vehicle is a stunning Ford Anglia 307E van. Event reports in this issue include the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, Gerard Murphy Memorial Run, Swords Classic Show and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your February 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order (or subscribe) here online!

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The Irish International Grand Prix 1929-1931

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

I.V.E.T.A. All-Ireland Rally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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.