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The October 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 149) is now on sale, and the cherished classic featured on our cover this month is yet another family car that’s practically disappeared from view nowadays; this low-mileage Vauxhall Viva HC was one of the many assembled in McCairn’s of Santry in its day, and looks fantastic now following a light restoration in the recent past. Our second feature car is certainly not a family car, but this unrestored MGB Roadster has a long family history as it’s remained with its first owner all its life, while we also look at an unusual Fiat 1500C that shows how ahead of the game Fiat were in the 1960s. Our main feature tractor this month is a Ferguson TE20 half-track, also in one family from new, while our second tractor feature takes a look into the past with the reminiscences of a former Northern Irish farm machinery agency. Our featured motorcycle this month is a stunning Ariel Model C from 1928, and our commercial vehicle feature looks at an AEC Mercury that, once again, is in one Kilkenny family from new. Event reports in this issue include the IVVCC Gordon Bennett Rally, Tullow Vintage Show, Picnic in the Park and lots more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your October 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events


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



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.  

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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…


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…