The November 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and our cover story this month celebrates one of this year’s most important anniversaries, and that’s the sixtieth birthday of the one and only Mini. To mark the occasion, we visit one Mini-mad family from Tipperary and their amazing collection, which includes a super-rare, unrestored Austin Seven version from the first twelve months of Irish Mini assembly in 1959 and 1960. Our second car feature is another anniversary, this time forty years of the unique Mercedes G-Wagen, and in a bonus third car feature we also delve into the history of a storied, Irish-assembled oval-window VW Beetle from 1956.
Our main tractor feature this month outlines the top-notch restoration of a 1964 David Brown Implematic based in childhood nostalgia, while our second tractor is a highly original and largely unrestored 1979 Ford 2600 that’s up for raffle for charity in Co. Kerry in November. Our featured motorcycle this month is a very tasteful 1979 Honda CB650 that’s been rebuilt into a very tasteful café racer, and our featured commercial vehicle is an ERF LV tractor unit from 1969. Event reports in this issue include the Mountbellew Vintage Show, the IVVCC Gordon Bennett Rally, Trim V&V Show and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your November 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order (or subscribe) here online!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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