Irish Vintage Scene Issue 176 available now!

Taking the cover spot of the February 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene are a beautiful pair of Mini Clubmans that have been restored in West Cork – a saloon and an estate – while a stunning Riley One-Point-Five with a local Co. Tyrone history also features. Our monthly tractor feature is the unique story of a wartime Fordson Model N that amazingly has been in the same Antrim family since 1957, and was restored from derelict condition having stood unused for decades, while our motorcycle slot goes to a desirable 1961 Norton Dominator 88SS that’s been built into a beautiful and period-correct cafe-racer by a Dublin specialist. Our commercial feature looks at a mint, low-mileage 1980s Toyota Land Cruiser J70 imported from the UK, while we also tell the story of the unique Beradino GT, a one-off sports car built by a German engineer as a lifelong project. 

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your February 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene at any good newsagent, or order it here with FREE POSTAGE!

News & Events

2021 Event Updates

Despite the current high levels of Covid-19 in the country, hopes are high that the vaccine rollout will combine with the next period of restrictions to bring about a new and brighter chapter in our fight against the coronavirus. The list of event dates continues to grow in our monthly Diary Dates section in the magazine (buy the current issue HERE), and here are a … Read more

Singer Presents First Race Restoration for Client

At the request of a long-term client, Singer has looked to a golden era of Porsche rallying in the 1980s, and to automotive heroes including the 911 SC/RS and 959, to re-imagine his air-cooled 911s as World Rally Championship-inspired, all-terrain competition machines. Founded in California in 2009, Singer has become globally known and respected for its celebration of the Porsche 911. The company undertakes bespoke … Read more

Nutt Travel Look Forward to New Stena Ship Entering Service

Specialists in ferry travel packages for motorsport events and more for over 35 years, Coleraine-based Nutt Travel look forward to Stena Line’s newest fleet addition to enter service. The impressive new Stena Embla has arrived in Belfast and will join her sister ship on the popular Belfast-to-Liverpool route, replacing the Stena Mersey. With Scandinavian inspired interiors, incredible lounges, viewing areas, the dramatic impressive atrium and … Read more

Skoda Look Back on 125 Years

Some 125 years ago – shortly before Christmas 1895 – the mechanic Václav Laurin and the bookseller Václav Klement laid the foundation stone for the present-day ŠKODA AUTO. The two founders were united by their passion for cycling and wanted to offer their customers bicycles built from the best materials available, while still being affordable. In their small workshop three people were employed to make … Read more

Apple Car by 2024

That’s right – Apple are going to build a car. Not just any car though. It’s to be a self driving car with ground-breaking battery technology. Project Titan, which started back in 2014, has had a stop-start life so far, but now a date of 2024 seems to be a target according to people who previously worked on the project.  It’s not clear if Apple will build … Read more

Motoring New Year’s Resolutions

We hope you had a good Christmas despite all of the limitations of Covid-19 restrictions. With all of that becoming a distant memory already it’s now time to look forward to 2021, and what better way to kick off the New Year with a few resolutions? While these are always very personal targets, here are a few of our suggestions as we hope to see … Read more

The ‘Head Skimmer’ Crossword 2020 by Dick Byrne

Once again, this year Dick Byrne is back with his aptly-titled Head-Skimmer Crossword. As always, you’ll have to be firing on all cylinders to find all the clues to this one, and all completed entries will be entered into a draw to win €100 cash. All entries must be submitted by the 31st of January. If you don’t want to cut up your magazine you … Read more

The Car is the Star

Whether you watch a little television or a lot, you’re sure to get stuck into a few movies over the festive season. So many great movies have iconic cars involved, or feature famous chases or scenes we all love. I personally love nothing more than an older film where you’re car-spotting all the time. Last weekend there was a great Irish movie shown that I … Read more

Irish Vintage Scene Issue 175 is out now!

The January 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is out now, and taking the cover spot is one of the rarest cars we’ve ever had the privilege of featuring – this racy Panhard CD GT is one of only 179 built in the mid-sixties, is certainly the only one in Ireland, and survives in extremely original condition. Our second car feature this month relates the … Read more

FIVA Award Goes to Rootes Archive

The Rootes Archive Centre Trust has been awarded the prestigious FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) Culture Award for Research in 2020. The Rootes Archive Centre Trust is a charity based in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England, whose objectives are the preserving, protecting, and promoting of original material and artefacts of interest from the Rootes Group vehicle manufacturer and its associated and successor companies. In announcing the … Read more