IRISH VINTAGE SCENE ISSUE 194
The cover of our August 2022 issue goes to one of the most beautiful cars we’ve featured in a long time – this 1951 Jaguar XK120 is not only an extremely rare Irish-built example, it has a unique back-story and a racing history on both sides of the Irish Sea. Our second featured car is another rarity, an Edsel Ranger two-door, of which less than 6,000 were built in 1959 by this ill-fated brand.
Our tractor feature this month is a little left of field as it tells the story behind the restoration of an early seventies JCB 2D Mk2 digger, in order to gift it to a beloved father who had bought one new in 1976 to start his own business ventures. Our motorcycle feature revisits the story behind the outrageous six-cylinder Honda CBX Super Sport, while our commercial feature showcases a Leyland FG that’s been restored to absolutely stunning condition by a Dublin-based enthusiast.
All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – pre-order your August 2022 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here and receive it before it’s in the shops, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!
IRISH VINTAGE SCENE ISSUE 193
The cover of our July 2022 issue goes to a heartening story for anyone that’s been searching for a long-lost car from their past. This Toyota enthusiast had been looking to buy a Corolla KE30 due to fond memories of the one his father bought new in 1977, and unwittingly managed to buy that very car after it had been on the missing list for over forty years! Now fully restored, unlikely to ever leave his family again. Our second featured car is a real rarity, one of just twelve Langridge Navajo kit-cars sold in the mid-eighties and is just fresh out of a comprehensive rebuild in Northern Ireland.
Our tractor feature this month tells the story of a 1950 Renault R7012 that was a surprise birthday present for its owner, who now uses it for vintage ploughing matches. Our motorcycle feature outlines one fan’s love for his very original 1969 Yamaha YAS1, and our commercial feature showcases a Scania 141 and Volvo F10 owned by a Longford family steeped in haulage.
All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – order your July 2022 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here and receive it before it’s in the shops, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!
Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine: 6th August: Vintage display at Gort Agricultural Show, Gort Community Centre, Co. Galway. No autojumblers please; for details, call Padraic on 086 6003351. 7th August: Thurles Lions Club Vintage & Classic Car Show at MIC St Patrick’s Campus, Cathedral St, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; for more info, call Eamonn on 087 6620576. 7th August: West Wicklow Classic & … Read more
Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine: 30th July: Autojumble, antiques and collectors fair at Nutts Corner market, Co. Antrim. Gates open 8am for public; for more info, call 0044 (0)79 3638 9125. 31st July: RIAC Cars & Coff ee at the RIAC premises on 34 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 RF90 from 10am to noon. Tea/coffee and pastries available at €5 per person; … Read more
Mizen V Malin: two teams, two start lines, one finish line. Who gets to Dunmore first? This summer, Dunmore Vintage Club are hosting this unique vintage tractor race with two start lines – one in Malin Head in Co. Donegal and the other in Mizen Head in Co. Cork. Fundraising for Autism Ireland, the race starts on Friday afternoon, August 5th, with 100km to cover to … Read more
Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine: 22nd & 23rd July: Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s Annual West Run, based at the Salthill Hotel, Galway; for details, call Victor Andrews on 087 9881036. 24th July: Mountbellew Vintage Club’s annual vintage show at the mart grounds, Mountbellew, Co. Galway, with attractions and working exhibits; for details, call MJ on 086 1016748 or Eugene on … Read more
Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine: 16th July: Retro Classic Car Show at Rossinver Community Centre, Co. Leitrim, F91 NY6V, starting at 11am. Entry €20 per car, in aid of Rossinver Youth Project CLG, registered charity number CHY1812; for details, call 071 9832970. 16th July: Munster Vintage Motor Cycle & Car Club’s 65th Cork Veteran Run, starting at Keary’s BMW, Little Island, T45 … Read more
The international federation of historic vehicles, FIVA has announced nine inductees to its Heritage Hall of Fame for 2022, judges upon by an international panel that included TV personality and car collector Jay Leno, classic racer and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and car designer and former Nissan senior vice president Shiro Nakamura. Among the star-studded nine selected this year are Ireland’s queen of motorsport, … Read more
Fancy your own classic tractor? The Irish Steam Preservation Society will raffle this Massey Ferguson 135 Multi-Power at this year’s National Steam Rally, which takes place in Stradbally, Co. Laois on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. To be in with a chance to win this great prize, tickets are €10 each or three for €20. Part of the proceeds are going to a very deserving charity, … Read more
The July to September 2022 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale at good newsagents nationwide, or direct from us by ordering online with FREE POSTAGE. As always, we’ve a fascinating line-up of machines between our covers, most noticeably the rallying monster on our front cover – it would do this Audi Sport Quattro S1 Evo 2 no justice to call it a recreation, … Read more
The big news on the Irish old vehicle scene this week has to be our own Classic Fest, which packed out Galway Racecourse on the 3rd of July. Organised in a remarkably short time frame of about three months thanks to a diligent and hard-working team headed up by our own Tom Heavey, it saw not far off a thousand vintage and classic exhibits of … Read more
Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: 9th & 10th July: Donegal Vintage & Classic Car Club Carrigart Show at Dunfanaghy Co Donegal, in conjunction with North West Donegal Vintage Club; for info, call Vincent O’Rourke on 087 6472476 or Eunan Kelly on 087 2366924. 9th & 10th July: Irish Model T Ford Club’s 34th Annual Rally, based at … Read more