IRISH VINTAGE SCENE ISSUE 192


 

The cover spot of our June 2022 issue goes to a beautiful rarity in the form of a Dublin-assembled 1952 TD, which had lain as an unfinished project for many decades following the tragic passing of its owner. It’s recently been restored, and is now back on the road in the summer sunshine. Our second car story outlines the efforts that one enthusiast went to in order to recommission a Ferrari Dino 246 GT after several decades in dry storage.

Our tractor feature this month looks at a 1938 Fordson Model N that, despite its great age, is still a regular entrant in ploughing competitions and is a source of great enjoyment for its owner and his young daughter. Our motorcycle feature outlines the restoration of a rare 1940s rigid-frame Dot Villiers trials bike that was sourced as a project from the Dot factory itself, and our commercial feature showcases the stunning result of a full restoration on a Ford Sierra P100 pickup that’s been with one family since new.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – purchase your June 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!


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The cover of our May 2022 issue showcases a now-rare, top-of-the-line Hillman Hunter GLS, a luxurious and potent saloon in its day thanks to its twin-carbed 1,725cc Holbay-tuned engine. This one’s recently been restored by a life-long fan of the model, as his father bought an identical car brand new in 1973. Our second car feature brings us another sporty pairing, this time two very original Series 2 Alfa Romeo Spiders owned by a former rally driver.

Our tractor feature this month looks at a Nuffield DM4 from 1957 that has spent almost all of its life on one farm, while our two-wheeled feature tells the story behind a very racy 1939 Triumph with a competition background and a multitude of performance modifications. Rounding off the features in this issue, our commercial feature goes to a stunning trio of classic Scania V8 trucks – a 141, 142 and 143 – that are shown with pride by a Dublin-based haulage company.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – purchase your May 2022 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!


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