Taking the cover slot on the July 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a high-performance GT that needs no introduction – this particular Jaguar XJ-S is one of the original V12 models from the late seventies, and shows us just how radical and luxurious the big Jag was in its time. Our second car feature is a double-bill, as one Co. Clare enthusiast introduces us to his beautiful Austin Devon and Ford Model T short-rad. Our feature tractor this month is a mighty Ford 8600, one of the true giants of the 1970s, while our motorcycle feature looks at the story of the now-rare Kawasaki Avenger A7 of the late sixties and our featured commercial vehicle is a Leyland FG truck that came in for an extensive restoration at the hands of its owner. We drop in on the last running of the famous London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run, bring you the first of a new series of restoration articles, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – order your July 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here!


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News & Events

UPDATED Event Cancellations

To date, this is the list of events we have been informed have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID 19 virus. We will update this list regularly when we receive notification of affected events. If you are an event organiser, please email us if you have a cancelled or postponed event that you wish to add to this list; emails can be sent … Read more

Irish Vintage Scene Vintage & Classic Show Cancelled

I’m afraid that this weekend I have bad news, which really was inevitable. Our Irish Vintage Scene Vintage & Classic Show planned for the 20th and 21st of June at Galway Racecourse has been cancelled. There was no doubt in our mind for the last month that it would not proceed, but we were looking at other possible dates with a view to rescheduling. However, these have not … Read more

A Long Walk to a Show

By Tom Heavey Ten years ago this weekend, my wife, Pauline and myself walked from Naas in Co. Kildare to Cork over seven days, and ended up at the Innishannon Steam Rally. Now this might sound like total madness, but it wasn’t really – our walk was part of the Naas-to-Cork Steam Engine Run in aid of Spina Bifida, and each day as the steam … Read more

Next issue update

After publishing 167 editions of Irish Vintage Scene, and always getting it on the shops shelves for the on-sale date, due to the current COVID 19 pandemic we have decided that we will cease publishing for at least the next issue of the magazine. So, the May issue that would have been on sale on the 20th of April will now not be published. This … Read more

Limerick Motorfest Memories

By Andrew Pollock This weekend many thousands of enthusiasts and day-trippers alike should have been looking forward to the Motorfest Ireland event at Limerick Racecourse, which of course has fallen foul of the coronavirus restrictions, like every other. One of our personal favourites on the summer show calendar, each year the Limerick Classic Car Club pull out all the stops to put on a fun-packed … Read more

Where Should You Be This Weekend?

By Tom Heavey As another bank holiday approaches, we are all left dreaming of what could have been a great weekend for our hobby. While it’s disappointing, it’s the right outcome – if we all play a part in reducing the spread of the COVID 19 virus, then it can only be good. We here at Irish Vintage Scene do hope all our readers and … Read more

Introducing the Fleet

By Stephen McEvoy I should probably start by introducing myself, as those of you who’ve joined the Irish Vintage Scene movement in the last five or so years won’t know me, and the rest of you have likely forgotten me, if not my car! Up until 2015 or so I was a very regular contributor to the magazine, when my full-time job took me to … Read more

Virtual Miniature World 2020

Well, last Sunday the 5th of April should have seen our Miniature World model show take place in Leisureland in Galway, but alas it was not to be, as just like all other events in Ireland right now it was cancelled in the effort to slow down the COVID 19 virus. Not to be beaten, and wanting to mark the day nonetheless, we asked our … Read more

What Should Have Been

By Tom Heavey, Managing Editor Well this weekend was to have been a busy one for me and I’m sure many other enthusiasts, so while we have nowhere to go, let’s have a look at what could have been. As I write this I should have been on the red-eye 6.30am flight to the Practical Classics Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham; this is … Read more

COVID-19 & Our Hobby

Posted by Tom Heavey, Managing Editor Well I’m sure you have all heard enough about COVID-19 at this stage. We all know the implications of it from hearing of the death toll in Italy, and indeed in China, where it all began. A few months ago many of us thought the virus wouldn’t reach us over here, and while our thoughts were with the Chinese … Read more