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The January 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 140) is now on sale, and for what is our last issue of 2017 we look at two notable cars that celebrated anniversaries in the past year. On the cover is an MG MGC, a model that only ran for two years some five decades ago now, and this rare Dublin-assembled example shows just how good this six-cylinder roadster can look. The second of our birthday cars is the redoubtable Fiat Nuovo 500, which unbelievably has been with us for sixty years now, and we mark the occasion by meeting up with a group of owners in Dublin to see what’s sparked their passion. We also catch up with an owner in the midlands to chat about his Mk1 Ford Consul, BMW 2002 Tii and 1949 Morris Minor. Both of our tractor features concern the youth of the hobby, as the first is a MF135 that’s in the custody of an 11-year-old fan in West Cork, while the second outlines the restoration of a Fordson Dexta as a transition-year project for a group of secondary school students. Our motorcycle feature this month looks a possibly unique Scott Flying Squirrel, while our commercial feature is about a late-model Austin A60 pickup that’s now in museum ownership. Event reports include the Kilkenny Classic Show, Stradbally Steam Rally, IVETA Indoor Show and many more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your January 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!

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Signed copies of Crashed and Byrned

Tommy Byrne is back in Ireland for a few days and has been signing copies of his book in various locations. Tommy dropped into the office yesterday for a visit and while here signed a few copies of his book which we now have on sale. There is a very limited supply , so when they’re gone they’re gone! Don’t miss out; order yours today.    Tommy … Read more…

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Hartnett Products – 20 ton PTO log splitter

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Road Safety Alert – Scattered Snow Showers and Black Ice

23 November 2017: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads as Met Éireann have issued yellow weather warnings for low temperatures and scattered snow showers. Low temperatures are expected across the country from 11pm tonight until 11am tomorrow morning with temperatures reaching lows of -3 or -4 degrees in places. Lower temperatures will mean … Read more…

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Eyrecourt Vintage Show 2017

Norbert Sheerin went along to the biannual Eyrecourt Vintage Show in Co. Galway in June this year, and brings us these photos from the day.

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Mountbellew Vintage Show 2017

Although once again less than fortunate with the weather, the Mountbellew Vintage Club’s annual rally in July stuck in there and produced another memorable event, as these photos from Austin Lambe and Norbert Sheerin attest.

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Ballymena Carfest & Truck Show

After a short absence from the scene, the Ballymena Carfest & Truck Show was held this year on Saturday the 3rd of June, and Pat Mullan was there to bring us these images. Photos by Pat Mullan

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ROAD-USERS URGED TO ‘BE SAFE AND BE SEEN’ AS CLOCKS GO BACK

·         RSA & An Garda Síochána urge pedestrians & cyclists to wear hi-visibility clothing ·         10 killed and 40 seriously injured in October Bank Holiday weekend crashes since 2011   The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have urged pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend and clocks going back, to ensure they can clearly see and be seen … Read more…

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NEW NCT legislation

So it’s been a three year wait and battle but finally the new legislation regards testing has been published today.  From 2020 cars and commercial vehicles over 40 years of age will be NCT & Doe exempt. From May 2018 vehicles between 30-40 years old will have to undergo a test every two years. Two great points from this is it’s a rolling rule and … Read more…

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Competition Time

We’ve a family pass to GIVEAWAY to Limerick’s 7th Diecast Model & Diorama Show on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 10am to 6pm in South Court Hotel, Raheen, Co. Limerick   To enter just complete the below form:      

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Shamrock Car & Machinery Club Vintage Festival

The Shamrock Car & Machinery Club held their annual show on the May Bank Holiday Monday at the Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstown Bridge in Co. Kildare, and Irish Vintage Scene’s Andrew Pollock was there to bring you these photos from the day.

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