The July 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and our cover story this month looks at one Mercedes W123 owner’s approach to making his 230E more usable on a very regular basis – instead of buying a diesel he simply converted his car to 240D specification! Our second feature car is a real rarity on these shores, a 1950s Simca Aronde that was discovered in amazingly original and low-mileage condition in its native France and which has only recently moved to a new home in Ireland. Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of a 1959 Fordson Dexta that’s been in the same family since almost new, and was restored from ‘Laid to Rust’ condition in the last few years, while our second tractor follows on from last month’s issue in being yet another unique Ferguson TE20, this time Ford-powered and four-wheel-drive courtesy of its owner. In our motorcycle feature we delve into the classic BSA and Royal Enfields of a former bike racer, and our featured commercial vehicle is a beautiful Fordson Thames pickup restored with the help of the owner’s good friends. Event reports in this issue include the Swords Classic Car Show & Sale, the Wexford Spring Challenge and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your July 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!
Sunday 7th Oct once again sees the streets of Ballinasloe come to life with all things Vintage. Huge display of Vintage Cars, Tractors, Commercials, Landrover @ 70 display, Steam and Stationery engines will fill the town centre as part of the Country Fair Weekend. In association with Gullanes Hotel and The Fair and Festival committee, Ballinasloe District Vintage Club will also play host to our … Read more
Apologies to Bandon Vintage Club for leaving our their diary date in the current issue… 7th October: The Bandon Vintage Club will hold a road run for Cars, Jeeps and SUVs. Registration begins from 10.30 and Kevin O Leary’s Opel Garage Bandon with run starting at 12 sharp. For more details call Declan 087 7614425
In all the excitement leading up to the All-Ireland Hurling Final we made a printing mistake with the cover of the September issue. We apologise in advance for any confusion caused, and to make up for the error we’re running a competition with some great prizes to be won. Above is shown the cover of the issue that’s on the shelf along with the cover … Read more
Vintage and Classic truck owners are invited to display their cherished vehicles at the first ever Connacht Truck Show 2018 to be held at the 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show at the Old Racecourse venue on the Castlebar Road, also on Sunday 5 August, in association with Capitalflow and Western Truck & Trailer Parts (Claremorris). To date the event has attracted huge interest from the … Read more
The Limerick Classic Car Club’s annual show at Limerick Racecourse has grown into one of the major classic car events in the south of the country. Andrew Pollock was there on the 27th of May this year for the 2018 edition.
The July to September 2018 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale, and as usual we’ve a fantastic selection of fast classics for you to peruse. On the cover is an exclusive feature on one of the most exciting classic race cars in the country, which has only just been completed. We were there to hear its mighty V8 engine echo around Mondello for … Read more
Held at the ExCeL centre in London from the 15th to 18th of February 2018 alongside the London Classic Car Show, Historic Motorsport International pulled out all the stops for its second appearance, as these photos from Con Brady demonstrate.
2018 Formula Vee Festival in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice at Mondello Park The Irish Formula Vee Festival in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice makes its annual return to Mondello Park on 07/08 July. Now in its sixth year of running, the event has grown to be the largest circuit racing event on the Mondello Park calendar with over 5000 people attending. To date, … Read more
The 3rd Annual Kiltulla & District Vintage Show took place over the 2018 May Bank Holiday, and Norbert Sheerin was there for Irish Vintage Scene to bring us these photos.
Dublin, 16th May 2018 – Frank Keane Volkswagen Deansgrange have been awarded Volkswagen Aftersales Retailer of the Year at the brand’s recent awards ceremony in Kildare. Frank Keane Volkswagen has been a previous winner of the Sales Retailer of the Year Award in 2014 and this was followed by the Volkswagen Bank Retailer of the Year in 2015 and the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retailer of … Read more