188 February 2022



We kick off a new year with our February 2022 issue, on the cover of which is an Irish-assembled DKW Junior that has recently been restored by one of its previous owners from back in the late sixties, none other than John Mitchell of Kilgarvan Motor Museum in Co. Kerry – this 1963 Junior is one of DKW’s famous two-stroke, front-wheel-drive models, and returned to John in need of a serious amount of work after many decades of deterioration. Coincidentally this month, our second featured car is another unusual front-wheel-drive from Germany, this time a 1935 Adler Trumpf 1.7-litre that was tracked down in Holland by a life-long fan of the marque, and brought to his home in Co. Wexford for what turned out to be an epic, 6.5-year restoration project.

Our tractor feature this month outlines the heart-warming story of a sixties Ford 3000 tractor that’s been a treasured part of a Co. Tyrone family since the early 1970s, and which has been recently returned to its former splendour. Our two-wheeled feature tells the story of the restoration of a 1960 Lambretta Li 150 to nothing short of concours condition, while our commercial feature is without doubt the most unusual van we’ve ever seen, a three-wheeled V-twin Raleigh Light Delivery Van from the mid-1930s that was something of a landmark in its locality for decades. 

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

Previous issue: 187 JANUARY 2022


It’s December, so that means it’s time for the Christmas issue of Irish Vintage Scene! On the cover of our January 2022 edition is an extremely rare Irish survivor that’s enjoyed the limelight in its time – this 1952 Jowett Javelin is thought to be the only remaining example of 26 Irish-assembled cars, and became famous in more recent years when it regularly appeared on the TV series ‘Ballykissangel’. In this issue we follow it on its first return to Avoca in Co. Wicklow, where filming took place. Our second featured car is a Morgan 4/4 that’s recently been beautifully revamped after many years in storage, but sadly not before its owner passed away unexpectedly. 

Our tractor feature this month outlines the ambitious restoration of an Ursus C-385 from very poor condition, essentially being saved from the scrapheap! Our featured motorcycle is a 1972 Honda C50 that’s been rebuilt to stunning order, while our commercial feature tells the story of one of the most historic vehicles in the country – the 1921 Leyland FE fire tender of Dublin Fire Brigade, which celebrates its centenary this year. And, as an extra bonus this month, we bring you a history on the Corrie Foundry in Cavan, which was a famous piece of Ireland’s engineering heritage for generations. 

All of the usual favourites are in there too, including our annual Christmas giveaway and the Head Skimmer crossword, so don’t miss out – pre-order your January 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!


Newcastle Classic & Sports Car Show 2022 Cancelled

A unique event set in the elegant surroundings of the ballroom of the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle in Co. Down every January, the Newcastle Classic & Sports Car Show always brings together a carefully curated, top-quality display of vintage and classic cars, with the organisers proud of the fact that the same car is never shown more than once, except in very special circumstances. … Read more

Upcoming Autojumbles

  The organising committee of the Monaghan Veteran & Vintage Club have stated that plans are well advanced for their annual autojumble, which is set to take place on Sunday the 21st of November at Clontibret Community Centre (Eircode H18 NX65), just off the N2 halfway between Castleblayney and Monaghan town. “All the usual stalls will be in attendance, with parts for vintage cars, tractors, … Read more

Everyman Classics Under the Hammer

As with many events this year on both sides of the Irish Sea and beyond, this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham wasn’t able to go ahead. However, in its place, Classic Car Auctions held a classic auction at the nearby Stoneleigh Park on Saturday the 25th of September, in association with the cancelled restoration show. The successful … Read more

Motorists urged to ‘get a grip’ on Tyre Safety Day, Wednesday 6 October

Defective tyres linked to 14 deaths annually ITIA dealers offering free tyre checks nationwide   Tuesday, 5 October, 2021: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), have teamed up for ‘Tyre Safety Day’ on Wednesday 6 October, during Irish Road Safety Week, to remind all road users to check their tyres to ensure they are roadworthy. Motorists … Read more

National Classic Spin Coverage

Last month saw the culmination of a long period of planning and organisation here at Irish Vintage Scene, when the first ever National Classic Spin took place on Sunday the 8th of August, kindly sponsored by FBD Insurance and with proceeds going to A fantastic 885 entries were received for this inaugural event, all of whom took in one of our fifteen photo point … Read more

New Issue of Retro Classics

The new issue of Retro Classics will be hitting the shelves on Friday the 1st of October, and is packed with fabulous feature cars once again. These range from a storied 1977 Toyota Celica RA28 GT Twin-Cam to a fearsome V8-converted MBG roadster to a very eye-catching Mk1 Fiesta, and more besides. There’s finally been a few events taking place so there are some event … Read more

Gerard Murphy Classic Cancelled

The organisers of the ever-popular Gerard Murphy Memorial Classic Show & Run in Co. Wexford have announced that, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation, they had decided not to hold their event on the 3rd of October as previously planned. “We are very sorry about this, but it is in everybody’s interest and safety,” they explained on their Facebook page. “The next … Read more

Irish Vintage Scene Autojumble Postponed

It is with a heavy heart that we at Irish Vintage Scene announce we have decided to postpone our autojumble event that was scheduled to take place at Athenry Mart in Galway on Sunday the 19th of September. The running of the autojumble had always been dependent on the easing of Covid restrictions as it would be expected to attract far more than the 200 … Read more

Only Days to Go Before Euro Auctions Collector’s Sale

With the first collector’s sale of classic and vintage machinery hosted by Euro Auctions being hailed as a resounding success, the upcoming event on the 28th of August is being anticipated by many. Hosted once again at the stunning Castle Irvine Estate in County Fermanagh, this one-day auction will be held as a ‘physical sale’, with preview days prior to the auction. In addition, for … Read more

Duckett’s Grove Show Cancelled

Irish Vintage Scene has received the following message from PJ Lawlor and his fellow committed members from the Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club in relation to their show at Duckett’s Grove, which was scheduled to take place on the 15th of August.   “Following consultations with the local authorities in Carlow and considering the most up-to-date public health advice, we have been left with … Read more