The March 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and taking the cover slot this month is an Irish-assembled Fiat 600D that has recently been restored following decades spent lying in derelict condition, after its owner bought it in his early teens back in the 1970s. Our second car feature is another family classic, a Morris Minor Traveller, and this one too has been rebuilt to stunning condition, this time by its owner in order to showcase his classic car restoration business. Our main tractor feature this month looks at a beautiful Fordson New Performance Super Major from the era just before the introduction of the 1000-Series Fords, while our second isn’t a tractor, but a very-well-restored Bamfords manure spreader.

Our motorcycle feature this month is really special, as it looks at the very impressive collection of Heinkel scooters of an ardent enthusiast, up to and including a Heinkel/Trojan bubble-car, and our featured commercial vehicle is a stunning Mk2 VW Golf van. Event reports in this issue include the IVVCC Brass Brigade Run, Kilbroney Vintage Show, Spirit of Dunboyne and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your March 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order (or subscribe) here online!


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What’s in issue 166 (March 2020)

    Patience is a Virtue Major League Symphony in A Minor Spread the Word Flying High Golf Pro   SHOW REPORTS….COUNTRYWIDE IVVCC Brass Brigade Run Spirit of Dunboyne Festival Kilbroney Vintage Show West Run 2019 Portlaoise Indoor Classic Car Show Millstreet Vintage Club Model & Toy Show Regulars News & Events The latest developments from all over Ireland and abroad. Diary Dates The most … Read more

March 2020 Issue of Irish Vintage Scene

            It’s only a matter of days before the March issue of Irish Vintage Scene hits the shelves, having reached our subscribers by post on Friday. The cover story on a really cherished Fiat 600D is one that I particularly enjoyed writing, as the experiences of its owner mirror my own. He bought the little Fiat in his early teens as a project, but only … Read more

First classic show of 2020 takes place this weekend

This weekend sees the Newcastle Charity Classic Car Show take place in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co. Down. As well as being a very picturesque location, the hotel has played host to this show for over twenty years. I know that organisers Martin Cromwell and Bill Forsythe won’t mind when I say that this is possibly the smallest car show on the island … Read more

The Irish International Grand Prix 1929-1931

Just out is a new book by Bob Montgomery on the history of the Irish International Grand Prix held from 1929 to 1931. As Bob says in his forword, he has written on this subject before but he always felt that these three historic races deserved a more detailed publication of their own, and he has now completed this in a beautiful, large-format, 236-page hardback … Read more

I.V.E.T.A. All-Ireland Rally

In our October issue (161) we ran a report on the I.V.E.T.A. All-Ireland Rally that took place in June, and we had so many great photos to choose from (thanks to Pat Gubbins) we were unable to fit them all in the report, so here are the rest. To read our report on the AII-Ireland Rally, which took place in the Swallow’s Quarters in Donaghmore, … Read more


Drift Games Extreme Round 3 Irish RallyX Championship Round 4 MONDELLO PARK – SATURDAY JULY 20TH SUNDAY JULY 21ST 2019 Retromania will recapture the automotive world as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. Displays of Retro builds will take you back to a time when old school Touring Cars and Group B Rallying ruled the world of Motorsport and the combustion engine was being … Read more

Ballinasloe and District Vintage Club

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

Missing diary date

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

Calling all Vintage & Classics to first ever Connacht Truck Show 2018

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