Irish Vintage Scene Issue 177 available now!

Gracing the cover of the March 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a pair of classic Escorts that are sure to be of great interest to the many Ford fans out there. Both are rare, Irish-built examples, one being an extremely early Mk1 1300 GT from the end of 1967 and the other a very original Mk2 1300 Sport from 1979. Both are highly cherished by their Co. Wicklow-based owners. Our second car feature is another rare red beauty, this time a 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal that has been restored at home by its owner, and we also drop in on one West Cork owner to check out his collection, comprising of an Irish-assembled Morris Minor, LHD VW Beetle, 1937 Ford Model Y Fordor and Massey Ferguson 135. 

Speaking of tractors, our monthly tractor feature tells us about one Ballymena farmer’s restoration of both a 1960 Fordson Dextra and the early, 1947 Ferguson TE-20 that his father bought in the 1960s. Our motorcycle slot is on a 1961 Triumph 3TA that’s been rebuilt in memory of Bob Dylan’s famous T-100, and our commercial feature looks at an unusual 1979 Scammell Routeman eight-wheel tipper that’s been rebuilt to perfection.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – buy your March 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

News & Events

Minister Naughton Announces Further Extension to Driving Licences

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD has announced today 24th February 2021, details of a further extension to the expiry dates of driving licences. The move comes as the EU and national Governments take steps in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19 to driver licensing services across the EU. The extension will apply to different groups of licence holders including those who benefited from … Read more

Kilbroney Vintage Show Cancelled

Over the years the Kilbroney Vintage Show has grown to become one of the very largest classic car shows on the island of Ireland, attracting over 2,000 vehicles on occasion. Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Rostrevor in Co. Down, and facing out into Carlingford Lough, Kilbroney Forest Park is a stunning setting, attracting car owners and show-goers alike from all over … Read more

Bumper Giveaway Winners

Back in our January issue we once again ran our popular annual Giveaway with many great prizes up for grabs provided our advertisers, who all wished to express their thanks to you, the reader, for your support throughout the last year – they look forward to dealing with you again in 2021. The answer to our easy question was, of course, the Audi Quattro, and … Read more

This Weekend, Eight Years Ago…

Well it’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years this weekend since the first RIAC National Classic Car Show took place at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin. From once this new event was announced in mid-2012 everyone interested or involved in the classic car movement was excited about the fact we would have a national indoor show of our own. For the many who … Read more

Road Safety Alert –Weather Warning for Snow / Ice

Friday 5 February 2021 The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for cold weather conditions as Met Eireann have issued a warning for cold temperatures in low single figures by day and with sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night from Sunday through to the end of the week for all of Ireland. This will lead to hazardous … Read more

The Late John Campion’s Lancia Stratos Makes Jay Leno Appearance

Many Irish classic car fans would have heard about the sad passing of John Campion last October at the young age of 57, after a number of years battling leukaemia. Born in Cork, John emigrated to the US in the mid-1980s and lived the American dream, making his fortune in power generation, which allowed him to indulge in his love for classic and rally cars, … Read more

Michelin XZX Whitewalls from Longstone Tyres

In great news for the VW Beetle fraternity, Doncaster, England-based Longstone Tyres now have the perfect whitewall tyre from a top-quality tyre manufacturer. Michelin are a renowned high-quality tyre producer, and their XZX tyres make up part of the Michelin Collection range. S speed-rated (112mph), the XZX offers great comfort and wet grip; 165R15 tyres were fitted to a wide variety of classic cars besides … Read more

Gordon Bennett Classic Cancelled

Irish Vintage Scene have received a press release from the organising committee of the ever-popular Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run letting our readers know that this year’s event, due to take place on the weekend of the 4th of June, has been cancelled. “It is hard to believe that we are now a year into this worldwide pandemic and sadly still facing unprecedented circumstances and … Read more

If only…

By Tom Heavey  If only the dreaded Covid-19 hadn’t taken a hold of the world, last weekend I would have been heading to the Newcastle Classic Car Show in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co. Down. Before I start talking about cars, if you haven’t yet been to the town of Newcastle, nested at the foot of the Slieve Donard mountain and on the … Read more

2021 Event Updates

Despite the current high levels of Covid-19 in the country, hopes are high that the vaccine rollout will combine with the next period of restrictions to bring about a new and brighter chapter in our fight against the coronavirus. The list of event dates continues to grow in our monthly Diary Dates section in the magazine (buy the current issue HERE), and here are a … Read more