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The April 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 143) is now on sale, and on the cover this month is the unique story of an Irish-assembled Volkswagen Beetle that’s remained in the Limerick area its entire life, having been sold new there in 1975. What’s more, it’s now in the loving ownership of an enthusiast that first saw the car as an envious, Beetle-mad teenager back in 1994! Our second feature car is of a similarly red hue but is completely different in character, a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type Roadster that followed its owner from England to Ireland and has now been rebuilt to as-new condition.

Our first feature tractor is a model never seen in this country, a Ferguson FF30 Vineyard that was built in France, while our second tractor feature recounts the restoration story of a very-well-known David Brown 990 that worked for a famous Offaly contractor. Our motorcycle feature this month looks at the Velocette LE, undoubtedly one of the most unusual British production bikes ever, while our heavy-vehicle feature is something out of the ordinary, a 1959 Daimler Ferret armoured car that was rescued from a Belgian scrapyard by two Cork enthusiasts. Event reports include the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, the Swords Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble and the IVVMCC Leopardstown Motorcycle Show, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your April 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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9th Carnew Model Exhibition video

Held on Sunday 4th February the 9th Carnew Model Exhibition in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew Co. Wicklow. It’s one of the best model shows in Ireland. Incorporating the 1st All Ireland Miniature Steam Engine Rally, Model Steam, Farm Diorama’s, Cars, Trains, Boats, Planes, Circus, Trucks, Tractors, Lego, Remote Control, etc. Read the full report in Irish Vintage Scene issue 143 (April 2018)

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IRELAND’S BIGGEST AND BEST CLASSIC CAR SHOW RETURNS TO DUBLIN  CAROLE NASH ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE RIAC NATIONAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW THIS MARCH    The fourth RIAC National Classic Car Show returns to Dublin this March with leading classic car and motorcycle insurance broker, Carole Nash, being named as the title sponsor.   The theme of this year’s show will be ‘Celebrating Italian … Read more…


Road Safety Alert –Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow

Monday 26 February 2018: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for the extremely cold weather conditions which are forecast for this week. Snow showers and icy conditions are expected from Monday evening onwards, these conditions will mainly affect eastern areas on Tuesday and will progressively become more widespread and heavier through the week. A spell of persistent and heavy … Read more…


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Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run 2017

Norbert Sheerin went along to the Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run on 28th and 29th of July last, and brings us these photos from the day.


The ‘Head-Skimmer’ Crossword 2017

It’s that time of year again when regular columnist Dick Byrne takes aim at our readers with his aptly-titled Head-Skimmer Crossword. As always, you’ll have to be well warmed up with your choke fully off to find all the clues to this one, and all completed entries will be entered into a draw to win €100 cash. All entries must be submitted by the 28th … Read more…

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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…


Hartnett Products – 20 ton PTO log splitter


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…


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.