WHAT’S IN THE ISSUE

The beautifully quirky classic on our cover this month might be something of a French legend, but this particular example was actually sourced from the United States – this well-restored 1953 Renault 4CV Cabriolet is a dream find for its Renault-mad owner as it was built in the same year he was born, and brings back fond memories of time spent around his uncle’s 4CV back in the 1960s. Our second car feature this month is the story behind a true barn-find, a sought-after 1982 Toyota Starlet KP61 that has been restored by the ever-active Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club from Co. Kerry at their weekly ‘vintage shed’ men’s shed. This immaculate classic will be raffled off for charity on the 24th of November, but tickets are on sale right up to the draw date, so don’t delay if you’d like to be in with a chance to win!

Our tractor feature this month is the tale of a charmingly original 1952 Ferguson TED 20 that had lain unused for many years before being picked up at a UK auction by an Irish enthusiast during lockdown, our featured motorcycle is a hot-rodded Dot Villiers trial-bike powered by a bespoke 360cc engine created by its owner, and our commercial feature tells the story of a simply stunning 1952 Ford F-1 pickup from Cork.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – pre-order your December 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!


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Sitting proudly on the cover of our November 2022 issue is a classic that needs little introduction – the Jaguar E-Type has been turning heads and winning trophies since its introduction in 1961, and while this stunning V12 Series III comes from a later stage of the model’s life, it’s still very much a thing of beauty following plenty of work by its owner. Our second car feature this month is very special, as we meet up with the legendary Rosemary Smith and some of the competition cars she’s most associated with, to relive some of her past glories.

Our tractor feature this month is the tale of a cherished David Brown 995 that was restored using input from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, our featured motorcycle is a real oddity in the form of a diesel-powered Royal Enfield Bullet, and our commercial feature tells the story of a 1989 Nissan Patrol 3.3 that spent its working life with the Tullamore fire service, before being saved from an uncertain fate by one of its serving fire-fighters.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your November 2022 issue of Irish Vintage Scene at any good newsagent, or order it here with FREE POSTAGE!


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