Issue 74 (July 2012)

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The July issue of Irish Vintage Scene is on sale now, and as usual is packed with over 100 pages of news, event reports, great features and a whole lot more. On the cover this month is an iconic German classic with an Irish twist; VW Beetles were first assembled outside of Wolfsburg in none other than Dublin City, and this continued up to the end of the seventies. This delightful ’78 is an original Cork car, and is only on its second owner having covered less than 40,000 miles from new; current owner Charles Gillman from Kanturk has spent lots of time bringing its condition up to what you see here, and it’s a job well done, we say! We also bring you the story of an Irish legend, the infamous Shamrock motorcar, which were built for just a fleeting time in 1960; we’ve tracked down the only example in use on Irish roads to photograph, and we also look into the story behind this enigmatic machine. Our Irish manufacturing theme continues with our feature on a Vauxhall 14/6, which was put together in McCairn’s in Dublin in 1939.

Motorcycle fans will be intrigued by the story behind the beautiful Triumph T-120 we look at, as its restoration took a tragic turn. Our main tractor feature concerns a real rarity, an original, Irish-registered Allgaier AP22 tractor, which has recently been restored to amazing condition, while we also take a look at a lovely Esso petrol tanker from the fifties, a Thompson conversion based on a Bedford O-Series truck. Further commercial interest comes from a 1952 Austin Devon pickup, which has been rebuilt by one of its former owners. Full event reports include Tractor World Ireland and the Norman Pratt Run, as well as the Drumcar and Carnew model shows, plus a roundup of other events from all over the country. Add to this our usual mix of club news, diary dates, readers’ correspondence, model section, period photos and, of course, Laid to Rust, and you’ve got another jam-packed issue of Ireland’s finest motoring magazine.

Don’t miss out; get your July issue of Irish Vintage Scene today in any good newsagents, or click the button on this page to buy online!