Issue 119 (April 2016)
The April 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 119) is on sale now, and contains your last chance to win our massive giveaway for one lucky subscriber worth €2,000 to mark our tenth year in existence.
This month’s cover car might look relatively commonplace at first look, but dig deeper and you find that it’s actually just one of four survivors of its kind; the diesel-powered Ford Granada 2.1DL was very economical, but less refined than its petrol counterparts and so was less popular too, and this original Longford-registered example is believed to be the only Irish one left. By contrast, our second feature car is a two-stroke, three-cylinder DKW 3=6 from the fifties, which was assembled in Ireland and has a unique Irish motorsport history behind it; it’s now a treasured part of the collection on display at Kilgarvan Motor Museum.
Our main tractor feature this month recounts the tale of a much-loved Ferguson 20 that’s been part of local life in its home village since the fifties, having served as its first owner’s everyday transport, while our second looks at a three-tractor collection from Co. Kerry that includes machines from Ford, Ferguson and International. Our feature motorcycle this month is sure to bring back memories for many readers, as the Honda CD175 was a very popular commuter bike in Ireland in particular, and our commercial feature on a stunning restored Bedford O-Type lorry rounds off this issue. An extensive list of show reports includes the IVETA Indoor Vintage Show, Gerard Murphy Memorial Run and the NEC Classic Motorshow, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your April 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!