Issue 122 (July 2016)

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The July 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 122) is on sale now, and our cover car is a real favourite of many readers – this Ford Escort RS2000 has been in the same ownership since 1980, and has seen the inevitable life stages of daily use, house-building, baby seats and storage before emerging renewed onto the show circuit in the last few years. Our second car feature, in contrast, marks its owner’s first foray into classic ownership – this 1982 BMW 525i was a great way to start though, as it’s hugely original and quite rare nowadays.

Our main tractor story this month is another tale of long-term ownership, one that puts our cover Escort in the shade – this 1958 Massey Ferguson 35 TVO and matching Bomford Avon hedge-cutter have been on the same Co. Kilkenny farm since 1964, when its current custodian was only nine years old, and it has survived in hugely original condition thanks to lots of careful maintenance by his own hand. Our second feature tractor comes from a different era, a 1983 International 685XL that’s spent almost all of its working life in Co. Mayo, and which boasts the advanced-for-its-time Porsche-designed XL cab.

Our motorcycle feature delves into the history of one of one of the all-time-great two-wheeled success stories, the NSU Quickly, via the collection of an ardent enthusiast who almost has one of every type made. Rounding off another busy issue, our commercial vehicle feature looks at a simply stunning, original Irish 1977 VW nine-seat minibus that’s been rescued from decades lying in a barn to be restored to show-winning condition. Our list of show reports includes the Irish Vintage Society All-Ireland Rally hosted by the South Donegal Vintage & Heritage Club, the MAAC All-American Car, Truck & Bike Show at Kilbeggan, the COVOC Norman Pratt Run, the Kiltulla & District Vintage Show and plenty more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your July 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!

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