Issue 152 (January 2019)
The January 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and on this month’s cover we mark the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar XJ6 by taking a look at two of the finest examples in the country: a Series 1 saloon and Series 2 V12 Coupe. Our second feature showcases one of the best-looking, yet quite underrated, coupes of the 1970s, the Opel Manta A – this beauty is a low-mileage car that only needed a light restoration to look like new once more. Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of the restoration of a Case 1394, a model that marked the memory of David Brown in the 1980s, while for our second tractor story we delve into the spectacular collection of Rory Woolf, which is packed with rare early tractors. In fact, there are so many, that part 2 will follow next month! Our motorcycle feature this month drops in on an enthusiast of flat-twin BMWs to check out his trio, and our commercial vehicle feature looks at the restoration of a Bedford HA van and its conversion into an old-time P&T engineer’s van. Event reports in this issue include the Kilkenny Motor Club Show, the National Steam Rally at Stradbally, the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival and lots more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your January 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!