Issue 153 (February 2019)
The February 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is now on sale, and on this month’s cover we tell the story of a 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 that amazingly has never left its first owner, and has recently been through a light restoration to make it like new again. Our second feature showcases a former Opel dealer’s collection of three Kadetts, from a rare pre-war model to a sporty GT/E Coupe replica. As an added bonus this month, a third car feature brings our readers the lowdown on what is likely the only 1949 Packard straight-eight in the country, and we also delve into the tale of an Austin A40 Farina that’s just been restored by the man that first drove it in 1970. Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of a Fordson F Industrial with a very rare Warwick Eagle sprung front axle, while for our second tractor story we delve back into the spectacular collection of Rory Woolf to round off the two-part feature from last month. Our motorcycle feature this month documents the award-winning restoration of a rare New Map from the 1940s, and our commercial vehicle feature looks at the restoration of a Cork-built Ford F-5 V8 truck that’s in its current family since 1955. Event reports in this issue include the Nenagh Classic Car Show, Irish Ford Fair, Inistioge Vintage Rally and lots more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your February 2019 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!