Issue 172 IVS & Issue 39 RC


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Irish Vintage Scene issue 172:

Gracing the cover of the September 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a very rare survivor of what was a massively important model for Ford – the Mk3 Escort ushered in a new era of front-wheel-drive packaging for the already legendary nameplate, and this unrestored Pastell Yellow example remains just how it rolled off the showroom floor in 1980. Our second car feature tells the motorsport history of one Northern Ireland enthusiast, as well as introducing his impeccable Triumph Dolomite Sprint. Our feature tractor this month is a very early production Massey Ferguson 135 from 1964 that was restored earlier this year, but hasn’t yet seen a show due to the Covid-19 situation, while our motorcycle feature focuses on a rebuilt Yamaha RD125 from 1973, a model that kick-started the riding career of countless bikers. Rounding out this issue is our commercial vehicle feature on a Ford Thames ET6 recovery truck that has a fascinating history based in Co. Cork. All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your September 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene at any good newsagent, or order it here with Retro Classics magazine.

Retro Classics issue 39:

The October to December 2020 issue of Retro Classics goes on sale on the 1st of October, but you can PRE-ORDER it right now and receive it to your door with FREE POSTAGE! As always, we’ve a fantastic selection of fast classics for you to peruse, with the cover slot this time around going to a 1978 Toyota Celica RA28 GT that’s been impeccably restored to show-ready condition, with a few subtle mods thrown in for good measure. A show-winning VW Golf Mk1 also features, a very special car for its owner as it was built for his wedding day, while we also check out a freshly-restored BMW E30 325i Sport, a cherished Subaru Legacy RS Turbo, a mint and original Toyota Supra A70, an unusual Peugeot 205 CTi with a unique history, and a simply monstrous Rover SD1 Vitesse V8 rally car. Our regular buyer’s guide focuses this time on the underrated MGF, we show you how to get your classic ready for winter storage in our new regular detailing slot, and there’s plenty more besides, so don’t miss out – click here to pre-order your copy online, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

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