Issue 180 (June 2021)
Taking the cover slot of the June 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a legendary classic roadster that was the lockdown restoration of one Co. Cork enthusiast – this Triumph Stag Mk1 is a rare, original Irish example that had fallen on hard times before it received a full owner restoration during last year’s pandemic restrictions, and now it’s ready for a summer of motoring fun. Our second featured car is another rare Irish survivor, an Austin 16/6 registered new in 1930 by a Dublin solicitor, and which is believed to be the only surviving example in Ireland or the UK sporting its Gordon ‘Sunshine Saloon’ bodywork. Having been cherished by its first family for 38 years, it has passed through a succession of vintage enthusiast owners, ensuring that it has survived in amazingly original condition.
Our tractor feature this month showcases a Fordson Dexta that is still residing on the same farm that bought it new in 1962, and is in stunning condition after a recent in-depth restoration by its family. Our motorcycle slot goes to a 1978 Honda 175 that has been rebuilt as a family project to an amazing standard, while our commercial feature is the lovely tale of one man’s quest to honour his father’s memory by restoring a Bedford CA van just like the one he drove in the sixties.
All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your June 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene at any good newsagent, or order it here with FREE POSTAGE!