Issue 186 IVS & Issue 43 RC





On the cover of the December 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a unique BMW E21 that’s only recently emerged from 31 years in storage – its owner has sought to preserve its extremely original condition while also recommissioning it into a reliable fast-road driver, a project that turned out more difficult than first expected but was worth every minute. Our second car feature drops in on four brothers that share a passion for vintage and classic cars, and they share with us the history of their three Rovers, plus one 1937 Morris.

Our tractor feature this month tells the story of one enthusiast’s beautiful Fordson Dexta and Ferguson TEF20, both of which were restored to a very high standard during last year’s Covid lockdowns. Our motorcycle feature delves into the history of the Villiers two-stroke engines that were ubiquitous in motorcycles, garden equipment and industrial machines before the spread of Japanese domination, while our commercial feature recounts the tale of two friends’ decades-long search for their dream Commer TS3 trucks.



The October to December 2021 issue of Retro Classics hits the shop shelves on Friday 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 diverse selection of fast classics for you to peruse, with this issue’s cover going to a stunning MGB that’s just been transformed from a mild-mannered roadster into a wide-arched, V8-powered beast. We also feature a very eye-catching wide-arch Mk1 Fiesta in Signal Yellow, as well as a low-riding VW Beetle that was literally rescued from the briars, a much-storied Celica RA28 GT and a 2.5-swapped BMW E30 Touring that’s been the long-serving daily driver for its owner since 1995.

With a detailing guide to help you prepare and protect your precious classic in advance of winter, a look back at the quirky car ads of decades past and a return to event reports at last (this time including the Seaside Revival Vintage Festival in Bangor, The IEC Summit Run, Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run, National Classic Spin 2021, Croft Hillclimb, NI Ford Sierra Club’s Donegal Run and a roundup of ICCR racing at Mondello), there’s plenty to get your teeth into in this issue of Retro Classics, so don’t miss out.

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