Issue 187 IVS & Issue 44 RC




It’s December, so that means it’s time for the Christmas issue of Irish Vintage Scene! On the cover of our January 2022 edition is an extremely rare Irish survivor that’s enjoyed the limelight in its time – this 1952 Jowett Javelin is thought to be the only remaining example of 26 Irish-assembled cars, and became famous in more recent years when it regularly appeared on the TV series ‘Ballykissangel’. In this issue we follow it on its first return to Avoca in Co. Wicklow, where filming took place. Our second featured car is a Morgan 4/4 that’s recently been beautifully revamped after many years in storage, but sadly not before its owner passed away unexpectedly. 

Our tractor feature this month outlines the ambitious restoration of an Ursus C-385 from very poor condition, essentially being saved from the scrapheap! Our featured motorcycle is a 1972 Honda C50 that’s been rebuilt to stunning order, while our commercial feature tells the story of one of the most historic vehicles in the country – the 1921 Leyland FE fire tender of Dublin Fire Brigade, which celebrates its centenary this year. And, as an extra bonus this month, we bring you a history on the Corrie Foundry in Cavan, which was a famous piece of Ireland’s engineering heritage for generations. 



The January to March 2022 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale at good newsagents nationwide, or direct from us by ordering online with FREE POSTAGE. As always, we’ve a diverse selection of fast classics for you to peruse, with this issue’s cover going to probably the wildest-looking Opel Corsa A in the country, thanks to its unique wide-arch bodykit. We also feature an extremely Colt Galant GTO from the seventies, a sweet and subtle VW Karmann Ghia, a just-completed concours-level Mk2 Escort RS2000 and a mint example of the modern classic that is the DC2 Honda Integra Type-R.

With a detailing guide to help you wash and clean your classic without doing more damage than good, a look back at the quirky car ads of decades past and a return to event reports at last (this time including the Old School New School Meet, MacMillan Car Show, Classic Wheels Ireland Show, Tollymore MG Rover Day, the Rally Déjà Vu Donagh Day 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 – get your copy at any good newsagent, order a digital edition or click here to order a copy online, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

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