Issue 193 IVS & Issue 46 RC





The cover of our July 2022 issue goes to a heartening story for anyone that’s been searching for a long-lost car from their past. This Toyota enthusiast had been looking to buy a Corolla KE30 due to fond memories of the one his father bought new in 1977, and unwittingly managed to buy that very car after it had been on the missing list for over forty years! Now fully restored, unlikely to ever leave his family again. Our second featured car is a real rarity, one of just twelve Langridge Navajo kit-cars sold in the mid-eighties and is just fresh out of a comprehensive rebuild in Northern Ireland.

Our tractor feature this month tells the story of a 1950 Renault R7012 that was a surprise birthday present for its owner, who now uses it for vintage ploughing matches. Our motorcycle feature outlines one fan’s love for his very original 1969 Yamaha YAS1, and our commercial feature showcases a Scania 141 and Volvo F10 owned by a Longford family steeped in haulage.



The July to September 2022 issue of Retro Classics goes on sale shortly at good newsagents nationwide, or direct from us by ordering online with FREE POSTAGE. As always, we’ve a fascinating line-up of machines between our covers, most noticeably the rallying monster on our front cover – it would do this Audi Sport Quattro S1 Evo 2 no justice to call it a recreation, as it’s been built with top components throughout including a Kevlar roof, sequential gearbox and S8 brakes, and has put down well over 600bhp from its 20-valve turbo engine. Further into the mag, we also feature a wild V8-powered Datsun 240Z, a surprisingly different pair of red BMW E30 1.8s, a subtle Mini first-time project and a lovingly restored, Irish-built Datsun 1200 that’s a firm part of its Carlow family.

With a detailing guide on how to safely clean alloy wheels, a look back at the quirky car ads of decades past, a buyer’s guide on the Honda EG and reports from Dubshed, MLVW Show, the Rally of the Lakes, Loughgall Classic Show, MAAC Kilbeggan American Show and Déjà Vu Tralee, there’s plenty to get your teeth into in this issue of Retro Classics, so don’t miss out – pre-order a digital edition, click here to pre-order a copy online, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland, or watch out for it at all good newsagents from the 1st of July.

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