Issue 194 IVS & Issue 46 RC




The cover of our August 2022 issue goes to one of the most beautiful cars we’ve featured in a long time – this 1951 Jaguar XK120 is not only an extremely rare Irish-built example, it has a unique back-story and a racing history on both sides of the Irish Sea. Our second featured car is another rarity, an Edsel Ranger two-door, of which less than 6,000 were built in 1959 by this ill-fated brand. 

Our tractor feature this month is a little left of field as it tells the story behind the restoration of an early seventies JCB 2D Mk2 digger, in order to gift it to a beloved father who had bought one new in 1976 to start his own business ventures. Our motorcycle feature revisits the story behind the outrageous six-cylinder Honda CBX Super Sport, while our commercial feature showcases a Leyland FG that’s been restored to absolutely stunning condition by a Dublin-based enthusiast.



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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