Issue 195 IVS & Issue 46 RC





Gracing the cover of our September 2022 issue is one of the most special and important car models of all time – this year marks the 100th birthday of the one and only Austin Seven, and to celebrate we bring you a bumper seven-page feature on Herbert Austin’s baby. Our second featured car couldn’t be more different, a rare, fast and exclusive Bitter CD coupe from the mid-1980s, the brainchild of German former motor racer Erich Bitter.

Our tractor feature this month delves into a collection of Lanz Bulldog tractors based in Co. Laois, and owned by a life-long fan of the marque. We are delighted to feature a Brough Superior motorcycle in the magazine for the first time, a JAP V-twin-powered 1937 11.50 to be exact, while our commercial vehicle feature showcases a 1972 Ford D-Series that was rescued from the briars and restored as a lockdown project by a father and son team from Co. Westmeath.


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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