Issue 198 (December 2022)
The beautifully quirky classic on our cover this month might be something of a French legend, but this particular example was actually sourced from the United States – this well-restored 1953 Renault 4CV Cabriolet is a dream find for its Renault-mad owner as it was built in the same year he was born, and brings back fond memories of time spent around his uncle’s 4CV back in the 1960s. Our second car feature this month is the story behind a true barn-find, a sought-after 1982 Toyota Starlet KP61 that has been restored by the ever-active Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club from Co. Kerry at their weekly ‘vintage shed’ men’s shed. This immaculate classic will be raffled off for charity on the 24th of November, but tickets are on sale right up to the draw date, so don’t delay if you’d like to be in with a chance to win!
Our tractor feature this month is the tale of a charmingly original 1952 Ferguson TED 20 that had lain unused for many years before being picked up at a UK auction by an Irish enthusiast during lockdown, our featured motorcycle is a hot-rodded Dot Villiers trial-bike powered by a bespoke 360cc engine created by its owner, and our commercial feature tells the story of a simply stunning 1952 Ford F-1 pickup from Cork.