Issue 26 (July 2008)


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July 2008, Issue 26

–       A RACING PEDIGREE: Built in Dublin by Booth-Poole’s in the 1940s, this Ford Y-based special has a long and varied racing career under its belt.

–       OL’ NUMBER ONE: You never forget your first, as MC Hardcastle from Longford found out; having used his first tractor on the farm since 1979, he recently treated it to a full restoration.

–       LANZ BULLDOG RESTORATION: Enda Curran brings us the story of the restoration of a Lanz Bulldog that was bought new in Offaly in 1935.

–       BUSINESS-CLASS: We catch up with the owner of a 1976 Mercedes 280SE W116, which featured in the Dublin TV show ‘Bachelor’s Walk’.

–       A UNIQUE DODGE: This Dodge Brothers’ hearse was coachbuilt in Galway City by Fahy’s of Foster Street in 1936, and has spent its entire life in the locality.

–       KERRY’S HIDDEN TREASURES: Tom Heavey visits the Kilgarvan Motor Museum in Co. Kerry, which holds some seriously rare machinery.

–       VXOPEL.COM: Andrew Pollock catches up with members of the VxOpel club at the Argory Vintage Show to check out some of their Vauxhalls and Opels.

–       ONE OF A KIND: This Argson Runnymeade three-wheeler is a highly unusual vehicle, built for invalid use in the late thirties/early forties. It has now been fully restored, after lots of detective work.

–       BERINI AUTOCYCLE: Eamonn King tells us all about the Berini motorised bicycle.

–       SHOW REPORTS: Event reports from the Alvis Car Tour, Blackchurch Motorcycle Run, Camross Vintage Run, Clare Classic & Vintage Club Run, Cross-Border Tractor Charity Run, Seamerstown Vintage Rally, Loughrea Road Run, Imokilly Vintage & Classic Club Run, Corrib Commercial Road Run, Streete Vintage Show, Antrim Vintage Club Annual Rally and the Irish Retro Challenge 2008.

–       PLUS: All your monthly favourites like Dealers’ Wheels, Tales from Over the Water, Ten Best, Laid to Rust, Event Round-Up, News & Events, Diary Dates, Your Letters, Pastimes, classifieds and lots, lots more!


Additional information

Weight 317 kg