Issue 3 (August 2006)


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August 2006, Issue 3

–       PRIZE-WINNING HORNET: This 1965 Wolseley Hornet has only covered 31,000 miles since new, meaning that it only needed a respray before becoming a trophy-winning car on the Irish classic scene.

–       A FORD SAVED AND RESTORED: With a seized engine and badly-damaged bodywork this Ford 2000 tractor looked ready for the scrapheap; however, it has now been fully rebuilt by Padraig Hally, who lives close to where it spent its working life.

–       THE WORLD’S SUPREME SMALL CAR: This month John Byrne takes a look at one of the most innovative and important of all post-war cars, Alec Issigonis’ Morris Minor.

–       PORSCHE ASSEMBLY LINE…: We drop into Brian Doody from Co. Galway to see the progress of his restoration of a Porsche 356B coupe.

–       HINO CAR MANUFACTURING: Writer Gerry Barrett says it best here when he states “Hino – they build trucks don’t they?” Believe it or not, they also produced cars for many years, in fact from 1953 to 1967, as Gerry outlines.

–       FIELD MARSHALL RESTORATION: We take a look at the restoration process behind this Field Marshall Series 2, works number 5504, which has recently returned to the show scene.

–       SHOW REPORTS: Event coverage from Thurles Rally, MVCI Curragh Military Vehicle Show, the Gordon Bennett Classic Run, TECU Ladies’ Vintage Tractor Run, Avondhu Valley Vintage Run, 10th Slievenamon Pre-1930 Motorcycle Run and Clonroche Vintage Rally.

–       PLUS: All your monthly favourites like Laid to Rust, News & Events, Diary Dates, Your Letters, Pastimes, classifieds and lots, lots more!

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Weight 200 kg