Issue 32 (January 2009)

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January 2009, Issue 32

–       PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES: Rescued from the oblivion of a Garda pound, this scruffy-looking Arizona-Gold Escort Mk2 turned out to be a low-mileage gem. It now looks stunning after a full owner restoration.

–       DOWN TIMAHOE WAY: Andrew Pollock travels to Co. Laois to check out a beautiful Field Marshal, rare Buhrer and unusual Vendeuvre tractor.

–       THREE GENERATIONS, ONE JAG: John Creddan meets with a family who have owned their 2.4 Jaguar Mk2 since 1966.

–       FATHER & SON INGENUITY: Father and son duo Luke and Leslie Byrne from Gorey, Co. Wexford have each built their own steam engine and tractor using only spare parts and their own ingenuity.

–       SACRE BLEU!: Carl Czanik brings us the story of a now-rare Renault 5 Gordini, which was registered new in Dublin in 1979.

–       NATIONAL TRANSPORT MUSEUM: Carl Czanik pays a visit to the National Transport Museum in Howth, Dublin, to see their vast collection of commercial and public transport vehicles.

–       FLASHBACK: Oliver McCrossan brings us more amazing photos from his classic motorsport archives.

–       EVENT REPORTS: Event reports from the Trim V&V Car Show, SEVMC Annual Rally, Avondhu Valley Vintage Run, Armagh-Down Vintage Rally, Capri Club Ireland Charity Run, Ballyroan Vintage Rally, Seaforde Working Day, Johnstownbridge Vintage Show, National Ploughing Championships, ITT Annual Bus & Coach Rally, NEC Classic Motorshow, Castletownroche Vintage Rally, Leinster Motor Club Rally, Stradbally Parish Vintage Rally, Inistioge Show, Knockbridge Vintage Club Charity Road Run, Girley Harvest Festival, Slieve Gullion Harvest Festival and Mullinavat & District Vintage Rally.

–       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!