Issue 47 (April 2010)


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April 2010, Issue 47

–       FROM A TO B: Andrew Pollock outlines how the MGB differed from the preceding MGA, and how it rose to success in the sixties and seventies.

–       LEARNING CURVE: After having his father’s old Porsche Standard 218 professionally restored, Tommy Creavan decided to have a go at his Super 308 himself, with admirable results.

–       TONKA TOYOTA: The Toyota Landcruiser BJ40 was a very popular 4WD in Ireland, until rust killed off many of them in the eighties and nineties. Andrew Pollock meets with some enthusiasts who have just restored this fantastic example.

–       FRONTIER SPIRIT: It could be argued that the Harley Davidson WLA is the machine that sparked the custom motorcycle scene, as ex-Army examples flooded the markets after the war.

–       LITTLE GREEN MOUSE: Before the famous 500 Bambino, there was an equally important little Fiat; the Topolino, or Little Mouse.

–       YELLOW RARITY: You will come across Fordson N tractors of many colours, but not many in yellow as they were of a very limited run indeed.

–       EVENT REPORTS: Event reports from the Total Opel Run, Northern Ireland Ploughing Championships, Rathangan and Clonbullogue Vintage Threshing Day, Seaforde Working Day, Tagoat Rally, VW Type 2 Club Tour of Kerry, Mount Stewart, Dublin Toy & Train Fair, Dublin Collectables Toy Fair and Loughgall Festival of Motorsport.

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

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Weight 317 kg