Issue 92 January 2014

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The January 2014 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 92) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. On the cover this month is one of the cutest and most endearing classic cars you’ll ever see; the Fiat 600 was a popular little car in Ireland in its day, until the Mini came along to revolutionise that particular market sector. The owner of this month’s cover beauty had a 600D as a first car, which replaced a Royal Enfield motorbike, and this led him to restore this 1964 Dublin car a few years ago. Moving further into the magazine we take a look at another car that was popular with families in the sixties, this time a plush Cortina 1600E, and also compare the merits of a classic 1980 BMW and a Cessna aeroplane of the same age!

Our tractor features this month both concern collections. The first set we look at is very special, as it contains a Nuffield 4/60 and a Robot potato planter that were bought by the present owners’ father back in the fifties and sixties. A David Brown also figures in the collection, as does a Ford 2000 with a Bamford dung spreader, all restored to beautiful condition. Our other feature relates one man’s love affair with Lanz tractors following his father’s purchase of a brand new 17hp Bulldog in 1954; we take a look at just three of his present collection, which are fascinating works in progress.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be interested to read about what’s believed to be the oldest Triumph motorcycle in the country – a 1907 3.5hp – while our commercial feature this month looks at a very fine Rolls-Royce-powered ERF B-Series. With a long list of event reports, ranging from the Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club Indoor Show in Portlaoise to the Connacht Pre-War Run, plus all our usual attractions like Laid to Rust, Your Letters, News & Events and lots, lots more, you won’t want to miss the January 2014 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!