Retro Classics Issue 17 April-June 2015


The April to June issue of Retro Classics Magazine is now on sale, and as always is packed with features and event reports from the world of classic, retro and motorsport cars in Ireland. On the cover this time is one of the most amazing Opel Mantas that you’ll ever see – even though it’s been built for a few years now, this 1985 i200 still impresses wherever it goes thanks to its turbocharged sixteen-valve engine, carbon-fibre-laden cabin, original works roll cage and general technical wizardry. We also look at two beautiful classic pickups that have been tastefully modified by their owners – a VW Caddy and a Mini – while on a motorsport theme we check out two delectable Escort RS1800s that will be part of the 40th anniversary line-up for Mk2 Escorts at this year’s Loughgall Festival of Motorsport. A period-modded Sunbeam Alpine also features, as does an Abarth-tweaked Fiat 850 Sport, while we also take a trip to Tallaght Powder Coating with a set of our own wheels to check out their refurbishing service. Event-wise we’ve the whole island covered, from the Killarney Historic Rally to the Derek Walker Trial, and we also run you through the ins and outs of buying yourself a classic Mini. Add to all this our Club Scene section, News & Products and Diary Dates listings and you’ve got another jam-packed issue.