The April to June 2020 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale, with another sizzling selection of retro and modified classics from across the island. On the cover is a Ford Escort Mk1 that makes all of the classic old-school moves, including steel bubble arches and a competition-spec 1740 crossflow, while we also bring you two more highly-desirable fast Fords in the guise of a Mk3 Capri 3.0S and an equally stunning Mk1 Fiesta XR2. It’s not all from Henry’s stable, of course, as we delve back into nineties tuning culture when we meet up with a group of Opel Calibra enthusiasts that are doing their best to keep these legendary coupes on the road, albeit often in highly-modified form! We range the globe with the rest of our feature cars, from a Canadian Pontiac Parisienne custom to the legendary Japanese Mitsubishi Starion 2.6 Turbo to a rolling-resto Porsche 924S that’s daily-driven by what must be the youngest serial Porsche restorer we’ve ever met.
Events-wise we’ve got a wide spread of reports, from the Autosport and Race Retro events in the UK that brighten up the early months of each year to a look back at Deja Vu Donegal, the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally and the Ger Murphy Memorial Classic Show, and even a roundup of some of our favourite cars from one of the country’s fastest-growing events, Cars & Coffee North East.
You don’t come across many Porsche 924s being used as a regular driver, nor do you come across many twenty-year-olds with a raft of Porsche projects already under their belt. Bring those two elements together and you have Richard Johnston and his well-seasoned 924S rolling resto, examples of the next generation of the classic scene.
The Parisienne was the Canadian version on the better-known Pontiac Bonneville, itself based on the legendary Chevrolet Impala. Longer than a LWB Transit, today these big sixties cruisers are a sharp contrast to the plastic Euroboxes that clutter our roads, and this one has been given a mild custom makeover to raise its cool factor to eleven.
News & Products
What’s new in the retro classic scene in Ireland and beyond.
- Race Retro
- Déjà Vu Donegal
- Autosport International 2020
- Cars & Coffee North East Roundup
- Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally
- Ger Murphy Memorial Classic Show & Run
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