Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine:
9th October (CORRECTED DATE): Wicklow Vintage Club Terence Dunne’s Annual Threshing & Vintage Day at Muskeagh House, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Y14 E882; for details, call Terence on 087 2794761.
9th October: Annual Moynalty Steam Threshing Autojumble & Outdoor Event at Moynalty Museum, Moynalty, Co. Meath, A82 C6K7; for details, call Willie on 087 2962772 or Sean on 086 3433750.
9th October: Roughty Valley Vintage Club tractor run from Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry; for details, call Trevor on 086 8928769, James on 087 9853091 or Gavin on 087 2428831.
9th October: Rockhill Bruree Vintage Rally, Limerick, open to cars and tractors. Registration at 10.30am and starting at 12pm; for more info, call John on 087 2388924.
9th October: Land Rover and 4×4 run in aid of Bumbleance, meeting at the Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge, Co. Kildare from 10am. All 4x4s welcome; for details, call Ned on 086 3847889.
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IRISH VINTAGE SCENE ISSUE 196
Claiming the cover spot of our October 2022 issue is one of the most infamous Italian cars of all, but sadly for the wrong reasons – the stylish, practical and lively Lancia Beta was on course to turn around its maker’s fortunes when it was launched in 1972, but some well-publicised corrosion issues unfortunately took over the narrative and ruined its reputation. Fifty years after its launch, we look at what should have been an Italian success story. Our second featured car is a simply stunning 1978 Mini 1000 that was purchased in order to lower with a big set of wheels, but when its owner realised how amazingly original it was, he changed his plans from modification to preservation.
Our tractor feature this month tells the story of a recently restored Massey Ferguson 65 that’s been part of the same Galway family for three decades, our motorcycle feature introduces us to two members of the Irish Classic Racing Association and three of their racing machines from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, and our commercial vehicle feature showcases a beautiful 1966 VW Microbus that was rebuilt by its owner after he imported it from the US, where it had been sitting in a field since the nineties!