Upcoming events listed in Irish Vintage Scene magazine:
10th to 18th September: Mercedes-Benz Club’s 70th anniversary 8-day driving event around Ireland, starting on Saturday the 10th in Leinster; for details, contact Catherine Barlow on 0044 (0)1780 482111 or [email protected] club.co.uk.
11th September: Courtbrack Vintage Society’s Annual George Spillett Memorial Run & Vintage Day in Courtbrack, near Blarney, Co. Cork; for info, call John Mulcahy on 087 7838513.
11th September: Donegal Vintage & Classic Car Club’s Inishowen Run in the Inishowen region; for details, call Colm McLaughlin on 0044 (0)77 75632549 or Eunan Kelly on 087 2366924.
11th September: Blessington Vintage Car & Motorcycle Club Autumn Rally, based at Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow; for details, call 087 9751930.
11th September: Knockbridge Vintage Club vintage show & working day in Knockbridge, Co. Louth; for details, call Richard on 087 9763355 or see the club Facebook page and website.
11th September: Lakeland Vintage Club’s Annual Rally & Autojumble at Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford, N39 VK80; for info, email Mary at [email protected] com or call Mary on 086 3808503, Edre on 087 6649069 or Joe on 087 6216895.
11th September: Meath Vintage Group vintage ploughing at Townley Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth; for info, call Anne Berrill on 087 2204170.
11th September: Knockbridge Vintage Club’s annual vintage show and working day at Knockbridge, Co. Louth; for details, call Richard on 087 9763355 or see the club’s website and Facebook page.
11th September: Charleville & District Veteran, Vintage & Classic Club’s 20th anniversary autumn run, with more details to follow; for info, call John on 087 2230664 or Pascal on 087 2731336.
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Full list of this year’s events is available in the Irish Vintage Scene magazine. Buy the new issue in print or digital using the links below.
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!