Patience is a Virtue
Every now and then we come across a really special restoration story about a vehicle that holds huge significance for its owner. This humble 1967 Fiat 600D has been a part of Barry Cullen’s life since the late seventies, but only in recent years was it returned to the condition it so richly deserved.
Regular readers might recognise Co. Antrim’s Robert Knox, as we featured his unusual Ferguson TED20 half-track in October of 2018. Following his restoration of that family heirloom, he’s since turned his attentions to this Fordson New Performance Super Major, with beautiful results.
Symphony in A Minor
Carlsberg don’t do Morris Minor restorations, but if they did they’d probably look something like Martin Csomo’s white Traveller, which has been through a comprehensive makeover to look better than new.
Spread the Word
The realm of agricultural vehicle restoration is not always about tractors. This month we catch up with John Treacy from Co. Kerry, who has restored a 1950s Bamfords muck spreader to like-new condition as something different to take along to the local vintage rallies.
Once the scourge of Allied air fleets, now a darling of the classic scooter and microcar set, Heinkel have one of the most unusual backstories in the classic scene. Arklow’s Seamus O’Brien has a passion for the marque that goes further than most, as his amazing collection attests.
As well as being one of the world’s favourite family cars, the VW Golf has also been a popular commercial vehicle over its 46-year life. Damien Boyle from Co. Louth started out in his driving career in a Mk2 Golf van, and it impressed him so much that it’s still influencing his tastes thirty years on.
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