The July 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 122) is on sale now, and our cover car is a real favourite of many readers – this Ford Escort RS2000 has been in the same ownership since 1980, and has seen the inevitable life stages of daily use, house-building, baby seats and storage before emerging renewed onto the show circuit in the last few years. Our second car feature, in contrast, marks its owner’s first foray into classic ownership – this 1982 BMW 525i was a great way to start though, as it’s hugely original and quite rare nowadays.

Our main tractor story this month is another tale of long-term ownership, one that puts our cover Escort in the shade – this 1958 Massey Ferguson 35 TVO and matching Bomford Avon hedge-cutter have been on the same Co. Kilkenny farm since 1964, when its current custodian was only nine years old, and it has survived in hugely original condition thanks to lots of careful maintenance by his own hand. Our second feature tractor comes from a different era, a 1983 International 685XL that’s spent almost all of its working life in Co. Mayo, and which boasts the advanced-for-its-time Porsche-designed XL cab.

Our motorcycle feature delves into the history of one of one of the all-time-great two-wheeled success stories, the NSU Quickly, via the collection of an ardent enthusiast who almost has one of every type made. Rounding off another busy issue, our commercial vehicle feature looks at a simply stunning, original Irish 1977 VW nine-seat minibus that’s been rescued from decades lying in a barn to be restored to show-winning condition. Our list of show reports includes the Irish Vintage Society All-Ireland Rally hosted by the South Donegal Vintage & Heritage Club, the MAAC All-American Car, Truck & Bike Show at Kilbeggan, the COVOC Norman Pratt Run, the Kiltulla & District Vintage Show and plenty more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your July 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!


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News & Events

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As Ride to Work Week returns for another year (20th – 26th June), one of Ireland’s leading motorcycle insurance brokers, Carole Nash, is giving its riders in Ireland a week’s free commuter insurance to celebrate the benefits of commuting to work on a motorbike or scooter. Ride to Work Week celebrates the motorcycling industry and educates riders on the time saving, money effectiveness, easier parking … Read more…


COVOC Norman Pratt Run 2016

The Celtic Old Vehicle Owners Club’s main event of the year, the Norman Pratt Memorial Run was held on the 1st of May last, based in Athboy, Co. Meath, and Andrew Pollock was there to join in the spectacle and fun of the day. Photos by Andrew Pollock    


Classics on the lake “Run”

Saturday 18th June, spot prizes, treasure hunt, quiz, craic & “Classic Cars”. Lake drive and treasure hunt, Russborough House Lunch Stop and Finish up with a Tour of Jim Boland’s Car Collection. Copies of “A Lifetime’s Collecting” up for grabs or you could win a years subscription to Irish Vintage Scene or Retro Classics magazine. Coffee & Registration at 10am at E.Fox. Brought to you … Read more…

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2 FREE Tickets to the 25th Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show

We have 4 tickets to give away to the 25th Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show on Sunday 3rd July 2016. So we need 2 winners who will each receive 2 tickets to the show. We will also give away the latest copy of Irish Vintage Scene magazine and the latest copy of Retro Classics magazine and an Irish Vintage Scene beanie hat. To be in with … Read more…


Leinster Classic Motorcycle Club’s Carlow Motorbike Show

Each month we like to bring the recipients of our online newsletter something of interest from the worldwide web, be it a video, photo or a blog. This month, hot off the presses, is a short video of our own from the recent Leinster Classic Motorcycle Club’s annual motorbike show in Carlow on Easter Sunday. Our editor, Andrew Pollock was there, and was delighted to … Read more…

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Swords Classic Car Show, Sale & Autojumble

The first of this year’s Classic Car Show, Sale & Autojumble events was held at the National Show Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin on the 10th of April, and Ian Shipley was there for Irish Vintage Scene to bring us these images. Photos by Ian Shipley

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The 8th IEC Clare Run 19/3/2016.

The Irish Escort Owners Club held their annual Clare Run on the 19th of March last, and Pat Mullan was there to capture these images for us. Words & Photos by Patrick Mullan

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25th Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show 2016

Launch of Irish Jaguar and Daimler Clubs promo for the 25th Annual Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show 2016 This event is taking place on Sunday 03 July 2016 in Terenure College Dublin from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Proceeds go to nominated charities see for more information


First Autojumble for Roscommon Town

The first-ever autojumble to take place in Roscommon Town will be held this Sunday, the 17th of April in Roscommon Business Park on Racecourse Road. What is an autojumble, I hear many of you ask? Well, it’s basically a car boot sale for vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, a meeting where traders and enthusiasts bring along vintage items for sale. It’s not all about vehicle … Read more…



As the UK’s favourite motorcycle insurance broker*, Carole Nash has renewed its contracts with World Superbike Champion, Jonathan Rea, and multiple world and British Superbike race winner Leon Haslam. The pair will continue to be the brand’s ambassadors, and are both set to be amongst the biggest names to watch out for in 2016. For the upcoming season, Leon, 33, is part of the JG … Read more…