123 smallThe August 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 123) is on sale now, and features a very special cover car. Not only is this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL a beautiful, original-Irish example of a very sought-after model, but it enjoys a very special history as it carried Irish Olympic star Ronnie Delany on his triumphant parade down Dublin’s O’Connell St upon his return from the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics. In an Irish Vintage Scene exclusive, we reunite Ronnie not only with the car, but also the man who drove it that very day. Our second car feature continues with a German theme, as we bring together four BMW ’02 models to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the car that famously saved the Bavarian carmaker in the sixties and seventies.

Our main tractor story this month is a tale of long-term ownership, as this very rare 1953 Allgaier AP22 has been in the same family since it was four years old. Our second feature tractor, the unusual little Winget 42, is even rarer, one of around 500 built! Our motorcycle feature looks at the story of two big classic Suzuki two-strokes, while rounding off another busy issue is a Bedford TK that was bought to rekindle its owner’s fond memories of the model from back in the day. Our list of show reports includes the RIAC Pioneer Run, Shane’s Castle Steam Rally, the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run and plenty more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your August 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!


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News & Events

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Norman Pratt Video 2016

Organised by the Celtic Old Vehicle Owners Club each year in memory of one of their founder members, the 2016 Norman Pratt Run started off in Athboy in Co. Meath on the 1st of May, and Irish Vintage Scene Magazine were there to check out some of the cars taking part. Music: ͚Sunset Drive͛ by Husky Rescue  

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Jumpstart 2016 (video)

Organised by the Limerick Classic Car Club, the 2016 Limerick Classic Car Show took place at Limerick Racecourse on the 29th of May, with prizes sponsored by Retro Classics Magazine. Music: ‘Nearer Than Heaven’ by Delays


Carlow VCMC Duckett’s Grove Show

The sun shone on May the 15th 2016 for the Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club’s annual event in Duckett’s Grove, and what a day it produced, with well over 300 classic and vintage vehicles on display. Ken Sweeney was there for Irish Vintage Scene.


RIAC Pioneer Run 2016

Organised specifically for cars of a hundred years old or more, the Royal Irish Automobile Club’s Pioneer Run took place this year on the 28th of May, and Paddy O’Rourke was there for Irish Vintage Scene to bring us these images.

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2016 Limerick Classic Car Show (Video)

Organised by the Limerick Classic Car Club, the 2016 Limerick Classic Car Show took place at Limerick Racecourse on the 29th of May, with prizes sponsored by Retro Classics Magazine. Music: ‘Nearer Than Heaven’ by Delays

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Gowran Festival of Speed, in association with Bolands BMW

Friday July 1st saw the launch of the 2016 “Gowran Festival of Speed, in association with Bolands BMW”, with some of the cars, trucks and bikes taking part on-show for all in attendance. Following the great success of the 2015 event, this year’s committee have worked tirelessly to ensure that another exciting array of motor sport cars and bikes will take part on the Sunday July … Read more…


Kadettfest 2016

For information on Opel Vauxhall Club Ireland and their outings, log onto www.opelvauxhallclubireland.com or call 086 3256751. Photos by Patrick Mullan

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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…