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The September 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 124) is on sale now, and features a cover car with a great family story. Even though it was first registered in Bournemouth in England and now resides in Co. Kildare, this 1976 Mini Clubman is a one-family car as it was bought new by the current owner’s grandmother, and crossed the Irish Sea when it was handed down to him in the mid-nineties. Although it’s a highly original example, it still needed a lot of remedial work during its recent restoration after spending over a decade in storage. Our second feature car is a very different animal, an extremely rare 1936 Vauxhall DX Wingham Cabriolet that’s been the subject of a pretty epic restoration in recent years, all at the hands of its enthusiastic owner.

On the tractor front, our main story this month is one of those lovely restoration tales that we love to hear about – this Zetor 2511 was a first-time project, sparked by the owner’s memories of the one belonging to his father and grandfather that he used to travel on the mudguard of in his childhood. The second feature looks at one Cork enthusiast’s collection of vintage tractors, which is highly varied but with a distinct nod towards American models. Our featured motorcycle is a very early Sunbeam from 1914, complete with wicker sidecar, while our commercial story looks at the recent restoration of a classic Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40. Our list of show reports includes the Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show at Terenure, the IVVCC Gordon Bennett Rally, the Limerick Classic Car Show and plenty more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your September 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!

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2016 IVVCC International Gordon Bennett Rally

One of Ireland’s premier motoring events, the 2016 IVVCC International Gordon Bennett Rally took place from the 10th to the 12th of June, and brought 165 pre-1931 cars to the event base at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare. Irish Vintage Scene’s Andrew Pollock was lucky enough to travel in two very fine vintage Vauxhalls on the day – the 1921 30/98E of … Read more…

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This Month’s Newsletter Video Link

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, we bring you an example of the mad-hattery that surrounds Dougal Cawley, Managing Director of UK-based vintage and classic tyre specialists Longstone Tyres. Well-known in vintage motorsport circles for his hairy 1929 GN/Ford special, affectionately known … Read more…

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RTE’s – The Collectors – Tue 26th Jul 2016

Martin Bolger – Dinky cars Martin Bolger lives in Co Cavan and is an avid collector of dinky cars. He has transformed his entire terraced three bed house into a shrine to the cars. Martin is unemployed apart from some sporadic work on a CE scheme so he devotes all of his time to his toys and preparing for vintage shows where he gets to … Read more…

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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

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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.

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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…

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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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