The October 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 125) is on sale now, and there’s no missing it on the newsagents’ shelf thanks to the mouth-watering classic on the front cover. This Jaguar E-Type roadster is a V12 manual, originally sold in Ireland but which has spent a long period of time living on the continent – it’s been in its current ownership for thirty years, except for that time when it was swapped for an almost new Ferrari… Our second feature car is rather different, yet just as cherished in its own family – this beautiful Opel Kadett C has been through an in-depth restoration in order to prepare it for a very special wedding.

Moving to tractors, our main story this month outlines the restoration of a very fine International 785, a real up-and-coming classic of the eighties, while our second tractor feature is a proper rarity, a recently restored Massey Ferguson 178 with a 4×4 conversion done by Four-Wheel Traction in period. Our featured motorcycle is a stunning 1969 Honda S90, the sporty little machine that kick-started many riding careers, while our commercial story looks at the lovely story of a Fordson Thames E83W truck that has never left its locality since its purchase new in 1956. Our list of show reports includes the Kilbroney Vintage Show, the NEVCC Mosney Car Show, the Waterford Truck & Motor Show, the RIAC/IVVCC Picnic in the Park, the Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally and more besides, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your October 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!


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News & Events


FREE Family pass to Limerick Diecast, Model & Diorama Show

We have a family pass to give away to the 6th Limerick Diecast, Model & Diorama Show on Sunday 18th September 2016. To be in with a chance of winning this family pass (2 adults, 3 children) just complete the below form. (Winner will be picked on Friday 16th September, tickets will be waiting at the door for the winner)    


Are You The Most Fuel Efficient in Ireland?

September 25th Maxol will bring back the National Fuel Economy Run, an event which was hugely popular in the 70s and 80s.  Find out if you’ve got the most fuel efficient driver and car pairing in your respective vehicle class.  There’s an overall winner on the day and runner up trophies in each class too.  The event kicks off at Maxol’s new M3 Mulhuddart Service … Read more…


Exclusive invite-only event

Some of you may be aware that Ford Ireland will be holding an exclusive invite-only event on Friday 30th September to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta. The event will kick off in the Kildare area at about 10.30am, and will involve a convoy drive of 40 Fiestas, whereby the planned activities will commence for a couple of hours, with refreshments being provided. For … Read more…


Road Safety Alert – Yellow Weather Warning Issued for Heavy Rain

9th September 2016: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann have issued a Yellow Weather Warning for strong winds from 10am to 9pm today, Friday 9 September. Southerly winds later veering southwesterly are expected and will increase to 55 to 65 km/h and will gust up to 90 to 100km/h at times. … Read more…


Largest ever Cannonball event for Ireland

190 supercars and novelty cars, €850,000 raised for Irish charities, 900km of Irish open roads, free family festivals, celebrities, live music, dancers, stunt riders, aerobatic displays and the awesome sight of over 150,000 excited spectators coast to coast waving chequered flags from September 9th – 11th 2016   The largest ever CANNONBALL event takes place from September 9th to 11th all over Ireland. Now in … Read more…

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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