The February 2016 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 117) is on sale now, and to begin the celebrations for this, our tenth year in existence, this issue contains a massive reader giveaway worth a cool €2,000!

This month’s cover car might look commonplace at first glance, but when you look closer you realise that several things aren’t as they “should” be. This seventies Mini Clubman is, in fact, an Australian-built version rarely seen in this part of the world, and has many unique features that will stick out a mile to any serious Mini fan. What’s more, it’s unrestored, having only covered 30k miles with its original lady owner in its time. Our second feature car is another family favourite, but from an earlier era – A Ford Popular 103E that’s been restored to remind its owner of the first car he ever drove.

Our main feature tractor this month is a beautifully-restored Massey Ferguson 65, a model you don’t come across every day, while the second feature is something out of the ordinary as it focuses not on a tractor, but a rare Ransomes trailed combine harvester that’s recently returned to its previous home after an absence of 35 years! On two wheels, our motorcycle feature this month looks at a 1976 Honda CB400-4 that’s been stunningly rebuilt in a café-racer style, while our commercial feature showcases a very fine classic long-wheelbase Land Rover Series III.

An extensive list of show reports in this issue includes the Ballinakill Classic & Vintage Vehicle Owners Club’s Portlaoise Indoor Motor Show and the Swords Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble, and with all of the usual favourites are in there too, plus our mega giveaway worth €2,000, you won’t want to miss the February 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene – get yours today!

Event reports in this issue include the IVVCC Brass Brigade Run, the IVVMCC Leopardstown Motorcycle Show, the IVETA All-Ireland Vintage Rally and more besides, and with all of the usual attractions in there too, plus our bumper Christmas giveaway, you won’t want to miss the January 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!


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News & Events

Glenn Irwin, runner u pin the British Supersport Championship 2015, seen here after his epic win at Snetterton.
Pic:George Thompson


MONSTER MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2016 Sunday Jan 31st – Clayton Silversprings Hotel Conference Centre   As bikers gear up for 2016 models, others like to ponder on the nostalgia of yesteryear’s motorcycles, The Monster Motorcycle Show hosted by The Cork Motorcycle Racing & Vintage Club, will have it all at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel Conference Centre on January 31st. The show is a firm favourite with … Read more…


Tractor Action Weekend in Aid of Irish Storm Victims

       An inaugural meeting of the Tractor Action Tipperary group was held on Monday the 4th of January at Littleton, Co. Tipperary. The meeting was called by Michael Fahey of Thurles, who has been instrumental in organising many charity events in the past and recently donated a tractor from his collection for auction in favour of the flood victims. Following on from that … Read more…


Charity Tractor Auction in Aid of Flood Victims This Thursday

Moved by the plight of the thousands of people left with damaged homes and devastated lives following the floods caused by Storm Desmond, a tractor enthusiast from Tipperary has decided to auction off one of his collection in aid of the victims. Michael Fahey of Thurles has placed the 1954 Ferguson TE20 tractor with Paul Cooke Auctions of Naas in the hope that it will … Read more…


Road Safety Alert – Orange Weather Warning Issued for Strong Winds

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users today to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert warning of winds of speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and will gust between 110 and 130 km/h in Munster, Leinster, Galway and Roscommon areas. There is a risk that these speeds could be exceeded during the … Read more…


John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 – #ManOnTheMoon



Antrim-man Alexander Louden and his 1939 MG TB have made the final of the 10th Meguiar’s Club Showcase, a hotly-contested competition to find the UK’s most perfect classic and vintage cars. Alexander is one of fourteen finalists whose cars will be shown at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC from the 13th to the 15th of November, where the overall winner will … Read more…


November newsletter video

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’d like to share with you a glimpse into a bygone age of motorsport, and motorcycling in particular, courtesy of the iconic Pathé News – it’s a short but fascinating video of the Leinster Motorcycle Club’s … Read more…


Preparing Your Car for Winter Storage: A Few Useful Tips

The following guide was submitted by Noel Corry of the MG Owners’ Club of Northern Ireland, and should be useful to many given the time of year. ED “With the summer sun sinking ever lower in the sky, leaves fluttering to the ground, condensation on your windows and the nights closing in, it’s fast approaching that time of the year again when many of us will … Read more…


20th September Ford Heritage Event

Unfortunately The Ford Heritage Event had to be postponed until this weekend the 20th September due to bad weather. The event will be held at the Ford Homestead, Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork. See ad below for full details.



Meath Vintage Group in conjunction with Crossakiel Community groups are holding a Tony Smith memorial thrashing on Crossakiel Parish Green on Sunday 4th October. As we all know, Tony was well respected in vintage circles and was known far and wide for his fund raising ability. With this in mind, we would like to invite all vintage fans to remember Tony on this day. We … Read more…