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Irish-Vintage-Scene-Issue-135The July 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 134) is now on sale, and on the cover this month we compare two beautiful examples of one of the most radical and unmistakeable big saloons ever built – the Citroen CX came in many variants, but here we put an Athena and LWB Prestige back-to-back. We also look at another seventies saloon in our second car feature, an Audi 100 C2 that you’ve probably seen before in a TV ad! Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of a beautiful little 1960 Porsche Junior, while our second outlines the salvation of a Zetor 4911 that was heading for the scrapheap. Our featured motorcycle this month is a recently-restored example of the “Rolls-Royce of scooters”, a late-model Heinkel Tourist, while our commercial feature introduces us to a Bedford CA delivery van that’s been a Co. Tipperary landmark for several generations. Our event reports include the recent IVVCC Festival of Transport, plus the Carlow Classic Motorcycle Show, Tipperary Vintage Rally, Swords Classic Sale and more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, including a new regular slot about the people behind the magazine, so don’t miss out – get your July 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events

McLaren 720S

McLaren Exhibition from 6 July to 27 August in the Louwman Museum in The Hague

Amanda McLaren opens McLaren Exhibition Amanda McLaren, daughter of founder Bruce McLaren, opened the exhibition dedicated to McLaren in the Louwman Museum in The Hague on Thursday 6 July. Sixteen McLarens are on display dating from 1971 to 2016, providing an excellent overview of the glorious years of the British manufacturer of racing cars and high-performance sports cars. Founder Bruce McLaren started his own racing … Read more…


Neal Egan Club Cars & Coffee Meet

The well-known Neal Egan Memorial Club hold regular cars & coffee meets in Sligo, and at the one on the 26th of March 2017 Pat Mullan was there to bring us these photos. Full report in issue 26 of Retro Classics.


IEC/OVCI Blacksod Run & Kadettfest Meet

This year the Irish Escort Owners Club and Opel Vauxhall Club Ireland decided to merge their early-year Sligo-based events into one, to raise funds for the Irish Coastguard in light of the Blacksod helicopter disaster. Pat Mullan was there to document the day for us. Full report in issue 26 of Retro Classics.


Irish Escort Club’s Clare Run

Full report in issue 26 of Retro Classics.

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Galway Plaza Car Show Rescheduled

The Galway Plaza’s Car Exhibition RETURNS! In association with Cancer Care West and Kiltullagh Pioneers FC. Fun activities for the whole family. Monster Energy Truck and Competition! All clubs welcome! Featuring exotic, classic, modified, vintage and American muscle cars. Exhibit registration 10am – 12.30pm.


E Fox Engineers Ltd to Sponsor this weekend’s International Mini Meeting in Westport

E Fox Engineers are sponsoring this weekend’s International Mini Meet (IMM) with Jefferson Tools, The event takes place in the grounds of Westport House on the Wild Atlantic Way.  The IMM is an annual event and changes country each year, with thousands of international Mini fans travelling to the event each year. The IMOC have been involved in the mammoth task of organising this year’s event- both … Read more…


London Classic Car Show 2017

Editor Andrew Pollock headed along to the 2017 London Classic Car Show this year, and brings us these photos from the event.


Are you a winner?

We have a few competition winners to announce…. IVVCC competition: Prize tickets to show and overnight accommodation     WINNER: Michael Lynch, Co. Westmeath   IVVCC subscriber newsletter:  Pair tickets for to the IVVCC Festival of Motorsport show WINNER: Mark Voss, Kilkenny    IVVCC FACEBOOK :  Pair tickets for to the IVVCC Festival of Motorsport show WINNER: Diane Payne    Auto Glym Kit – magazine competition WINNER: James … Read more…

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Crashed and Byrned goes on sale

THE GREATEST RACING DRIVER YOU NEVER SAW A surreal tale of a poverty-stricken Dundalk kid’s rise to become the only racing driver the great Ayrton Senna ever feared – and how  it all went wrong from there. For a brief moment Irishman Tommy Byrne was arguably the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali rolled into one. A racer, … Read more…

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Euro Auctions to sell 100+ classic tractors in a one-day special auction

  A vast private collection of over 100+ classic and historic tractors, plus associated equipment, has just been put up for auction. Amassed and lovingly maintained by John Flynn over the past four decades, the cherished collection, which is currently held in Northern Ireland, is reputed to be one of the best in private hands and includes many historically important models from the ’50s and … Read more…