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Irish-Vintage-Scene-Issue-137-webThe October 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 137) is now on sale, and is something of a celebration of small but beautifully-crafted cars. Our cover car is a beautifully-restored example of what is probably the rarest and most desirable Mini of all, the Radford Mini De Ville GT, which was the choice of many celebs and music stars in the swinging sixties, while our second car feature tells the tale of a Heinkel Kabine ‘bubble car’, one of the limited few that was built in the short-lived Heinkel factory in Dundalk in Co. Louth. Our main feature tractor this month is a Ford 3000 that’s recently been restored as a first-time project by a young enthusiast; the 3000 is a highly respected model in this country, as is the Ferguson TE20, but you’ve probably never seen one like that in our second tractor feature, which looks at a very narrow Reekie Ferguson, built in Scotland for the specialised business of berry and soft fruit farming. Our motorcycle feature this month outlines the conversion of a Honda Hawk into an elegant cafe racer, while our commercial feature is on a lovely Morris Commercials LC5 lorry Our event reports include both Gordon Bennett runs, the Shane’s Castle Steam Rally, the IMM Mini Meet and lots more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your October 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events


Competition Time

We’ve a family pass to GIVEAWAY to Limerick’s 7th Diecast Model & Diorama Show on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 10am to 6pm in South Court Hotel, Raheen, Co. Limerick   To enter just complete the below form:      


Shamrock Car & Machinery Club Vintage Festival

The Shamrock Car & Machinery Club held their annual show on the May Bank Holiday Monday at the Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstown Bridge in Co. Kildare, and Irish Vintage Scene’s Andrew Pollock was there to bring you these photos from the day.

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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…