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The February 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 141) is now on sale, and our first proper issue of the year features an iconic sports-roadster on the cover – the Mercedes R107 SL is on the dream list for many enthusiasts, and this stunning silver 450SL has just emerged from a detailed refresh with a recognised marque specialist. Our second feature car turns the clock back to the mid-1930s when it tells the unique story of a Ford Model 62 V8 with an inextricable link to a stately home in Co. Louth. And, our third car feature this month really is something different – a 350,000-mile Wolseley 1500 from Co. Monaghan that’s not looking too pretty now, but is still highly cherished by its owner.

Both of our tractor features also look at machines in long-term ownership, the first being a Massey Ferguson 35X that’s been in the same family for 35 years, and has just recently been restored to a truly impressive standard. Our second feature tractor isn’t actually a tractor at all, but one of the only surviving Irish Lanz MD180s, which was sold new in Co. Laois in 1957. Our motorcycle feature this month looks at one of THE sports-cruisers of the 1970s, the Honda CB750K, while our commercial feature recounts the tale of a Co. Limerick Commer Karrier fire engine that was rescued from the scrapyard and is now a beautiful little cattle truck, in honour of the owner’s father’s career. Event reports include the Connacht Pre-War Run, Ger Murphy Memorial Run, Trim Vintage & Veteran Car show and many more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too. There’s even a reprint of our Christmas crossword, as the original layout last month had a couple of mistakes… Don’t miss out – get your February 2018 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run 2017

Norbert Sheerin went along to the Western Veteran & Vintage Motor Club’s West Run on 28th and 29th of July last, and brings us these photos from the day.


The ‘Head-Skimmer’ Crossword 2017

It’s that time of year again when regular columnist Dick Byrne takes aim at our readers with his aptly-titled Head-Skimmer Crossword. As always, you’ll have to be well warmed up with your choke fully off to find all the clues to this one, and all completed entries will be entered into a draw to win €100 cash. All entries must be submitted by the 28th … Read more…

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Signed copies of Crashed and Byrned

Tommy Byrne is back in Ireland for a few days and has been signing copies of his book in various locations. Tommy dropped into the office yesterday for a visit and while here signed a few copies of his book which we now have on sale. There is a very limited supply , so when they’re gone they’re gone! Don’t miss out; order yours today.    Tommy … Read more…


Hartnett Products – 20 ton PTO log splitter


Road Safety Alert – Scattered Snow Showers and Black Ice

23 November 2017: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads as Met Éireann have issued yellow weather warnings for low temperatures and scattered snow showers. Low temperatures are expected across the country from 11pm tonight until 11am tomorrow morning with temperatures reaching lows of -3 or -4 degrees in places. Lower temperatures will mean … Read more…


Eyrecourt Vintage Show 2017

Norbert Sheerin went along to the biannual Eyrecourt Vintage Show in Co. Galway in June this year, and brings us these photos from the day.


Mountbellew Vintage Show 2017

Although once again less than fortunate with the weather, the Mountbellew Vintage Club’s annual rally in July stuck in there and produced another memorable event, as these photos from Austin Lambe and Norbert Sheerin attest.


Ballymena Carfest & Truck Show

After a short absence from the scene, the Ballymena Carfest & Truck Show was held this year on Saturday the 3rd of June, and Pat Mullan was there to bring us these images. Photos by Pat Mullan

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·         RSA & An Garda Síochána urge pedestrians & cyclists to wear hi-visibility clothing ·         10 killed and 40 seriously injured in October Bank Holiday weekend crashes since 2011   The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have urged pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend and clocks going back, to ensure they can clearly see and be seen … Read more…


NEW NCT legislation

So it’s been a three year wait and battle but finally the new legislation regards testing has been published today.  From 2020 cars and commercial vehicles over 40 years of age will be NCT & Doe exempt. From May 2018 vehicles between 30-40 years old will have to undergo a test every two years. Two great points from this is it’s a rolling rule and … Read more…