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Irish-Vintage-Scene-issue-136The September 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 136) is now on sale. Our cover feature this month tells the story of one enthusiast’s decades-long search for what is considered the rarest of the British-built Fords, a Consul Capri GT, a search that finally bore fruit recently with the stunning example you see here. What’s more, it’s been joined in the garage by an equally-lovely Consul Classic 315 saloon. We also compare two of the finest classic estates of the eighties to see which one’s best: the Volvo 245 and Mercedes S124. Our main tractor feature this month tells the story of a Co. Kerry-based club’s restoration of a MF135 to raffle for charity, while our second showcases a rare and beautifully-rebuilt SAME Tiger Six. Our motorcycle feature this month looks at a collection of classic mopeds from Rixe, Berini and Puch, while our commercial feature is on an amazing, one-of-a-kind Atkinson cement tanker, which converts to a camper at the touch of a button! Our event reports include the recent Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show in Terenure, the Innishannon Steam Rally, VJMC Motorcycle Show and lots more, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your September 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events


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…

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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…