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The December 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 139) is now on sale, and our cover car this month is a real rarity, an exotic British GT that’s one of only 500 made (and about 300 survivors) – this Jensen CV8 has been carefully fettled by its Limerick owner over the last decade, and so we couldn’t resist going for a spin to sample its power and luxury. Our second car feature marks the 50th anniversary of the NSU Ro80, one of the most ambitious and advanced saloons ever, while we also look at another rarity, this time from down under, in the shape of a Morris Major Series 2. You’re not going to park beside another Fordson Dexta like our main feature tractor as it’s a unique creation from its owner’s imagination, while our second feature brings you the tale of a rare little Massey Ferguson 25. Our motorcycle feature this month tells the story of one of the only Laverda Jotas in the country, while our commercial feature is about an ex-German Army Ford Transit ambulance that’s been converted into a very cool camper. We even have a bonus feature on the home-built steam engines created with skill and passion by a well-known enthusiast from Castlewellan, plus lots of event reports including Mountbellew Vintage Show, the IVVCC Brass Brigade Run, Waringstown Cavalcade, Picnic in the Park, Mondello Park Historic Motorsport Festival, Fairyhouse Automobile Show and many more. All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – get your December 2017 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today at any good newsagent, or order here online!


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News & Events


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…


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.

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…