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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 109 June 2015

 
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 109 June 2015
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 109 June 2015
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 109 June 2015

 
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Page Count: 96 pages
 
ISSN: 1649 8356
 
Cover Price: £3.95 / €5.75
 
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The June 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 109) is, once again, packed with a wide variety of feature vehicles from all around Ireland.

On the cover this month is a British classic that will be familiar to, and most likely fondly remembered by, anyone that grew up in the sixties or seventies – like its sister the Morris Oxford, the Austin Cambridge A60 was an attractive choice for both business users and large families alike, and was known as being a reliable workhorse, as the owner of our featured example can attest.

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The June 2015 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 109) is, once again, packed with a wide variety of feature vehicles from all around Ireland.

On the cover this month is a British classic that will be familiar to, and most likely fondly remembered by, anyone that grew up in the sixties or seventies – like its sister the Morris Oxford, the Austin Cambridge A60 was an attractive choice for both business users and large families alike, and was known as being a reliable workhorse, as the owner of our featured example can attest.

However, his low-mileage and largely unrestored car very much has it working days behind it now. Our second feature car is another classic saloon, one that wears the legendary Wolseley badge but was mooted as a replacement for, and was based heavily upon, the legendary Morris Minor. This is, of course, the Wolseley 1500, and the one we feature this month is as fine a specimen as you could hope to find.

Our main feature tractor this month recounts the restoration of an original Galway David-Brown VAK1c, better known as the Cropmaster, a project that required an engine block replacement thanks to the very cold winter around four years ago. While the Cropmaster would have been a regular sight in this country in its time, our second feature tractor, a fifties Normag NG20, certainly wasn’t, making this restored German rarity all the more fascinating.

Our feature motorcycle this month is on perhaps one of Norton’s less glamorous bikes, a 350cc Model 50 – however, this one’s been fully restored to beautiful condition having lain rusting near the Sligo coastline for decades, and as it’s a 1959 it boasts the desirable “featherbed” frame.

And, rounding off our highly varied stories in this issue is a 1972 Ford L9000 truck, an unusual American model powered by a six-cylinder version of the legendary two-stroke Detroit Diesel.

Events-wise we’ve a host of reports this month, including the Durrow Vintage Show, the Newcastle Indoor Classic Car Show and the Spring Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble held in Swords, and while we didn’t have space to run the final instalment of our 1928 Essex engine rebuild series we did manage to pack in all of our usual attractions, so you won’t want to miss the June 2015 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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The Features

Cambridge Rules

Mention Pininfarina to most motor enthusiasts and their minds will fill with exotic Ferraris and Alfa Romeos, but the famous Italian styling house also had a hand in shaping one of the most fondly-remembered big saloons of fifties and sixties Ireland – the Austin Cambridge A60.

Master of the Crop

David Brown might have been a relative latecomer to the tractor industry, but their tractors quickly gained a deserved reputation for innovation and dependability. This 1953 Cropmaster survived a terminal engine block failure to re-emerge in beautifully-restored condition.

The Winsome Wolseley

Although closely based on the humble Morris Minor, the Wolseley 1500 and its twin brother the Riley One Point Five is a classic with a character all of its own. Jim Nolan’s stunning example is one of the best you’ll find.

Fifty Shades of Norton

Although they don’t receive the same kind of the adulation that follows their big twins, Norton’s 350cc singles are very attractive and characterful machines in their own right, as this 1959 Model 50 attests.

Two-Stroke Titan

Think two-stroke and what pops into your head? Small-capacity motorbikes? Idiosyncratic East-German cars? Chainsaws? Well, this slab of classic American iron might change your perceptions thanks to its supercharged Detroit Diesel 6-71 two-stroke.

Show Reports

Portlaoise Indoor Car Show

Newcastle Indoor Classic Car Show

Bray Vintage Car Club Display

Clonmel VVCCC St Vincent de Paul Run

GOIVCC Valentine’s Run 2015

Markie Doyle Memorial Road Run

Nenagh Classic Car Club Parade Participation

South Donegal Vintage & Heritage Club Run

Spring Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Cork Monster Motorcycle Show 2015

Durrow Vintage Show

Regulars

News & Events

The latest developments from all over Ireland and abroad.

Diary Dates

The most comprehensive list of upcoming events in Ireland.

Club Scene

A dedicated section open to every club in Ireland to promote itself and its events.

Your Letters

Have your say and get it off your chest; this is your place to say what you really think.

Laid to Rust

A monthly pictorial of vehicles that are rusting away in the peace of our countryside.

Past Times

Ireland’s best-known motoring historian, Bob Montgomery looks back at motoring and motoring events in the early days.

Model Scene

News from the ever-growing world of model collecting.

Tales From Over the Water

The often offbeat stories of our roving overseas reporter, Roger Hamlin.

Retrospect

A page of old and nostalgic motoring photos sent in by our readers.

Classifieds

Looking for a classic? Well this is Ireland’s only dedicated marketplace.

Behind the Wheel

Dick Byrne looks back at his memories of motoring in the last century.

 


Irish Vintage Scene

 
Irish Vintage Scene is Ireland’s only vintage and classic vehicle magazine. It has been providing enthusiasts with the most up-to-date information on news & events in Ireland since 2006. Founded by Tom Heavey, his mission statement was simple: “To provide the vintage and classic vehicle enthusiast in Ireland with one place to source all they need for their hobby.”


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