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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 117 February 2016

 
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Page Count: 96 pages
 
ISSN: 1649 8356
 
Cover Price: £3.95 / €5.95
 
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The February 2016 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 117) marks our tenth year in existence and to begin the celebrations, this issue contains a massive reader giveaway worth a cool €2,000!

This month’s cover car might look commonplace at first glance, but when you look closer you realise that several things aren’t as they “should” be. This seventies Mini Clubman is, in fact, an Australian-built version rarely seen in this part of the world, and has many unique features that will stick out a mile to any serious Mini fan.

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The February 2016 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 117) marks our tenth year in existence and to begin the celebrations, this issue contains a massive reader giveaway worth a cool €2,000!

This month’s cover car might look commonplace at first glance, but when you look closer you realise that several things aren’t as they “should” be. This seventies Mini Clubman is, in fact, an Australian-built version rarely seen in this part of the world, and has many unique features that will stick out a mile to any serious Mini fan.

What’s more, it’s unrestored, having only covered 30k miles with its original lady owner in its time. Our second feature car is another family favourite, but from an earlier era – A Ford Popular 103E that’s been restored to remind its owner of the first car he ever drove.

Our main feature tractor this month is a beautifully-restored Massey Ferguson 65, a model you don’t come across every day, while the second feature is something out of the ordinary as it focuses not on a tractor, but a rare Ransomes trailed combine harvester that’s recently returned to its previous home after an absence of 35 years!

On two wheels, our motorcycle feature this month looks at a 1976 Honda CB400-4 that’s been stunningly rebuilt in a café-racer style, while our commercial feature showcases a very fine classic long-wheelbase Land Rover Series III.

An extensive list of show reports in this issue includes the Ballinakill Classic & Vintage Vehicle Owners Club’s Portlaoise Indoor Motor Show and the Swords Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble, and with all of the usual favourites are in there too, plus our mega giveaway worth €2,000, you won’t want to miss the February 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene – get yours today!

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The Features

Little Wonder from Down Under

At first glance Shay Martin’s Mini Clubman looks much like any other well-restored beauty, but closer examination will reveal a whole host of unusual features that mark it out as an Australian-built model rarely seen in the Northern Hemisphere.

Life Begins at 65

Despite the massive popularity of the marque in this country you don’t come across many examples of Massey Ferguson’s 65 at the vintage shows, as when new they were considered a large and expensive machine in comparison with the evergreen 35. Seamus Maguire’s restored ’64 is therefore a rare treat.

Mister Popular

All iterations of the Ford Popular/Anglia have been massive successes for old Henry, but the so-called “sit-up-and-beg” 103E and E494A models are remembered by several generations for their loyal service in the austerity of the post-war era. Andy Farrell’s is one of these treasured examples.

Freshly Brewed

The café-racer genre of motorcycle customisation is one that’s been around since the sixties, but has enjoyed a huge resurgence in recent years. The venerable Honda CB family of four-cylinder bikes has become a popular basis, and when they look as good as Ben Doran’s example, you can see why.

The Roving Eye

December 2015 saw the end of an era with the termination of production of the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle that can draw its lineage right back to the original Land Rover Series 1 of 1948. The classic Land Rover models are both collectable and highly practical, as this fine Series 3 attests.

Show Reports

Citroen 2CV Rally 2015

WWCVVC Baltinglass Classic Run

Blessington VCMC 30th Anniversary Autumn Run

Broomhill Vintage Club Autumn Festival

Causeway Coast Truck Fest

DeCourcey Harvest Day 2015

Bray VCC’s 7th Annual ‘Original Garden of Ireland Run’

IJDC Weekend in West Cork

South Donegal Vintage & Heritage Club’s Rose Duffy Memorial Show

Debra Ireland Classic Car Show & Family Day

The 16th Annual Mountbellew Vintage Rally

60th Annual Cork Veteran Car & Motorcycle Run

Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club Indoor Motorshow

Swords Classic Car Sale, Show & Autojumble

Dalkey Vintage Festival

WVVMC West Run

Ted’s Opel/Vauxhall Run

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-growning 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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