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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 118 March 2016

 
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 118 March 2016
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 118 March 2016
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 118 March 2016

 
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Page Count: 96 pages
 
ISSN: 1649 8356
 
Cover Price: £3.95 / €5.95
 
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The March 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 118) is on sale now, and continues our massive giveaway for one lucky subscriber worth €2,000 to mark our tenth year in existence.

This month’s cover car is a real family favourite, being a very familiar saloon on Irish roads in the seventies and early eighties – despite its rather unusual styling the Renault 12 was affordable, dependable, comfy and spacious, all qualities that saw versions built under licence in various parts of the world up to 2000.

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The March 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 118) is on sale now, and continues our massive giveaway for one lucky subscriber worth €2,000 to mark our tenth year in existence.

This month’s cover car is a real family favourite, being a very familiar saloon on Irish roads in the seventies and early eighties – despite its rather unusual styling the Renault 12 was affordable, dependable, comfy and spacious, all qualities that saw versions built under licence in various parts of the world up to 2000.

The example we bring you this month has been brought back to as-new condition by a former Renault apprentice mechanic, who developed a fondness for the model when they were brand new on the showroom floor.

Our second feature car is a complete contrast, a huge straight-eight Horch limousine that was the pinnacle of German technology and luxury when it was built in 1928. Unusually, this one also has an Irish history, and is thought to be the only surviving one of its type.

Our tractor features this month are a little out of the ordinary, as both have been modified above and beyond their factory specifications by skilled and knowledgeable owners: the first is a Fordson Dexta that’s now powered by a six-cylinder air-cooled Deutz compressor engine, which has doubled the tractor’s original number of cylinders and added 100hp to its output!

The second is a Ferguson 20 diesel that’s skilfully and neatly been converted to four-wheel-drive, something that Harry Ferguson surprisingly never got around to doing himself.

On two wheels, our motorcycle feature this month bring us the story of the pre-war Omega motorcycle, while our commercial feature looks at one of the most interesting classic trucks you’ve never heard of: the Rowe Hillmaster.

An extensive list of show reports includes the National Steam Rally at Stradbally, the Wholly Ghost Rolls-Royce Tour and the 84th National Ploughing Championships, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, plus our €2,000 giveaway, so don’t miss out – get your March 2016 issue of Irish Vintage Scene today!

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The Features

12 Apostle

One of the longest-standing motor manufacturers of all, Renault have created some memorable cars in their time. One of the most familiar in this country in the seventies and eighties was the trusty 12, and Tom Culhane has brought this well-kept example one up like new.

The Deutz Dexta

An air-cooled six-cylinder Fordson Dexta? It must be the work of a committed and skilled enthusiast. Sure enough, Roy Daniel has succeeded in shoehorning a powerful Deutz engine into his classic Fordson, and it’s a very fine job indeed.

Horch of a Different Colour

While today their shadow can only be found in one of the rings that make up the Audi logo, in their time Horch were a pioneering and influential maker of desirable cars. This right-hand-drive 351 Pullman from 1928 is believed to be the only survivor of its kind, and has recently been restored to concours standard right here in Ireland.

Omega Point

Just one of the countless motorcycle manufacturers that have been lost to the sands of time, Omega built motorcycles only for about eight years before closing their doors in 1927. This month we take a rare look at one of their machines.

King of the Hill

One of the most interesting classic trucks you’ve never heard of, the Rowe Hillmaster has a unique history behind it, and is exceeding rare today with only a handful remaining. This flatbed example is in its current ownership thanks to its keeper’s surname!

Show Reports

BVCC Wicklow NI Reg. Challenge

Breffni Vintage Club’s Closing Run

Tipperary Town Plaza Car Show

Kilkenny Motor Club Classic & Vintage Show

Harvest Festival at The Farm, Grenagh

Castledermot Steam & Vintage Rally

Erne Vintage Car Club 36th Annual Vintage Run

The Wholly Ghost Tour

The 49th Irish National Motorcycle Assembly

The 84th National Ploughing Championships

The 51st Stradbally National

Steam Rally

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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