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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 87 August 2013

 
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 87 August 2013
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 87 August 2013
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 87 August 2013

 
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Page Count: 104 pages
 
ISSN: 1649 8356
 
Cover Price: £3.95 / 5.75 euros
 
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The August 2013 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 87) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. On the cover this month is a rare treat; the Sunbeam Vogue is a very scarce model in its own right, but the one we feature this month is very unusual in having an automatic transmission. Add to the mix the fact that it’s an original Irish example and you’re left with a car that is more than likely the only survivor of its kind! Moving further into the magazine we also take a look at the saloon and coupe versions of the Lancia 2000, one that enthusiasts consider to be the last of “the real Lancias” before Fiat’s 1969 takeover really began to take effect.

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The August 2013 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 87) is, as usual, packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. On the cover this month is a rare treat; the Sunbeam Vogue is a very scarce model in its own right, but the one we feature this month is very unusual in having an automatic transmission. Add to the mix the fact that it’s an original Irish example and you’re left with a car that is more than likely the only survivor of its kind! Moving further into the magazine we also take a look at the saloon and coupe versions of the Lancia 2000, one that enthusiasts consider to be the last of “the real Lancias” before Fiat’s 1969 takeover really began to take effect.

Our feature tractors this month are both from continental Europe. The first of these is a Zetor 4511, which was the subject of an extensive restoration last winter at the hands of its enthusiastic owner. In contrast, the other, a big Lamborghini R1056, has survived from new in really original condition, and recently had its cab and interior freshened up to make it a really excellent example of the breed.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be interested to read about another rare machine this month, a Suzuki 305 TC Laredo, a one-year-only bike from 1968 created at the height of the ‘street-scrambler’ craze. Our commercial feature this month looks at not one, but two Ford Model T pickup trucks (well, technically one is a Model TT), which are soon to embark on a marathon trek around Ireland to raise money for charity.

With a long list of event reports, ranging from the Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally to the IVVCC Gordon Bennett International Rally, plus all our usual attractions like Laid to Rust, Your Letters, News & Events and lots, lots more, you won’t want to miss the August 2013 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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The Features

Rootes Group Rarity

Martin Weldon’s Sunbeam Vogue automatic is a serious rarity with a fascinating history, and has had a stint on the silver screen to boot. Shane Cranney recently met up with Martin to get the full story behind this unique and highly original car, which he’s owned since the late eighties.

Czech Point

Zetor’s UR1 (Unified Range 1) were the first models from the Czech manufacturer to sell in really great numbers here in Ireland, particularly the three cylinder 3011 and 3511. The 4511 was less popular and is consequently quite scarce now, so when we heard about Christy O’Reilly’s restoration of this 1971 example we jumped at the chance to feature it. Shane Cranney brings us the full story.

Grande Performer

When most are asked to name a classic bike marque they will go through a list starting with the likes of BSA, Harley Davidson and Triumph. For some reason, the likes of Honda and Suzuki just never managed to climb to the dizzy heights of the aforementioned, but perhaps, thanks to people like Gary Lawlor, perceptions may change, albeit one step at a time.

T for Two

Like the Ford Model T car, the Model TT trucks are truly iconic vehicles. Designed for transporting light to medium loads, they revolutionised the transport industry in the early 1900s. This month, Dan Gallahue, proud owner of one of each model, tells Damien Pollock about his special connection with his trucks and how he plans to take them around Ireland on a 1,000-mile charity run.

Green Acres

Building an effective diorama isn’t about cramming in as many models as you can, but rather is all about the details. Get the little bits right and the overall effect will be fantastic. This is the approach that Darren Burke from Galway applies to his dioramas to great effect, as Tom Heavey tells us this month.

Show Reports

South Donegal Vintage & Heritage Club Field Day

North West Vintage & Heritage Club Autojumble

North Galway Vintage & Heritage Club Show

South Roscommon Vintage Club Charity Run

Classic Wheels Ireland Youghal Show 2013

Clonmel Vintage & Classic Car Club Show

16th Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally

Shamrock Car & Machinery Club Show

Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run 2013

Gordon Bennett International Rally

Model T Ford Spring Rally

Blue Force Working Day

Kilbroney 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.

Letters to Editor 

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 

One of the fastest-growing sectors of our hobby is the collecting and displaying of models, and each month this section brings you some of the best events and features from this vibrant scene.

Retrospect 

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

Tales From Over the Water 

Roger Hamlin, our roving overseas reporter, checks in each month with interesting, and often offbeat, stories from England, New Zealand, Australia and who-knows where.

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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