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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 89 October 2013

 
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 89 October 2013
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 89 October 2013
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 89 October 2013

 
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Page Count: 104 pages
 
ISSN: 1649 8356
 
Cover Price: £3.95 / 5.75 euros
 
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The October 2013 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 89) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. On the cover this month we bring another true rarity to our readers; the luxurious Wolseley 15/60 was never the most numerous of the B-Series Farina models in the first place, with the cheaper Morris Oxford and Austin Cambridge ruling the sales figures, so nowadays they are thin on the ground. However, this one is thought to be unique as it’s the only known Irish-assembled early model in existence, having been put together by Booth-Poole’s of Dublin in early 1959. Moving further into the magazine we also take a look at another rare motor, a 1941 Buick Eight, which simply epitomises the elegance and largesse of motoring in the US in the 1940s.

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The October 2013 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 89) is, as usual, packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. On the cover this month we bring another true rarity to our readers; the luxurious Wolseley 15/60 was never the most numerous of the B-Series Farina models in the first place, with the cheaper Morris Oxford and Austin Cambridge ruling the sales figures, so nowadays they are thin on the ground. However, this one is thought to be unique as it’s the only known Irish-assembled early model in existence, having been put together by Booth-Poole’s of Dublin in early 1959. Moving further into the magazine we also take a look at another rare motor, a 1941 Buick Eight, which simply epitomises the elegance and largesse of motoring in the US in the 1940s.

Our feature tractors this month are just about as different from each other as you could get. The first is a little Lanz Alldog tool carrier from the early fifties, which has been modified by its owner to run a modern Kubota in place of the troublesome and unrefined original single. The second is a County 754, a four-wheel-drive monster that might look good now, but in fact was lucky to survive both a trip to the scrapyard and a subsequent workplace fire!

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be interested to read about the sixtieth anniversary of the machine that gave a countless bikers their start; the legendary NSU Quickly moped, while our commercial feature this month looks at a very fine Northern Ireland-based collection of classic Volvo and Scania trucks.

With a long list of event reports, ranging from the 22nd Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show to the Shane’s Castle Steam 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 October 2013 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!

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The Features

Fintastic 

There might not be any shortage of Farina-bodied BMC B-Series saloons around nowadays, but this early Booth Poole-assembled Wolseley 15/60 is believed to be the only survivor of its kind in existence. Having sat outside in poor condition for years it has recently emerged from an extensive restoration to return it to its former glory.

A Dog’s Life

One of the most unusual tractors ever built, the Lanz Alldog series of tool carriers was a real oddity of the fifties, and is pretty rare today. However, Jim Kelly’s example is unique, as it now uses a very different method of propulsion, which came about more through necessity than choice, as Andrew Pollock tells us this month.

Quickly Does It 

Few vehicles have put the masses on the road quite like scooters and mopeds, vehicles that represent the very essence of affordable and practical personal transport. One of the fondest-remembered of all, especially in this country, is the NSU Quickly, and to celebrate its 60th anniversary we gather together a range of different variants to chart the model’s evolution through the fifties and sixties.

Recovery Package 

The first half of the 1970s saw a transformation within the haulage industry, as two big Swedish names started their takeover and haven’t looked back since. The two models that defined this era of change were undoubtedly the Volvo F88/F89 and Scania 140/141, and this month Steve McEvoy visits an amazing collection of these classic Scandinavian haulers.

The Finnish Article 

Early in 2012 we met Tomasz Poskrobko from Loughrea, Co. Galway at a model show where he was exhibiting two of his amazing trucks. Also on display was a chassis that was under construction; well its finished now, and what an outstanding job Tomasz has done. This month, he tells us about the work that was involved in this unique model.

Show Reports

Dromcollogher/Dick Bradley Vintage Rally

22nd Classic & Vintage Motor Show

The Tower Vintage & Classic Run

West Cork Vintage Club Run

Shane’s Castle Vintage Rally

Longford Vintage Festival

IVVCC Picnic in the Park

Eyrecourt Vintage Show

Ballyroan Vintage Rally

Stradbally Steam Rally

Labane Vintage Show

WVVMC Pre-55 Run

Fingal Vintage Show

Ballymena Carfest

Regulars

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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