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Retro Classics Issue 13 April – June 2014

 
Retro Classics Magazine Issue 13 April - June 2014
Retro Classics Magazine Issue 13 April - June 2014
Retro Classics Magazine Issue 13 April - June 2014

 
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The April to June 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is, as always, packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the rarest BMW E30s in the country; the Alpina C2 2.7 doesn’t exactly grow on trees, and so this Touring estate version is a very unusual sight indeed. As it’s too good to use every day, owner Davy Salley also runs us through his daily driver E30 saloon, which features a stealthy 2.8 conversion and widened steels.

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The April to June 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine is on sale now and, as always, is packed with some of the finest retro and classic cars in Ireland. On the cover is one of the rarest BMW E30s in the country; the Alpina C2 2.7 doesn’t exactly grow on trees, and so this Touring estate version is a very unusual sight indeed. As it’s too good to use every day, owner Davy Salley also runs us through his daily driver E30 saloon, which features a stealthy 2.8 conversion and widened steels.

A seriously reworked C3 Corvette Stingray also features in this issue, as does another classic American in the form of a ’54 Chevy pickup, but one that’s a whole lot more subtle than our air-ride cover truck last issue! For Ford fans we’ve two beauties in the form of a mild custom Corsair V4 and a mint, stock Mk2 Escort RS2000, while a home-restored VW Beetle and a race-style Hillman Imp lead a rear-engined onslaught.

Events-wise there’s a lot going on in this issue, including reports on the recent RIAC National Classic Car Show in the RDS in Dublin, the largest gathering of air-cooled VWs in the country at the Jumpstart 2014 meet in Tipperary, the Derek Walker Classic Trail in Northern Ireland and plenty more besides.

There’s also a reader’s survey in which you can tell us exactly what you think of Retro Classics Magazine, with the chance to win a €200 voucher from Tallaght Powder Coating for your trouble, plus a buyer’s guide on one of the best classic rally cars ever: the Volvo Amazon. Add to all this our Club Scene section, News & Products and Diary Dates listings and you’ve got another jam-packed issue.

Don’t miss out – get your April to June 2014 issue of Retro Classics Magazine

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The Features

Double Duty

With a fast and rare Alpina C2 2.7 Touring for bringing to shows and a menacing 2.8-powered 320i saloon for driving every day, you could say that Davy Salley is an E30 BMW nut. However, even a little time spent in and around his cars is enough to make an E30 fan out of any car enthusiast.

Two-Tone Blacktop

The ‘Corsair’ name is associated with the world of pirates, swift-sailing yachts and fast fighter ‘planes; it is therefore no wonder that when Ford wanted to name their futuristic-looking sixties saloon it was their badge of choice. And, when Philip Walsh caught the classic bug a good while back, there was only classic for him.

Little Demon

The dictionary definition of ‘Imp’ is “a small, lesser demon”, or alternatively “to furnish with wings”. Either definition fits this ‘73 Hillman Imp, which has a look that would make it at home flying down any street or racetrack alike following a competition-style revamp.

Vanilla Pod

Having had a hankering for a classic Beetle for years, Paul McEnery was lucky enough to eventually find a local car right on his own doorstep. However, a solid year of work was needed to get it to the beautiful condition you see here, involving a steep learning curve along the way.

Escort Service

Looking at the current line-up of RS cars from Ford you’d be forgiven for thinking that the RS cars were always hot hatchbacks. Of course, they weren’t, and Karl Ruffley’s stunning Mk2 Escort RS2000 takes us back to when they were ‘proper’ rear-wheel-drive machines.

Sting in the Tail

The Chevrolet Corvette is very much a car that you either ‘get’ or ‘don’t get’, as it’s styling, although undoubtedly dramatic, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, we reckon Arthur O’Conner’s tastefully-modified example would appeal to any car enthusiast with a heartbeat.

Hillbilly Hauler

After the runaway popularity of our last cover feature on the air-ride ’55 Chevy pickup we’ve decided to bring you another 3100 model, this time a far more sweet and subtle ’54 that goes to show that these iconic vehicles don’t need much changed to look cool.

Show Reports

RIAC National Classic Show

Paddy Hopkirk Gala

Derek Walker Trial

Autosport International 2014

IEC Blacksod Run

Jumpstart 2014

IEC Swapmeet

Galway Rally – Historic Class

Tynagh Classic Sprint

Killarney Historic Rally- Modified Class

Cars & Coffee Meet – Sligo

Mayo Stages Rally Retro Meet – Mayo

Regulars

News & Products

What’s new in the retro classic scene in Ireland and beyond.

Retro Club Scene

Our monthly look at clubs catering for retro classic cars.

Retro Buyer’s Guide

How to buy yourself a Volvo Amazon.

About Retro Classics

Irish Vintage Scene launched a second publication entitled Retro Classics in 2011. The idea was based on the success of a Retro Special Edition which was published in 2010.

Both Tom and Andrew Pollock, feature writer for Irish Vintage Scene and now Editor of Retro Classics, kept coming across some amazing cars in Ireland that would not fit into the profile of Irish Vintage Scene, and so Retro Classics was born. Retro Classics is a quarterly publication aimed at fans of high-performance and modified classic cars.

With a growing interest in this sector, particularly in 1980s cars, this magazine fills a niche not previously catered for in Ireland. Since its introduction in early 2011 Retro Classics has proven to be very successful, with many shops selling out within days of the magazine hitting the shelf.

Again, each issue is packed with feature cars from all over Ireland including original sports cars, replicas, historic racing cars and highly modified classics from the sixties up to the eighties. To find out what’s in the current issue click on www.retroclassics.ie

 


Retro Classics

 
Retro Classics is a quarterly publication aimed at fans of high-performance and modified classic cars. With a growing interest in this sector, particularly in 1980s cars, Retro Classics fills a niche not previously catered for in Ireland. Each issue is packed with feature cars including original sports cars, replicas, historic racing cars and highly modified classics from the sixties up to the eighties.


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