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Irish Vintage Scene Issue 169-2 July 2020

Taking the cover slot on the July 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a high-performance GT that needs no introduction – this particular Jaguar XJ-S is one of the original V12 models from the late seventies, and shows us just how radical and luxurious the big Jag was in its time.

Irish Vintage Scene Issue 169-2 July 2020
Publication Information
ISSN: 1649 8356
Cover Price: £4.40 / €6.25
Format: A4, 96 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: Cars, Commercial, Motorcycles, Tractors
Publisher: Irish Vintage Scene
Irish Vintage Scene Issue 169-2 July 2020

Taking the cover slot on the July 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a high-performance GT that needs no introduction – this particular Jaguar XJ-S is one of the original V12 models from the late seventies, and shows us just how radical and luxurious the big Jag was in its time.

Our second car feature is a double-bill, as one Co. Clare enthusiast introduces us to his beautiful Austin Devon and Ford Model T short-rad.

Our feature tractor this month is a mighty Ford 8600, one of the true giants of the 1970s, while our motorcycle feature looks at the story of the now-rare Kawasaki Avenger A7 of the late sixties and our featured commercial vehicle is a Leyland FG truck that came in for an extensive restoration at the hands of its owner.

We drop in on the last running of the famous London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run, bring you the first of a new series of restoration articles, and all of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – order your July 2020 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here!

What’s in this Issue
The Grand Tour

If one GT car exemplifies the 1970s, it’s Jaguar’s XJ-S. Successor to the E-Type throne, it took a completely different direction in terms of technology and styling, one that set the scene for the Jags that followed over the next two decades.

Big is Beautiful

One of the largest classic Ford tractors you’re likely to see, the 8600 is still an impressive sight even today. Walter Chesney’s ’78 model attracts attention whenever it turns out.

Back in the Dea

There’s been a definite shift towards later and more usable classics turning up at shows in the last few years, at the expense of pre- and post-war models. This has made little impression on Francis O’Dea from Co. Clare, who prefers to stick to the older, more distinguished models.

The Avenger

In the late sixties and seventies Kawasaki were most famous for one thing: their fast and raucous two-stroke street bikes. While the H1 and H2 ‘widow-makers’ tend to get all the headlines, their little brother, the 350cc A7 Avenger, introduced many new riders to the marque’s values and is an important model to recognise today.

Wooden It Be Nice

Although he’d owned vintage tractors and stationary engines, carpenter Michael McElwee always fancied tackling a classic lorry as a restoration project. This locally-sourced Leyland FG certainly fitted the bill, taking several years to bring to completion.

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News & Events

The latest developments from all over Ireland and abroad.

Diary Dates

The most comprehensive list of upcoming events in Ireland.

Your Letters

Have your say and get it off your chest; this is your place to say what you really think.

Q&A 

Each month we pitch a motoring question at Irish Vintage Scene’s regular contributors.

Rusty Staples

William Carson’s bi-monthly trawl through his classic magazine collection.

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.

Gerry’s Gems

Motoring historian Gerry Barrett’s monthly look at some of his vintage and classic favourites.

Tales from Over the Water

Clare-man PJ Francis shares with us his old vehicle adventures in the United States.

On The Spanners

A look at the restoration projects going on in sheds all over the island.

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.

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