Documentary on Newstalk: Turning Back The Wheels

Attention all petrol-heads! Celebrating all things vintage...

This weekend's Documentary on Newstalk tells the story of people from across Ireland who are obsessed about vintage modes of transport. From High Nellies to old Massey Fergusons to Ford Cortinas, we hear from the people that spend their spare hours fixing, polishing, and in some cases driving or cycling these machines!

In ‘Turning Back The Wheels’, Producer Ciarán Ryan meets with individuals associated with three different organisations – the Irish Vintage Engine and Tractor Association (IVETA), the Durrow High Nelly Club, and the Ford Cord Enthusiasts of Ireland. Hear from the real collectors who search through barns and sheds and call garages in the UK to get specific parts; discover how these different methods of transportation offer a nostalgic attraction to those who attend vintage fairs up and down the country every Sunday in a lively one-off forty-five minute documentary. Find out how the hobby of collecting and maintaining what to many people may seem antiquated machines has become an obssession for some and a real social outlet for most...

‘Turning Back The Wheels’ was originally broadcast on Newstalk 106-108fm on Saturday, March 5th

This repeat broadcast will air on Saturday 14th May at 7am, and again at midnight.

LISTEN LIVE: ‘Turning Back the Wheels’ can also be listened to online at:

PODCAST: Podcast available at:

CREDITS: ‘Turning Back the Wheels’ was produced by Ciarán Ryan, and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, through the television licence fee.