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  • … including the kitchen sink!
    Richard Heseltine uncovers what has to be one of the most Heath Robinson-esque Cadillacs ever created, that literally featured everything, including the kitchen sink! The words ‘America’ and ‘road trip’ go hand in hand. Imagine if your life revolves around such adventures: what would be the perfect car for ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-19
  • Harley and Jeep continue brand partnership
    The Harley-Davidson and Jeep brands have renewed and strengthened their European partnership for the fifth consecutive year. Under the arrangement, the Jeep brand will remain a key partner and official sponsor of major Harley-Davidson events and rallies throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Brands don’t come much ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Tongue Tied – 
a rock ’n’ roll romance
    If you fancy a trip back to the rockabilly revival of the Seventies, look no further than Tongue Tied, a new romantic novel by Judy Punch. The nostalgic tale follows the adventures of Lauren McGuinty, a 40-year-old Memphis music teacher who gets a call out of the blue ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-17
  • June 2018 issue out now!
    The weather has taken a turn for the better, we’re all beginning to switch to holiday mode and if they’re not good enough reasons to fire up the Ford or prep the Plymouth, we don’t know what is! The June issue of Classic American is out today, although if ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-17
  • Go, Jonny, go!
    Classic American photographer Jonathan Fleetwood (left) was recently named Automotive Photographer of the Year at the annual Newspress awards in London. Jonny started snapping for Classic American fresh out of college four years ago and has been responsible for many of the magazine’s recent covers, as well as main ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-16
  • National Hot Rod & Custom Show is back for 2018
    National Hot Rod & Custom Show returns to Peterborough Showground on May 26 and 27 with a bang thanks to the promise of even more killer hot rods, classics, rat rods, American cars and custom cars, plus even more of a twist. On top of the incredible line-up of ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-11
  • Cars and Bikes cap Santa Pod’s busy May at ‘The Main Event’
    The Main Event: FIA/FIM European Drag Racing Championships – Round 1 Santa Pod Raceway Two contrasting high-velocity events will cap Santa Pod Raceway’s busy month of May. The big-money Doorslammers race (19-20 May), with its £75,000 prize fund, now shares a weekend with the Volkswagen festival known as ‘Big ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-11
  • Bet on Santa Pod Door Slammers!
    Santa Pod Raceway Sat.19 – Sun.20 May 2018 Santa Pod Raceway, in collaboration with Argyll Entertainment, the UK licensed operator of RedZoneSports.bet, is pleased to announce the first-ever online betting on Drag Racing at The Doorslammers event to be held over the weekend of 19th-20th May. The huge prize ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-02
  • Paddy Hopkirk MBE to attend Lancaster Insurance Classics & Supercar Show
    Organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classics & Supercars Show are absolutely thrilled to announce Paddy Hopkirk will be attending this year’s show. Taking place on 15th July at Sherborne Castle, Paddy will be welcomed by the team following an invitation from his close friend and ex-team mate, patron ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-01
  • 12th Classic Gala, Schwetzingen, Germany
    More excellent pictures from Geoff Carverhill’s report from the 12th Classic Gala Concours d’Elegance, Schwetzingen, Germany. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-27
  • May 2018 issue out now!
    Well, we had a short burst of summer, but with Classic American you can enjoy sizzling fun all year long with our sun-drenched mix of all things stateside! Free with the May issue is our giant wall planner, so you can see at a glance all the shows, events ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-26
  • ‘WHEELER DEALERS’ ANT ANSTEAD & MIKE BREWER RETURN FOR A NEW SERIES
    New episodes premiere exclusively in the UK On Discovery Channel on Monday 21st May, at 9pm WHEELER DEALERS is back as the new team begin work on an array of second-hand motors in need of a second chance. From their southern California shop, automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-24
  • The 5 best scenic drives in the UK if you own a convertible
    Just in time to coincide with our Convertible special issue is this piece on great British convertible drives brought to you by  the experts at www.Design911.co.uk  So why not drop the top and head out on the highway, especially since Sunday is “Drive it Day” ! If you’re lucky ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-20
  • Horsepower History: Dodge//SRT Teams with Barrett-Jackson to Auction Last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper for Charity
    “The Ultimate Last Chance:” Last 2017 Dodge Viper built and final unit of limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to be offered at Barrett-Jackson auction as a pair 1,485 combined horsepower (840-hp Challenger SRT Demon/645-hp Viper) to cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction scheduled for June ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-19
  • London Classic Motor Show 2018
    More images from this year’s London Classic Motor Show featured in the April issue of Classic American. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-19
  • Car of the Year 2018
    Car of the Year Heats Announced! This year’s Car of the Year heats have been announced and they take in events up and down the country from Easter through to October, with a total of seven heats, and the grand finals taking place at the Classic Motor Show ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-19
  • Cranleigh Show
    More pictures from Zack Stiling’s excellent report on last year’s Cranleigh show, held in the picturesque Surrey countryside! ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-12
  • Sell your Classic at Bicester Heritage on 22 April
    AutoClassics, the new digital classic car marketplace, is giving historic car owners the chance to sell their vehicle for free at the upcoming Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage. The ‘Drive It Day’ Sunday Scramble – which takes place on Sunday 22 April – is one of the most eagerly anticipated ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-12
  • Have your Say!
    Fancy having a say on your favourite American car magazine? Classic American is undertaking a reader survey and we need your help. We want to know a bit more about you, the Classic American reader, so we can make sure the magazine and all our products are the ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-04-11
  • THE COST OF IGNORANCE: OVER TWO MILLION BRITS RISK A £1,000 MOT FINE
    New research suggests that more than two million Brits have forgotten to renew their MOT in the last five years1 – risking a £1,000 fine2 According to the latest figures from the DVLA over a third of vehicles failed their initial MOT test in the last year3 On top ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-03-28
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