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  • Our 30th anniversary issue – on sale now!
    Happy birthday to… well, us! Classic American celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special 148-page bumper issue packed with all the things that made America great when ‘The Donald’ was in short trousers. Our stunning August issue features a series of sumptuous and sleek motors, including a 1956 ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Waiting for the third amber, before the hard launch…
    By the end of the 2017 season, York Raceway, the northern host of drag racing for the last 40 years, was on the brink of disappearing. The involvement of an automotive component manufacturer on the land, coupled with a lack of resources made ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Over a third of drivers would consider an Electric car for their next Vehicle
    But a third won’t & the top 10 reasons why Over a third (37%) of drivers, who do not already own an electric car, would consider one as their next vehicle (male 42% v female 32%), with younger generations aged under 34 (49%) the most keen. There ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-16
  • 2018 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) has just announced the names of the new members selected for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2018. They are the family of a pioneer racer and long time journalist and manager of Shakespeare County Raceway the Cooksons, Jet dragster ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-16
  • Land speed record-breaker Don Wales to flag away 2018 Round Britain Coastal Drive
    19-day, 4,000-mile event will start on September 17th at Pendine Sands “One-off” Drive, created to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK, now in its third year £150,000 raised for charity so far by classic car owners and their supporters The organiser of the 2018 ‘Round Britain Coastal Drive, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-12
  • Car of the Year Rolls on!
    Heat 5 of the Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition took place under the blazing skies of Blenheim Palace on Sunday July 8th at the Pre-’50 American Auto Club’s annual show, the Rally of the Giants. With a prominent display of vintage and antique cars, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-09
  • The Motor-Vision Awards
    Back for their second year – your chance to win up to £20,000 to fulfill your motoring ambition  Do you have an amazing motoring dream… but don’t have the funds to make it happen? Perhaps it’s a road trip you’ve always wanted to take, a record attempt, a vehicle ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-05
  • Lady Gaga, lady birds inside Tupperware and other strange items found in returned lease cars!
    A staggering 41% of returned lease cars contain left objects each year. This figure comes from CarLeasing.co.uk, an automotive dealer based in Guilford, who have been keeping a close eye on the items left inside the cars they lease. Taking a turn from the more common loose change and ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-27
  • We have a winner!
    The Footman James Bristol Classic car show saw the third heat of the Footman James Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition, which was won by this stunning 1957 Plymouth Belvedere, belonging to Nick Parker from Bristol. The car had previously belonged to famed Bristol hot rodder Jerry Denning, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-25
  • July 2018 issue out now!
    Summer’s here – and so is your new issue of Classic American! With the weather set fair for many days to come, why not get well and truly into the balmy mood by enjoying the July issue in the sunshine, with a cool glass of something befitting the laid-back ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-21
  • The Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year Competition Heat 2
    The second heat of this year’s Car of the Year competition took place at the American Speedfest VI event. Now in its sixth year, Sunday saw a big turnout of cars and visitors. As in previous years, there were plenty of Mustangs on display, but one in particular caught ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-13
  • Best-selling Ford Mustang Upgrades Extend Sophisticated Performance Tech and B&O PLAY Audio to More Customers
    Ford enhances new Mustang offering with Active Valve Performance Exhaust technology for 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, enabling drivers to adjust exhaust note intensity to suit their mood New rev-matching technology that delivers smoother downshifts accompanied by a sporty “blip” of the engine now standard for 450PS 5.0-litre V8 Mustang models ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-05
  • NSRA Swap Meet
    More images from Christopher Tilley’s excellent report on this year’s NSRA Southern Swap Meet held at Arena Essex. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-06-01
  • Going Nuts in Knutsford for the Classic & Performance Car Spectaculuar
    MAGNIFICENT MGs, terrific Triumphs and luscious Lotus models – 1000’s of stylish, rare and classic cars will be polished to perfection ready to take part in this annual summer spectacular for the whole family. As one of Britain’s best and most popular classic car shows, this event, in ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-31
  • GEM survey shows 2/3 of motorists have concerns about ‘Smart Motorway’ safety
    A SURVEY by road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has shown that two thirds of motorists are concerned about safety on smart motorways. In the survey, which was completed during March 2018 by more than 2,500 people, the main concern (expressed by 51 per cent) was of ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-24
  • All Go at the Resto’ Show!
    This ‘mini’ classic motor show has established itself as a regular fixture on the classic car calendar now and being held indoors at the NEC, it’s a fun day out, whatever the weather. Although it is a straight0-up ‘classic’ show, with predominantly British and European classic cars on show, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-05-23
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