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  • December issue now on sale!
    Iconic cars are what many enthusiasts dream of. Which wide-eyed kid hasn’t marvelled at Herbie, wished they owned KITT – the artificially intelligent Trans Am from 1980s TV series Knight Rider – or even shouted ‘To the Batmobile!’ more than once? But maybe the very best of the best ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-15
  • 10 Christmas gift ideas for a Classic American reader!
    Check out the exclusive Classic American Christmas Gift Guide! Yes, like it or not, it’s that time again. The run up to Christmas can be an extremely stressful time finding ideal gifts for your nearest and dearest. So, we’ve made your life a hell of a lot easier ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-09
  • Meet the Magnificent 7!
    Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year 2018  Classic American’s December issue was busy being printed whilst the Grand Finals of this year’s Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition were taking place. Who was the lucky winner? Well, obviously we can’t tell you ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-06
  • American Muscle is on the march at the December Sale
    A number of classic American muscle cars will invade CCA’s December Sale A beautifully restored 1955 Ford Thunderbird, a well presented 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and a no reserve 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 will be on offer at the sale The December Sale takes place at the Warwickshire ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Veterans wow huge crowds on historic route to Brighton 
    Pioneering vehicles make their annual pilgrimage from capital to coast on the world’s longest running motoring event  As an unseasonably mild London was still covered by darkness, nearly 400 pioneering veteran cars, their intrepid drivers and plucky passengers gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday (4th November) waiting for ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-05
  • Classic American at the NEC Classic Motor Show!
    This time next week the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be in full swing and taking centre stage in the American section in Hall 5 will be the Classic American stand where the Grand Finals of the Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition will ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-02
  • Chryslers at Brooklands
    More pictures from Tony Oksien’s excellent ‘Chryslers at Brooklands’ report in the October issue of Classic American. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-11-02
  • White Lightning: 1966 Chrysler 300
    Paul Elvin bought this 1966 Chrysler 300 partially because he adored its fantastic interior, but before long he loved everything about it… Growing up in Norfolk with a father who owned American cars, it was almost inevitable Paul Elvin would later buy one of his own. “I’ve been ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-31
  • Top 10 reasons to visit the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery 2018!
    This years’ show is not only the UK’s biggest and best classic motor show, it is now the WORLDS’ largest gathering of vehicle clubs! That means there’s even more for you to see at the show. With 300 clubs at the show, some who have never been at ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-29
  • Wheeler Dealers Returns To Discovery For Brand New Series
    The hit motoring show will return to the Discovery Channel in the New Year Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead are back to find, restore and sell iconic cars for a profit Next year will see petrolheads Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead will roar back onto Discovery ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-29
  • New car Auction site launched!
    NORMAN’S POND; AN ONLINE AUCTION SITE, RUN BY CAR ENTHUSIASTS FOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS! A new auction site launched today – Norman’s Pond (www.normanspond.com) is a live, daily auction site for classic and enthusiast cars in the United Kingdom. Run by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts, this site is set ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-28
  • Santa Pod unveils new hot rod & Calendar at the Classic Motor Show
      Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show – Stand 2-660 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Fri. 9 – Sun. 11 November 2018 Santa Pod Raceway will unveil the latest addition to its roster of historic drag racing hardware when Roarin’ Rat takes the stand next month at the Classic Motor Show ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-23
  • Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive-in Show
    More images from the Steve Havelock’s excellent report on this year’s Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive-in Show! ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-22
  • Tribute: Burt Reynolds – 1936-2018
    Of course we know and recognise Burt Reynolds now as a massive film star, but his ‘overnight’ fame took many years to achieve. File photo – Burt Reynolds talking before a crowd on Nov. 22, 1982. 1970s’ movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee Burt Reynolds has died at the age ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-22
  • Tune in to Torque TV!
    Shot on location in Missouri, Florida, Sweden and around the UK, Torque American brings you the stories behind some wonderful classic American vehicles and their interesting owners. We all have a dream car, but how many of us really pursue that dream? Photography: marialgeophotography.comFor all things Classic American, like our ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-22
  • Are Friends Electra? Buick Electra 225 Custom
    Danny Luke’s Buick Electra 225 Custom was one of the best American cars you could have purchased in 1973 and this well cared for example shows just how good they still are today. Danny Luke is no stranger to owning American cars; in fact, he and his family ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-22
  • November issue out now!
    Your super Classic American is out today, and if you loved Burt Reynolds, you’ll absolutely love our feature on him! More to follow on this fantastic November issue! ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-18
  • What’s a roundabout? IAM RoadSmart reveals shocking lack of road knowledge by UK drivers
    A survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor, they didn’t recognise the ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-16
  • 1976 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
    The year 1976 was a significant one for Cadillac – it was the last year for convertibles and the full-size leviathans with the 8.2-litre engine. Yet it was a year of incredible success, thanks to cars like this Coupe de Ville… Photography: John ColleyLet’s talk numbers. In 1976, Cadillac ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year Round 7
    The final round of this year’s Footman James & Kingstown Shipping took place at the American Autumn Classic held at Prescott Hillclimb. This entertaining weekender takes place at the stunning Bugatti Owners club, nestled in the pretty hills above Cheltenham. Sunday turned out to be the warmer, sunnier and ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-14
  • Rally of the Giants 2018
    It might be grim outside now, but cast your mind back just a few months ago and it was one of the hottest days on record at the Pre-’50 American Auto Club’s Rally of the Giants car show, held at beautiful Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Let us transport back to ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-14
  • Gallery: 2018 Stars & Stripes show!
    Donald Trump’s UK visit may have been in the headlines, but when it comes to Anglo-American special relations, nothing could have trumped this year’s outstanding 2018 Stars & Stripes show. It was one of three car shows bought by Classic American’s parent company Mortons last year and this was ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-11
  • Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year Round Six
    Car of the Year heat six took place at the UK’s biggest muscle car event, the Mopar Euro Nationals, which is held every summer at Santa Pod Dragstrip Sweltering heat gave way to gale force winds, torrential downpours and unsettled weather, as the recent heatwave ended dramatically. Equally ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-09
  • Labour of Love: 1957 Oldsmobile 88
    Looking at Paul Wells’ 1957 Oldsmobile 88 convertible today, it’s hard to believe he bought the car as a rusted-out wreck – although Paul didn’t realise that at the time… There’s no denying that Paul Wells is an Oldsmobile enthusiast. It takes certain dedication to own four of ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-09
  • Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year Round 7
      The final round of this year’s Footman James & Kingstown Shipping took place at the American Autumn Classic held at Prescott Hillclimb. This entertaining weekender takes place at the stunning Bugatti Owners club, nestled in the pretty hills above Cheltenham. Sunday turned out to be the warmer, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Speed of Wings: Dodge Daytona Tribute
    Chrysler’s ‘wing cars’ were some of the most extreme machines ever to emerge from Detroit, and none are more exciting than those with a Hemi under the hood. Savage – that’s the word that springs to mind. Well, that and a couple of others we can’t print. Andy ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-10-01
  • Prescott American Autumn Classic – October 6 & 7th  2018!
    The popular American themed Autumn Classic returns to Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Cheltenham on the weekend of the 6-7 October 2018. The annual all-American Stars and Stripes event celebrates everything American and automotive. The action-packed weekend attracts a wide variety of cars competing on the historic hill climb course, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-30
  • Thruxton 50th Anniversary Celebration.   2nd-3rd June 2018.
    Under a blazing mid-day sun, at this 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1992 Formula One World Champion and 1993 CART Indycar Champion, Nigel Mansell teamed up with his old friend, the much loved commentator Murray Walker, to ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-28
  • Corvette Kingdom launches brand new website
    Corvette Kingdom, the UK’s longest-running Corvette specialist, has launched an exciting new website packed with special features and a superb online shop. Corvette Kingdom is well known throughout the UK for its body-off frame refurbishments and high standards of workmanship, from routine servicing and maintenance to full car restorations. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-28
  • Autumn Classic returns to Prescott Speed Hill Climb
    The popular American-themed Autumn Classic returns to the beautiful Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Cheltenham, over the weekend of October 6 and 7. The annual all-American Stars and Stripes event celebrates everything American and automotive and attracts a wide variety of cars competing on the historic hill climb course, ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-28
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