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  • Follow Classic American on Instagram!
    You can now follow Classic American magazine on Instagram! Drive the American dream with the UK’s biggest all-American car and lifestyle magazine! Click here to visit our Instgram page!   ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-21
  • Holdin’ back the years
    Tony Oksien looks back fondly on almost two decades of Classic American and his association with the title… This year is a Herculean one for anniversaries and nothing in the world of classic car magazines comes bigger than the 30th celebration of a title’s very first issue. Classic American ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-21
  • Three of a Kind: 1965 Plymouth Fury III
    James Dixey’s 1965 Plymouth Fury III might look and sound like a race car, but he still uses it everyday! Credit: Matt RichardsonPlymouth badly needed its 1965 cars to be successful. Following the stunning 1957 to 1959 models that were so good-looking, it forced rivals General Motors into last-minute ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-21
  • The October Issue
    The October issue of Classic American is jam-packed with American automotive goodness! There’s everything from a brand-new Camaro ZL1 to a 1939 Ford pick-up truck, a mint example of a 1962 Cadillac to a stunning survivor 1972 Dodge Demon. Four-wheel drives don’t come much more iconic than the Ford ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-20
  • October issue on sale now!
    Cast your mind back to the summer… fantastic, wasn’t it? With the odd exception, most weekends were full of sun, fun, and events where you could squander the day alongside the smell of candyfloss, the sound of rumbling V8s and the sight of gleaming chrome and polished metal parked ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-20
  • Long Road to Leicestershire!
    The Long Road Festival hailed a huge success as country and Americana stars and fans descend on UK for inaugural event… ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-19
  • TEN Chances to win!
    We’re looking forward to the Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show with Discovery – it’s always the biggest and best show of the year and the highlight in our calendar! Make sure you head over to this fantastic event on 9-11 November at the NEC in Birmingham. We’ll ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-19
  • Unexpected Pleasure: 1969 Dodge Charger
    Ringbrothers’ Charger defects from the expected… The first Mopar from the Ringbrothers garage took more than 4700 hours of custom body work to incorporate the original styling cues of the iconic muscle car while creating a one-of-a-kind car. When you think American muscle cars, you probably don’t think of ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-17
  • The Truth about E10 and your Classic American
    E10 is coming: what will extra ethanol do to your classic? Doubling the ethanol content of pump petrol could have serious implications for older vehicles. Nigel Boothman explains how you can protect your pride and joy. German gas station super e10 fuel. Getty ImagesThe amount of ethanol in the ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-17
  • Perfect Patina
    Bought in the States, shipped to the UK and now boasting some interesting upgrades, this original-looking half-ton Ford provides entertaining, reliable transport. Paul Guinness explains more… Buying any classic unseen can be a tricky business, although the risks are potentially even greater when the vehicle in question is ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-17
  • Impala Super Sport: 3D printed car parts
    As winter sets in, Jonny’s Impala Super Sport lowrider project receives rear lights, a dash and numerous other time-consuming trim additions. It looks on track to be finished by spring 2018 – 10 years since it was repainted. Better late than… Remember last time we had an issue ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-17
  • Footman James Bristol Classic Show
    More pictures from this year’s Footman James Bristol Classic held at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset over the weekend of June 16th & 17th! ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-12
  • Mid-Century Must Haves
    Sarah Bradley tracks down some seriously cool fabrics, perfect for use in home furnishings for fans of mid-century modern…   If you’ve got a mid-century modern home to match your classic American car, you’ll love these classy new 1950s-inspired interior fabrics and homewares from 20th Century Cloth. The ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-12
  • Summit Racing Equipment: 50 Years of High Performance
    It all started with a Corvette. It was 1968, and a young engineer owned a 1967 roadster with the L71 427 cubic inch/435 horsepower engine. He made some connections to get hop-up parts at a discount, and it wasn’t long before his drag racing buddies found out and wanted ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-12
  • Original Owner Manuals at Summit
    Working on a vehicle is a lot easier when you have instructions. The nice folks at Bishko have made it easy to fix your ride by putting original factory service manuals on handy DVDs. This is the same literature that the dealership techs use to diagnose and repair ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-12
  • Top ten Tips on Car Depreciation
      A third of drivers don’t consider depreciation when they’re buying a car 14% of drivers think that all cars depreciate at the same rate   A new car loses approximately 20% of its value when it is driven off the showroom forecourt, and cars lose between 15 ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-04
  • Horsham Ameri-car-na
    What are you up to this September? Horsham AmeriCARna is a free event in West Sussex in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and organised in support of Horsham town centre’s economy – and it’s back again! Masterminded by Horsham’s town centre management, this will be Horsham AmeriCARna’s second ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-04
  • The King is Here
    On Friday, August 24, The King comes to cinemas across the UK courtesy of Dogwoof. From award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In, Why We Fight), The King is a fascinating journey across America’s troubled past framed alongside the ups and downs of the life of rock ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-04
  • Double Bubble heads to auction
    Known as ‘Double Bubble’, this artfully crafted 1961 Chevrolet Impala resto-mod represents high automotive sculpture, beautifully conceived and executed by Greening Auto Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Grafting on an additional top from a 1961 Pontiac turned the Chevrolet hardtop into a super-stylish hardtop wagon, complete with an opening tailgate. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-09-04
  • By Royal Appointment: 1957 Dodge Custom Royal
    The Custom Royal was Dodge’s top trim level in the Fifties, offering a stunning mix of luxury, performance and value. After a dedicated restoration, this rare convertible is fit for a king. We wouldn’t get to see this one without a man called Gary Sanders. Gary is really a ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Drag Racing for all!
    Some people divine a theatrical quality in the sport of drag racing. Steven McRae gives credence to that idea. As a Principal dancer at The Royal Ballet, McRae is a world-leading exponent of the most arduous and exacting artistic profession. As a denizen of Australian dragstrips throughout his childhood ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-29
  • Super September issue out now!
    No sooner did the sun start to bake the ground than, yes, that autumnal chill in the early morning air has arrived… how soon the summer flies by! Relive those lazy, hazy, crazy days of the summer of 2018 with the September issue of Classic American, which is packed ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-17
  • Nostalgia Nationals
    More images from John Kennedy’s excellent report from the Nostalgia Nationals. ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-16
  • 2018 Cadillacs
    As part of July’s Cadillac Special issue, our man in America, Huw Evans, took a look at what’s on offer today from GM’s premium luxury brand today…     Since 1902, Cadillac has come to define the quintessential luxury American car. Once billed as “Standard of the World,” owning ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Corvette Kingdom
    Sales – Restorations – Spares Corvette Kingdom offers a complete service for the classic Corvette owner, specialising in 1953-1982 Corvettes, from minor repairs and servicing to full restoration. We have a large, fully equipped workshop and the knowledge and experience to cater for your Corvette’s every ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Hayling Island Show
    More images from Zack Stiling’s excellent Hayling Island report in Classic American magazine! ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year Round Six
      Car of the Year Round 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 2018-08-06
  • Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year latest!
    Say hello to the winner of the 4th heat of the Footman James & Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition which took place at the Classic American Stars and Stripes Show. The worthy winner – although it was a tough choice, so many incredible cars! – was this ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-30
  • Most of the UK Eager to get away from the Wheel
    – Britons overwhelmingly supportive of driverless cars and excited for their arrival –  ·       Almost two thirds (61%) of Britons welcome the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles. ·       90% of 10,000 drivers surveyed happy give up driving and let cars do all the work. 25% are even eagerly ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-23