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  • 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
  • Stars Shine on Super Sunday as Silverstone Classic Concludes!
    • Curtain comes down on another unforgettable Silverstone Classic• Terrific touring cars grab the headlines on Tin-Top Sunday• Illustrious names in the spotlight with superstar performances• Magnificent parades and fantastic family fun delight 100,000+ visitors Many of motor racing’s brightest stars came out to play on the third and ... read more
    Source: Classic AmericanPublished on 2018-07-23
  • 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