Classic American4 min read
Crossingthe Border
Most people’s first experience of the Pontiac Firebird was in the Smokey and the Bandit movies; the black Firebird with the large eagle motif on the hood giving law enforcement the runaround while crossing state lines. It was a ’77 Trans Am special e
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Dan Short Fantom Works
FantomWorks is one of the biggest, best and most well-known car restoration businesses in the US and is based in a gigantic, near-100-year-old former laundry factory in Norfolk, Virginia. The founder, owner and front man of the TV show is 57-year-old
Classic American5 min read
Columns, Stalks & Wheels!
The time came to try and finally assemble and fit the full steering column on the ’64. As far as I could remember the steering column was one of the few parts of the Chevy left untouched from when it was stripped and repainted back in 2007-8. So you’
Classic American2 min read
The End Of Smart?
You may have read at the weekend about a lady from Sheffield who intends to sue Highways England for the death of her husband after he was killed on a stretch of smart motorway on the M1. He and another driver were killed when they were hit by a lorr
Classic American2 min read
Classic American Spotlight
Meguiar’s has introduced a new addition to its premium Ultimate line of products: Meguiar’s Ultimate Tyre Shine. This brand-new formula is Meguiar’s highest gloss tyre shine to date for customers who want a soaking wet look shine for their tyres. Wit
Classic American3 min read
Really Of The Giants
Having settled into Blenheim Palace over the last several years, it was all change again for the Pre-’50 AAC’s annual Rally of the Giants, as the show site was moved slightly more into the main part of the park to make way for a new Elizabethan theat
Classic American2 min read
Classic Motor Show Is Top Trumps!
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is the event not to be missed for any classic car owner, collector, enthusiast, car club member or anyone with a passion for classic cars. The show brings together the world’s largest gather
Classic American4 min read
Mopar Euronats
Twenty six not out! The Mopar EuroNats has weathered everything that can be thrown at it over the decades, from the most atrocious summer weather conditions, to blistering sunshine, gales, biblical rain, tornado winds and even a wild wasp epidemic! Y
Classic American4 min read
A&M American & Modified News!
For anyone living in the West Country, there is only one name when it comes to V8 engine rebuilding, drag race preparation and hot rod engineering in the area, and that’s Zane Llewellyn, at Zannatech Motorsports. We could fill a few pages with Zane’s
Classic American2 min read
Nsra Supernationals
Do three days of hot rods, ratrods, pick-ups, American classics and great music sound like heaven? If so, then I do hope you were at this year’s NSRA Supernationals for all three of the days. Sunday’s Show-and-Shine of course brings the biggest crowd
Classic American2 min read
Oldsmobile J-tr
Concept cars come and go, with only a few earning legendary status. The example pictured here wasn’t among their number, but it wasn’t without influence. The narrative stretches back to 1961 when General Motors shuttered its much-hyped Motorama trave
Classic American2 min read
NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals 2019 Winners’ List
Participants’ Choice Winner: 1931 Ford Model A, owned by Eric Tremblet Top Ten Winners: 1965 Ford Corsair, Gary Tripp 1925 Singer Sport, Paul Bacon 1937 Ford 5 Window Coupe, Eva Beutler 1938 Chevy COE, Tom Parry 1937 Rover 10, David Newman 1950 Che
Classic American3 min read
Ram Renaissance
Although new vehicle sales in North America continue to cool, there have been some notable bright spots. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has seen demand for its Ram and Jeep branded vehicles surge in recent months. In fact, during June, Ram sales reached a
Classic American3 min read
Scale Autos
Maisto cars are more difficult to find nowadays, but worth the effort, as they are fun, budget-priced models, which comfortably straddle the toy/model divide. This pair of 1:24 scale Mustangs are typical. The attractive pale blue metallic of the clas
Classic American4 min read
Mid-engine Corvette Debuts!
Launching as a 2020 model, with production slated to begin at the Bowling Green, Ky, assembly plant in late 2019, the eighth-generation ’Vette represents a new direction for the original America’s Sports Car. According to GM president Mark Reuss, GM
Classic American3 min read
Last Hurrah!
The popular American-themed Autumn Classic returns to Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Cheltenham on the weekend of October 5-6. The annual all-American Stars and Stripes event celebrates everything American and automotive. The action-packed weekend attrac
Classic American2 min read
Mopar EuroNats 2019
So, the 26th Mopar EuroNationals has happened, leaving all with very pleasant and enjoyable memories of three days of dry weather – yes it was a ‘good one’ this year and you can read our report all about it starting on page 97 of this month’s magazin
Classic American10 min read
2019 Car Of The Year
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Classic American5 min read
Classic American Mail
Dear Classic American, As a reader from day one, I would expect Classic American to be factually correct, so that misinformation isn’t passed on to the uninitiated. Two errors, one really glaring, were featured on the news pages of the September issu
Classic American3 min read
Classic American Reviews
Author: Todd Zuercher Published by: Car Tech ISBN: 978-1-61325-414-1 Price: £35 Another car rarely seen on UK roads is the understated Ford Bronco. Designed as a rugged 4x4 to compete with the Jeep CJ5 and International Harvester Scout, it was in
Classic American6 min read
1958 Cadillac Sedan de Ville
Having a vehicle fire must be one of the worst experiences any classic car enthusiast could have. Trevor Cowell knows that only too well. Fortunately, he had the skills and determination to bring his toasted 1958 Cadillac Sedan de Ville back from the
Classic American2 min read
1969 Pontiac GTO convertible
Vendor: Martin Stockwell, Sudbury, Suffolk Telephone: 07734 620142 Price: £35,000 A1969 Pontiac GTO convertible is a relatively rare sight in the UK and our Drive-Buy car was imported from the US in 1979. It was originally supplied by Haskell Ponti
Classic American6 min read
1963 Chrysler 300
There are all kinds of reasons why one might be attracted to the 1963 Chrysler 300, but for owner Mark Rumble the attraction was simply that the car stood apart from his own previous cars and other people’s. He explains: “I’d just come into a bit of
Classic American5 min read
The Italian Job
Michael Schudroff’s Chevy is a car that would let you win almost any bet against your mates. Wanna’ bet this Corvette’s made of steel? Even school kids know that ever since its introduction in 1953, the Corvette’s body has been made out of glassfibre
Classic American5 min read
Little Deuce Coupe
This 1932 Ford is an original, all steel five-window coupe (you don’t count the front screen) and despite only having been on the road in this guise since 2017, it looks every inch a traditional style hot rod of the Forties or Fifties. Marco Warren o
Classic American2 min read
Plastic. Fantastic?
It seems that what was once hailed as a miracle of modern technology is now decried as one of the biggest scourges of modern life: Plastic. When it first appeared, it seemed an exotic, modern and without issue miracle substance. A product of the petr
Classic American6 min read
Video Killed the Magazine Radio Star
Two years ago, two friends from Iowa posted a series of videos on YouTube. They featured the resurrection of a derelict 1965 Ford F250 found in woodland on a disused farm. Amongst the plethora of YouTube channels featuring American classics, the F250
Classic American2 min read
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Series two-door sedan
Vendor: Simon Martins, Lowestoft, Suffolk Telephone: 07872 076079 Price: £24,995 This month’s Drive-Buy feature car is an absolute gem, having been restored in the US to an excellent standard. There’s a great deal of documentation which comes with t
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