22 August 2014
Something I’ve always found fascinating with American car folk is the whole concept of what eras they like, or more often don’t like and their subsequent personal ‘cut-off’ dates. For myself, being a child of the Seventies and Eighties, I always felt that I wasn’t that interested in post-1985 cars. By that stage, most US manufacturers had downsized and started to switch to front-wheel drive and – God help us – four-cylinder engines.
18 July 2014.
If the weather with you has been anything like it has been here, then you will have been enjoying prime-time cruising. Hot, dry days mean an endless vista of fun with your Yank, whether it’s day trips out to the country, visits to car shows or cruises or just a pleasant afternoon with the polish and a chamois, or even an athletic jaunt down the dragstrip.
13 May 2014.
Are you using your Classic American to its full potential? It probably sounds like a strange question to ask, but sometimes people don’t realise all the great things we can do for them, or all the free services and opportunities available to them as readers or subscribers.
20 March 2014.
These days when a car manufacturer builds a ‘performance’ version it usually involves tweaking the electronics, changing the fuelling map, fitting bigger wheels and writing ‘sport’ on the boot. Back in 1965 Ford had a little more ambition, building its K-Code Mustangs with a race-tuned motor under the hood (and a warranty of just 90 days). It plainly never expected them to last so driving Geoff Langston’s beautiful example some 49 years later was a real treat.
21 February 2014.
Winter can be a period of hibernation for those of us with classic American cars; not so much for those of us with modern American cars or daily drivers. Either way, it’s a time when most of us bunker down for a few months, lock ourselves away and get busy with projects for the dark months.
16 January 2014.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the owner of this year’s Car of the Year winner. Despite being very seriously ill, it was David Carr’s wish that his 1950 Buick Super still take part in this year’s Footman James Car of the Year finals, despite the fact he was too ill to attend.
19 December 2013.
Welcome to our Mustang Special. You might think we’re jumping the gun a bit as the Mustang wasn’t launched until April 1964; however, we figured we’d get a head start, and that since this is our first issue dated 2014, now is as good a time as any to celebrate what is quite simply the most famous American car ever!
21 November 2013.
This month’s cover car is a pretty rare beast. Sometime Classic American contributor Alex Gunn had one way back (20 years ago?) which he drove across Europe and we followed him in the magazine. Even in North America these first generation Monte Carlos are rare beasts too, falling into the ‘big, Seventies smogboat’ category that was so decimated in the Eighties and Nineties by demolition derbies and sheer disinterest. Then you wake up one day and they’re all gone... or almost.
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