18 December 2014
Sometimes in a particular issue of Classic American, themes will develop for no special reason. They’re not planned, they just happen almost by accident. This month’s magazine, for example, has three articles featuring 1957 Chevrolets and three stories that involve car owners that have hankered after a particular model for… well, almost a lifetime, before finally actually fulfilling the dream.
20 November 2014.
Welcome to December’s issue of Classic American.
It’s a funny time of year for us here on the magazine. The summer shows are over and by the time you read this, so will be our biggest event of the year, the Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
18 September 2014.
I make no apologies for this month’s star car, the gorgeous gold 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II on this month’s cover and featured on pages 28 to 32. Because I know some will be tutting and shaking their heads. “But why would they be doing that?” you might ask. Because it’s a 318 engined car… not any of the fabled big block monsters that Mother Mopar was so famed for during the Sixties.
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.
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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.
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♦ 1971 Oldsmobile 442
♦ 1964 Thunderbird
♦ 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury
♦ 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
♦ 1969 Chrysler 300
♦ Motoring Vinyl
♦ SEMA Show
♦ Off roading in Utah
♦ Car of the Year finals
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