American Auto Club International

Name of club American Auto Club International (Incorporating the Approximate number of members Approx. 300 Annual membership fee UK 25.00, International 35.00. 5.00 reduction for renewals. Renewals join at any time for 12 month's membership Club publication Yes - Torque magazine Frequency Quarterly Meetings Yes. Organised locally by Area Chapters Regional chapters Yes. Area representatives in Birmingham, Bradford, Cheshire, Cornwall, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire....

Carl Perkins

In the history of Rock'n'Roll, Carl Perkins manages to be both hugely over-rated and hugely underrated. On one hand he's often dismissed as a wig-wearing poor man's Elvis, the man who wrote 'Blue Suede Shoes', but who sung it with far less elan than the King. Others hail him as a Rockabilly god, despite him patently lacking the cool of bona fide Fifties teen idols such as Jerry Lee and Elvis. The truth is that Carl was never as good nor as bad as either his detractors nor admirers would have...

Drake

At the end of 2009 we received a prestigious bronze dealer of the year from Scott Drake An extensive range of products are now available to buy n our online shop From Brake cables to Badges to Bumpers, you're sure to find what you are looking for. Yi n She .' Due to Popular demand we are now building an extensive stock of 2005+ Mustang parts Mustang Maniac have recently been authorised as UK dealers -or Scott Drake. Renowned for their excellent reproduction parts and officially licensed...

Fully Fitted Workshop Facilities

WESERV CE& REPA R ALL MAKES & MODELS OF AMERICAN CARS FROM 924 - 2009 USING OEM PARTS COMPLETE ELECTRONIC SCANNING FAC L T ES FOR LATER MODELS CLASSIC. AMERICANS- VINTAGE TYRES SUPPLIED & FITTED ENGINE REBUILDS. TRANSMISSION REPAIRS & MOT WORK It's no secret that we love Fifties DeSotos here at Classic American towers, so when the magazine had the opportunity to display a genuine 1956 DeSoto Adventurer on its stand at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC a few years ago, it was too...

Heritage enthusiast

12 images specially selected by the editor of Tractor magazine, capturing a superb combination of the classic and vintage vchiclcs that remain an enduring and endearing part of our rural farming heritage. Take in all the sights and sounds of yesteryear with this beautiful selection of 2011 images. Enthusiasts will be enthralled as they admire the immaculately restored old machinery and nostalgic scenes the calendar has to offer. V i ntagt* Sttnim C ilrnrta r ' Ot V i ntagt* Sttnim C ilrnrta r '...

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NSRA Hot Rod Drags

You might be shivering in the snow now, but it was only a few months ago that hot rodders and American car owners gathered at Shakespeare County Raceway for one of the most popular run-what-ya-brung events of the year, the Hot Rod Drags. Keith Harman was there Already an established date on the hot rod calendar, the Hot Rod Drags (and to a lesser extent its sister event the Nostalgia Nats) is probably the most divisive date on the National Street Rod Association's calendar. There are simply...

Parts For Sale

Chevy silverado, 1982, pick-up, power steering box, 50 grill, 30 mirrors, 15 rear lights. 20 starter, 50 suburban 1996, alloys, 100. Tel. 07969 996306 01302 539523. S Yorks.* 1979 350ci v8 chevrolet, LPC converted + 3 speed, auto g box and all ancillaries, offers around 700 will take modern diesel and gearbox in p x. Tel. 07585 140112 buyer to remove. breathable car cover, approx 18ft long with elasticated ends, v ill fit a car tp to size of Chevy Caprice station wagon, one small rip on bottom...

Scale Autos Christmas Special

Resurrected for our Christmas special issue, here are Richard Coney's tips for the best scale autos this festive season It hardly seems a year since the last Scale Autos, but Christmas is again looming and it's the time to start laying down plenty of hints about what you would like to receive. It's been a sparse year for model car collectors. Several manufacturers, Ertl RC2 and Jada for example, don't appear to be producing the wide range of models that they used too. Perhaps the bubble's burst...

Series Ii

For '55, the Chieftain came in two distinct trim levels, the 860 or 870 - this pretty hardtop has to be an 870 as the 860 offered only sedans or wagons. Pale yellow and mid-grey, this car harks from Switzerland - the fender skirts look particularly neat on the '55-6 cars. From a choice of four flatheads, now there was only one engine option - 287 cubic inches and 180bhp. You'll remember that last month we did an 'Over Here' feature in celebration of the Mercury nameplate after the powers that...

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Steves Speed Shop

JMaasa ito fotap & Fkr a o Map tetoMI Moving upmarket and to a larger scale we come to AUTOart's excellent 1 18th 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible. Available in Riverside Red and this more subtle Silver Blue Moving upmarket and to a larger scale we come to AUTOart's excellent 1 18th 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible. Available in Riverside Red and this more subtle Silver Blue but it is a quality model consisting of many parts. The paint is extremely smooth as you might...

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For 1959, the Catalina name had grown up into a model line of its own, replacing the old Chieftain - Star Chief was now the mid-price line, with an expanded Bonneville series at the top. '59 also saw the new wide-track chassis, with the wheels spaced further apart than most of its competitors to give less sway in corners while keeping a decent ride. GM's flat-top roof never seemed to sit too well on the '59 Pontiac, I always thought. This solid grey '56 four-door wagon looked pretty basic, so...

Moscow Old Timer Gallery

Held in the modem exhibrion comple gt Crocus E gt po, located at the cross'oads of major highways witf the exit from subway right to Oldtimer-gallery organising committee PO Box 94,127560, Moscow, Russia Tel. 7 495 505 53 50. gallery old imber.ru SEPTEMBER 16th-18th AMERICAN AUTO CLUB UK AUTUMN NATIONALS. Venue to be confirmed. SEPTEMBER 25th AACGB AMERICAN CAR SHOW, Wickteed Park, Kettering. Canping available. Tel. 01736 530333 01234 594266. ABERDEEN - Second Sunday of the month, 2pm at the...

The Concept King

When he moved to Vauxhall, he worked on the company's first-ever concept the gullwing XVR that made its debut at the 1966 Geneva show. In the US Cherry's designers did a record 45 concepts in six years, helping GM win back a reputation for advanced design that had been taken by Chrysler under Tom Gale. Widely regarded by critics and peers as the best thing out of CM Design since the Bill Mitchell era, the Cadillac Sixteen is unquestionably the highlight concept...

Bristol American Car Show

At Yate Town Football Club, Lodge Road.Yate, American Classic Custom Bkes, 10am-4pm Raffe - trade stands - bar. Fotshots Roadshow We need all details in writing, so you can either post them to us at classic american events, media centre, morton way, horncastle, lines In9 6jr or fax to 01507 529399. it's free, and your listing will stay on these pages until the event has passed. Vehicle entries 5, bikes 2.50. Admission 2.50. Accompanied children free Td help special needs chidren in Bristol....

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Isn't just a selection of pro-built billet show-queens. Of course there's plenty of polished aluminium, but there are also traditional rods, customs and trucks with mucho chrome, flamboyant pin-striping and flame paint jobs. The 'new wave' rods have not been overlooked, or indeed the nostalgia cars, as there are some very well engineered rat rods, grunqy-looking exteriors notwithstanding and Sixties style show rods with extrovert bodywork and wild tuck 'n' roll interiors. If you have access to...

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Cherry left General Motors an unexpectedly rich legacy Talk about tough acts to follow. When Wayne Cherry became on y the fifth vice president of design in the history of General Motors in 1992, he inherted a dangerously fabulous legacy. I he flamboyant Harley tarl, appointed head of GM's nascent Art and Color department in 1927, virtually invented the art of modern automotive design, the design studio, and the concept car. Hard-driving Bill Mitchell, who succeeded Earl in 1958, was a similarly...

Silverstone Classic

The wortds biggest classic motor acing festival - the Siiverstoie Classic - will celebrate ts 21st birtfday in ebullient style 0845 458 6756 www.footmanjames.co.uk t lt R mji Jjrr ,t j ludr fi rii a icn Im IM Ahcti ly IN Wwi i Awttmfet iMpM d nriM m iuu - MT'M M ai, I lt r i nr bt fWlIlKfi tf wwW ix ,TirpT gt rnt i Ii lt 101.09 wth a feast o special celebrations and additional live music attractions in 20' 1. Ti kets Available in advarce via the ticket hotline on u ,'l 231 0849 or trom the...

Judging Car Of The Year

Been a fixture on the American car scene for almost two decades now, and to be picked as a car of the year, either as heat winner or overall champion, is an accolade for any American car in the UK. As the only concours competition of its kind in the UK specifically for American cars, it occupies a fond place in many enthusiasts' hearts. However, it's not without its controversies how to judge such diverse eras and types of cars, as well as ones which are original versus ones which have been...

Christmas Special

Back for one issue only, Douglas McPherson rounds up the hottest rockabilly and coolest country to keep your wheel's spinning this Christmas A ROCKET IN MY POCKET - The Soundtrack To The Hipster's Guide To Rockabilly Music Ace Half a century on, Elvis' 'Mystery Train,' still sounds unspeakably cool. I here's a relaxed swagger to Presley's vocal and a smootn finish to the blend of slap bass and electric gjitar that positively gleams. Polish wasn't a quality that distinguished many of the yojng...