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Classic American

August 2020

Classic American magazine featuring Classic American muscle and Classic American styling. Each month packed full of restoration stories, news from the Classic American scene, hundreds of classifieds, readers letters and rides. So don't miss out, immerse yourself each month in a little part of the American Dream. Subscribe to the digital edition today - and enjoy savings on RRP of over 70% - Instant delivery worldwide. Never miss an issue.

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where to now?

Well, what a strange few months it’s been! I think we can all agree that this has been a time none of us has ever experienced the likes of before (unless you remember the Second World War!) and probably one which we don’t ever care to experience again! Still, it’s always good to try and turn negatives into positives and I’m pretty sure if and when car shows get going again next year, I will embrace them with relish and enjoy them immensely… a bit like that cold drink after a long run or walk in the boiling heat. The organisers of the Classic Motor Show which is scheduled to be held over the weekend of November 13-15 are still planning to go ahead with the event and Classic American will…

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new f-150 dreamliner

Okay, that’s not strictly true in terms of the new F-150 pick-up truck’s name and while the new F-150 may look a hulking brute on the outside, the new upcoming 2021 model which will be launched in the autumn promises a dreamy new feature inside with front seats which fold flat like a bed. It’s a feature not really seen on mainstream American vehicles probably since Hudson offered them on their cars in the Fifties, but it promises to be an exciting and new one for America’s best-selling vehicle. The option, called Max Recline Seats, will only be available on the top line King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trim levels models. The seats fold flat to nearly 180 degrees and the end result is very similar to the lay-flat first class…

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turn your car into a work of art

Simon Roberts is an artist who can take a photograph of your car and transpose it into a work of art with a completely different background or setting. Simon explains: “Owners supply me with photo which I then enlarge and retouch a scene into the background. I’ve done hundreds of cars, retouching them into Monument Valley, Hollywood Boulevard or Santa Pod raceway to name but a few…” Couldn’t be easier! To discuss turning your car into a work of art, get in touch with Simon: Simon Roberts Illustration, email: simon@sr-illustration.com or call: 07968 556568. You can see his work on his website at: www.sr-illustration.com…

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try tova-uk

Ensuring your car is valued correctly is vital when agreeing an insurance policy and that’s precisely the service that our very own Tony Oksien (he of the Muscle Car Files monthly column) provides with his business TOVA-UK (Tony Oksien Valuation and Appraisals). It’s generally agreed that car valuations and appraisals really need to be carried out by an expert. Whether you choose to have a valuation certificate by post (i.e. sending photographs or digital images) or through a complete face-to-face evaluation of the car in person, TOVA-UK has got it covered. Over the years, TOVA-UK has provided valuations and appraisals for many cars. With such an extensive range of knowledge and first-hand experience, TOVA-UK comes highly recommended by some insurance companies. TOVAUK also offers expert advice to those who wish to…

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woodward dream cruise & swedish shows cancelled

Probably not a great surprise, but this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise which takes place every year in Detroit and was due to take place on August 15 has been cancelled. The show’s website says: “Due to public health concerns caused by Covid-19, all community events planned for the 26th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise have been cancelled. Stay safe. Be responsible.” Likewise, the big American car shows which take place in Sweden in early July in Västerås and Lidköping were also cancelled. Looks like we’ll have to wait until 2021 to get our American car show fixes!…

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are fins back at cadillac?

Consider the evidence: the new Cadillac CT5 unveiled at the New York Motor Show earlier this year certainly appears to be sprouting some tail-lights that at least give a nod to the brand’s famous fins of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. In an interview with GM Authority, Cadillac design chief Andrew Smith explained that the inner lighting graphic on the 2020 Cadillac CT5’s tail-lights was inspired by the tailfins of classic Cadillacs. The inner lighting design runs up from the rear bumper and arcs horizontally into the rear fender with an L-shaped curve, mimicking the shape and curvature of a classic Cadillac tailfin. This subtle feature may not be as prominent as the in-your-face tailfins on vehicles like the 1959 Cadillac but this small design element contributes to the unique look…