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Classic American

November 2019

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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more the merrier?

This month’s letters page features a message from a reader about coverage (or rather the lack of it) of ‘newer’ classics from the Eighties, Nineties and Noughties. I have to hold my hand up, as it’s true, we do tend to mostly feature cars from the Fifties and Sixties; however, whenever we’ve done reader surveys (three over the past decade) these have always been the eras of cars that readers have overwhelmingly stated a preference for seeing featured. Yet, some cars from the Eighties at least, are now getting on for being three decades old, surely that must qualify them as being ‘classics’ and worthy of inclusion… I agree, but truth be told, there doesn’t seem to be many show-quality cars of this era knocking about. My personal opinion is that…

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classic american

EDITOR Ben Klemenzson bklemenzson@mortons.co.uk DESIGN Charlotte Fairman, Jake Sidebotham, Michael Baumber, Tracey Markham PICTURE DESK Jonathan Schofield, Paul Fincham CONTRIBUTORS Nigel Boothman, John Colley, Richard Coney, Huw Evans, Keith Harman, Richard Heseltine, Tony Oksien, Mike Renaut, Matt Richardson, Will Shiers, Steve Havelock, John Kennedy, Paul Bussey, James Maxwell, Des Penny, Matt Woods, Barnaby Purdy PRODUCTION EDITORS Pauline Hawkins, Sarah Spencer PUBLISHER Tim Hartley GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER Sue Keily ADVERTISING Jordan Stocks jstocks@mortons.co.uk 01507 529582 Andrew Bruce abruce@mortons.co.uk 01507 529416 SUBSCRIPTION MANAGER Paul Deacon CIRCULATION MANAGER Steve O’Hara MARKETING MANAGER Charlotte Park cpark@mortons.co.uk PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Dan Savage COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR Nigel Hole…

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car of the year grand finale

The clock is ticking and it will soon be the grand finals of this year’s Kingstown Shipping & RH Insurance Car of the Year contest. Held over the weekend of November 8-10 at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor show at the NEC, Birmingham, this year’s competition promises a truly mouth-watering selection of American iron, so we hope you’ll make it along to check out the cars and say hello to the Classic American team. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK all summer long, holding competition heats at the UK’s biggest American car shows; the final heat took place at the Mopar Nats in August and now it’s time to pick one overall winner. Classic American will once again be the centrepiece of the American section at the Classic Motor…

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epa, nhtsa make plan for nationwide emissions standards

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have been a target for review. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revoking a Clean Air Act waiver granted to California back in 2013. The move is part of a plan for the Trump administration to create new, less stringent CAFE standards than those enacted during the Obama-era which impact vehicle model years from 2012 through to 2025 (calling for an initial 54.5 miles per gallon US, later amended to 46.7mpg). When four automakers (Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen) decided to voluntarily back California regulations on emissions requirements, in lieu of the proposed new federal standards, the Trump administration issued its One National Program rule, aimed at ensuring that vehicles sold in all 50…

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california bill to amend exhaust noise violations passes

In California, state lawmakers approved SEMA supported SB 112 legislation that reintroduces ‘Fix it’ tickets for vehicles suspected of violating state vehicle exhaust noise requirements. In June 2018, then California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1824 which amended exhaust noise violation requirements by removing the 30-day ‘Fix it’ window and instead required offenders to pay on-the-spot fines. The amendment created a great deal of controversy with the speciality equipment and vehicle enthusiast industry, resulting in pressure placed on the state legislature to push for a reintroduction of ‘Fix it’ tickets. Once signed into law by current California Governor Gavin Newsom, state law enforcement officials will once again be allowed to issue 30-day ‘Fix it’ tickets. It’s important to note however, that the SB 112 amendment does not make any…

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jeep introduces limited edition wranglers for 2020

Jeep Wrangler Willys 2020 marks the first time the popular Willys edition is available on the latest JL Wrangler. Key features on this one include a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks, plus heavy-duty brakes and 32-inch Firestone mud terrain tyres. Combined with the current Wrangler’s Command-Trac part-time selectable 4WD system, the Willys is designed to elevate the iconic Jeep’s already significant off-road capabilities. Offered in both two- and four-door versions, with 10 exterior paint choices – Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet, Ocean Blue, Firecracker Red, Punk’n, Hellayella, Mojito! and White – the Willys edition also comes with standard LED headlamps and fog lights, special Willys hood decal, special black sports grille, uniquely finished 17-inch wheels with a grey pad print and all-weather slushmats. Stateside MSRP is $33,740 for…