Classic American January 2021

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2 мин.
‘peace and love’

This was the sign-off of long-time Classic American contributor and Mopar EuroNats organiser Tony Oksien, who recently passed away. That vaguely ‘hippy-esque’ language was so typical of a man who was far more of a multi-dimensional character than the two-dimensional ‘petrolhead’ you’d imagine. Over the years I’ve dealt with Tony regarding the Mopar EuroNats and just as the magazine supported the event as a sponsor, Tony too supported Classic American and was a loyal and valued contributor to the title. His passing leaves a big hole in the American car scene in this country, particularly the Mopar community, where he had carved out a niche as being a bit of an expert (understatement of the year; in a way he was like the UK’s equivalent of the American Mopar guru, Galen…

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kingstown truck giveaway!

Classic American advertiser and global shipping specialist Kingstown recently gave away a Ford F150 pick-up truck to raise funds for charity. The California truck was a 1977 Ford F150 Ranger, built at the San Jose, California plant and was ordered for sale in the San Jose district, so had spent a lot of time in Northern California and was last registered in Yuba City, where it was a daily driver before it was shipped across. Featuring a big-block 460cu in V8 and automatic transmission, you can be sure this Ford has stump-pulling powers in abundance! Classic American asked Stephen Shores, Kingstown’s director, about the give-away: “With the show season pretty much non-existent for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and the widely publicised effects the situation was also having on mental…

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show hopes are rising for next spring and summer

After a dismal 2020, everyone is hoping that some sort of normality will return to the American car show scene for 2021. As such, major show organisers have already started announcing dates, so here are the most recent ones we’re aware of. If you’re a show or event organiser and would like your event included in upcoming issues, just email us with the details at: Kustom Kulture Blastoff, Lincolnshire Showground April 30-May 3 Classic Car & Resto Show, NEC June 11-13 Retrofestival, Nottinghamshire Showground June 11-13 NSRA Fun Run, Oakham, Leics June 18-20 Redneck Rumble, Notts June 25-27 Stars & Stripes, Tatton Park, Cheshire July 3-4 Rally of the Giants, Blenheim Palace, Oxon July 11 NSRA Super Nats, Old Warden, Beds August 6-8 Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas Sept 9-12 NEC Classic Motor Show Nov 11-13…

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ace dates

The Ace Cafe has released the dates for its upcoming get-togethers, subject to Government Covid-19 advice, and notwithstanding that in due course such advice may change. The cafe’s American/hot rod car meets for 2021 as such are: Hot Rod Nights: Wednesdays, 6pm January 6 February 3 March 3 April 7 May 5 – “Spring Riot” June 2 July 7 August 4 September 1 – “End of Summer Riot” October 6 November 3 December 1 Mustang Stampede: Noon-4pm – Monday, April 5 All American Cruise Meets: Saturdays, 4pm January 30 February 27 + Jeeps & 4x4 Meet March 27 + Mopar Muscle Meet April 24 + Chevy Special May 29 + Pick-Up Party June 26 + Pontiac Pow-Wow July 31 + Cadillac Special August 28 + Corvette Special September 25 + T’Bird Special October 30 + Oldsmobile & Hallowe’en Special November 27 + Station Wagon & Dayvan For more information see: Tel: ++44 (0)20 8961 1000 Ace Cafe…

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uk loses its mr mopar

Tony Oksien, widely regarded as the UK’s leading expert on Mopars and one of the organisers of the Mopar EuroNats, held every summer at Santa Pod Raceway, has passed away. He leaves a wife Sharon and son Joe, as well as a big hole in the UK American car scene. As well as being a long-time Classic American contributor with his monthly Muscle Car Files report, he had also established his own valuation service, TOVA (Tony Oksien Valuation and Appraisals). TOVA in a way was an embodiment of Tony’s expertise, as it’s generally agreed that car valuations and appraisals really need to be carried out by an expert and with such an extensive range of knowledge and first-hand experience, Tony came highly recommended, offering expert advice to those who wished to…

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tony oksien – a personal view

Pete Wiseman, chairman, Mopar Muscle Association. Like so many others in the Mopar world, I was extremely saddened and shocked at the untimely death of Tony Oksien. I had known Tony for many years, and have long aspired to live up to his values in terms of knowledge, factual accuracy and general decency. As most people are aware, he was instrumental in setting up the Mopar Muscle Association which was designed to “bring Chrysler’s heritage to the masses”. He was the club chairman for many years, and then moved on to become the club’s venerated president. His passion and knowledge of the Chrysler marque was unequalled in the United Kingdom and through his efforts it became a country which, the US aside, was the leading light on Mopar and muscle cars in general. Tony…