This year really started for me with the London Classic Car Show at the ExCeL in London. The show is a celebration of classic motoring and features many machines from the top marques of the 20th Century along with stands from restorers and classic car dealerships.
This week I shall be taking a look at the cars of the show. I will be doing a post about each of my favourite manufacturers to make covering this huge event easier. Today we will be looking at the cars from the other side of the Atlantic.
It’s hard to deny that American cars from the 1950s and 1960s are some of the best looking cars ever built. Even the humblest of cars from the period were great land ships of chrome and vinyl interior. Just take a look at this mighty Chevrolet Bel-Air and C2 Corvette.
Over the years many genius hands have taken to making these cars even better. Some modified cars were offered from dealerships such as this Shelby Mustang.
Others have been done privately at a later date. This lead sled was beautifully finished!
Another had a bit more of a modern vibe to it.
Not all American cars are shiny though. This side step Chevrolet pick up looks like it would be a brilliant, fun, summer work horse.
Neither are all American cars big front engined land yachts and trucks. Ford built a car called the GT40 in response to Enzo Ferrari not letting them buy his company. The rivalry between the Ford GT40 and the Ferrari P3/P4 was one of the greatest in motorsport history. This car is a replica of a GT40.
Ford aren’t the only American manufacturer to have had a go at Sports Car racing. This Viper GT car was a wicked looking machine.
Racing American cars doesn’t have to involve a massive budget though. This historic stock car looks awesome! Expect to see more of these on the blog as the year continues.
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