The Classic American Car of the Year is a summer-long search for the best American classic car in the UK. From April to September, Classic American magazine attends around eight classic car shows across the UK to find the ‘best of the best’ from across the pond.

Each show acts as a ‘heat’ of the Car of the Year competition, with a winning car is chosen from each event, with the winner receiving a cheque for £100, a 'Car of the Year' trophy, and an invitation into the grand final at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham.

Over the NEC weekend, the cars are judged by an independent panel that assesses each of the eight finalists to make their decision and choose who will be the overall champion.

The Classic American stand is one not to be missed as the finalists' line-up to find out who is the winner. The competition is fierce as the finalists span all forms of Americana, from the huge saloons of the 1930s to the later day cars of pure muscle.

Do you want your Classic American car to be in with a chance of winning? Then visit to see which shows will be hosting one of this year’s heats. Then contact the event organiser to register to enter into their ‘show and shine’ or equivalent to qualify.

See the winners below of the first four rounds... and have a more of a read on them here on our latest news.

You never know, maybe come November, your car will be in the Classic American final at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show and, you could be lifting the trophy on Sunday afternoon when the winner is announced. Good luck!

2018 Finalists