The Classic American Car of the Year competition is the UK’s only concours competition run exclusively for American cars and has been organised by Classic American magazine for well over two decades now. Sponsored by the show’s sponsor, Footman James, the competition is well known in the American car scene and is respected by many.

Magazine editor Ben Klemenzson will be at the show all weekend, looking out for a suitable candidate to go through to the final round of the competition. There are no entry criteria; ideally cars should be either original or restored and ‘stock’, without aftermarket wheels or suchlike. Heat winners are guaranteed a place on the Classic American stand at the Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC on November 10-12, and also win a bespoke hand-cast brass trophy, a cheque for £100 and a feature in the magazine (if their car hasn’t already been featured).

So – if you own a Classic American car, it’s definitely worth bringing it to the show!