Club Event Calendar
July 24-27, 2017
54th American Austin
Bantam Club Meet
Reading, Pennsylvania

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Welcome to the world's first organization dedicated exclusively to the restoration and preservation of American Austin and Bantam vehicles that were built in Butler, Pennsylvania. The club welcomes owners and fans of American Austin, American Bantam, Bantam Reconnaissance Cars, as well as the English Austin Seven and its derivatives.
New American Austin Bantam Club Authenticity Manual
Regular Price $65.00*
AABC Members Discount Price: $40.00*
*Prices reflect shipment in continental U.S.A. Additional shipping & handling fees required for Canada and foreign orders. Canada: add $17.00 to above costs. Foreign orders add $26.00 to above costs.

In June 2016, the American Austin Bantam Club released an updated American Austin Bantam Club Authenticity Manual and Illustrated Spotter's Guide. The 150-page manual is the only authoritative verification and restoration resource devoted exclusively to the American Austin and Bantam cars and trucks built in Butler, Pennsylvania between 1930 and 1940. Inside pages are black and white, printed on both sides. The manual is Wire-O bound, which means it will lay flat when opened.

The project began more than 15 years ago when two American Austin and Bantam enthusiasts sorted through priceless factory artifacts, blueprints, inspection records, sales and service bulletins and advertising collateral. They categorized the data into hundreds of reference tables to clarify model differences and details ranging from body panels and upholstery fabrics to paint colors, pin stripes and accessories. More than a dozen reference sections* include Frame & Wheels; Engine & Transmission; Interior Components; Models & Production Figures and more. The first edition was released in 2001.

For 2016, the club's editors decided to reformat the reference sections and added a 35-page Illustrated Car Spotter's guide. Using 125 period photographs, they catalogued each American Austin and Bantam model plus factory customs, foreign-bodied variations, Bantam Reconnaissance Cars (the first jeeps) and trailers.

The regular price for the American Austin Bantam Club Authenticity Manual is $65.00 shipped within the U.S.A.
Club members receive a discounted price of $40.00. (Join the American Austin Bantam Club.) Canadian orders should add $17 for shipping & handling. Foreign orders, add $26 for shipping & handling. Need help? Contact us at

To order your copy of the AABC Authenticity Manual, send a check payable in U.S. funds to American Austin Bantam Club, P.O. 63, Kirkville, NY 13082-0063.

*Members wishing to learn more about technical specs such as compression measurements, firing order and other engine specs should consult period automotive manuals.
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Visits to the website:
Cars & values - Information about the cars and their histories

Events & photos - Images from the 2015 National Meet in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and related links

Membership perks - Information about the club's award winning newsletter and the popular American Austin Bantam Club Authenticity Manual

Questions & Answers - Such as, "I have a car for sale?" and "Where do I find parts?"

Join us - Information on how to join, and our Ode to the "can-do" spirit
Make plans now to come to our next national meet. Each year, the meet is held during the summer at a different location around the United States. Reminiscent of a family reunion, it's a great place to find parts, see some of the best cars in the country, learn technical tips, tour in your old cars and make new friends.

If you can't make it, that's okay. The club offers a subscription to the American Austin Bantam Club News. As a 16-time winner of
Old Cars Weekly's Golden Quill Award, the newsletter delivers fresh stories six times a year. So don't delay--join today!
Old Cars Weekly says this 1930 American Austin roadster continues to hold its value. We think so---especially if there's a friendly face behind the wheel.