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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.
Owning an Austin or Bantam is not required to join!
Ode to the "can-do" spirit
This American Austin Bantam Club member found a restorable Bantam coupe at the meet and "drove it" this way on the car tour.
In 1962, few resources existed for owners of orphaned American Austin and Bantam vehicles. That's why the American Austin Bantam Club was formed by the late Larry Spindler of Morris, New York. The premise of the club is simple: The club is a friendly group willing to help each other in the restoration and preservation of the vehicles built by the American Austin Car Company and the American Bantam Car Company of Butler, Pennsylvania.

More than 50 years later, we are still going strong due to that friendly spirit. Membership stretches across the United States and around the world.

Membership perks include a one-calendar-year subscription to our
American Austin Bantam Club News. The newsletter is published six times a year and the membership roster is published every other year. We offer free classified advertising to our members, a national meet that includes a swap meet, vintage car tour, judging and an awards banquet.

The cost per calendar year is $25.00 within the continental United States and $30.00 outside of the continental United States. (Payable in U.S. dollars). To join, download the membership form, fill it in, and mail it with your dues payment.
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American Austin Bantam Club
c/o Marilyn Sanson
P.O. Box 63
Kirkville, New York, USA 13082-0063
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Engine's on the workbench
when it's time to go.
Toss it in the trailer,
finish it at the show.

All the Bantams buzzing
'round the parking lot.
Ours is still in pieces.
Should we try? Why not!

Rolling up our sleeves and
working all night through,
Bantam crows at daybreak
and she DRIVES like new!
When a father passed away years ago, his eldest son inherited the 1939 Bantam roadster. He was determined to have it running by the 15th anniversary of his dad's passing.

When it became obvious that the original engine would not be running in time for the national meet, his younger brother offered the use of his Bantam coupe's engine. One brother had the block while the other had the starter, generator, and other peripherals. The two brothers worked for days but ran out of time. The engine was still not in the car and the meet would start the next day.

Determined to drive the Bantam on the car tour, they loaded the roadster and engine into the trailer. They off-loaded in the parking lot at the host hotel and took up where they left off.

Inspired by the effort, fellow club members offered know-how and trouble lights as the sun went down. They worked through the night. By mid-morning the next day, the car was buzzing around the parking lot amid cheers. Not only did the car make the ice cream run that evening but it completed the 20-mile tour the following day.
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