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and Bantam vehicles that were built in Butler, Pennsylvania. The club welcomes owners and fans of American Austin,
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52nd National Meet in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Shade was a precious commodity at the 52nd Annual American Austin Bantam meet held in Mt.
Pleasant, South Carolina from June 15-18, 2015. Although temperatures hovered around 100
degrees, members brought 19 cars. The popular swap meet was held on Tuesday morning
followed by the car tour to Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island about seven miles away.
Roy Evans Trophy Best in Show - 1940 American Bantam Roadster
The 53rd national meet was held in Monroe, Michigan
American Austin and Bantam car owners were warmly welcomed to Monroe, Michigan for the
53rd national meet from July 18 to 21, 2016. With 35 cars in the parking lot, it was the largest
number of vehicles at a meet in the last ten years.
The swap meet seems to start earlier in the day every year. Parts were swapped and then it was
time to line up for the annual car tour. You have not experienced your Austin or Bantam properly
until you have participated in our car tour. We liken it to someone spilling a bag of M&Ms as the
colorful parade goes down the highway. In all, 25 cars participated this year.
This rare 1933 American Austin Suburban (pictured above) was for sale in the parking lot.
The technical seminar featured a session on how to remove and install a Bantam headlight lens. If
you have questions about your car, this is the place to be.
A public car show was held in downtown Monroe on Wednesday night. Mayor Bob Clark stopped
by and awarded this maroon 1933 American Austin Surburban coupe the Mayor's Choice Award.
This 1935 Austin Seven Ruby also participated in the annual car tour and show. The club has
always welcomed the participation of Austin Sevens in our activities.
The 1939 Bantam panel truck won the Host's Choice Award, which was chosen by the
grandchildren of the meet hosts. The owner painted a toy bank replica the same color as his truck,
which was on display at the show.
The blue 1931 American Austin roadster won the best in show Roy Evans Trophy. The traveling
Roy Evans Trophy was given to the club by Roy Evans, the owner of the American Bantam Car
Company. In the early days of the club, Roy would attend the national meets to see the cars that his
This 1930 American Austin coupe has been in the same family for years starting with the father,
daughter and nephew. The legacy lives on with its participation in the American Austin Bantam
This beautiful 1940 Hollywood was designed by Alex Tremulis, the man who is credited with the
famousTucker car design.