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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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
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
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
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
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