October 10, 2018

The Footman James Classic American Car of the Year Final Heat

Over the past few months, we have seen the Footman James Classic American Car of the Year heats take place and we can finally announce our last heat winner!

On October 6 – 7, the final stage was held at the American Autumn Classic event at Prescott Hill Climb. The popular American themed event celebrated the biggest, best and most iconic cars on the other side of the world.

Home of Footman James insurance partners, Bugatti Owners Club, the weekend was one to be entertained by all. Sunday overcame the weather as the sun peaked through the clouds making it a warmer and drier day for American classic car enthusiasts, shining on one special American classic in the distance.

A stunning silver 1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville glistened as the judge’s eyes peered over this beautiful machine, before crowning it heat 7’s winner of the Footman James Classic American Car of the Year.

The lucky owner of this car was Graham Macdonald, who hadn’t travelled too far from Tenbury Wells, just down the road from Prescott Hill Climb. Whilst the classic car had undergone a respray, it did not take away from the amazing condition of its trim and original eye-catching interior. No part of the chrome or mazac trim on the classic car appeared to have been restored, yet there is virtually no pitting or deterioration; something that you would expect on most cars that are over 50 years of age! The interior was in an unblemished condition, with this classic car looking as though it has never had an owner or passenger that smoked, as each ashtray and cigar lighter was unused. How could the judges not choose Macdonald’s Cadillac; a pampered vehicle in superb condition, what more could we ask for?

If you would like to see Graham’s 1964 Cadillac along with the rest of the Footman James Classic American Car of the Year heat winners, head down to the NEC Classic Motor Show this November, to cast your vote and see whether your favourite wins.

Too eager? You can take a sneak peek at all the heat winners here before you even get to the show!