49th Annual Trophy Meet, October 5-8, 2017 in Arcadia/Monrovia, California, a great event!

Under sunny and warm conditions, members and friends of the Austin Bantam Society had a wonderful time at the 49th Annual Trophy Meet. In case you couldn't join us, you can see the video here: https://youtu.be/PEWsRrn_8ZY

Austins and Bantams make a splash at San Marino Motor Classic!

For the first time in history, Austins and Bantams were invited as a class to show at the San Marino Classic Concours on June 11, 2017. A field of eleven cars was presented, with a wide variety of Austin and Bantam models showing the richness of the unique marque. Carol Whipple and Dave Aitken's '31 American Austin Roadster took first in the class, and even made the San Marino Motor Classic's profile shot on Facebook! More in the June/July edition of Rooster Tails.

"Warbaby" by ABS' own Bill Spear is a must for Bantam fans, military history buffs!

Bill Spear has spent much of the past twenty years investigating, researching, documenting, analyzing and finally, now, publishing the definitive history of the origin of the jeep. Please consider adding this book to your own library, and buying one to add to the collection of a library or museum in your town! Click here for more.

Lake Havasu City, NV 48th ABS Trophy Meet a Sunny Success, Oct. 13-15, 2016

ABS members and friends gathered for a sunny and warm Trophy Meet at the resort town of Lake Havasu City, Oct. 13-15, for a long weekend of driving and displaying their Austin and Bantam cars. Watch the video here!

47th Trophy Meet Celebrating Bantam Reconnaissance Car 75th Anniversary a Slightly Soggy Success!

Twenty-three running BRCs, more Bantam Reconnaissance Cars in one place since WWII led the Friday Fun Run at the Trophy Meet in League City, TX, October 22-14, 2015. A number of Austin and Bantam cars and their owners joined in the fun. Despite the fact that severe rain forced cancellation of the public car showon Saturday, a good time was had by all! Watch the video here!

46th Trophy Meet is Golden in Jackson, CA!

Jackson, California was a gold mining town for decades, but on the weekend of October 2-5, 2014, Jackson was an Austin Bantam town, filled with our favorite little cars descended from all over the country. See the video and photo reports on our Photos and Videos page!

Color, Electronic Rooster Tails the best way to get your ABS news!

Rooster Tails, the official journal of the Austin Bantam Society, is nowavailable in a full-color electronic version. New members are automatically enrolled to receive the electronic version, and over 80 members have already taken advantage of the new format. Why not join them and enjoy full color Rooster Tails with live links to videos, web sites and other online resources! Just send us an email to let us know you'd like to switch.

45th Trophy Meet a Great Success!

The 2013 Trophy Meet was held in beautiful Boulder City, NV on October 24-26-2013. In a reprise of their stellar event of 2008, hosts Mark and Kathy Richey hosted a wonderful meet. Watch the video and slideshow on our Photos & Videos page!


Read a Rooster Tails article about a recently discovered former Austin Dealership in Denton, Texas!