I really enjoy finding new auto communities. I know there are literally thousands of auto-related websites and forums on the internet, so I thought it might be helpful to start making a list of the most popular classic car forums. How is this for a list? Did I miss any? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you would like to contribute descriptions or any additional details/structure to this list of forums, I would be happy to add your contributions!
AutomotiveForums has 751K registered members and has been online since 2000. They have several forums for many makes and models, and runs on vBulletin forum software.
LS1tech has 217K registered members and has been online since 2001. The content on this forum revolves primarily around the GM LS engine for both new and classic applications.
LayitLow is a very popular forum for low rider enthusiasts. The forum has 142K members and is very active in the lowrider car scene.
PistonHeads is a very popular website with an active forum. Registered member counts are unpublished.
JalopyJournal and the HAMB (Honkey Ass Message Board) are some of the most trafficked websites for old school hot rod enthusiasts. The forum has 227K registered members.
Hotrodders Forum has 153K registered members and has been online since 1999. They have a very active community forum for many hot rod topics including engine, interior, suspension, and more.
Is a very popular hot rod specific forum with dedicated forums for hot rods for sale, parts, and hot rod clubs.
Killbillet has 29K registered members making it one of the smaller hot rod forums on this list, but it is very active. It has been online since 2007.
Lateral G has been online since 2003 and has 23K registered members. This forum focuses on pro touring type cars, both classic and new model.
Streetrodding has been online since 1999 and is primarily a classic car for sale marketplace, but their "Riders Forums" have a nice mix of photos and tech topics.
For A Bodies Only is a forum of Mopar enthusiasts to discuss A-body Mopar topics. They are 41K members strong and have been online since 2000.
Cuba Challenger forum has just over 14K registered members but is a very active forum for Plymouth Cuda and Challenger topics and discussions. They have been online since 2002.
The AACA Forums are the official forums of the Antique Automobile Club of America. With over 73K members, the AACA forums are widely respected for being a great source of technical information for antique and classic cars.
OldClassicCar forum is out of the UK and is the smallest forum on our list with just under 3800 registered members. The forum has lots of restoration tips and helpful members who are active in helping new members.
The V8 Buick Forum has 38K registered members and has been online since 2002. It is one of the largest Buick-dedicated forums on the web.
The Stovebolt forums are dedicated to pre-1973 Chevrolet and GMC cars and trucks, and has some of the best information for straight six 230s and 261s.
The FordMuscleForums has 55K registered members and has been online since 2010, making them one of the newest forums on this list. They are part of the AutoGuide group of forums.
The Vintage Mustang Forums are a great resource for any pre 1972 Mustang owner. With over 43K members and almost 3M posts, this community is one of the very best for anything classic Mustang related. It has been online since 2001 and is AutoGide owned.
The Chevelles Forum has over 77K members and over 4M posts, making them the largest Chevelle-only forum online. They have been online since 1997 and are owned by AutoGuide.
Impala.net is a forum dedicated to the Chevy Impala. The forum has over 7300 registered members and has been online since 2000.
ChevyForum has 25K registered members and covers all topics related to classic Chevrolet cars and trucks. According to Archive.org, they have been online since 2008.
ChevyTalk is one of the most popular classic Chevrolet forums online, with dedicated forums for antique Chevys, various model Chevys, and general old and new topics. ChevyTalk has been online since 1999 and has over 300K registered members.
Camaros.net is a 59K member strong community forum for Camaro owners and enthusiasts. They have been online since 1999 and are now owned by AutoGuide.
CamaroForums is owned by InternetBrands and has 55K registered members. They have been online since 2003.
NastyZ28 is a forum for z28 Camaro owners and enthusiasts. It has been online since 1999 and has over 48K registered members.
The Hemi Forum is a newer forum with just over 2800 members who share pictures, technical knowledge, and news for HEMI and Mopar related topics.
MoparChat has over 65K registered members and is one of the largest Mopar and HEMI forums on the web. They have been online since 1999.
CorvetteForum is owned by InternetBrands and is one of the largest Corvette forums on the web with over 394K registered members. The forum/site has been online since 1999.
Pontiac Forum is a 17K member strong forum with forums for both old and new Pontiac topics. This site has been online since 2002
Firebird Nation has over 24K registered members and is the most popular Firebird-specific forum on the web. It has been online since 2004.
The Goodguys forum has just over 4100 registered members and is the forum component to the Goodguys Rod and Custom event company.
Japanese Nostalgic Car is a popular forum for classic Japanese cars. They have just under 12K registered members and have been online since 2007.
The Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Open Forum is a club forum for Hudson enthusiasts. It is powered by Vanilla Forums and has categories that include street rods, flat heads, and classifieds.
Jaguar Forums has just under 105K registered members and has been online since 2003. They have forums dedicated to some of the most iconic Jaguar models including the XKE, XJ, and the Mark V.
The Pro Touring Forum has been online since 2000 and has over 46K registered members and just over 5K active members. This forum covers all pro-touring topics and has many great build threads.
The Jag Lovers Forum has over 102K registered members and is a popular website for anything Jag related.
The Tri Five forum has over 38K registered members and is one of the most popular forums for enthusiasts of the 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolets.
The Classic Motorsports Magazine has been online since 2000 and has an active member forum with a global audience. The forums feature a popular classified section for selling classics cars.
Classic Oldsmobile is one of the most popular Oldsmobile specific Forums on the web, with over 38K registered members. It is owned by InternetBrands.
Did we miss any? Drop any suggestions in the comments below.