UNITED STATES
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One): [ ] Form 10-K [ ]Form 20-F [ ]Form 11-K  [X]Form 10-Q [ ]Form N-SAR

For Period Ended:     June 30, 2002

[  ] Transition Report on Form 10-K
[  ] Transition Report on Form 20-F
[  ] Transition Report on Form 11-K
[  ] Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[  ] Transition Report on Form N-SAR

For the Transition Period Ended:

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   Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commissions has
                   verified any information contained herein

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify
the item(s) to which the notification relates:


  Buckhead America Corporation
Full Name of Registrant

Former Name if Applicable

  7000 Central Parkway, Suite 850
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)

  Atlanta, GA   30328
City, State and Zip Code

PART II--RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c) (Official Text)

If the subject report could not be filed without reasonable effort or expense
and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should
be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

  X      (a)  The reasons  described in reasonable  detail in Part III of this
 -----        form could not be eliminated  without  reasonable effort
              or expense;
         (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report
              on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, 11-K, Form N-SAR, or portion thereof,
              will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following
              the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report of
              transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof, will be filed
              on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due
              date; and
         (c)  The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
              12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.


State below in reasonable detail the reasons why the Form 10-K, 11-K, 10-Q,
N-SAR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within
the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed)

The financial statements of Buckhead America Corporation (the "Company") as of
June 30, 2002, are still in the process of being finalized. The Company recently
changed its accounting services provider and has experienced delays in obtaining
necessary information to complete the financial statements. The Company also has
implemented staff reductions as part of its cost cutting measures in response to
the current adverse economic conditions and downturn in the hospitality
industry, and this has hampered the Company's efforts to complete the financial
statements. The Company is filing this "Notification of Late Filing" to allow
additional time to be able to accumulate and report accurate financial


(1)  Name  and  telephone  number  of  person  to  contact  in  regard  to  this

         Robert B. Lee                (770)                    393-2662
     ------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------
           (Name)                    (Area Code)           (Telephone Number)

(2)  Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the
     Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act
     of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the
     registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no,
     identify report(s).
       X    Yes         No
     -----        -----

(3)  Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from
     the corresponding  period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the
     earnings statement to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?

       X    Yes         No
     -----        -----

     If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively
     and quantitatively, and if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable
     estimate of the results cannot be made.

     It is anticipated that significant changes in the results of operations for
     the Company's quarter ended June 30, 2002, as compared to prior year's
     results, will be reflected in the financial statements of the Registrant.
     The Company has sold nine of its hotel properties since June 30 2001 and
     discontinued its hotel management business. The Company expects to report
     that its net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2002 will be in the
     range of $900,000 to $1,400,000.

                          Buckhead America Corporation
                  (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

     has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
     hereunto duly authorized.

 Date:        August 14, 2002        By:     /s/ Robert B. Lee
              ----------------            ------------------------------
                                          Robert B. Lee, Chief Financial Officer

INSTRUCTION: This form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant
or by any other duly authorized representative. The name and title of the person
signing the form shall be typed or printed beneath the signature. If the
statement is signed on behalf of the registrant by an authorized representative
(other than an executive officer), evidence of the representative's authority to
sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with the form.


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