The Mata-Dorks are a group of guys from IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature who built the difficult-to-work-with AMC Matador model car.
From The Crittenden Automotive Library's collection at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com
Brian's AMC Bone Yard
We went out to Sask., to grab as many AMC parts as we could before the
crusher comes for all these cars. Here's a an overview of the yard.
These cars are probably gonna be gone within a week or so.
The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a
great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog
company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's
"Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something
a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a
small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had
never seen anything like it.
This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst
to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government
regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car
advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a
picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist
Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John
Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.
AMC Rambler American Update
I went over to Vance's house to check the progress on the Rambler. He has
the turbo unit roughted in and the V8
401 is in place. The color sanding and buffing has been started.
Hopefully the car will be completed this summer.
1969 AMC AMX 390 V8 Four Speed Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this nicely restored 1969 AMC AMX. The
exterior is coated in a gloss red, with silver stripes running the length
of the vehicle. The interior is a rare option Platinum vinyl. Under the
hood, you will find a 390 CID V8 backed by 4-spd manual transmission. The
engine offers a mild camshaft, forged pistons, roller rockers, and has been
balanced. The rear end is a 3.54 posi grip. Other options include: AM/FM
Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Seat Belts, Vinyl
Interior, and Radial Tires. There were no short cuts taken on this
restoration. Many of the parts used are NOS and the mileage since rebuild
is just 325 miles! Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1973 American Motors Javelin
A 1973 American Motors Javelin I shot at the O'Reilly Auto Parts World Of
Wheels 2013 in Birmingham AL....one owner....very nice car...Make sure you
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'67 Mustang Model Car
This is my first model car that I've successfully attempted. Well...it
depends on what you mean successful. You can tell it's not perfect, but I
believe that I will get better over time. We learn through our mistakes.
Even I didn't want to correct the mistakes I've made because I can look at
the Mustang as an indicator
on what I need to improve on. It doesn't have all the parts, plenty of
fingerprints, and I messed up gluing the bumpers together (which I think is
the hardest part). Forget the shocks...those were too small to deal with.
It was pretty fun though, haven't attempted building my own model cars
since I was around 12-13 so it was a difference.
I have other model cars that are much larger and pre-built. I just want a
new hobby, that's all.
If you got any tips and tricks on building a model car, be sure to comment.
I'll eventually be building another model car, so I'm always looking for
advice on what I need to improve on.
Hope you enjoyed the video! Be sure to rate, comment, and subscribe. Peace.
American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1968 AMC Rambler Muscle car S/CRambler Clone S/C American Motors For Sale
This is a very clean 68 AMC Rambler it is in very solid shape and would be
a blast to drive around wile you fix the little things to restore it etc
someone painted it at some point and it looks great. Make sure and check
out my other videos I always have all sorts of unique Classic, EURO &
Muscle cars and I sell them cheap. Need help Exporting to Europe Canada,
Asia etc. No problem I got you covered. Make your next car a Investment
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i got this info from Wikipedia
The Rambler American is an automobile manufactured by the American Motors
Corporation (AMC) between 1958 and 1969. The American was the second
incarnation of AMC's forerunner Nash Motors second-generation Rambler
compact that was sold under the Nash and Hudson Motors marques from 1954
The American can be classified in three distinct generations: 1958 to 1960,
1961 to 1963, and 1964 to 1969. During the entire length of its production,
the car was sold under the Rambler brand name, and was the last Rambler
automobile manufactured for the Canadian and United States markets.
The genesis of the Rambler American began when AMC President George
W. Romney saw that AMC was in need of a small compact during the Recession
of 1958. Romney also wanted to build momentum in AMC's challenge to the
domestic Big Three automakers by adding a third car line.
The first proposals were to modify AMC's captive import by
extending the Metropolitan with a station wagon type roof design to make
room for four passengers. However the 85-inch (2,159 mm) wheelbase of
the Met severely limited the necessary interior room. On the other hand,
the company had retained the tooling from its 1955 model Rambler. The old
model's 100-inch (2,540 mm) wheelbase fit between its bigger family-sized
108-inch (2,743 mm) wheelbase Ramblers and the small import. The old design
could be slightly modified and then used for the basis of the "new"
American Motors' financial condition meant it could not afford to develop
an entirely new model. The reintroduction of the old model leveraged the
Rambler's renown for fuel economy and wins in the Mobil Economy Runs, with
the consumer's need for a smaller and more efficient alternative to the
standard-sized cars that were marketed by the domestic Big Three (General
Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) at that time.
One of the muscle car era "most visually arresting examples" was a special
model was produced during 1969 in collaboration with Hurst Performance, the
Hurst SC/Rambler. With 1,512 built, it was probably the only production
model made and promoted for a specific drag racing class, the National Hot
Rod Association (NHRA) F/Stock class.
The SC/Rambler "became one of the most potent cars of its time, throwing
down quarter-mile times that only Hemis and Cobra Jets had previously
touched." A true muscle car with zero options and a suggested retail
price(MSRP) of less than US$3,000, it would take down some much more
The SC/Rambler has a strong collector following, with websites, clubs, and
a registry. The SC/Rambler has become a popular muscle car to replicate
because of the ease of installing a powerful AMC V8 drivetrain into one of
the large number of inexpensive 1966 through 1969 Rambler Americans. To
identify a true SC/Rambler, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) must
have the letter M in the third digit and the engine code of X as the
Car Talk: Sweet Model Cars!!11!1!!
Some people take the phrase "attention to detail" and go CRAZY with it!
Check out these awesome model cars that these guys built
1/8th Scale Porsche 936 turbo:
Fully Functional Ferrari 312PB:
Mark Donohue Javelin SST 1970 Stored in Trailer for over 20 years rescued unloaded forklifted
This is a video capturing the unloading of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST
that was stored in a trailer for over 20 years. I was a little scared
filming this as I did not want to be posting a video of the destruction of
a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST, personally I would have cut the roof off
the trailer and taken the car out with a helicopter, not to worry though as
there were 2 guys inside the trailer ready to catch the car if it fell or
tipped over ...but alas, as risky as it was, a success!!!! 2 other cars
were stored in the trailer as well, a super low mile Gremlin and I think it
was a 1979 AMX, but this was the treasure we were digging for!!!!!! On the
spoiler you will notice "401", this was originally a 390 and if I remember
right it is a Big Bad Orange, Orange or Green, it was not a bad re-paint
but the inside of the door jam reveals the original color, a nice find!!!
The car is in fantastic condition! This was not accomplished on the first
attempt, a few mis-fires happened but it all was okay in the end!
Ralph Lauren Fine Model Cars Launch Event 24th Nov 2011
Amalgam Fine Model Cars, H.R. Owen the Ferrari dealership of Knightsbridge,
and Antonio Ghini Editor in Chief of the Official Ferrari Magazine and
minder of the rich history of Ferrari, gathered with VIP guests at the
Ralph Lauren New Bond Street Store to celebrate the launch of a superb
precisely crafted collection of large scale models of the wonderful cars in
the Ralph Lauren Collection. Nick Mason generously brought along his 1962
Ferrari 250 GTO, which is widely admired as the best example of the most
beautiful car ever created. The beautiful 1962 race car valued at around
£20 million was to be seen parked outside the main entrance along with a
Ferrari 599 from H.R.Owen of Knightsbridge, a Ferrari SA Aperta owned by
Mark Cale of System.3, and a fantastic Ferrari Enzo.
Ralph Lauren is widely known for his superb collection of historic motor
cars. His collection consists exclusively of the best examples of the
rarest and most sought after cars in the world. As a passionate collector
of exclusive classic cars it was inevitable that many if not all roads
would lead him to Maranello and unsurprisingly there are more Ferraris in
Mr.Lauren's collection than any other marque. The Ralph Lauren Car
Collection is highly regarded for the exceptional rarity and calibre of the
pieces it contains. Rather than creating a car collection in a systematic
way Mr. Lauren has taken an individual approach acquiring cars that appeal
to his personal sense of aesthetics. With the exception of certain
utilitarian vehicles all of his cars are European and all were created for
racing or touring. Many of the cars from the collection have a racing
pedigree, even if they were also intended for use on the open road.
Amalgam Fine Model Cars are proud to have the unique opportunity to model
all of the important cars within the Ralph Lauren collection in accurate
and precise detail, starting with 8 of the 17 cars shown at the exhibition
at Les Arts Decoratif in Paris earlier this year. Models of the balance of
9 cars that were in the exhibition will be created during 2012. The rest
of cars in the collection will be modelled over the coming years. The
Ralph Lauren Fine Model Car Collection will be available exclusively from
Ralph Lauren in a limited edition of just 99 of each car. Each individual
model is authenticated with a unique edition number and certificate.
For over 16 years Amalgam FMC has been supplying the world's best and most
precise hand-made models to the automotive design and motor racing
industries, and to collectors worldwide. In 1995 Amalgam Fine Model Cars
began working with F1 Teams and in 1998 they began a lasting supply
relationship with Ferrari. Parallel with the expansion of their activities
in Formula 1 Amalgam began to develop precise models of classic race cars.
The relationship with Ferrari went from strength to strength and there was
a keen interest from Ferrari in developing models of all the significant
cars in their rich racing history. Developing the necessary processes and
skills to make historic models that stand up well in the company of the
original superb pieces of engineering was a demanding learning curve, but
Amalgam are clearly producing models that do the originals justice.
Starting in around 2001 it was again Ferrari that provided the impetus to
developing Amalgam's capacity to quickly develop really superb models of
Ferrari GT cars to show at the launch event for each new design. Amalgam's
superb models of these current Ferrari masterpieces have been much sought
after by very high end model collectors, and many bespoke models of their
cars have been made for owners. Amalgam Fine Model Cars now offer 1:8
scale models of all of the Ferraris created since the F430, right through
to the latest car launched in 2011, the Ferrari 458 Spider. In the last few
years Amalgam Fine Model Cars have been producing one-off models at even
larger scale for owners of the world's most exclusive car collections.
The prestigious launch event took place at the Ralph Lauren Store at No1.
New Bond Street in London. The event was hosted by Antonio Ghini,
Editor-in-Chief of the Official Ferrari Magazine and Tim Kearns of H.R.Owen
Amongst the VIP guests present were:
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
Maximillion Cooper of the Gumball Rally
David Nelson - Head of Design at Foster and Partners.
Mark Cale CEO of System.3
Stefano Saporetti - Head of Licensing and Brand at Ferrari Spa
Clive Beecham - MD of Kinnerton Chocolate
The models on display included;
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari 250 TR
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta
Ferrari 375 Plus
McLaren F1 LM
Amalgam's Managing Director, Sandy Copeman said of the project "The Ralph
Lauren Collection is a unique representation of the pinnacle of automotive
design history. We view this opportunity to create large scale replicas of
all the cars in the collection as both important and indeed very, very
1974 AMC Matador Modified YelBlu Disney061514
You may have seen Matadors before, but I'd bet you've never seen one like
this before! The owner really liked the original, but those bumpers were a
problem, so he basically redesigned the car's exterior with parts that he
hand fabricated. The interior was redone in the same seating material used
in commercial airliners. You have to wonder, if you didn't know the
history of this car, that it might have been an "idea" car generated by AMC
stylists..such is the quality and the boldness of design of this one-off
car. Kudos to the owner/designer...a real tribute to imaginative design!
The engine is an AMC 401.