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
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.
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.
'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.
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!
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:
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
1978 AMC Matador station wagon
My buddy Vince offered me $200 for this 1978 AMC Matador station wagon. It
is probably the best offer I'll ever get, so I decided to take it. Here I
am driving the Matador away from the parking lot at work one last time.
Quincy drove a brown Matador wagon just about like mine.
What's an AMC Matador?
Sorry, had to remove the Our Town Song from Cars sountrack by James Taylor.
This has been a very popular AMV considering what an obscure car this was,
following from the roots in the original Ambassador to it exotic Premier
replacement which led to the LH and current full size Chrysler cars.
Best Chase Ever
Involving a 1974 AMC Hornet X, a 1974 AMC Matador Coupe The Police Cars are
AMC Matador Sedans
I'd say the movie, but that may get this video deleted