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
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition
On "My Car Story" we're in St. Charles IL at the St Charles East High
School 10th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show on 5-17-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition which
means the car's interior seats are covered with Levi's jeans!
According to the car's Owner Mr. Pete Legenza the car took 3 1/2 years to
A home made car show! AMC Matador, Pontiac G6 convertible, ETC
While getting a 1964 Pontiac up and running, several of us showed up with
old cars because the day was nice. Lined up in a row were a Chevy
Suburban, a 1964 Impala SS, a 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, a 1978 AMC
Matador and a 1983 Chevy Impala 4-door sedan.
1978 AMC Gremlin
The AMC Gremlin is a two-door subcompact car produced in the United States,
Canada and Mexico by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) and Vehículos
The Gremlin was an economy car by 1970s U.S. standards. It served as a
foundation for alternative fuels and power systems, including pure
Designed by Bob Nixon from an idea by Richard A. Teague, the car was based
on a shortened and adapted Hornet platform with a Kammback-type tail. faster than other subcompacts of the
time, it competed with the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto, and also with
imported cars including the Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota Corona. The
manufacturer described it as "the first American-built import".
The Gremlin was introduced on 1 April 1970, and a total of 671,475 were
built in its single generation (one chassis design) and also in only one
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
On "My Car Story" we're in Genoa IL at Crusin into Genoa on 8-16-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
The car's Owner is Audrey Taylor Baenziger. She’s had the car since her
birth. Yep, her Dad had a AMC Dealership and this car has been in her
family since new.
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.
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 Ambrosini - AMC Gremlin - Wheelie Competition - Winner!
*** Please Read the Video Info ***
Crazy wheelstand from an AMC Gremlin? Has to be seen to be believed. Be
sure to pause it and observe that he had all 4 wheels off the ground. Car
was on it's bumper only. This was at the World Power Wheelstanding
Competition in Byron, IL. in 2006. FYI - this is not my car. Please keep
comments clean and intelligent. If they fall outside those limits, I won't
approve them. This video and all rights are exclusive copyright of Jack
Davis Video Productions.
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Unconventional styling...AMC did that! It was dramatically different from
their other cars..the four door Matador was much more conventional sedan.
This was the kind of innovation that kept the American car market