Please visit www.Mopacer.com to see my Purple Pacer X that is in Hot Rod Magazine, http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/index.html . My Dad built this Drag Pacer back in 1987. It ran a footbraked best of 10.85 @ 125 w/1.44 60 ft. The new owner painted it black and lives in Kenosha. New video of this run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ3PUqFM8c8
Little AMC Pacer.
Great little car
1962 AMC Rambler American
I thought you might like a look at this really clean little 1962 AMC
Rambler American. It's still powered by the original flathead straight
six, with only 78,xxx original miles. The paint is slick and the interior
has been completely redone. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for
taking a look!
1978 AMC Pacer
The AMC Pacer is a two-door compact automobile that was produced in the
United States by the American Motors Corporation between 1975 and 1980.
Design work began in 1971. The rounded shape and large glass area were
unusual compared with the three-box designs of the era.
The Pacer's width is equal to full-sized domestic vehicles at the time, and
this unique design feature was promoted by AMC as "the first wide small
car." The Pacer was the first modern mass-produced, U.S. automobile
design using the cab forward concept.
The Pacer's rounded and aerodynamic "jellybean" styling has made it an icon
of the 1970s. The May 1976 issue of Car and Driver dubbed it "The Flying
Fishbowl", and it was also described as "the seventies answer to George
Jetson's mode of transportation at a time when "Detroit was still rolling
out boat-sized gas guzzlers.
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.
1976 AMC Pacer Test Drive | AutoMoments Time Warp
The car world loves to hate the Pacer, but how many of those people have
actually driven one? After producing an entire documentary about the car,
we decided to test one for ourselves. While far from perfect, we found the
Pacer to not be nearly as bad as people claim. In fact, this strangle
little car is pretty cool in it's own weird sort of way.
401 AMC Pacer Vs 440 AMC Pacer
My 1978 Pacer (black one) with a built AMC 401 and 5-speed manual
transmission versus a 1976 Pacer with a Mopar 440 with a 3-speed auto at
Bristol Dragway in Bristol, TN on June, 12 2009 as part of the 2009 Hot Rod
Power Tour. My dad was driving in this run, and unfortunately could not get
the rear tires to hook up. The Red White and Blue Pacer hooked up, and thus
the result. Winner: Red White and Blue Pacer with a firstname.lastname@example.org followed
by our car with a email@example.com. Well work on the car, find a way to get her
to hook up, and well be back again. 13s shouldnt be a problem and itll
give us something to aspire to. Also, please excuse the sub-fanatics level
of camera work...this was me behind the camera as Dan did not come with me
on the Power Tour.
My Classic Car Season 4 Episode 5 - American Motors Convention
On this episode of My Classic Car, travel along with Dennis Gage to St.
Louis, Missouri for the annual international convention of American Motors
Owners Convention. We take a look at some of the best vehicles ever
produced by AMC. Dennis visits Bob Perkins to see a few of his first
generation Mustangs. Sam
and Dennis offer advice on preparing your car for storage.
Visit http://www.myclassiccar.com for more information