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 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.
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.
Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #88: 1970 AMC Javelin Trans Am Video
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - AMC made a hard run at Trans Am racing
in the late 1960s by enlisting such racing superstars as Ronnie Kaplan,
Mark Donahue, Peter Revson, Roger Penske, and others to help them turn the
Javelin into a competitive race car. For 1970, the Javelin SST Trans Am
production car car wore the colors of the AMC racing team on the outside,
and performance upgrades like the 325 HP 390 V8, 4-speed manual
transmission, upgraded suspension, a 3.90:1 rear gear, disc brakes, and
other goodies underneath the skin. AMC took 2nd in points in Trans Am in
1970, and 100 street versions were made to make the race car legal for SCCA
racing. Today, we share fantastic example from the Brothers Collection in
1969 AMC Rebel Commercial - Better Quality Version - Carol Wayne
Is this Carol Wayne in this commercial a the 41 second mark??? About
60,000 AMC Rebels were built in 1969. They could be equipped with a 232,
285 sixes or bigger V8 Engines. Rebels were used by Driving Schools, a
very small niche market for sure. AMC built left hand drive, right hand
drive and combined left and right side drive for two drivers. In
Austrailia and New Zealand and Mexico, the Rebel was still badged as a
Rambler rather than an AMC. Note the other AMC products in the Commercial,
you see a Green Ambassador and a 69 Rambler Sedan.......at the very very
very end, you can see a 1961-63 Rambler 2 door coupe blue in color turning
right into a parking lot. American Motors used the Advertising Agency of
Wells, Rich & Greene, headed up by Mary Wells Lawrence
Model Cars: AMC Matador by Joe Salzburg
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
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
The Big Rambler/AMC/Jeep Show, Kenosha, WI, 2007
On Saturday, July 28, 2007, four days after my leg cast came off, I was up
shooting video at the Rambler/AMC/Jeep show in Kenosha, WI, the largest
such show in the country.
Felt real good to be back on two legs again.
And before you start writing in with blood in your eyes, yes, I know the
Alliance pictured isn't an '83; convertibles didn't come out till a few
years later. This one was the only one at the show. Encores, Medallions,
Sportwagons and Premiers weren't there at all. You owners of '83 to '88
Renault cars should be better represented at next year's show; they were as
much a part of the AMC story as the Rambler and the Jeep.
Working Ferrari model
this guy spent 12 years of his life designing, building, and assembling a
fully functional Ferrari
West Coast All AMC Show with AMX III
Lance Lambert travels to Irwindale, CA to an AMC show and an in-depth look
at the AMX III. This short excerpt from a longer program shows some of the
cars and the AMX 3. Music by Susan and the Surftones. More info at
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.