AMC Rebel "THE MACHINE" (Slo-Mo)
Rebel "The Machine" by American Motors. Video by DougCameraMan. Feel free
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1968 AMC Ambassador SST.
This Ambassador has been in storage for a "FEW" years. It is a survivor,
with 62,000 miles. The A/C still blows cold and the car drives very nice.
I started the restoration by removing the vinyl top and welding in new
metal, No bondo.
You don't see many of these at the "cruise inn's". It is completely stock
except for the custom dual Exhaust
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 Rebel Machine
Muscle car fans: this is required viewing.
AMC fans: here's some incredible footage that you never knew existed.
Here comes 49 seconds of the only known factory film footage of the 1970
AMC Rebel Machine. The outrageous red/white/blue monster that is as much
an icon of muscle car excess as the Dodge Daytona/Plymouth Super Bee.
I bought this 35mm film several years ago off of eBay. The vendor had
purchased it from a film company that had gone out of business. That
company had been storing films and bits of film for the past 40 years or
The rest of this film is the entire AMC product introduction film for 1970.
It's one of only two 35mm film prints that I own. I'm sorry that I don't
have the soundtrack. Back in the day, films were assembled from pieces.
The other piece to this film would have been a 35mm soundtrack. (That's
all. Just the sound.) These two pieces would have been mixed together to
create a master. Maybe the soundtrack will surface someday, and maybe
we'll get to hear what AMC had to say about this classic, low-volume muscle
Until then, enjoy shots of the Rebel Machine doing donuts on a live
airstrip! (I can only imagine what Homeland Security would do to this guy.
I'm sure they have some room at Guantanamo.)
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