1974 AMC Matador NASCAR No. 16 Winning at Darlington - Bobby Allison
17 top three finishes of 60 races in 1974 and 1975. 5 wins for the Matador in the same two years. The Penski Team with Bobby Allison did a phenomenal job People now a days are only familiar with the controversial styling. But AMC styling was build into the car to support NASCAR. AMC who wasn't involved in Auto Racing Previously made great strides in the early 70's at Trans Am events with the Javelin and AMX. Also on the Drag circuit and at NASCAR. AMC was acquired by Chrysler Corporation and AMC cars became known simply as Eagle. Eagle and Plymouth were both phased out of Chrysler eventually. Chrysler has since merged with Fiat to become FCA. Hundreds of Thousands of Matadors were produced between 1971 and 1978
For the Love of the AMX - /DRIVEN
Each week, we will bring you a segment from the past season of /DRIVE+. If you want to see the content when it's fresh, and not 3 months after everyone else, subscribe to /DRIVE+ and help keep content like this going. The AMC AMX is a rare muscle car that's often overlooked. Compared to other more popular muscle cars, it's lighter and smaller, giving it a performance advantage. Light, rare, and overlooked, it deserved a story.
1969 Trans Am Road Racing Donnybrooke Speedway
July 6, 1969 Donneybrooke Raceway Brainerd, Minnesota Trans American Road Racing Series short film. Thanks to 44THBG for the location.
1968 AMC Trans-Am Javelins racing.mov
Here's a clip from the ultra-rare 1969 product intro film "The New World of American Motors." This clip is from the original negative. The clip features Javelins competing on the 1968 Trans-Am racing circuit. Get the film for yourself on Torq-O's "The Late Sixties World of AMC" DVD at www.torq-o.com. While you're at it, check out the Javelin story at Aaron Severson's auto history site ateupwithmotor.com.