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.
Classic Car Commercials -- Small Cars
Henry Ford said, "In the long run people are going to buy the cheapest, and
best article no matter where it's made." If only the American car makers
had learned this lesson they wouldn't have needed a bailout. Hum, Ford was
the only that didn't.
1977 AMC Matador Barcelona II.mov
You might remember AMC's Matador Coupe, but how many of you remember the
Gaze with jaw-plunging awe at AMC's last attempt to make the Matador Coupe
a desirable product. (This is yet another clip from the 1977 AMC Dealer
Then check out the whole story at AteUpWithMotor.com.
Lemons & 70s Compacts (TheBarnFinders)
This is the second series of a spin off of rotting calgarian iron from my
other channel (badgerbuddy). its called the barn finders. today featuring
Lemons & 1970s Compacts like the amc pacer, amc gremlin, ford mverick, ford
pinto, mercury bobcat, chevy vega, and chevy monza. filming and narration
by ryan sardchuk. please rte and comment
More footage of what the AMC Eagle is capable of.
Ricardo Montalban - 1975 Chrysler Cordoba Commercial
Ricardo Montalban - Chrysler Cordoba Commercial
Nov. 25, 1920 - Jan 15, 2009
This is the commercial where most of us mistakenly thought Ricardo said
"Rich Corinthian Leather" when he actually said "Soft Corinthian Leather".
It was a marketing term invented by Chrysler to help sell cars and who can
The commercial, itself was very well conceived. If you listen, through the
distorted audio, you hear Spanish guitar and orchestra playing along with
Ricardo's wonderfully accented sales pitch.
When you bought this car, you weren't just buying a car! You were buying
the luxury to be swallowed in seats upholstered with "Soft Corinthian
You were buying a Cor-doa-bah!
Disclaimer: It has been recently pointed out that that car in this
commercial is really a 1976 and the seats are cloth, not Corinthian
leather. So much for continuity.