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.
More footage of what the AMC Eagle is capable of.
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.
AMC Pacer Runs after sitting since 1986!
Visit www.MoPacer.com to see the only Pacer that has been in Hot Rod
magazine since 1977!.... This car has a 1986 inspection sticker. I simply
repaired some electrical connections and with a fresh battery, it cranked
up and ran smoothly!
1979 Chevrolet Chevette - Dealership Film
If one visited a Chevrolet dealership in 1979, this promotional film may
have been available. Nearly 370,000 of these cars were sold that year. A
2-barrel carburetor, one-piece grille, and rectangular headlights made
their debut. The base engine rose to 70 horsepower.
Don Knotts 1971 Dodge Van Ad
A 1971 TV commercial for the Dodge Tradesman van, starring Don Knotts.
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