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.
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
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world. By top 10 leader boards
number 10: Venturi Eclectic
number 9: Fiat Multipla
number 8: Nissan Sunny ZX Coupe
number 7: Renault Fuego
number 6: Cadillac Seville
number 5: Midas Coupe
number 4: Amc Pacer (really ugly car)
number 3: Volvo Vesc concept
number 2: Marcos Mantis
number 1: Citroen AMI
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AMC Eagle SX/4 and Wagon Commercial
Check out the AMC Eagle Evolution forums
The AMC Eagle was a 4WD Car, so technically a crossover SUV, and predates
Subaru's AWD Cars by over 10 years/ The SX/4 also predates the Suzuki SX4
by over 25 Years.
1971 Chevy Vega Commercial - Worst Car Ever Made in the USA in Modern Times
The Chevy Vega was built to compete with the likes of VW, Toyota and Datsun
in the USA. It was Chevy's first Sub Compact Car. Although there is
always some debate. This car is considered by many as being one of or
actually, the Worst Car Ever Made. It's very subjective. It was heavily
recalled by GM for prolbems, the alluminium engines warped, the front cowl
sections rusted thru in a short period of time. The overall build quality
was very suspect. The Ford Pinto had some Safety issues or at least a bad
reputation earned rightly or wrongly with the placement of the Gas Tank
and the AMC Gremlin had detractors to it's styling but was reliable car,
but the Vega was real junk.
AMC Pacer first drive
This '78 AMC Pacer Staion Wagon went through a 4-year down-to-the bare
metal restauration. At this point looking for a new home- more pictures
Don Knotts 1971 Dodge Van Ad
A 1971 TV commercial for the Dodge Tradesman van, starring Don Knotts.
Note: Fair use and education regarding automotive and TV history are the
purpose of this posting, thanks .
1975 Chrysler Cordoba
1975 Chrysler Cordoba TV Commercial with Ricardo Montalban (1975).
Anna Beth's 1976 AMC Pacer X, 'MoPacer'
This is the first video of this 1976 AMC Pacer X, the MoPacer.
After sitting outside for 18 years, it took two years to restore this
little car, with modern 4.5L H.O. Jeep EFI power, GM overdrive, A/C, cruise
control, XM radio, alarm, intermittent wipers, keyless entry/alarm/remote
start, and 17 inch KMC 'Hot Wheels'.
It also took nearly 4 years of searching to amass enough NOS parts to
perform a show-worthy restoration including all new suspension, A/C and
interior components, and more. It also gets 27 MPG! Designed and built by
Harrel and Anna Beth Lamkin completed 5-2007. The show quality paint was
sprayed by Robert Stachowicz at Delaney Auto Design. It was featured in a
6-page article in Hot Rod magazine, Nov 07.
Visit Anna Beth's web site: www.MoPacer.com
After the Mopacer appeared in Hot Rod magazine, someone in Illinois with a
purple Pacer, copied the white stripe of the MoPacer, and got published in
Car and Driver magazine. From a distance (and in images), it is sometimes
mistaken for this multiple show-winning 1976 AMC Pacer X, 'MoPacer'.
Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Issue Featuring the MoPacer:
Car Domain picks the MoPacer out of 647,000 cars for their Top Ten of the
My Classic Car (brief intro appearance) The MoPacer won 'Most Interesting
Car' out of 2500 entrants.
New York Times picked the Mopacer as Collectable Car Contest Finalist
Image of Hot Rod Magazine editor taking photo of Mopacer for magazine
Original Video (Higher Quality w/first choice of music)
More footage of what the AMC Eagle is capable of.