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.
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.
Mark Donohue Javelin SST 1970 Stored in Trailer for over 20 years rescued unloaded forklifted
This is a video capturing the unloading of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST
that was stored in a trailer for over 20 years. I was a little scared
filming this as I did not want to be posting a video of the destruction of
a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST, personally I would have cut the roof off
the trailer and taken the car out with a helicopter, not to worry though as
there were 2 guys inside the trailer ready to catch the car if it fell or
tipped over ...but alas, as risky as it was, a success!!!! 2 other cars
were stored in the trailer as well, a super low mile Gremlin and I think it
was a 1979 AMX, but this was the treasure we were digging for!!!!!! On the
spoiler you will notice "401", this was originally a 390 and if I remember
right it is a Big Bad Orange, Orange or Green, it was not a bad re-paint
but the inside of the door jam reveals the original color, a nice find!!!
The car is in fantastic condition! This was not accomplished on the first
attempt, a few mis-fires happened but it all was okay in the end!
American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air