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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.





Top Gear AMC Pacer
Top Gear AMC Pacer





Cars you didn't know existed Part II
This is the second video of cars you didn't know existed. this time all video and no pictures. enjoy and comment. please subscribe





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.





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 Barcelona II? 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 Introduction Show.) Then check out the whole story at AteUpWithMotor.com.





My '79 Caprice (Bought New, Been in the Family Ever Since)
One of GM's last all-new line of full-size cars, the '79 Caprice and Impala 2-doors, with their infamous "bent" window glass, were in the last year of a body style that was introduced for the 1977 model year. These "downsized" full-size cars were almost a foot shorter and 700 pounds lighter than the '76's they replaced. But, trunk space and interior room stayed the same. In one year, the 350 V8 went from being the smallest engine you could get in a big Chevy to being the largest. As big Chevys had been for years, they were traditional body-on-frame construction, but they were the first cars to be partially designed and engineered using CAD-CAM (Computer aided design-computer aided manufacturing). GM's other B-body cars, the Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville, Olds 88, and Buick LeSabre, and larger C-bodies, the Buick Electra, Olds 98 and Cadillac DeVille/Fleetwood, also got the downsizing treatment in '77. Almost a million-and-a-half full-size Chevy sedans, coupes and wagons were sold in those three years, unfortunately not enough to take back the number-one sales spot from the mid-size Olds Cutlass. The universal complaint back then was that GM had made the Chevy full-size cars TOO small. (In '77, they were only slightly longer than a "mid-size" Chevy Malibu. How times change;-) For the 1980 model year, they were mildly restyled, and that basic body lasted 11 years, until the "pregnant whale" '91-'96 models, which, along with the Buick Roadmaster, Olds Custom Cruiser and Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (all based on the same '77-vintage chassis), were the last body-on-frame big cars GM would ever build. This one was bought new by my mom in September of 1979 for (take your heart medicine now) $7,500. Thanks to an oil shortage and subsequent doubling in the price per gallon of gas that summer, sales of full-size cars had fallen off a cliff, so she had her pick of in-stock colors and options. If you've tried to find a clean '77-79 Caprice or Impala 2-door, you know it's next to impossible. So imagine visiting City Chevrolet, a Chicago dealer that was located in a series of old multi-story warehouses, and riding the freight elevator with the salesman to one of the enclosed upper-floor new-car storage areas. There, parked nose-to-tail and mirror-to-mirror, were at least 40 Caprice and Impala 2-doors, including the rare Landau models. Too bad City routinely undercoated all its cars. (A side note: City Chevrolet supplied the City of Chicago with its Impala and Caprice cop cars until the day GM ended production.) This one was bought at the now-vanished Circle Chevrolet at 82nd and Racine. It has very few options: the 305 V8, A/C, a rear window defogger and AM/FM stereo with 8-track player and rear speakers. Mom had it Ziebarted a month after she bought it, which partially accounts for the shape it's in now. It replaced a green '68 Impala 4-door hardtop with 78,000 miles, a 307 V8, Powerglide, drum brakes all around and no A/C, bought new by my dad. In her care, this one's led a pretty sedate existence. Except for a road trip to Washington D.C. in 1980 and a period of about six months where I commuted in it to Argonne National Laboratory, no long drives. Pretty much to the grocery store, to her friends' homes, and to church. The locking wire wheel covers became necessary in 1983 after the original wheel covers kept getting stolen. Also that year, a Metra road crew dropped a load of track ballast on it as she sat under a viaduct at a stoplight. Allstate (bless them) paid for all the repairs to the body and the pitted glass and litigated with Metra for the next seven years. When she passed on a few years ago, I inherited it. I'm basically keeping it the way it is. No Corvette motor. No 22's. No thumping stereo. It needs a little body work (after 28 Chicago winters, what did you expect?), and as soon as a little more money comes in, I've got to take care of the windshield wiper motor and find a set of the original wheel covers. It just got a new brake master cylinder and fuel pump (ouch!), and winter's coming, so converting the A/C from R12 to R134 will have to wait. But other than that, it runs like a top, and the interior's in almost perfect shape. And on sunny days, it's great to pull off the cover, back it out of the garage, and drive one of the last of GM's big cars. After zipping around in my Fiero, it's like driving a Cadillac (I used to drive my uncle's '79 Coupe de Ville, and the ride wasn't much smoother than this one). As with the Fiero, master GM mechanic Dave Armstrong keeps it running right. If you're in the Chicago area, get in touch with him at (773)282-1444. He'll keep your car on the road or get it back on the road if it isn't.





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





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.





AMC Pacer X -75, known from waynes world 2
Peos AMC pacer x from 1975, Sweden





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'. Web Links: Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Issue Featuring the MoPacer: http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/hrdp_0711_1976_amc_pacer_x/index.htm l Car Domain picks the MoPacer out of 647,000 cars for their Top Ten of the year. http://blog.cardomain.com/2008/12/31/top-ten-ride-pages-of-2008 & http://blog.cardomain.com/2008/12/18/purple-pacer-girl/ My Classic Car (brief intro appearance) The MoPacer won 'Most Interesting Car' out of 2500 entrants. http://www.myclassiccar.com/MCCTV/2008Season/13023/preview.shtml Jalopnik http://jalopnik.com/319795/all-a-pacer-needs-is-a-little-love-and-a-jeep-en gine New York Times picked the Mopacer as Collectable Car Contest Finalist http://collectiblecars.nytimes.com/View_Listing.asp?ListingID=COL712012 Image of Hot Rod Magazine editor taking photo of Mopacer for magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackpine/580574732/in/set-72157600417554503 Original Video (Higher Quality w/first choice of music) http://mopacerc.dot5hosting.com/videos/MopacerProject_0003.wmv





50's TV: Edsel Commercial (1957)
50's TV: An Edsel commercial from 1957. Pretty underrated car if you ask me. (by popular demand, the title of this video has been changed)





1974 AMC Gremlin X Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints video
http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com/1974-amc-gremlin-x-pro-touring--c-119 8.htm No expense spared frame off $50K build! National AMC SHOW WINNER, 401 cid roller V-8 w/ 2X4bbl carbs @ 500hp, race prepped trans, Ford 9 rear w/ 3.89 Detroit locker, mirror finish Tran Am red paint w/ white callouts, all new black bucket seat interior, full factory gauges, power 4 wheels disc brakes + steering, chrome 17 Torque Thrusts + set of factory wheels (sleeper look), great sounding Exhaust, air-conditioning, painted underneath, boxes of trophies, spectacular + fast. http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com 301.816.1000





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.





A Blind Crest and a 3 Story Drop: The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca - MOMO
Drivers of the #30 MOMO NGT 991 Porsche GT3 Cup, Henrique Cisneros and Kuba Giermaziak, explain step-by-step what it feels like to take on one of the most difficult turns in racing: Turn 8 AKA The Corkscrew at Mazda Laguna Seca.




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