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.
1968 AMC Trans-Am Javelins racing.mov
Here's a clip from the ultra-rare 1969 product intro film "The New World of
American Motors." This clip is from the original negative. The clip
features Javelins competing on the 1968 Trans-Am racing circuit.
Get the film for yourself on Torq-O's "The Late Sixties World of AMC" DVD
While you're at it, check out the Javelin story at Aaron Severson's auto
history site ateupwithmotor.com.
4x4ing with 2 AMC Eagles in Off-road Park
We went out 4x4ing out on a trail, and Pat decided he was going to cross a
deep mudhole. He got stuck for a bit when the car got high-centered in the
hole. Then we got him out. then we had to pull apart the starter (that
was full of mud and water) and we got it fixed, and got going again.
Backyard AMC Spirit Exhaust
I needed a video to show my friends what my car looked like and what it
sounded like, and it was parked in the backyard at the time, so I did what
I could with my brother's new photo camera.
1983 AMC Spirit GT
I have over 3k in the car, if you wanna know more about it send me a
message. Still got plans for more.