When the American Motors Corporation (AMC) released the AMX back in 1969 the motoring world didn't know what to make of it. It had two seats like a sports car, a solid live axle and a raucous V8 like a muscle car, and styling that could've gone either way. Owner Jimi Day has been a long time fan of the AMX so when he got the opportunity to construct his own he pulled out all the stops, went buck-ass wild, and built what is arguably one of the best AMX's on the planet Earth.
1955 Ford Thunderbird: Back in Black -- /BIG MUSCLE
It's been in the same family for the better part of 50 years. Been modified
with performance and weight savings in mind, and is one of the sleekest
looking cars we've ever come across. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is no
secretaries car, but a purpose built award winning street machine that was
built in a time before resto-modding old cars was all the rage.
The Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross,
and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in
price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out,
has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt
E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks
great, wait till you see how it drives.
1968 Camaro - Blu Balz 2.0 - /BIG MUSCLE
• Karl Dunn
It was over a year ago that we first ventured down to JCG Restorations and
Customs in Oxnard, California. There we were introduced to owner Chris
Gonzalas and a wicked 1968 Chevrolet Camaro that was owned by a
gentleman named Karl Dunn, and aptly named, Blu Balz. Mother nature
unfortunately didn't let us play that day, and because of that we vowed to
give Mr. Balz another day on camera.
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
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.
1972 Javelin Police Cars
A couple of 1972 American Motors Javelins that were at one time Alabama
Police Cars I shot at the O'Reilly Auto Parts WORLD Of Wheels 2013 in
Birmingham, AL...there were not many of these put into service...but here
are two in the same display...make sure you subscribe so that you don't
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A very nice 1970 AMX I shot at the World Of Wheels 2013 in Chattanooga....A
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Mystery Of The Buried Ferrari Dino Solved -- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
Back in 1978, a 1974 Dino 246 GTS was found buried in a yard in Los
Angeles. With the help of the Dino's current owner and one of the
investigators on the case, who fed us some previously-unreported details,
we wrapped it all up into a mini-documentary for this week's Jalopnik on
Drive. It's the real, real story about the buried Dino.
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest
muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some,
envied by others, this is one tire-shredding muscle machine we'll take in
our garage any day.
Carb'd 461 Big Block - 1965 Oldsmobile - /BIG MUSCLE
Say hello to the first Oldsmobile we've ever featured on /BIG MUSCLE. This
1965 Cutlass F-85 has been cloned into a wicked 442 by it's owner. The goal
was simple - take a car that was a bit outside the norm and slowly
transform it into a kick-ass cruiser that has the ability to be flogged on
the autocross. With a carb'd 461 big block under the hood, it's big,
different and one of the most overlooked machines from the muscle car era.
• Robert McGaffin
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
Road Race-T: 1927 LeMons Racer - /BIG MUSCLE
• Dennis "Fish" Newman / Dave Schaible
It's got a 5.0L engine out of an old Ford Mustang, the front end off a Pinto
and a frame that's almost 100 years old. The Road Race T is the creation of
Dennis Newman and Dave Schaible and was constructed to compete in the 24
Hours of LeMons, a 24 hour endurance race where the original purchase price
of the car can be no more than $500.00. It's small, light and thanks to
its amazingly talented builders, has the ability to put the hurt on the
majority of its competition.
3000 HP - Super Speeders Garage
A walk through of Robs personal cars sports cars. Totaling over 3000 horsepower they all
have one thing in common. Big wings!
Note: He even appealed to critics and wore a wireless mic this time.
Most Jalopnik Car Collection In The World-- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
Meet Junkman: the Jalopnik commenter whose extraordinary affection for
off-beat and oddball vehicles led him to assemble the most Jalopnik car
collection in the world. At least *we* think it is.
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