The Mata-Dorks are a group of guys from IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature who built the difficult-to-work-with AMC Matador model car.
From The Crittenden Automotive Library's collection at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition
On "My Car Story" we're in St. Charles IL at the St Charles East High
School 10th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show on 5-17-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition which
means the car's interior seats are covered with Levi's jeans!
According to the car's Owner Mr. Pete Legenza the car took 3 1/2 years to
1978 AMC Gremlin
The AMC Gremlin is a two-door subcompact car produced in the United States,
Canada and Mexico by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) and Vehículos
The Gremlin was an economy car by 1970s U.S. standards. It served as a
foundation for alternative fuels and power systems, including pure
Designed by Bob Nixon from an idea by Richard A. Teague, the car was based
on a shortened and adapted Hornet platform with a Kammback-type tail. faster than other subcompacts of the
time, it competed with the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto, and also with
imported cars including the Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota Corona. The
manufacturer described it as "the first American-built import".
The Gremlin was introduced on 1 April 1970, and a total of 671,475 were
built in its single generation (one chassis design) and also in only one
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.
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
On "My Car Story" we're in Genoa IL at Crusin into Genoa on 8-16-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
The car's Owner is Audrey Taylor Baenziger. She’s had the car since her
birth. Yep, her Dad had a AMC Dealership and this car has been in her
family since new.
Gramps the 11 Second Car - Part 14
Supergramps is born!
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
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
Penske History 5: The Road to NASCAR
While Penske Racing is currently one of the leading NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series operations with drivers Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch, team owner Roger
Penske has a long heritage in NASCAR. Penske won in his only NASCAR race as
a driver, in 1963, and he also won NEXTEL Cup Series races with drivers
Mark Donohue and Bobby Allison. After leaving stock cars in 1977, Penske
Racing returned for two races in 1980, with Rusty Wallace finishing second
in his first NASCAR race. That set the foundation for Penske South and
Wallace joining NASCAR in 1991.
Swiss miniature compilation
A compilation of video from Swiss miniature, a model village in lugano,
switzerland. This video shows many of the trains, cars and boats that can
be seen there.
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