Model Cars: AMC Matador by Joe Salzburg

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

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Model Cars: "The Quiet One" Ford
1965 Bob Ford, Inc.'s "The Quiet One" model car at the 2009 Cedarville Model Contest & Swap Meet show. From The Crittenden Automotive Library's collection at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com Photographs from this show can be found at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com/library/c/cedarvillemodelcarcontestandswa pmeet_2009photos1.php





1974 AMC Matador Modified YelBlu Disney061514
You may have seen Matadors before, but I'd bet you've never seen one like this before! The owner really liked the original, but those bumpers were a problem, so he basically redesigned the car's exterior with parts that he hand fabricated. The interior was redone in the same seating material used in commercial airliners. You have to wonder, if you didn't know the history of this car, that it might have been an "idea" car generated by AMC stylists..such is the quality and the boldness of design of this one-off car. Kudos to the owner/designer...a real tribute to imaginative design! The engine is an AMC 401.





AMC Javelin, AMX Rebel Matador Hornet & Jensen Interceptor Performance Transmission Overdrive
Owners of AMC and the British Jensen vehicles are common customers of Gear Vendors. Many of the Chrysler powered Interceptors and the modified Callaway Corvettes came with Gear Vendors products. The Series II had a power pack option that put a Gear Vendors overdrive behind its TorqueFlite 727. AMC was integral to the founding of Gear Vendors, when American Motors went bankrupt in the 70's, Rick's father bought up the de Normanville overdrives at the AMC factory in Mexico. He brought them back for the Maquiladora program of Hornets and Gremlins with 308s and teh Ford 3 speed Toploader with de Normanville overdrive behind it. Rick's father took up licensing of it and re-birthed it as a Gear Vendors product, with some obvious improvements in design and strength. Because of this relationship AMC holds a special place in our hearts, and we still do a lot with AMX's, Javelins, and Rebels - with specific kits to fit them to those cars without modification to the structure. Common applications are the 727 and the Toploader. For any questions about our products, or to purchase them, call (800)999-9555 or visit http://gearvendors.com.





Model Cars: AMC Matador by Steve Lohr
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




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