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
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.
My Classic Car Season 4 Episode 5 - American Motors Convention
On this episode of My Classic Car, travel along with Dennis Gage to St.
Louis, Missouri for the annual international convention of American Motors
Owners Convention. We take a look at some of the best vehicles ever
produced by AMC. Dennis visits Bob Perkins to see a few of his first
generation Mustangs. Sam
and Dennis offer advice on preparing your car for storage.
Visit http://www.myclassiccar.com for more information
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.
A not too often seen vehicle, a 1978 AMC Matador 2-door coupe. This was a
styling direction taken by AMC, starting for the 1974 model year. This
example was in a gold color originally, and has air conditioning, 360 cubic
inch V-8, Torque-Command 3-speed automatic transmission and an uncommon
option, not offered by any other manufacturer with this style of roof,
roll-down back windows. Restoration will be continuing over this winter
1974 AMC Matador Oleg Cassini edition
What a rare car! These cars never really sold in volume..the styling was a
bit controversial at the time. This Oleg Cassini edition is even more
rare! Lincoln was into naming special editions of their cars, so AMC was
just following an industry custom! They also made Gremlins with Levi
American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1967 AMC Rambler American , commercial American Motors
1969 was last year in the USA for AMC to use the name Rambler on it's
automobiles. In 1950, the Rambler was introduced by Nash. After the
merger of Hudson and Nash to form AMC, the name then was also affixed to
Hudsun Ramblers. By 1958, Nash and Hudson names would be gone and only
Rambler used by AMC (if you see someone with a post Rambler American or
Metropolitan calling the car a Nash, they are incorrect, the name Nash was
no longer used after 1958). By 1969, the move was back to focusing on a
full line of cars. With then impeding introduction of the AMC Hornet,
Rambler was phased out. The final year is simply just a Rambler, not a
Rambler American, that too was phased out. Over 100,000 Ramblers were
built in the USA for 1969. During the 60's, AMC HeyDays, they were
EVERYWHERE. The Rambler Name continued on in other parts of the world.
You can find Rambler Ambassadors, Matadors and Hornets in Mexico and
Austrailia and New Zealand and South Africa.
1974 AMC Matador Coupe news film.mov
Here's the big car that AMC brought to market just in time for the OPEC oil
embargo in 1974. Read all about it at Aaron Severson's site
Another scrap of rare film from the Torq-O Media Archive.