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
1962 AMC Rambler American
I thought you might like a look at this really clean little 1962 AMC
Rambler American. It's still powered by the original flathead straight
six, with only 78,xxx original miles. The paint is slick and the interior
has been completely redone. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for
taking a look!
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.
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.
Wanna Bee 1st time out 2009
This car has been just resting fro years and years. Too nice to scrape out,
so we just kinda gathered all the parts laying around and assembled them to
make a auto. bracket car. runs pretty good for a AMC 360.
AMC AMX vs AMC Spirit
Bracket race between an AMC Spirit 401 V8 automatic transmission and a red
68 AMX 343 4 speed manual transmission. The AMX was driven by Sam Eppley
for his father Lyman Eppley who is the owner. This car is fully lubricated
by AMSOIL and won this race.
1976 AMC Pacer Test Drive | AutoMoments Time Warp
The car world loves to hate the Pacer, but how many of those people have
actually driven one? After producing an entire documentary about the car,
we decided to test one for ourselves. While far from perfect, we found the
Pacer to not be nearly as bad as people claim. In fact, this strangle
little car is pretty cool in it's own weird sort of way.