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.
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.
79 AMC Spirit
After 2 years it runs on its own. AMC 360+.040, 904 auto trans. Ladder
bars, coil over rear shocks, 3500 stall, +++
the other vid shows it running
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
Turbocharged LS V8 AMC Gremlin visits LV Cars and Coffee
First time we heard about Lehigh Valley Cars and Coffee, so we decided to
take a trip down. First the drag radials rubbed, so we put more air in the
air shocks. Then the air shocks exploded, so we put the small tires back
on. We eventually made it and ruined the atmosphere of the meet.
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.