After both building new engines for our cars in the last 12 months, and much smack talk (mainly from me), it was time for the BS to stop and the racing to start. The venue was the Kwinana Motorplex in Perth, Western Australia at the once-a-year Retro Drag Day. Great event where we managed to get four qualifying passes in before eliminations. This was both our second run for the day but the first time we had lined up against each other.
American Muscle Cars Revs Tire Burnout Hard Acceleration Drag Racing! Dragsters and more.
Full-size muscle models
1962--1970 Buick Wildcat
1965--1974 Buick Riviera GS until 1972, then Riviera GS Stage1 models
1961--1976 Chevrolet Impala SS until '69, then any high HP-engined
1958--1975 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958--1972 Chevrolet Biscayne
1965--1976 Chevrolet Caprice
1959--1975 Ford Galaxie
1962--1967 Mercury S-55 (1964 and 1965 badged as a Marauder)
1959--1974 Mercury Monterey
1960--1973 Dodge Polara
Mid-size muscle models
1970--1971 AMC Rebel and Matador The Machine
1968--1969 Buick Gran Sport
1970--1974 Buick GSX
1965--1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
1966--1974 Dodge Charger
1968--1971 Dodge Super Bee
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
1966--1969 Ford Fairlane GT, GTA, and Cobra
1968--1974 Ford Torino (GT, Cobra, and Talladega)
1966--1972 Mercury Cyclone
1970--1971 Mercury Montego
1968--1971 Oldsmobile 442
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass "Ram-Rod" 350
1969--1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W-31
1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350
1967--1971 Plymouth GTX
1968--1974 Plymouth Road Runner
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1964--1974 Pontiac GTO
Compact muscle models
1969 AMC SC/Rambler
1971 AMC Hornet SC 360
1963--1974 Chevrolet Nova SS
1968--1976 Dodge Dart GT, GTS, Swinger, and Demon
1970--1976 Plymouth Duster
1964--1969 Ford Falcon
1970--1977 Ford Maverick
1964--1977 Mercury Comet
1974 Buick Apollo GSX
1974 Pontiac GTO
1974 Oldsmobile Omega S
Pony car muscle models
1968--1970 AMC AMX
1968--1974 AMC Javelin and AMX
1967--1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 & SS
1970--1974 Dodge Challenger
1965--1970 Shelby Mustang GT350 & GT500
1971-1973 Ford Mustang
302 & 351
1969--1973 Mustang Mach
1969--1970 Boss 302 Mustang
1969--1973 Mustang Boss
1971 Mustang Boss 351
1969--1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
1964--1974 Plymouth Barracuda
1967--1979 Pontiac Firebird & Trans Am
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2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes, Porsche,Jaguar C-X17, Audi Nanuk
Quattro Concept, 2015 BMW i8, Opel Monza Concept, Brabus 6x6, Volvo Concept
Coupe & A Lot More!
Frankfurt Motor Show one of the busiest auto shows on record. Motor Show
brought you more than 70 reveals from the center of the action, and are
still finding and compiling a lot of other content with Frankfurt-origins
Part of the fun of doing this list is seeing what each individual staff
member votes for. And since this is a point-based list, there are always a
good number of cars that don't quite make the Top Five cut. Here's a look
at the other things we liked from Frankfurt.
Porsche 918 Spyder -- 19 points
Jaguar C-X17 Concept -- 18 points
Audi Sport Quattro Coupe Concept -- 16 points
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class -- 13 points
Brabus B63S 6x6 -- 9 points
Volkswagen Golf R -- 9 points
Ferrari 458 Speciale -- 8 points
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept -- 8 points
Lexus LF-NX Concept -- 7 points
Infiniti Q30 Concept -- 6 points
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E racecar -- 6 points
Volkswagen e-Golf -- 5 points
Porsche 911 Carrera 50th Anniversary Edition -- 4 points
Citroën WTCC C-Elysee -- 3 points
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG -- 2 points
Smart Fourjoy Concept -- 2 points
Peugeot 308 R Concept -- 2 points
Ford S-Max Concept -- 1 point
AMC Rambler American Update
I went over to Vance's house to check the progress on the Rambler. He has
the turbo unit roughted in and the V8
401 is in place. The color sanding and buffing has been started.
Hopefully the car will be completed this summer.
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.
1966 AMC Rambler Marlin Classic Car Video - 3+3 American Musclecar
Thought ya'll would like a drive in this vintage 1966 American Motors AMC
Rambler Marlin. This is a true survivor car with its original Cortez Aqua
color, 327 Tri-Poised-Power V8 and Shift Command automatic transmission.
This car rides on factory turbo-Cast
wheels. Lets go back in time with this classic car! Turn up the
All-Transistor radio and cruise.
1967 Rambler American at Nostalgia Drags - Kwinana Motorplex
Just a few runs of my '67 AMC Rambler American at the 2012 Retro Drags at
Kwinana Motorplex. Lots of fun and a big thanks to Jon Grove for filming.
The car was running consistently around 13.2@105mph on 195/75/14 whitewall
tyres, the only change being a pressure drop to around 22psi.
I've since gone a little quicker (13.1) with a looser converter but I think
I'm at the limit of the tyres. Next time out I'll have a set of Mickey
Thompson ET Streets under it, that should get the 60-ft down a bit and let
me lean on it a little out of the hole.
1969 AMERICAN MOTORS SC/RAMBLER Only 124 are known to exist
The Hurst SC/Rambler was created in the spring of 1969.
This was a collaboration of American Motors and Hurst Performance.
There were 1,512 Hurst SC/Ramblers produced with an original selling
price of $2,998. One of 1,512 ever built and one 1,188 in the "A"
paint scheme. Only 124 are known to exist based on the
Hurst SC/Rambler registry. This is a 390, 4-speed and twin grip.
Full restoration. The car has its original engine and many NOS
parts were used in the restoration process. Options included with
the car: AMC 390/315hp, unique red/white/blue exterior pain and
headrests, functional Ram Air with hood scoop, 4-speed transmission
with Hurst shifter, HD suspension with sway bar, torque links, and
staggered shocks, HD cooling, power disc brakes and sun tachometer.
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.
1969 Amc Rambler Update
Vance has got the body done. This is a quick rundown of what has happened
and what is going to happen.