Here's a clip from the ultra-rare 1969 product intro film "The New World of American Motors." This clip is from the original negative. The clip features Javelins competing on the 1968 Trans-Am racing circuit.
Get the film for yourself on Torq-O's "The Late Sixties World of AMC" DVD at www.torq-o.com.
While you're at it, check out the Javelin story at Aaron Severson's auto history site ateupwithmotor.com.
This is another Trans-Am video clip (out of 4) I got at the 2008 Amelia
Island Concours d'Elegance
Mark Donohue Javelin SST 1970 Stored in Trailer for over 20 years rescued unloaded forklifted
This is a video capturing the unloading of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST
that was stored in a trailer for over 20 years. I was a little scared
filming this as I did not want to be posting a video of the destruction of
a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST, personally I would have cut the roof off
the trailer and taken the car out with a helicopter, not to worry though as
there were 2 guys inside the trailer ready to catch the car if it fell or
tipped over ...but alas, as risky as it was, a success!!!! 2 other cars
were stored in the trailer as well, a super low mile Gremlin and I think it
was a 1979 AMX, but this was the treasure we were digging for!!!!!! On the
spoiler you will notice "401", this was originally a 390 and if I remember
right it is a Big Bad Orange, Orange or Green, it was not a bad re-paint
but the inside of the door jam reveals the original color, a nice find!!!
The car is in fantastic condition! This was not accomplished on the first
attempt, a few mis-fires happened but it all was okay in the end!
1969 AMX (SS/AMX) sounds tuff, at the Mopar Nationals, IN, 1997
We are at the Mopar Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. The AMC cars had an
invite to the show. Jeff Kennedy and myself volunteer our time to help out
with the parking as members of the AMO. A fine sounding SS AMX pulls into
park on the show field. There where only 53 of these cars built for racing
only. 8-1997. tHANKS FOR WATCHING
1970 AMC Javelin SST abandoned 30 years, first look.
Here is a car my brother just bought. He has been looking to speculate on
old cars and look what he found....
This is a '70 AMC Javelin SST, possible Mark Donahue edition. The owners
widow allegedly has a stack of paperwork to this car so we are crossing our
fingers there is something to document a real Donahue car.
This is Tijuana Tan metallic, 360-4V, Safe Command power brakes and power
It is very original and unmolested. The story goes is the original owners
bought it, drove it until sometime in 1979 when the trans went out. The
husband started to pull the trans out, but passed away suddenly.
His widow left this car and 3 others where they sat for the next 31 years.
They literally had to spend a week cutting down the forest to get them out.
This Javelin wears vintage Cragar-type wheels, has the requisite add-on 8
track player also!
I will get more video and photos as we progress through clean-up and
mechanical evaluation of this AMC.
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PS the SST sold 2 months after this video and the Plymouth has long since
been restored and turned into a daily driver.
1973 American Motors Javelin
A 1973 American Motors Javelin I shot at the O'Reilly Auto Parts World Of
Wheels 2013 in Birmingham AL....one owner....very nice car...Make sure you
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1969 Javelin SST 390
A 1969 AMC Javelin SST 390 I shot at the Detroit AutoRama 2013....A very
nice one owner car...with a cool History...check it out!!..Make sure you
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This is the last Trans Am video I made at the 2008 Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance (aside from when the selected award winning Trans-Am cars got
Trans Am racing 1970
Recently restored footage of a film called Trans Am Countdown made in 1970
showcasing the Javelin AMC race team with Mark Donohue and Rodger Pensky
Look at the clarity and color of this film even with major compression on
the web this looks fantastic like it was shot yesterday this come from the
original NEG and he complete film is available at www.carfilms.com on DVD
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.
1971 AMC Javelin AMX
I thought you'd like a look at this very nice 1971 AMC Javelin AMX. It's
powered by a 360 V8 with an aluminum intake and 4 bbl carb. The exterior
has been repainted and it features the flat black T style striping on the
hood. The interior is mostly original and features a nice set of gauges.
It's a nice looking car and something I don't come across very often. I
hope you find it interesting...thanks for watching!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton IL
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
TRANS AM 1968
LOOK and LISTEN to this opening of a film called Trans Am The Race, made in
If this does not bring chilles up your spine you are dead or gay!!
Trans Am racing in the mid 60's though the early 70's was the most exciting
era of auto racing EVER!!
Get the entire film on DVD at carfilms.com