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.
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
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.
The Cars of Mark Donohue
Some of the cars that Mark Donohue made famous. Included in the video are
several of his Trans Am Camaro's, his Championship Trans
Am Javelin, and the last car he ever won a race in, his IROC Porsche 911.
Filmed the Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America during the Kohler
International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 15, 2010.
Visit http://www.prdaracing.com/ for more on this event.
This is another Trans-Am video clip (out of 4) I got at the 2008 Amelia
Island Concours d'Elegance
Trans Am-Jim Hague '71 Javelin-Sept 25-27, 2009
Historic Trans Am group at the HMSA Coronado "Classic" Speed Festival,
Coronado (San Diego) CA.. Jim Hague , in the #2 '71 AMC Javelin, battles
for 1st place the entire race, in what turned out to be a 1-2-3 all-Javelin
finish. Clip is 1st 9 min of race #2...video courtesy of ManiMotorsports
1953 Studebaker TV commercial.mov
Aaron Severson over at ateupwithmotor.com shines a light once again on
This time he's written about some of Studebaker's most handsome vehicles in
an article called "The Once and Future Coupe: The Loewy Coupes and the
At Torq-O, we pulled up the rug and slid through the trap door searching
for some media to help him tell his story. From the Torq-O Media Archive,
here's some celluloid that hasn't been seen since 1953.
Check out Aaron's story, and then slide over to Torq-O.com for more
1973 AMC Javelin AMX
360 of my 1973 AMC Javelin / AMX taken in sept. of 2007 at Infineon
Raceway, Sonoma, CA. more info at: http://asifnyc.com
playlist for this car:
like this car? check out my road race Javelin build:
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
Excerpt from the 1973 AMC Javelin intro film
You want Javelin racing? You want 1970's Javelin styling? You want a
glimpse of that Pierre Cardin interior? You got it!
Torq-O descends into the film mine and hauls out some more automotive gold.
This clip is an excerpt from the 1973 Javelin introduction film. AMC fans
will see everything that they love about Javelins: Mark Donohue, monster
engines, and designer interiors.
Want more Javelin? Steer your browser over to ateupwithmotor.com. They
have the complete story along with other Javelin clips from the Torq-O
Loadng the Dart
Dad gets to have some fun! We took the Dart to a car show this afternoon
and loaded it up in the street in front of our house.