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.
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.
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
One last short burn-out with my HOT 1969 AMC Javelin
In June of 2008 I was forced to sell my beloved 69 Javelin because of
medical problems that my wife was having, and loss of work time, and pay,
to be by her side no matter what it takes. The bills still keep coming in,
and I need to turn her into cash. My 1969 AMC Javelin 1 hour before the new
owner picked up the car. I have owned for almost 40 years. It has a built
343, 30 over, Crane cam & kit, Hooker Headers, Offy 360 manifold, 4 speed,
3:91 posi rear, Lalewood tracton bars. It is a very strong runner, and I am
still crying over the loss, that will never be able to be replaced. The
second part of the clip is my sons 1968 AMX. At least he will carry on the
AMC tradition in the family. Maybe he will let me get behind the wheel
sometime. UPDATE!!! Nov 2008... The new owner has informed me that he had
blown the motor up, iy only has 9000 miles on it since a total restoration
almost 25 years ago. Way to go!!!! I should have sold my Corvette and kept
my Javelin. Boy did I screw up!!!
UPDATE 3/04/2012. I once agin have a smile on my face, as I just purchased
a fantastic looking BBG 1969 AMX. It sounds and looks a lot like my BBG
Here is the link to the day I picked up my new ride,
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
This is another Trans-Am video clip (out of 4) I got at the 2008 Amelia
Island Concours d'Elegance
1970 AMC Javelin
Dennis Allen's 1970 AMC Javelin is not your grandma's AMC. It's a 401 cubic
inch fire red Camaro
killer than has been featured on the cover of Street Thunder magazine.
Lance Lambert, host of TV's "Vintage Vehicle Show" learns how Dennis
changed this car from a well used used car into magazine cover beauty. More
information about the "Vintage Vehicle Show" can be found at
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
Feels like a Porsche? Yes. 1969 AMX - /Big Muscle
When the American Motors Corporation (AMC) released the AMX back in 1969
the motoring world didn't know what to make of it. It had two seats like a
sports car, a solid live axle and a raucous V8 like a muscle car, and
styling that could've gone either way. Owner Jimi Day has been a long time
fan of the AMX so when he got the opportunity to construct his own he
pulled out all the stops, went buck-ass wild, and built what is arguably
one of the best AMX's on the planet Earth.
Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.
Trans Am Paddock '66-'72 Sights & Sounds
Happy July 4th! If you have speakers plugged into your computer, turn it
up. Hopefully you have a subwoofer, too! This footage is me walking
through Vic Edelbrock's collection of vintage Trans-Am racecars as they're
being prepared for the Group 7A races and enjoying the sights and sounds...
The Trans-Am Series is an automobile racing series which was created in
1966 by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This was the proving ground for
all American manufacturers to compete with race-modified production cars.
It ran until 1972 when at the height of Richard Nixon's incompetence
dealing with OPEC, we had a gas shortage which was compounded by an embargo
levied against us. Syria, Egypt and Tunisia didn't really like Nixon
re-feuling their arch-enemy, Israel. Rather than address the shortage,
the auto industry was heavily regulated to curb consumption. Further
restrictions placed on the oil industry by an other rocket surgeon, Jimmy
Carter, left us unable to further develop our own oil supplies which
cemented these changes to the auto industry. These events changed muscle
cars as we knew them into complete turds for over a decade while US auto
makers struggled with the regulations and re-learned how to produce decent
cars again... but for the "pony cars", it was the beginning of the end.
The oil embargo of 1973 changed the shape of not only the auto industry,
but all forms of auto racing to follow.
You used to be able to afford these cars. I remember when... back when I
was in high school...
But it's 2010 now. This race celebrates all the classic cars you've
dreamed of owning or being seen in. These things auction in the 6+ figures
now (because of their race history). Enjoy this parade of '60's and early
'70's model Ford Mustangs,
Plymouth Barracudas, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins, Pontiac Firebirds, and
Dodge Challengers. This event required that they be in their original race
condition in order to run with the Group 7A cars, so the contest to follow
is all about how much compression these 40+ year old cars have left, and
who's driving it. These beauties have been meticulously preserved by the
best collectors, engineers and mechanics in the industry. I hope you guys
can appreciate it because this is off my normal subject material.
I just wanted to change things up and post something American on
Independence day. This one's for the Veterans.
AMC RACING FILMS
this is a clip from a 60 minute video avalible on ebay featuring factory
sponcered American Motors racing from the 1970s. Race driver Mark Donahue
is seen in this clip.
Excerpt from 1968 Javelin TV commercial.mov
This Wells, Rich and Greene commercial was part of the 1969 dealer
introduction film "The New World of American Motors."
The end of this clip includes a short factoid from Bill McNealy, AMC's Vice
President of Marketing. (In 2008, Torq-O did a podcast interview with
McNealy. Check it out at www.torq-o.com.)
For all whole story on the Javelin, cruise over to ateupwithmotor.com.
You'll see this clip and others from the Torq-O Media Archive.