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 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.
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!
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
1971 amc amx javelin roy woods number 2 transam rwr racing
* FAIR USE MUSIC COPYRIGHT NOT INFRINGED* PRODUCED FOR SCHOOL PROJECT @
GAVILAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2005 NO MONETARY GAIN short clip of roy woods #2
amx javelin at the track . trans am was the best. now owned and driven by
Ken Epsmen i believe.
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
Trans Am Racing 1968
Excerpt of the 1968 SCCA Trans Am racing season from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD. DVD available at www.transamdvd.com
1970 Javelin news film.mov
Check out how AMC started to bling out the Javelin in the final year of its
first body style.
Want more Javelin. Cruise over to ateupwithmotor.com. They have the
complete Javelin story along with more vintage clips from the Torq-O Media
Pro-touring Poster Child: 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 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
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,
Raw Vintage Trans Am Racing at the 2010 Coronado Speed Festival
3 minutes and 34 seconds of raw and Shaky video of Historic Trans Am Racing
(group 9) at the 2010 Coronado Speed Festival. Footage was taken next to
the wall at turn 9. If you're looking for quality footage, this isn't it.
But, even the best footage couldn't convey the brutal awesomeness of these
machines. I highly recommend attending this event if you're a fan of