Bracket race between an AMC Spirit 401 V8 automatic transmission and a red 68 AMX 343 4 speed manual transmission. The AMX was driven by Sam Eppley for his father Lyman Eppley who is the owner. This car is fully lubricated by AMSOIL and won this race.
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.
Wheels standing 1970 AMX SS/H Qualifying #1
6800 RPM launch. 1.40 60' time. First of 4 runs. Making adjustments to the
chassis as car is leaving to the left. This run was 10.10 ET at 132.21 MPH.
Location is Speedworld Raceway, Surprise, Arizona USA.