Ypsilanti,Orphan Car show is big thing every year. In this segment they are talking about the importance the AMC line was. Its said the Matador was a fancy car and I do remember seeing it race NASCAR, once.
Penske History 5: The Road to NASCAR
While Penske Racing is currently one of the leading NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series operations with drivers Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch, team owner Roger Penske has a long heritage in NASCAR. Penske won in his only NASCAR race as a driver, in 1963, and he also won NEXTEL Cup Series races with drivers Mark Donohue and Bobby Allison. After leaving stock cars in 1977, Penske Racing returned for two races in 1980, with Rusty Wallace finishing second in his first NASCAR race. That set the foundation for Penske South and Wallace joining NASCAR in 1991.
1974 AMC Matador X Coupe Wht GarlitsOcala110412
Unconventional styling...AMC did that! It was dramatically different from their other cars..the four door Matador was much more conventional sedan. This was the kind of innovation that kept the American car market interesting!
Orphan Car show -15.AMC Ambassador
The AMC Ambassador was a special car because it offered the luxury of a sedan at the price of a mid size. Trying to tone down the bravado inspired by the Marlin by tapping into the "Ozzy and Harriet" factor.
Orphan Car show -14.Marlin
2012 Ypsilanti Orphan Car show was a great success. The Marlins were on display and the special cars were everywhere.
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.
70' AMC JAVELIN 360 sst
playin around from bmw 325i e30 point of view and a few drivebys, little burnout at the end. engine sounds like music so turn the volume up!
Fresh 74 AMC Gremlin X
For sale! Make an offer...
Fresh paint, interior, and motor!
350 Chevy, built!
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1977 AMC Matador
FOR SALE: 1977 AMC Matador Coupe, I have a 74 Parts Car to go with it. $1000 or best offer or make an offer on one. call 218-821-4162, located in Illinois
Orphan Car Show -19.Corvair
The Corvair was built right here in Ypsilanti. Some of the 1st ones were called "slot cars" (550 made and only 4 left today) because of the slots in the lower grill. Alledgly to vent the horn noise. The slots always filled with mud and dirt and was soon de-slotted.