We are non profit chapter of the American Motors Owners Association located in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area. The club publishes a monthly newsletter that will give you a great place to find local and national news, Colorado Old Car Council news, vender info, and parts for sale. Our club consists of friends and families of the AMC Hobby and/or the interest in restoring, driving, racing and owning AMC vehicles. We are also open to non-AMC owners as well! We also have a Northern Colorado AMC club chapter for our member that live north of Denver! Membership is one club but with a separate meeting place in the Loveland area. We also have members from Wyoming. Come join the fun!!!
The Shake Down - RACE edition - 1974 AMC Javelin AMX - Infineon 11/19/2011
FINALLY got the car on track. Ran with Track Masters Racing in the "staff"
group. Have a nice list of things that need to be improved on the car but
it basically worked. Ran all 6 sessions and had a blast! More at:
http://asifnyc.com specs: Control Freak front suspension, AMC 360 engine
(450hp), Ford 9" floater rear, Wilwood brakes, Astro Performance A5
road race Javelin build videos:
2012 NASA AIX Outlaw videos:
1973 AMC Javelin AMX Street car videos:
1969 amc javelin sst restoration
This is a project that has taken me, my brothers, and my dad about 8 years.
The paint is a pearl blue flame by ford, its a 360ci amc motor bored approx
0.30 over, the rims are cragar 5 spokes. If you have any questions just
ask. It used to run at union grove back in the day.
I will continue to add new videos as they are available.
Note* i do not claim ownership of this music
side note: no the car is all metal now theres less than a quart of bondo
used on the whole car, i didnt get pics of fabrication due to a broken
camera. It doesnt show us fabricating a trunk, the front fenders , the
troughs, the rear quarter panels were a 3 piece, the floor pans, or random
holes weve patched. to give you an idea of the work theres more than 1000
hours in body work alone.
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.
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
On "My Car Story" we're in Genoa IL at Crusin into Genoa on 8-16-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
The car's Owner is Audrey Taylor Baenziger. She’s had the car since her
birth. Yep, her Dad had a AMC Dealership and this car has been in her
family since new.
1971 American Motors Javelin vintage test drive video.
-----AMC Javelin, second generation design (1971 -1974). The Javelin was
restyled for 1971 and like the Mustang of the period, became bigger
in most every dimension.
-----Today the AMC Javein is fast gaining a following for being unique and
and as a muscle car for those who dare to be different.
-----AMC was purchased by Chrysler Corporation in 1987 in order to acquire
the Jeep brand, which AMC had owned since 1970. With the purchase by
Chrysler, AMC became the last independent and thsu ended a long history
dating back to 1902.
AMC will live on in the cars that remain and which are cherised by those
who dare to break away from the pack.
Wanna Bee mopar nats 8 7 09
this is the POS Wanna Bee. We think we are getting a handle on it and
gettignt he bugs slowly worked out of it. The darn thing keeps getting faster!-)
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1970 American Motors AMC AMX
On "My Car Story" we're in Fountain Hills AZ on 3-23-14 at their regular
Sunday Car Show.
We're looking at a 1970 American Motors AMC AMX.
The car's Owner is Dwight and Karen Scholtens. He and his wife have had
the car for 13 years. It's all stock other than an updated paint color.
1974 Hornet Hatchback by AMC
Hi fellow youtubers! So there is a bit of a story here regarding this
nice example of a 1974 AMC Hornet. I used to own this car from 2002-2007.
Then, I sold it. I regretted doing that and so this year, I decided I was
going to ask the person I sold it to in 2007 if I could buy it back. I had
asked that person to contact me if they ever decided to sell it to offer me
the first right of refusal to buy it back. I even called this person every
year since 2007 to touch base with them, see how they were doing and if
they were enjoying the car. I found out in Oct 2011, when I made my call
to this person to inquire about buying it back, that they had sold it in
JUNE of 2011!! They had never even contacted me to tell me that they were
going to sell it. (Even though I had provided them with all of my still
valid contact info that was still with all the paperwork when I bought the
car back!) I was certainly "bummed" (that's me being "nice") to say the
least, but I tracked down the car from the June sale and then found out it
had been sold yet again in only a six month timeframe! Out of
desperation, I put an add out on craigslist with a photo of the car and a
nice gentleman called me back who knew the new current owner! (That's like
winning the LOTTERY!! WOW!) So, true to his word, the nice gentleman who
called me in response to my craigslist add, contacted the current owner and
gave them my number. The current owner actually called me back and I
explained to them that I used to own this car and would love the chance to
buy it back. They thought about it for a day and decided they would sell
it back to me. I was elated!! I felt so lucky to have been able to just
find it again, let alone buy it back! To learn that it was still in great
shape after five years of not owning it was just MORE icing on the cake!!
So, I hopped on a flight to Ohio and drove this car all the way back to
Palm Springs, CA where I live! (I had it gone through thoroughly by a
mechanic first!) Even so, the trip was not without incident (I broke down
in Stroud, OK,). Again, lady luck was on my side and I was able to get it
repaired and made it the rest of the way home without incident! That is
why I mention in the video about being glad to get it back and what I'm
referencing when I say "what I went through to get it back!"
This car was originally an Arizona car and although it is not a Hornet
X, it is a very well optioned out Hornet. It's original factory color was
Sienna Orange as evidenced under the hood. Before I bought it (the first
time) in 2002, it had already been re-painted to it's current Grasshopper
Green (paint code C-8) color. I think the color suits the car nicely, (and
it's great to say I have a "Green Hornet"), but I would love to re-paint
the under hood area to match the rest of the car. Even though this car
only shows about 47,000 miles on the clock, I would like to slowly restore
it and have all the systems of the car gone through since she is 38 years
old. Other than the re-paint and new belts, hoses and tires, etc, the rest
is pretty much all stock and original. I think the design and body lines
of this car have withstood the test of time well. She certainly draws lots
of attention and thumbs up from folks everywhere. I had a lady once follow
me for ten miles just to ask me what kind of car it was! It's fun to take
her out and enjoy the nostalgia that it brings out in people. People tell
me all the time that they used to own one,or that they learned to drive in
one, or even that theirs was a POS or that it was the worst car they ever
owned!! LOL. It's all good!
My Mom had a four door Hornet that we tooled around in when I was a
small kid, so for me, I love the good memories that it brings back to me of
that period of time in my life. The music was fun and times were simpler.
This little two door hatchback, with it's V-8 and A/C, bucket seats,
"hidden compartment" and two rear view mirrors and optional alloy wheels
makes this a very well optioned Hornet! The fact that it is also in very
well maintained shape and it isn't a rust bucket and that it has NOT been
abused makes it now even MORE rare! Before I bought it back, I looked long
and hard for another Hornet hatchback and there were REAL SLIM pickings out
there! Most were the in-line sixes (still an awesomely rugged and stout
engine!), without A/C and most had bench seats. I can tell you that in the
last five years, a LOT of these have been crushed or sold for scrap. So,
maybe I didn't win the "mega-millons" lottery, but I sure feel like I
"buzzed" in on the amazing chance to get her back! Thanks for your
interest in my video and for reading my small book if you made it this far!
Please feel free to leave a comment if you can behave and write
something nice or meaningful. Peace and take care everyone!