My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition
On "My Car Story" we're in St. Charles IL at the St Charles East High
School 10th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show on 5-17-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition which
means the car's interior seats are covered with Levi's jeans!
According to the car's Owner Mr. Pete Legenza the car took 3 1/2 years to
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.
AMX run, bent the hell out of the wheelie bars!
AMC AMX still getting all the bugs worked out. If you have a fast car thats
going to lift, spend the money on a set of good bars. We bent ours on this
run and did not notice it till we ran again. Well now the car sits 2" lower
on the one side. We bent or fudged something up. More to caome on this one,
but might be next season.
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.
1978 AMC Gremlin
The AMC Gremlin is a two-door subcompact car produced in the United States,
Canada and Mexico by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) and Vehículos
The Gremlin was an economy car by 1970s U.S. standards. It served as a
foundation for alternative fuels and power systems, including pure
Designed by Bob Nixon from an idea by Richard A. Teague, the car was based
on a shortened and adapted Hornet platform with a Kammback-type tail. faster than other subcompacts of the
time, it competed with the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto, and also with
imported cars including the Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota Corona. The
manufacturer described it as "the first American-built import".
The Gremlin was introduced on 1 April 1970, and a total of 671,475 were
built in its single generation (one chassis design) and also in only one