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.
AMC 1980 AMX Spirit restoration
This is my 1980 AMC Spirit AMX. I finished restoring this car in July of
2002. This car has new paint,interior,transmission,3:73 rear and a built up
360 AMC engine producing close to 400 hp. I sold this car to finish my 86
Corvette. I miss it very much. This car had the Exhaust turned down towards the ground. It
sounded real bassy like rolling thunder. This car was super fast. I took it
to the 100th Rambler anniversary in Kenosha, WI in July 2002. With Group 19
AMC club. We also took it to Long Island, New York one summer, and I
cruised my old neighborhood. Its sad to say that I sold it to a young man
and the car is getting abused. I saw some chips and scratches on it. AMC
made awesome engines.
This is the intro to my video Extreme Eagle. A little hint of what the most
underrated 4x4 can do.
A very nice 1970 AMX I shot at the World Of Wheels 2013 in Chattanooga....A
great car with a great story...very cool...Check it out...Make sure you
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AMC AMX vs AMC Spirit
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.
POS WANNA BEE 7 15 2009
Driving by Matt, this was the 1st time trial that evening. i didnt video
the 2nd one that the went a new best of 10.39 @ 129.65
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport in the junkyard
Found this in the junkyard today. Pretty good shape for being in the
northeast and being 30 years old. Out of all the AMC Eagles, the liftback
is probably the least ugly, and definitely the most sporty of the bunch. A
book I have shows 17,000 liftback Spirits and Eagles made for '81, but
doesn't break it down, so I don't know how many SX/4s were made, but
probably not many. I've only ever seen one or two on the road in my
lifetime. The kammback is a lot rarer, but waaaay too ugly.
1968 AMC AMX Burnout
My 68 AMX at a friends AMC car party. I took it easy on the tires because
they were new. The next year it was better and I will post it soon
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!
West Coast All AMC Show with AMX III
Lance Lambert travels to Irwindale, CA to an AMC show and an in-depth look
at the AMX III. This short excerpt from a longer program shows some of the
cars and the AMX 3. Music by Susan and the Surftones. More info at