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.
1976 AMC Pacer Test Drive | AutoMoments Time Warp
The car world loves to hate the Pacer, but how many of those people have
actually driven one? After producing an entire documentary about the car,
we decided to test one for ourselves. While far from perfect, we found the
Pacer to not be nearly as bad as people claim. In fact, this strangle
little car is pretty cool in it's own weird sort of way.
1970 AMX Drag Car: Out of Long Storage
1970 AMC AMX former York US 30 drag car circa 1970-72.
-Forged TRW piston
-Edelbrock R4B, AMC Group 19 intake
-Holly 850 CFM DP Carb
-Milodon Oil System
-Lakewood Blow-Proof Bellhousing
-Hooker Big Tube Header
-4.44 dealer-installed rear gears
-Glen Green Metallic w/ Black Shadow Mask
-Saddle Leather Interior
-Center Arm Rest
-Machine Wheel (not installed)
-All Original except Engine Mods
-Accumulated less than 200 miles since 1975
Have pics from old US 30? I'm looking for them!
Old School Supra Powered Corolla Crash at New England Dragway 10/15/11
New England Dragway's Import Madness
October 15, 2011
Both cars are low 8 second 1/4 mile cars powered by supra engines.
The lanes were really slippery this day and some of the supra powered
corollas and other old school imports were having trouble getting traction.
The first car has a near crash and amazing save, almost rolled.
The second car was not so lucky, no footage of the actual accident but the
aftermath speaks for itself, luckily both drivers were ok.