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1971-1978 AMC Gremlin X: The Theoretical Original American Pocket Rocket


Pocket Rockets come in many varieties. The term was popular well after cars like the Vega Cosworth got the ball rolling. In retrospect, it was wildly regarded as the first … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

1965-1966 AMC Ambassador: A Young Diplomat Later Caught With His Paints Down


The history of the American automotive industry is littered with the failed carcasses of failed and dissolved companies. One of these AMC (American Motor Company) was itself the result of … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

1976-1983 Renault Le Car: A Niche Before Its Time


By the mid 1970’s, Americans were just getting used to the ideal of a small car. The fuel crisis of the early part of the decade (and the one to … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

1976-1983 Renault Le Car: The Right Car For the Wrong Time?


By the mid 1970’s, Americans were just getting used to the ideal of a small car. The first fuel crisis of the early part of the decade would warm reluctant … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

1974-1978 AMC Matador Coupe: Beauty In the Eyes of the Beholder


It seemed that everyone wanted a mid-sized personal luxury coupe in the mid ’70s. Muscle cars had given way to big slow and comfortable coupes that in some cases were linked … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 4 Comments

1970 AMC Trans-Am Javelin: The Trans Am That Wasn’t


The American Motors Company was still relatively new by the dawn of the 70’s. It had been born from the remains of the Rambler, Nash, Hudson conglomerate. Unfortunately the previous … Continue reading

September 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

AMC Eagle SX4/AMX: The First Crossover?


Before there was a EVO or WRX or even Quattro, there was the AMC Eagle SX4 and AMX. AMC had been building cars with all-wheel drive for some time before … Continue reading

July 20, 2009 · 1 Comment