This Rambler v. Comet Filmstrip Is Just What You Need To See

Are you not looking forward to your day at work because of all the tedious Comet v. Rambler debates you know you're going to have? Wouldn't you like to just settle it, once and for all? Well, if you're on the Comet side, you're in luck. If not, you better switch, or this'll never end. » 3/09/15 8:05pm 3/09/15 8:05pm

Creepy 1967 Rambler American Ad Is Why Hipsters Would Love AMC

Maybe this advertisement looked cool or happy-go-lucky to 1967 eyes, but to our eyes in 2014, it just comes off as creepy as hell. Like scenes from a period piece horror movie, the circus based Rambler "new cars" ad from the American Motors Company makes my skin crawl. And yet, what is a nightmare for us is probably… » 9/27/14 9:00am 9/27/14 9:00am

The AMC Cowboy Concept Is As American As An Eagle Eating A Hot Dog

Just take a moment and consider the full name of this car: the American Motors Corporation Cowboy. Just saying all those words together should materialize a waving flag behind you and cause an eagle to alight on your shoulder. Pretty amazing for an economy car trucklet that never happened. » 7/03/14 6:00pm 7/03/14 6:00pm

AMC's Amazing Experiment In Cheapness

AMC was the perpetual underdog of America's motor industry, and the only reason they survived as long as they did was because they were so damn clever. And by "they" I mostly mean designer Dick Teague. AMC was always strapped for cash, and Dick was a master of cost-cutting. His masterpiece of cost-cutting was the AMC… » 5/16/14 7:00pm 5/16/14 7:00pm

How One Frenchman's Assassination Killed The Iconic AMC

On the evening of November 17th, 1986, Georges Besse collapsed in the gutter outside his home in Paris. He had been shot four times in the head and chest, his body covered in blood. His death, while unfortunate, was not the only one that night. It also marked the end of the American Motors Corporation. » 3/29/14 1:00pm 3/29/14 1:00pm

The AMC Gremlin Is Cheap, Real Cheap

The AMC Gremlin is world renowned as one of the most hilariously awkward cars of all time, but in a way that's kind of endearing. What was especially endearing when it first went on sale was its low-low selling price of only $1,879. That's only $11,108 to us future people, and that's a nice price. » 9/14/13 9:00am 9/14/13 9:00am

Cars You Didn't Know About: The Gucci AMC Hornet

Alternate title: Cars You Don't Want. In 1972 AMC rolled out a new version of its Hornet Sportabout (a wagon with a sloping hatch rather than a traditional tailgate) that had an interior styled by Gucci. It was notable for being one of the first American cars to offer a "designer" trim level. » 7/21/13 11:07pm 7/21/13 11:07pm

Used Car Face Off: Honoring America With American Motors

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

General Patton Just Can't Stop Doing French Favors

Nobody in their right mind would ever mess with General George S. Patton. He was the kind of man that would stride right into the thick of battle, his shiny helmet not once losing its gleam, all while asking you why you allowed your arm to get blown off. General Patton wouldn't mess with you in turn, would he? » 7/06/13 9:00am 7/06/13 9:00am

When Muscle Cars Were Cheap

Back in the '80s, you could pick up a muscle car or a huge, rear-drive American land yacht for next to nothing. Of course people thrashed these things like a beater Nissan. » 2/22/13 1:00pm 2/22/13 1:00pm

Used Car Face Off: Awesome Audi Or Previously Chauffeured Eagle Wagon

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 1/06/13 2:45pm 1/06/13 2:45pm

This Classic Ambassador Is For Ramblin' Men (And Women)

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas. » 11/18/12 9:00am 11/18/12 9:00am

Used Car Face Off: AMC Ambassador Vs. Buick Riviera

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 11/11/12 3:00pm 11/11/12 3:00pm

We're So Excited About AMC/Renault — And We Just Can't Hide It

Okay, enough with all of that Japander crap we've had on Classic Ad Watch the last three weeks. I'm tired of those no-good furrin' cars, coming over to America and stealing our jobs and marrying our sisters with the help of Eddie Murphy and Michael J. Fox. » 10/27/12 9:00am 10/27/12 9:00am

Mitt Romney's Dad Predicted The Future Of Cars

Mitt Romney's campaign has put his dad in the spotlight and most of the stories you'll read about George Romney say the same thing: he rescued American Motors and gets credit as a turnaround master. » 9/10/12 10:30am 9/10/12 10:30am

How To Make An X-Acto Knife Handle Out Of A Rambler Six Pushrod

Cars, even cars that no longer work, are still massive collections of interesting, well-engineered mechanisms. They're like massive collections of great parts just waiting to be used. And that's exactly what Tom Jennings did when he needed an X-Acto blade handle. » 3/16/12 2:30pm 3/16/12 2:30pm

Can you identify a 1973 AMC Matador?

If you find yourself asking "What's a Matador?" it appears you are not alone. From the looks of this self deprecating AMC commercial the company had accepted that even two years into the model run, people still didn't know what a Matador was. » 2/05/12 4:00pm 2/05/12 4:00pm