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

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

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

Buying a 1978 AMC Pacer was the "smart" thing to do

What was it about owners of the 1978 AMC Pacer that set them apart? A rational person might answer this question by pointing out they were among the few actually willing to purchase a brand new Pacer wagon. According to this vintage ad it wasn't Pacer owner's quirky taste in cars that made them different, it was their … » 10/01/11 9:00am 10/01/11 9:00am

Rare AMC Eagle Sundancer is ultra-weird fun in the sun

We aren't sure there is such a thing as a normal AMC Eagle, but we feel safe saying other models of the 4x4 car were a lot less strange than this Sundancer convertible model. These convertible Eagles were offered through AMC dealers as an expensive coach built option for only two years. The Eagle's notoriously rust… » 8/13/11 11:00am 8/13/11 11:00am

When Argentina ruled the Nürburgring

There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours. » 8/03/11 3:00pm 8/03/11 3:00pm