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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

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

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

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… » 10/01/11 9:00am 10/01/11 9:00am