WELCOME TO THE DRIVETRIBE HOME OF AMERICAN MOTORS CORPORATION (AMC)

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An early 1950s Rambler American, America's first compact car which was driven by the Lois Lane character in the original Superman TV show

This is my second tribe, a very specialized one, focusing in on one of my automotive passions, the cars from American Motors Corporation. From its inception in 1954, born of the merger of the Nash and Hudson marques, to 1987 when a controlling interest was purchased by Chrysler from Renault, AMC built many interesting cars. From the Rambler, America's first compact car, the Gremlin, America's first subcompact, the Pacer, the world's first wide-body small car to the innovative Eagle, the world's first car-based crossover, AMC was responsible for many innovative cars.

First generation 1967 IKA Torino, a locally built (Argentina) version of the 1964-1965 AMC Rambler American

This tribe will celebrate these and other AMC cars. AMC has a rich heritage, often ignored, even here in America. But is mostly unknown that AMC built cars, under license, all over the world. Some were from knocked-down kits, like in Australia and Iran while others, such as the Pininfarina-designed IKA Torino, based on the 1964-65 Rambler American were locally produced and ultimately became the national car of Argentina.

A 1987 AMC Eagle, the world's first car-based crossover, based on the 1970-1977 AMC Hornet

This is an open group and all tribe members are invited and encouraged to share stories on their Ramblers, Classics, Marlins, Ambassadors, Hornets, Gremlins, Concords, Spirits and Eagles. The only stipulation is that these be true AMC-designed and built cars, no Jeeps (they will soon have their own tribe) or the Renault-based cars, the Alliance and Encore. No offense to the Alliance and Encore but I know few AMC fans that consider them to be true AMC cars. "Real" AMC cars share a common trait, they are rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

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Comments (1)
  • Great article, would love to read more on the Eagle.

    1 year ago

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