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RAMBLIN’ ON
at the Automotive Driving Museum

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Published on Sun, Jun 23, 2013

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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5th Annual All AMC Car Show and Swap Meet at the Automotive Driving Museum (Nakano)

Words and pictures by Roy Nakano Driving by El Segundo’s Automotive Driving Museum, I catch the tail end of the All AMC Car Show and Swap Meet, put together by So Cal AMC. It’s a good reminder that American automobiles in the last half of the 20th century is not just about Ford, Mopar and the General.

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The Rambler American (Nakano)

This was the fifth annual car show for So Cal AMC. That the show has gone on for the last five consecutive years is a reflection of the sustained interest in vintage American Motors Corporation products. And as Scramblers Club president Mike Kozicki puts it, “You can purchase a good AMC collector car for about a fourth of the price of a comparable Ford.” Mike ought to know. He’s purchased four, and gave an AMC vehicle to each of his children.

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Owners manuals and emblems at the car show and swap meet (Nakano)

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And let’s face it. There’s a certain offbeat weird but cool factor in owning a car from the company that was lead by George Romney, that gave us Hudson, Jeep, pioneered the American compact car (Nash, Rambler), brought us the all-wheel drive crossover (Eagle), and America’s other two-seat sports car (AMX).

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An AMX on the trailer (Nakano)

For more information about So Cal AMC, click here. For more information about the Automotive Driving Museum, click here.

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