at the Automotive Driving Museum
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Published on Sun, Jun 23, 2013
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
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.
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.
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).