About this design
This t-shirt design admires the American Motors Corporation (AMC). Formed as a merger between Nash & Hudson car companies, AMC was the largest corporate merger in U.S. history at the time.
AMC has a great history and is largely underrated or unknown by many motoring enthusiasts.
In their prime AMC was a pioneer in the automotive industry, for example, the Rambler Classic was equipped with a standard tandem master cylinder in 1962, six years before that safety improvement was required by federal law.
AMC also was an early pioneer in offering an automatic shift indicator sequence (PRN21L) which is similar to today's "PRN123", made mandatory in 1968, which requires a neutral position between reverse and drive.
In 1964, the AMC Rambler Classic was equipped with standard dual reclining front seats nearly a decade before other major companies offered them as options. Also, Bendix Disc Brakes were made optional on the Classic in 1965, while others didn't offer them until 1969 on many models.
My favourite AMC cars are the AMX (as shown in my design), the Javelin and the Pacer. My father introduced me to AMC cars and passed on his enthusiasm to me, he told me that as a boy he saw the Rambler Javelin & AMX at the annual motor show and instantly admired them.
AMC also competed successfully in the Trans-Am Series with the Javelin actually winning the Trans-Am title in 1971, 1972, and 1975!
The Javelin & AMX are similar to the more popular 'muscle cars' of the 60's & 70's, such as the Mustang, but are much rarer, which I think is a good thing.. you see countless mustangs driving around but when you see an AMC, you know the driver is a proper enthusiast and has a piece of history that deserves to be remembered.