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#1 Luc Janssens

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

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Came across this Not yet publicized book at Amazon, of which I'm sure a few of you are interested in.

 

 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

I've read many articles penned by Patrick Foster in Collectible Automobile, so I'm sure this book will be a good read.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

I think this is a new cover/edition for a previous book Mr. Foster wrote, shown here on the bottom left:

 

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I have both the "Family Album" and "AMC Performance Cars" books, and they are worth getting if you're an AMC fan. The Family album is almost all pictures, with year by year coverage of Nashes, Hudsons, etc.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

Now if we can just get a new Javelin model kit from Revell... :wub:



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

C.J. Zinn's Javelin and AMX Photo Archive books are highly recommended, too.  :)



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:46 PM

Now if we can just get a new Javelin model kit from Revell... :wub:

 

That would be great...



#7 Austin T

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

Now if we can just get a new Javelin model kit from Revell... :wub:

Now I'd buy a case of those, not kidding.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

The book will be of great use as a resource if the guys above get their wish to come true



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

I would think it much more likely to come from Moebius than Revell, but I would be all for an all-new '68-'69 AMC Javelin kit.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

anything from amc would be sweet!

 amx, ambassadors, javelins,marlins,eagle, any old jeeps(original amc) like the  j-10 / honcho pickups, ramblers, rambler s/c  any hursy optioned amc'  levis denim version gremmys(grmlin)  i'm sure theres other I've forgotton



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

anything from amc would be sweet!

 amx, ambassadors, javelins,marlins,eagle, any old jeeps(original amc) like the  j-10 / honcho pickups, ramblers, rambler s/c  any hursy optioned amc'  levis denim version gremmys(grmlin)  i'm sure theres other I've forgotton

Don't forget about the super rare "Playmate Pink" AMX's http://www.amcalbert.../DorianAMX.html


Edited by Austin T, 13 May 2013 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

Don't forget about the super rare "Playmate Pink" AMX's http://www.amcalbert.../DorianAMX.html

Interesting. I'd build one just because.

 

Wonder if anyone can make a figure of Angela Dorian to go along with it?

 

Charlie Larkin

(another case of almost anything AMC buyer)



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:36 AM

Interesting. I'd build one just because.

 

Wonder if anyone can make a figure of Angela Dorian to go along with it?

 

Charlie Larkin

(another case of almost anything AMC buyer)

I've thought the same thing to about building one, except I only have one Jo-Han AMX and I had to pretty much fight to the death over that one. If I had more this would be a different story.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:44 AM

I'll pick up a copy. I had a 70 AMX, it was a 390 4 speed car with the Go Pack.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:41 AM

I saw that title and freaked!  Oh No! They're dropping The Walking Dead!! Thanks for the heads up on the book though, I'll be looking for it



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

To bring this back up to the top, I did get a copy of the new book for Christmas (as well as buying a copy, to give to someone else).  It is NOT a rewrite or repackaging of any previous work.  Since seeing the announcement of the new book, I had been looking for a copy to check out before buying one, as Patrick Foster's previous AMC book was, in my opinion, not very good.  I haven't cared much for his Hemmings Classic Car columns either.  But the new book is very good, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in AMC, or independent American automakers in general.  Foster seems to have made a particular effort to not recycle anything from the first book, photos included.  There are lots of interesting pictures, many of which I hadn't seen before (having once owned an AMC car, I have long been interested in them, and gravitate towards any reading material about them).  The information is interesting too, and includes things I hadn't read about previously.  This book only touches on AMC's racing activity, something I wish would have been explored more deeply.  It does get more into styling and prototypes, something lacking in the first book and with AMC is always interesting.  Of course, we'd probably have liked to see a chapter with brochures and promotional items, and maybe more dealership photos...but no such luck.  Even so, this is easily Patrick Foster's best work, and I would recommend it highly. 



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for the info Mark, now I can order a copy with confidence.

Again thanks!!

Luc



#18 Harry P.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

The subtitle of the book is a little off... America's last independent auto maker? What about Tesla? What about Fisker? And all the others...



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

The subtitle of the book is a little off... America's last independent auto maker? What about Tesla? What about Fisker? And all the others...

Good point



#20 Joe Handley

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

The subtitle of the book is a little off... America's last independent auto maker? What about Tesla? What about Fisker? And all the others...


Fiskar, wouldn't be surprised if they were the next Tucker, while Tesla will be "The Next Generation" ;)