Pacer fan Stephen Meyer composed and recorded this original
alt/pop/rock song about our beloved Pacers in late 2001. It was also featured on
NPR's CarTalk on 12/13/2003
(Episode #350) as a music bed during a sponsorship announcement. It's fantastic - check it out!
This is track one from Deirdre Flint's 2002 CD Then Again. A Pacer is
the star of the second verse!
One spring we planned our vacation; June we'd be Grand Canyon-bound
On the night before the big day my Dad's Coupe Deville broke down
They were not to be dissuaded; they set out with iron will
Four of us in my mom's Pacer and my folks are married still
Deirdre kindly inscribed my CD with a tribute to Pacers as well -- click on the thumbnail image of her CD to see for yourself.
She's a great folk artist. Check out her web site!
This is "a cool Pacer TV ad where they have a Pacer dressed up like a 75 Ford
LTD. They remove the LTD panels one by one to reveal the Pacer underneath."
Todd Ruel collects AMC videos for use in his multimedia productions. He's been kind enough to share some if these
rare films with us. Visit his web site Torq-O,
containing lots of cool content on orphan cars.
1975 AMC news film (Zipped Quicktime, 286 KB), a silent film featuring the
then-new Pacer. From Todd Ruel: "AMC would send these films out by the truckload to
TV stations across the country along with scripts for the anchor people to
read. These films and scripts were meant to be ready-made news stories in
case TV stations wanted to fill a minute or two in their newscasts."
1977 AMC news film (Zipped Quicktime, 478 KB), with great Pacer footage
and a fake interview with AMC's former Vice-President, Gerry Meyer.
NEW! 1974 WMAQ-TV Pacer news story
(YouTube), chronicling the ailing
economy's impact on the small manufacturing town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the
eve of the Pacer's introduction.
This "classic" commercial shows a Pacer that has been pulled over by a cop,
who proceeds to berate the driver for owning such a car. The camera pans to show...
well, you'll just have to see for yourself!
Members of NORCAL AMCs were featured in this news story about the AMC Pacer. Nolan Dehner was the primary subject;
unfortunately the reporter incorrectly stated both his last name and hometown - he lives in Windsor. The video footage
was filmed in September 2003. Some pictures of the shooting appear