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My 1977 Hornet-AMX Made The Front Cover OF OLD CARS WEEKLY Magazine of October 20, 2011

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Front cover in Color, and then a three page story on my AMX in the magazine.

For the past few years I received a "Special Invitation" from Iola Old Car Show to bring my 1977 Hornet-Amx and my 1967 Marlin to the show in the Blue Ribbon Area. This last July, 2011 show I was one of the first cars to arrive on Thursday Morning, so I got a good "up front" parking spot for all to see my Amx. Well, one of the editors of Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace magazine saw my car and asked to take pictures of it, and for me to tell him about the car! He said he would put the story and pictures in one of the issues in the months to come. Well, looking at the picture below, IT MADE IT in the October 20, 2011 Issue. The fellow did a pretty good job writing up the story and taking pictures. He did make a few mistakes by listing a wrong city where I live now, but I did grow up near that city, & maybe some wording not to plain, as he may just had confused those things. But over all, A GREAT STORY on my Amx! I am very happy with it! I gave him so much information on the car I have owned since new, when I bought it right off the dealers show room floor. I still get the same "Great Feeling" of driving it today, as I did my very first time back in 1977! Anyhow, he made most of my story on how I got the car restored back in 1987, as Rusty Jones Footed the bill! I had the work done on it all at the local Amc Dealership just months before Chrysler bought Amc. Otherwise I may not have gotten all those NOS rocker panels, and other parts! Yes, I even still have all the paper work from Rusty Jones from back over 24 years ago, just before they went bankrupt! So with my restoration being over 24 years ago, it does have some minor dings in the paint, some that weren't even taken out when they did the work on the car, as they just painted over some area's that didn't have rust, to get the paint to look all matched. If you want to know more on the story, you will have to go out and read the issue!



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That's awesome! It was great meeting you and seeing your AMX up close in Kenosha. I added your Old Cars Weekly story as a news item on the Hornet AMX Registry webpage. http://www.carnutdirect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=60

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Visit the 1977 Hornet AMX Registry at CarNutDirect.com
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Congratulations :thumbs:! I get excited if I see myself in the background of a shot!
Wow!!! A COVER and an article!!!!
I might be just a little bit envious O_o

David

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Very Nice!!! Doesn't  get any better than the cover.

"I got Ramblin' Fever in my Blood"- Merle Haggard<br />"Don't mess around with any o' Ramblin' Man"- Waylon Jennings
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I am also posting page one of the three page story written by a editor of Old Cars Weekly on my Hornet-Amx. As it shows a decal of Rusty Jones I still have on my right side back window of my Amx. In case anyone was wondering how I got my car restored by Rusty Jones back in 1987. As back in 1977 when I bought my new Hornet-Amx the local AMC dealership talked me into having them put the Rusty Jones Rust Proofing on my car for $155. As the warranty stated, "As long as I own the car, and if it would rust, Rusty Jones will pay for the repairs". The fine print also said, "Each year I must take it back to a Rusty Jones Dealer and have it inspected for rust or needing more rust proofing on area's that had washed off". As each year the month I bought the car I would make a appointment and get it checked, and they would do the paper work and send it in to the company that I brought it in for the check. I did this for all the 10 years I had the car, so my warranty was still in effect if it rusted out. Most people who bought the rusting proofing "never went back for yearly checks" so their warranty then ended. The first three or four years I was able to take it to the Amc dealership that I bought the car from, as they had the Rusty Jones franchise. But later on they dropped Rusty Jones, so I had to go to the Mazda/Nissan dealership, as they picked up the Rusty Jones franchise then. As I hated going there making a appointment and having them check and spray more Rusty Jones on the car. But I am glad I did, as when the front fenders rusted Thur and the rocker panels got so rusting that once I had a flat tire and tried to jack up the car with scissors jack, I only jacked up the rocker panel, not the car. Both doors got rusting around hinges and bottom and rear quarter panels area by the AMX decals also had holes. So I contacted Rusty Jones and a adjuster came out to look at the car, and wrote up all the things it needed, and I got the local AMC dealership to do the work. All paid for by Rusty Jones! Rusty Jones sent me a check with my name and the name of the Amc dealership who did the work. I guess that way I couldn't just keep the money, I had to have the work done. They took almost two weeks to repair my Amx, as I remember the shop manager telling me they almost had my car cut in half with all those repairs. As I know they had other cars to repair, so I told them to take their time and do a good job. Some of the repairs were two new front fenders, both doors, new inner and outer rocker panels, repaired rear quarter panel around AMX decals, and Of course the new paint job! So here is page one:

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Great story! Thanks for explaining.
All the work you had done must have bankrupted Rusty Jones! :lol:
Cheers, David

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Here's one we had at RAMBLER RAMA 2013 in Ontario, Canada …


David

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Wow, that car is beautiful. I love these tent thingies. I had one on my '87 XJ Cherokee Chief.
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Route 66 Rambler said

Wow, that car is beautiful. I love these tent thingies. I had one on my '87 XJ Cherokee Chief.

Fairly recently Pontiac hung a tent thingy on the ever ugly AZTEK. As one journalist indicated… why didn't they cover over the other end as well?



David

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