What We Learned At The
2007 AMO Nationals by Scott A. Carpenter
Aurora, CO is so beautiful that everywhere we
looked was picture post card.
Aurora, CO has big spiders that can jump on you from several feet away (see
Regular tap water in Aurora, CO tasted better than ANY filtered or
bottled water we've ever had.
The air is much thinner making it harder to breathe during strenuous
Racers run approximately 1-second slower at their drag strip than they
would in Dallas due to the altitude.
Bringing a fully charged original and spare camera battery doesn't help
if you forget your battery charger and your camera uses a proprietary
charger that NO ONE carries. Don't forget your battery charger but
if you do, Walgreens, CVS, Target and Walmart have disposable one-time
use cameras with 24-hour turnaround CD's available.
Sun screen, lip balm, a hat, comfortable shoes, blister shield and lots
of water are a must!
Book your hotel in advance or you may find the club rate doubles when
you show up.
The Rambler Ranch guy has a lot of
cool AMC cars & should reproduce the AMX & Javelin bodies.
When you drive down the highway and notice a UPS truck coming towards
you, you'd better move (see
AMX/3 prototype is being built
into a kit car in the next 18-24 months.
Bulltear.com has a solution for
AMC timing cover and oil pressure problems.
Kennedy American &
have reproduction Trendsetter exhaust systems.
Waldron's Exhaust has authentic
reproduction AMC exhaust systems in aluminized, T409 or T304 stainless
steel with standard or stock appearing performance mufflers.
AM Wiring has reproduction
AMC wiring harnesses.
Only 10% of the over 200 cars in attendance were trailered to the event.
We saw cars from Canada, California, New York, Florida, Texas and
Not ONE AMC car we saw had AAA or Allstate Motor club decals
displayed! AMC's won't let you down.
Many said the Kenosha 2007 show would have at least 500 cars and about 100
We'd did know anyone had ever made a stretched Jeep limo before (1,
There is a vendor out there who has a permanent but expensive fix for
broken door handles but we'll have to track them down.
AMC club members were all very nice, friendly, helpful and
See almost 700 photos from the event -
album # 1 and
album # 2)