...By the Month... August
Nashin' and Thrashin'...
Though some Italias were
produced in 1953, and there are cases of 1955 registrations, the car is
essentially only a 1954 model, discontinued after some 26 units of
production. Looming over this project was the merger of two companies
on the edge of survival, and some programs had to be pared off.
August 1, 2007:
The AMC Heritage Forum
has now expanded as a project, to
include an image host I call RustBucket. Also an archive system is under way, to combine the
Rambler TimeLine and its components, along with the Open Library
Project, into the Forum/Gallery structure, to create a comprehensive
resource over the years.
This structure will replace the TimeLine as it now exists. The Library will remain much the same, but will become easier to navigate, and be contained within the archive structure. The Route 66 Rambler home page will remain the same.
Membership is now up to 77 members, ranging from age 16 to 74.
August 20, 2007:
The Old Car Manual Project has been focusing on Route 66 Rambler
somewhat lately , featuring six different items from our own Open
Library Project on their front page, one of which is a link to another
9 ads and postcards from the Open Library Project, here at Route 66 Rambler.
over a year before that, TOCMP carried a high-resolution version of our
1969 American Motors Family Album on the front page. A link to that
catalog can still be found at their site.
And that's not all. Route 66 Rambler rated a link on TOCMP's excellent listing of references and resources, as well as a MENTION IN THEIR NEW BLOG, a really cool addition to their site.
I also noticed that they have started to run Gallery 2 image hosting software, which is what powers our own image host, RustBucket.
This is really a class act, "old iron online".
Thanks for the appreciation, guys!
Visit The Old Car Manual Project today...
Route 66 Rambler has also been placed alongside The AMC Heritage Forum as a resource for the study of AMC, by AutoPendium.com, a huge automobile social network based in the UK, with blogs, 'pedias, galleries, videos, etc.
Welcome to Route 66 Rambler, AutoPendium visitors!
Rambler Milestones for August
August events in The AMC Heritage:
August of 1939, Land-Speed record holder John Cobb, an Englishman, set
a AAA Class C speed record at Bonnevile with a 1940 Hudson 8.
30, 1945, was the date Hudson Motor Car Company resumed production
after World War II, making it one of the earliest manufacturers to do
In August of 1954, Hudson ceased production of its exotic Italia dream car.
The Italia had been shown and
promoted in August of 1953, when announcements were made of intentions for
production. Hudson was in dire straits, financially, at the time, and
only months away from the merger with Nash-Kelvinator that produced
American Motors Corporation.
photo from: velocityjournal.com