American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker

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In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm's small, economical cars like the Rambler. But when competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm's purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits—but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn't save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to an end. This engaging book, from one of America’s best-known automotive writers, tells the entire AMC story from its inception to its ultimate demise.

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One of America's best-known automotive writers, PAT FOSTER (Milford, CT) has spent 20 years studying various aspects of the automotive industry and at one time almost started his own car company. An authority figure on AMC and its various branches, Pat has written a number of books on that automaker and many others, including Jeep and Studebaker. His writing has appeared in about every car magazine out there, he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians), and he even helped found the SAH Press.

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In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America’s Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster tells the complete story of the last of a breed: the independent automobile manufacturer. Created by combining the remnants of Hudson and Nash, AMC fought the good fight for nearly half a century. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but also thrived in the early 1960s, riding the crest of the wave of popularity of the firm’s small, economical cars, such as the Rambler. For a while AMC had the small-car market virtually locked up, but then competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet. When the market began to shift toward performance cars and large, luxurious automobiles later in the decade, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. When the fuel crisis hit in the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers. The firm’s purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits, but ultimately it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of forward-thinking all-wheel-drive cars couldn’t save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent came to an end. American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America’s Last Independent Automaker provides a look inside the fascinating history of an American icon.

 

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Descrizione libro Motorbooks International, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 280 x 250 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America s Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm s small, economical cars like the Rambler. When competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm s purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits--but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn t save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to an end. This engaging book, from one of America s best-known automotive writers, tells the entire AMC story from its inception to its ultimate demise. Codice libro della libreria AA29780760344255

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Descrizione libro Motorbooks International, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 280 x 250 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America s Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm s small, economical cars like the Rambler. When competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm s purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits--but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn t save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to an end. This engaging book, from one of America s best-known automotive writers, tells the entire AMC story from its inception to its ultimate demise. Codice libro della libreria AA29780760344255

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