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Posted by Albert Mach on February 21, 2019 at 1:00am
Posted by Albert Mach on February 20, 2019 at 1:00am
Sad news from Hemmings. Robert "Bob" Nixon, best known as having penned the exterior design of the Gremlin and Pacer (as well as my first car, a 1965 Rambler American and my current, squared-off 1968 Rambler American station wagon) has passed away at age 86. While best-known for his design portfolio at AMC, he started his career at Chrysler and came full circle, retiring at Chrysler in 1992 after its 1987 acquisition of AMC.
As time allows today I will post photos of designs he was responsible for, my favorite being the 1964 restyle of the Rambler American. The photo below, of the 1964 Rambler American 440 convertible is a car I once owned. I always loved the recessed Chrysler Turbine Car-like headlights.
A towering figure in the industry, literally and figuratively, he is responsible for two of the most unusual designs ever; the Gremlin and Pacer, as well as the more mainstream AMC small cars like the America, Javelin, AMX, and Hornet, including the 1972 Sportabout station wagon and the beautiful and well-balanced 1973 Hornet hatchback.
Yes, I am promoting my " competitors" ! The dedicated town criers of of hobby, the online calendars, all have one thing in mind, promoting our passions! We are always trying to get more and new people to our events. These calendars do a great job of doing this for us. All you have to do is post. That simple! The more places you post, the more people will come. Here is just a few of the great calendars out there, besides NortheastWheelsEvents, of course....
www.SoutheastWheelsEvents.com ; ( covers the southeast )
www.UKWheelsEvents.com ; ( covers the UK )
www.WeekendCruisers.com ; ( covers the central NY area )
Central PA Car Shows ( on FaceBook )
www.HVCruz.com ; ( covers Hudson Valley, NY area )
Just to name a few....
Happy and healthy New Year and may your weekends be dry!
Pam Hirschhorn, Site Manager, www.NortheastWheelsEvents.com
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