This story is awesome. Moar please.
If you pull the plug on Tracy, he’ll continue to run for at least 20 minutes on the starting fluid that has seeped into his body, likely much longer.
Wow, this rare beauty was hiding 30 minutes from where I used to live...crazy and small world!
Props to Savina for saving the car, and congratulations, but I also think the previous owner deserves a shout-out for being willing to sell something that he clearly wasn’t motivated enough to save himself. I suspect a lot of people would have gone the “I know what I have” route and set the price too high, and by the… Read more
This is why I come to Jalopnik. 10/10.
Warms my heart to see another sad old car saved. It’s in surprisingly good shape for having a barn fall on it. Hats off to the new owner and his wife for going along with it.
The only reason I still frequent this site is to see if David Tracy is going to drive a vehicle that has no business going down the block for chips, on a monster road trip. Thank you.
Two plants in Kenosha. Main plant on 30th ave. and 52nd st. was where the last engine production happened. There was also a lakefront plant that is now condos, a museum, and a marina. There’s also a site that they used as a rail staging area and the AMC proving grounds test track IIRC in nearby Burlington.
I grew up in K-town and worked on the Pacer line before making my escape in 1977. Coolest thing about Kenosha was all the Ramblers! If you worked at “The Motors”, and when I did it was at their peak of 12,000 employees in a town of 60,000, you got to park at the closer parking lots if you drove an American Motors… Read more
As a Kenosha citizen, people often complain about the lack of things on the town (despite a population of roughly 100k) yet they look past the auto,olive history. My grandfather worked for the production plant for 42 years and even watched one of his past cars be built. It’s a cool town with a large American… Read more