Welcome to the "American Motors
Cars Magazine" website! The main editor and
production manager is myself, Frank Swygert. I have been an
AMC enthusiast since 1979. I have previously self-published
two books on AMC ("The Unheralded Rambler", 1987, and "The
Compact Chronicles", 1992, sold only through AMC clubs) as
well as several "classic" home computer related books and a
home computer hobby magazine. I retired from the USAF after 24
years of service in August of 2007 and currently reside at the
magazine address below.
The purpose of AMC (formerly "AIM" -- see
note near bottom of page) is to support the American
Motors/Rambler hobby with technical information and
interesting stories concerning the history and cars produced
by the company, including related companies (Jeffery, Nash,
Hudson, Jeep, IKA, VAM, etc.). I view the magazine as a
supplement to local and national clubs, not a replacement! I
support all the clubs by publishing contact information at
least once yearly and promoting membership and free
advertising for meets and other club functions.
"AMC" is available in two formats: printed
and electronic. The printed version is in black and white on
standard U.S. size paper
(8.5"x11"), side stapled and three hole punched technical
journal style. This makes it easier to publish and easy for
readers to store and preserve their copies. The electronic
version is sent via e-mail in the form of a PDF file created
from the print master. It is, however, in full color. The
printed version averages 24 pages, the PDF file averages 2.5
MB. The contents of all issues vary with a balance among year,
model, and type vehicles covered.
Currently, four issues
each year in roughly three month intervals. I allow myself a
30 day window for production and mailing. The projected
follows (subject to change without notice):
1 -- 1-30 December
2 -- 1-30 March
3 -- 1-30 June
4 -- 1-30 September
It is the publisher's
policy to be as open and honest with the operation of the
practical. If there are any inordinate delays or problems,
will get explanations directly from the publisher, in
possible (so read the editorials!).
Subscriptions have grown
steadily and the renewal rate is in excess of
75%. Flyers will be provided for anyone interested in
out at local car shows. Request flyers through the e-mail
link or US
Mail address below. I provide door
prizes for AMC related car shows upon request as well.
I encourage you to give AMC a
chance by requesting or downloading the sample copy. I look
forward to providing you with the best support possible! While
you are writing, let me know what your personal interests are,
and what vehicles you own. This will provide me with valuable
information for planning future issues. I am always
interested in articles for AMC as well, please share your
experiences with others!
To subscribe, please
send the required amount to:
147 Tom Moore Road
B-L, SC 29070-7140
(town is Batesburg-Leesville)
$22 per year US and Mexico, $26 per year Canada
$36 per year Overseas air
Individual issues can be
purchased for the cover price of $6.00 each (overseas add $2
$16 per year, all locations
Individual issues are $5 each
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Direct all inquiries and
submissions to the above address or via e-mail:
You may also phone Frank
at 803-604-6548 9am-9pm Eastern Standard Time.
If no answer leave a message and number -- I have free long
in the US and Canada and will return your call.
I produce AMC as a service to
the AMC hobby, putting in at least 240 hours a year.
I make about $2.50 an hour for the trouble. I could easily
find better things to do with my time, so please don't
make it not worth my time and effort to continue. I ask
that the files not be posted or passed around unless
specific permission is granted -- it's a lot of work to
produce a magazine! Please first ask to use an
article in a club publication or on a website.
NOTE: "American Motors
Cars" (AMC) was printed from 1997 through October 2006 as
The name change occurred in December 2006 to let people know
that this magazine covers only American Motors related
The original title reflected the intent to include coverage
of other independent makes, but I was unable to generate
There were nine volumes of AIM, all still available as back
issues. Volume numbering started over with the new name.