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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 are published each year in roughly three month intervals. I allow myself a 30 day window for production and mailing. The projected schedule is as follows (subject to change without notice):
                 Issue 1 --  1-30 December
                 Issue 2 --  1-30 March
                 Issue 3 --  1-30 June
                 Issue 4 --  1-30 September

It is the publisher's policy to be as open and honest with the operation of the magazine as practical. If there are any inordinate delays or problems, subscribers will get explanations directly from the publisher, in advance if 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 handing them 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)

Printed Version:
$22 per year US and Mexico, $26 per year Canada

$36 per year Overseas air mail delivery
Individual issues can be purchased for the cover price of $6.00 each (overseas add $2 for air mail). 
Electronic Version:
$16 per year, all locations
Individual issues are $5 each



Credit Cards Accepted on website only, no call-in orders. Click here to use your Credit Card.

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 distance
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 "American Independent Magazine".
The name change occurred in December 2006 to let people know that this magazine covers only American Motors related vehicles.
The original title reflected the intent to include coverage of other independent makes, but I was unable to generate adequate interest. 
There were nine volumes of AIM, all still available as back issues. Volume numbering started over with the new name.


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