|Super Stock AMX .com|
|The History of American Motors Factory Super Stock Drag Racing Program.|
Hurst SS/AMX #37
1969 VIN: A9M397X213596
1970 VIN: A0M397X183236 (1970 #28)
Hurst Build #:
Original Color: RWB
1969 Selling Dealer: Western Motors AMC
This car was originally sold to: Roberts Rambler
4917 E. 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Roberts Rambler also sold car #47.
Dick Erlandson drove to Oakland to get the car.
In a conversation with Dick Erlandson he told me he drove
down to Robert's Rambler in Oakland, CA to pick up this
car from their lot. He flat-towed it home and ruined a
rearend bearing about 100 miles from home and had to
call a tow truck to get it the rest of the way home. He
enjoyed this car very much and states except for the
rearend bearing he never once experienced a broken part,
mainly because he listened to the guys at Robert's Rambler
who told him what he should and should not do to the car.
This was always a crowd pleaser where ever he raced. Prior
to the AMX Dick raced a very rare Super Duty Pontiac and
a few other GM cars.
From the Lewistown Drag Way site:
"The late 60s and early 70s were the glory days of the
Muscle Cars and the racetrack did well. The turnout was
always more than expected. The big three automakers
(GM, Ford, Chrysler) all had their potent factory muscle on
the racetracks, but a local rancher and racer Dale Krider
and engineering friend & mechanic Dick Erlandson, obtained
a factory sponsored, new 1969 American Motors Rambler
AMX through the help of Herb Jones of Western Motors. The
two headed for Oakland, Calif. to pick up the racecar. With
only 52 built as this one was configured, Ramblers entry to
combat the Big-3 was rare. (As a side note; the Western
Motors AMC dealership was located where Smarts Abbey
carpet is now located) Dick would match race the little AMX
with the likes of Missoulas Dave Wren with a 63 factory
Plymouth Ramcharger, with which he nearly swept the 1969
U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis."
The car was named "Miss Vi" after Dale Kreiter's wife.
Name: Miss Vi
Classic Auto Body Shop
Owner: Dick Erlandson and Dale Kreiter Sand Springs, MT
Driver: Dick Erlandson
Best ET/MPH: 10:40/130mph
Sponsor: Western Motors, Lewistown, MT
Location: Lewistown, MT
Misc: Drove to California and trailered the car back when new.
Here is Dick's old Super Duty Pontiac:
Name: Miss Vi
1971 after Dick sold it.
Here is a link to Dick Erlandson's website: