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Hurst SS/AMX #B?
1969 VIN: A9M397X213xxx
1970 VIN: A0M397X183258 (1970 #50)
Hurst Build #:
Original Color: RWB
1969 Selling Dealer: Leonard McLaughlin Motor
1970 Selling Dealer: Industrial Acceptance Corp.
1311 Portage Ave.
Name: Super E AMX
Owner: Bruce McIver
Driver: Ken MacKenzie
Sponsor: Leonard McLaughlin Motors
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Misc: Converted to a 70, then back.
Owner: Jim L'Esperance/ Brock Philips
Driver: Jim L'Esperance
Sponsor: Transcona Motors
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Misc: Painted Blue, White, Red, then Black, then Red, White, and Blue.
Name: Transcona Motors
Transcona Motors was from Winnipeg.
This car was destroyed in a fire in 1975.
(Jim L'Esperance Photos and owner of car when it burned):
This was the finals at a meet in 1971 that they won
Below is Jim in a 68 AMX with a paint scheme he was using on his Transcona car
when it was destroyed.
Here is some correspondence from Jim, July 2009:
WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR IT WAS BLUE, WHITE, AND RED, THE
OPPOSITE PAINT SCHEME OF THE PETE'S PATRIOT CAR.
I PAINTED IT BLACK IN 1971 AND AMC ASKED ME TO TAKE IT INTO AN
And here is Ken MacKenzie in his Camaro AMC DEALER AND HAVE IT PAINTED RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. WHICH I DID."
"My Super Stock AMX was ordered by Leonard McLaughlin Motors in
Winnipeg, Manitoba. I purchased the car from the owner of the
All the paperwork was kept in the car so we could cross the border to
race in the States
The car was destroyed in a fire in 1975. I have done a lengthy search
I was in touch with the guy who runs the SS/AMX
trying to get the serial number and got nowhere. I contacted the
insurance company, shipping companies, relatives of who died several
years ago and I could not get any information.
When I bought the car it had been upgraded to a 1970 and the original
dash plate number was gone. When I tried to race the car as a 1970
NHRA said the car was illegal so I had to change it back to a 1969. All
the original parts were long gone and I had to purchase all the 1969
parts to make it a 1969 again.
[I got the measurements for the original hood scoop and built my own].
It did not have the cross member modification done to it. Hurst sent
me the information to do that modification.
web site and he
shows a Super Stock AMX being delivered to a holding company in
Winnipeg. After looking into that I found out they also owned that
company. According to the guy who runs the SS site the car was
delivered in 1970. The car was raced in early 1969 and I have pictures
of it at our local dragstrip.
I bought it in late 1969 and it had been changed to a 1970 model
when I picked it up.
The information from the guy on the super stock site is incorrect. Or
possibly the paperwork arrived after the car was delivered to Winnipeg.
I have all the information and bulletins from Hurst that I received as
well. No one thought to get the serial number from the car when it
burned. It was not important at that time. I sure wish I had it now.
I was sponsored by AMC Canada but as you know they are long gone.
And here it is when Jim had it:
My contact people at AMC are no where to be found after all these
years. They would have had the serial number I am sure because they
supplied me with many free parts (gears, axles, engine blocks etc.). I
never had to pay for any of those things. "
"MY AMX WAS NAMED THE AMX PRESS AND IT HAD A DECAL OF A S
LOCOMOTIVE ON THE TRUNK. I WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN PACIFIC
RAILROAD AS A MECHANIC. THE PICTURE OF THE
AMX WAS PAINTED IN THE SCHEME I DESIGNED WHEN IT WAS
DESTROYED IN A FIRE IN 1975.
And with the final paint job prior to the fire:
Here is a patch AMC of Canada sent Jim when he was racing:
This is from a recent post by Jim on THEAMCFORUM.COM:
"The person I had as my contact with AMC Canada was a guy
named Denny Lalonde who worked for AMC Canada and he
was located in Winnipeg Manitoba. Once my car was destroyed
I never kept in touch with him. In my notes I have a Jack Scott
from AMC Canada who I was to contact if I had problems and
needed parts for the car. Another guy in charge of parts in
Canada was a guy by the name of Ken Hoganson. He was a
parts manager. I was told everything you would need for a
Hurst AMX could be ordered from AMC Canada in Windsor
Ontario. It would be interesting to contact any of these people."
Here are the remains after the fire:
I don't know what the story behind these pictures is: