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Mr. AMX, 's car. Rick worked for AMC Performance and had two
AMXs, one for race, one he drove. He mainly worked on the Trans
Rick also wrote a column for a Chicago newspaper and often held
clinics for local racers.
He often referred to his car as a "Super" Super Stock AMX.
Rick was a feature racer, and often hired by the track as part of the
show. Here is his ad:
Here is the last known reference to the car:
A brief biography:
"The desire for going and being the fastest then took another step
forward in Rick's life. In 1968 American Motors Corporation
introduced their new AMX for sale to the public. Rick bought 2
AMX's in January of 1968, one for the road and another never to
be driven on public roads and strictly used for drag racing on drag
strips. He adopted the name, "Mr AMX" and was endorsed officially
by AMC. He won many trophies around the Midwest during 1968.
Then in 1969 he began an association with AMC's Javelin Racing
Team and continued as Mr AMX in drag racing and also was
appointed Sales Engineer and used the Mr AMX image to sell
performance to AMC Dealers and their customers. In 1970 Rick
was hired as an Assistant Chief Engineer at the Avanti II Factory in
South Bend, Indiana, which was formally a part of the Studebaker
Corporation, they went out of business in 1963. Rick was in charge
of all facets of designing and building the Avanti II, including,
testing at the Bendix Test Track (also formerly Studebaker) in
South Bend, Indiana"