Kenosha History Center Exhibit: AMX: A New and Bold Direction

November 24, 2017 - September 30, 2018

Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. Closed holidays.
1968 AMC AMX-R – Jeffords AMX – arriving at Kenosha History Center for new AMX exhibit

In 1968, American Motors introduced a production model based on their American Motors experimental concept cars of two years earlier. This car, a two-seater sports car modeled on a shortened Javelin chassis, was a rival to, and often a match for, the Corvette: the first domestic competitor in a decade. AMC’s lead designer, Richard “Dick” Teague, believed that design was to focus on the personality and charisma of the car itself. The AMX is a reflection of this philosophy.

For the golden anniversary of the AMX in 2018, the Kenosha History Center is thrilled to bring together an array of AMX models across 12 years of automotive history, including two one-of-a-kind prototypes.

The exhibit includes:

  • 1968 AMC AMX-R Prototype – Jeffords AMX. This is the only one ever made.
  • 1971 Dick Teague AMX Prototype. This is the only one ever made.
  • 1969 AMC AMX with red/white/blue paint scheme.
  • 1972 AMC Javelin AMX.
  • 1979 AMC Spirit AMX with 696.1 original miles.

Every year the Kenosha History Center changes its vehicle display in the Rambler Legacy Gallery to tell a different story about Kenosha auto-manufacturing.

Free admission; donations appreciated.