AMO+, being derived from American Motors of Ontario, Performance Plus. Our members encourage and promote the recognition and enjoyment of the vehicles built by American Motors. We are also dedicated to the restoration and preservation of AMC performance cars. We share our experiences proudly. The ownership of an AMC performance vehicle is not a requirement for membership. Membership to AMO+ is limited to those sponsored by AMO+ members in good standing. For further information about our club or membership, please contact Gary Freelen at: email@example.com
This is a special year for our club. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the existence of AMC clubs in Canada. We started out as the Classic AMX Club of Central Canada, and added a sister club the Northern Ramblers, to provide a 'home' for the rest of the AMC branded cars. The year that the Northern Ramblers were established is a little cloudy at the moment, but perhaps the late 80's, would be a good estimate. I was there during this time, but it was a few brain cells ago, and the exact timing isn't clear. The Classic AMX Club of Central Canada was eventually shelved, in favour of the Northern Ramblers brand.
AMO+ was born in 1999. That was 20 years ago, and as AMO+, we are still going strong. We participate in the American Motors Owners Association (AMO) National Meets, and the Canadian AMO+ presence is well represented on the Board of Directors of AMO as well. We have also held positions that co-ordinated all of the AMO chapters in the AMO newsletter, and several Canadian members have taken the lead on car judging, to further develop and grow in that area. Over the years we have held a number of regional meets (1990 - 1994) and 2 National AMO meets (1995 Kitchener and 2008 Kingston).
Here is our logo for the Autofest Show that is taking place in Oshawa, on August 24, 25.
For more information on the show, you can look up Autofest, and you will have to register with them. We are joining their show field as an AMC club, but are not doing separate registration. If you are coming, please let me know, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
As 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the AMX, we are encouraging everyone who has one of these wonderful cars to send in their pictures. They will be posted for all to see and appreciate! Above is the 1968 AMX of Glen McDonald who was our President before the 2008 AMO Convention in Kingston. Unfortunately, Glen passed away before being able to enjoy the meet and appreciate the amazing feedback that we continue to receive even to today.
CRUISE NIGHTS IN ONTARIO
If you can, get out to a local cruise night in your area or visit a neighbouring town for fun, good conversations and amazing cars! The list below is a partial one of cruise nights that are near most of our members. Check to make sure their events are still happening by calling the info numbers provided.
Bridgenorth Cruise in the Park, Ward Street, Info: 705-742-4159
Kitchener, PartSource Store, 563 Highland Rd. W., Info: 519-505-5957
Oakville, A & W Restaurant, 369 Speers Rd, Info: 905-782-6809
Wasaga Beach Cruisers, next to WalMart on 100 Stonebridge Blvd., Info: 705-429-2426
Bobcaygeon Beach Park, 45 Park Street, Info: 705-738-5319
Brampton Street Rods, 499 Main Street, Info: 905-78-5446
Cambridge, Canadian Tire on 65 Pinebush Rd, Info: 519-260-0259
Oakville Lions Club, 970 Dorval Drive, Info: 905-691-1011
Peterborough, 1550 Lansdowne St. W., Info: 705-745-6361
Port Perry Cruisin' Classic Car Club, 1680 Reach Street, Info: 705-357-2358
Waterloo, Mel's Diner, 140 University Ave.W., Info: 519-579-6357
Barrie Thunder Classics, 3 Simcoe St at Heritage Park, Info: 705-722-8899
Rockin' the Waterfront Bay St. N. and Guise St., Hamilton, Info: 226-934-3566
Lindsay A & W Restaurant, 363 Kent St. W., Info: 705-432-2504
Downtown Oshawa BIA Show & Shine, Corner of King and Queen Sts., Info: 905-261-8352
Innisfil Beach Cruisers, 676 Innisfil Beach Rd., Info: 705-436-4452
Uxbridge, 180 Main St. S., Info: 416-543-3428
Twin Lake Cruisers at Home Depot, 3225 Monarch Dr., Orillia, Info: 705-826-1782
Pete's Big Bites Late Night Cruise, 821 Dundas St.W., Whitby (9 - midnight), Info: 905-668-8566
Saturday Night Food Drive Cruise, 250 Kingston Rd.E., Ajax, Info: 905-428-3873
Shake Rabble & Roll, 939 Dundas St.W., Oshawa, Info: 905-666-9700
Port Hope, 177 Toronto Rd., Info: 905-885-9228
Over N Under Car Club 10081 McLaughlin Rd, Brampton, Info: 905-678-6569
Peggy Sue's Cruisers, 1245 Rymal Rd., Hamilton, Info: 905-512-6689
Newmarket (The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro), 18075 Yonge St. N., Info: 905-235-8100
NOTE: For a more complete list, go to: email@example.com
PICTURES FROM PAST AMO CONVENTIONS
Above picture - Rockford, Illinois - AMO Convention