American Motoring

Newsletter Update – October 2018

American Motoring is an important part of AMO, and we realize that we are behind schedule with the newsletter. Mike Spangler and Cheryl Samuel have produced American Motoring for nearly 20 years, and in the past few years have had to deal with a great deal of life being thrown at them, including illness and several deaths in their family. Mike and Cheryl still care greatly about AMO, but have agreed that the added workload of producing a newsletter has just been too much to put on their plate.

Effective October 2018 AMO has appointed a new Newsletter Editor, John Lucke of Columbus, Indiana. John has been producing the Hoosier AMC Club newsletter for several years, and is very involved in our hobby. As of October 4, 2018, Mike and Cheryl are wrapping up a newsletter, and John has begun work on the meet issue. It is our goal to get these newsletters out this month if possible. As any of you can imagine, switching everything over to a new Editor is a large task, so we ask that you continue to bear with us as we get back to our regular production schedule.

Online PDF issues of American Motoring should be back online by November. You can still access the last five issues of American Motoring via FlipSnack, our online page-flip version of the magazine. These are password protected, please email if you need the passwords to access.


March/April 2018 Flip Version

January/February 2018 Flip Version

November/December 2017 Flip Version

September/October 2017 Flip Version

July/August 2017 Flip Version


If you have any articles or information to submit for American Motoring, please email it to John at

Classified ads can be sent to Hal Souers at

Contributions to American Motoring are welcomed, and all material accepted is subject to editing and/or revision at the discretion of the Editor. The act of submitting articles, information, or any other materials shall not constitute an expressed warranty by the contributor, to this publication, that such material is original and in no way an infringement on the rights of others. Contributions should be sent to the Newsletter Editor only.

While it is a service of AMO to provide technical information to its membership, any maintenance techniques, technical information, or possible modifications published in American Motoring should be weighed against conventional, traditional, and generally accepted techniques and modifications. The views expressed in American Motoring are those of the author of the article or the person quoted. Owners should consider possible techniques or modifications in light of common sense compromises among safety, economy, longevity, performance, reliability, drivability, legality, and resale value. AMO and American Motoring will not assume or accept any liability resulting from the information contained therein. Any modifications possibly affecting safety, economy, longevity, performance, reliability, drivability, legality, emissions, and resale value are the sole responsibility of the person performing the modifications. When such modifications are presented in American Motoring, they are done so with the understanding that the individual will use those modifications within the framework of all applicable federal, state, and local laws.