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A Brief History of the Marque
Ateliers Mécanique du Centre,
9 Rue Agrippa d'Auvigné,
Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Established in the 1920s by Henry and Louis Chartoire, the latter a fighter pilot during WWI, the firm produced paillons (straw packaging for wine and mineral water bottles). In the 1930s they had four factories which made 100,000 paillons per day, along with commercial cold storage equipment.

Louis built his first engine at the age of 16 and maintained his interest in engines throughout the 20s and 30s. He was also an aviation instructor at the Auvergne aero club, of which he was co-founder.

During the occupation AMC began developing motorcycle engines and the marque became a major force in the French motorcycle industry in the post-war years.

Louis died in 1992, the last surviving French WWI ace.

According to the French AMC Moto Club (previously at acqs.free.fr), the following machines were equipped with AMC motors:


AMC Engine Types include:

Mustang 98cc, 50 x 50mm, avail 1955 and earlier
Isard 125cc 54 x 54mm horizontal 3 speed 2T, introduced 1956
Elan 125cc 4 speed 2T
Type 99
Type 108
Type 118
125 3 speed
125 Series A
125 Series B
125 Series C
125 Series G
150 Series A
150 Series B
150 Series C
150 Series G
175 Series C
175 Series G
250cc. 1350 engines built between 1953 and 1960, of which some 800 went to Gima1.

Notes
1. lesmotosgima

Sources: Cycle Memory, acqs.free.fr, moto-collection.org, lesmotosgima et al


Mon Jan 04 2016
bill at earlyamericanautorepair.com
rocker lubrication
AMC 1949 170cc
How do the rocker arms get lubricated?
VA USA
Reply here.

Thu Dec 31 2015
bill at earlyamericanautorepair.com
Atlas Babycar
1949 170cc? 175cc?
Engine burns a lot of oil. Am searching for information and parts to repair piston/cylinder
VA USA

These machines were fitted with AMC 170cc engines. Ed.


Sat Nov 07 2009
liarces at hotmaildot com
Repuesto
AMC JEFREE 2006
Quiero saber si tienen el cilindro, la empaquetadura de arranque y el piston de la moto amc jefree 125 cc
Ibague-Colombia


Thu Apr 28 2005
acqs92 at voila.fr
AMC website
Hi this is to inform you that a new website exits dedicated to AMC french motors, and bikes that used at engines : Alcyon, New-Map, Huin, Radior etc.
acqs.free.fr (404)
regards
Pierre



NB: The French AMC marque is not related to Associated Motor Cycle (AMC) UK

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