A Brief History of the Marque
John McCormack set up the American Eagle brand in 1966 after previously working for the US divisions of Honda and Suzuki. The parent company McCormack International imported various Italjet, Laverda & Kawasaki models and sold them under the American Eagle name. The Renegade used the Laverda 125 Trail as a base but it was fitted with a 150cc motor plus the Californian designed and manufactured UNICON fibreglass bodywork kit.
When the company went into liquidation in the early 1970s they owed a large amount of money to Sprite, which never fully recovered.
350 Cheeta Street Scrambler
175 Wrangler Trail/Scrambler (F3 Kawasaki)
125 Comanche Moto Cross
250 Geronimo Motocross
Renegade Trail/Scrambler 150
405 Talon, 350 Marauder
Desert Eagle Mini Dune Buggy.
Sources: Phil Aynsley, historywebsite.co.uk, et al.
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