Magazine Articles

Magazines and printed articles on the AC 3000ME - last updated 18/04/2011.

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Magazine Article
Month
Year
Country
Evening Standard The car, Perer, Terri, Robin, Jaqueline and Judith built
Newspaper story about the Diablo
Jan 5th
1973
UK
Autocar AC 3-Litre
Gives details of the ME including a cutaway drawing, and a photo and drawing of the drive train (Black & White)
October
1973
UK
Motor Show Supplement, 3 pages includes photos of Diablo (2) and Pre Production ME under construction. Cutaway line drawing of Pre Production ME by Barry Hatton, drive train and chassis construction
October
1973
UK
Motor Sport At Earls Court
Report on the Motor Show including the AC 3000
November
1973
UK
Competition Car All that Glistens
Earls Court Show review showing a prototype ME
November
1973
UK
AC AC 3 Litre - New for 1974 Press Release
This is a re-print of the Auto Car 73 article (Black & White)
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1974
UK
Road & Track AC's New Mid-engined 3000
March
1974
USA
Hot Car AC's new 3000
Give details of the ME including a colour cutaway and 3 images of the first car (Colour)
April
1974
UK
Motor Driving the AC 3000
May
1975
UK
Motor Sport The AC ME3000
August
1975
UK
Car AC : A New Day Dawning
August
1975
UK
Sports Car World AC 3000 Son of Cobra
November
1975
AUS
Autosport The reluctant debutante
Shows details of the developement car (balck & White)
April
1976
UK
Road & Track AC ME3000 Driving impressions
June
1976
USA
Rallye Racing Gezahmte Cobra
Article in German, shows ME body being prepared
February
1977
Germany
Car and Driver For you information
Announcing the ME to the USA
May
1978
USA
Motor The Long Hello
August
1979
UK
AC Cars Press Release on new car
The company produced this to send to the press when the ME finally went on sale (Black & White)
March
1979
UK
Auto hebdo AC 3000 ME
December
1979
France
AC Cars Sales Brochure
The AC full colour sales brochure featuring ME108
-
1979
UK
La Moniteur De L'Automobile AC ME 3000
January
1980
Belgium
Auto Zeitung 3 page article in German
Shows pictures of an early car with early engine cover and Dash
January
1980
Germany
Motor Sport Sporting Turbos
Details on a converted hill climb car (Black & White)
January
1980
UK
Autocar AC3000ME - So Nearly There
March
1980
UK
Autosport Prolonged Adolescence
Road Test to find out if the ME was worth waiting for
July
1980
UK
Thoroughbred & Classic Cars On the Road : AC ME3000
Test report
August
1980
UK
Nathan F. Stevens Mid-Engined Exotic Cars
This book includes 5 pages on the ME
-
1981
UK
Motoring News AC 3000ME Turbo - Is a Turbo the answer?
January
1981
UK
Car AC and the ‘80s
August
1981
UK
Car Ghia Throw Down the Gauntle
August
1981
UK
RAC Fuel Consumption Trial Report
This is the official RAC fuel comsumption test
September
1981
UK
Autocar Attention Grabber
Details of the AC Ghia
December
1981
UK
Autocar Ace to 3000:The AC Sports Line
-
1981
UK
Road and Track Miscellaneous Ramblings (Shelby ME)
-
1981
USA
Auto Selekt Alternatieve Cobra (Alternative Cobra) Date unsure 1981?
Dutch
Sporting Cars Modesty Blaze
June / July
1982
UK
Alternative Cars Mid-Engined Maturity
July / August
1982
UK
Sportfahrer Schweres Erbe
January
1983
German
Alternative Cars AC 3000ME Tested
April
1983
UK
Motor Trend AC-Chrysler 2.2 Turbo
Details on the Shelby ME
May
1983
USA
Motor Sport Two AC3000MEs - Good Hard Fun
Test report on 2 ME's
December
1983
UK
Classic & Sportscar -
December
1983
UK
AC Scotland Sales Brochure
Full colour brochure showing the scotish built AC ME (Colour)
-
1984
UK
Sporting Cars AC Move to Scotland
May
1984
UK
Motor ACs High
Details of production moving to Scotland and the company plans
July
1984
UK
Autocar AC The current history
History of AC Cars including the AC 3000ME
August
1984
UK
ICME Technical specs of ME183
List of every spec and size of the ME as would be used by mechanics if they ever had the chance to work on one
August
1984
UK
Sport Fahrer Atomic Rooster
September
1984
German
Fast Lane Glasgow Herald
AC and Argyll, Scotlands Supercars
December
1984
UK
Motor Tartan Tearaway
Test drive around the Lake District
March
1985
UK
Thoroughbred & Classic Cars End of AC Scotland
The sad story of the receivers being called in
January
1986
UK
Classic and Sportscar Hit or Miss
Road test comparing the AC 3000ME to the Lotus Esprit:
January
1986
UK
Custom Car AC AC AC and The AC you will never see
Details on AC Scotland and plans of a new car
June
1986
UK
Sports Cars Monthly AC3000 : What Might Have Been
Feature on the 300bhp Robin Rew twin Turbo hill clime car and the 200bhp Turbo developement car (Colour)
September
1986
UK
Custom Car A.C.s High,
Details on the changes in Scotland and the new Ecosse (Colour)
May
1987
UK
Classic and Sportscar Dynamic or Disastrous?
A profile and test of the last Thames Ditton car. (Colour)
October
1987
UK
Car and Car Conversions Save ME
November
1988
UK
Supercar Classics Broken Promise
Details on what it could have been, features Eric Gates
February
1989
UK
Performance Car

Signing Up and Almost There
Full details on the Ecosse Signature and the people who are making it (Colour)

June
1989
UK
Kit Car ME Award
September
1989 UK Have
Classics and Replicas Unsung Hero
Nov / Dec
1990
UK
Car Mechanics Six Across
The mag samples Eric Gates AC 3000ME
November
1991
UK
Supercars Issue 1 AC3000ME
-
1991
UK
Car and Car Conversions AC / DC Racing ME replica (Page 56)
Details on the replica ME used in Supersport racing (Colour)
February
1992
UK
Classic & Sportscar AC 3000ME Case Histories
November
1992
UK
Popular Classics Scimitar V AC 3000ME
Details on a test and comprison between an ME and Scimiter GTE (Colour)
February
1994
UK
Classic & Sportscar AC 3000ME Turbo For Sale
half page on car
February
1994
UK
Classic Cars Budget Exotica
Group test on 5 affordable mid-engined supercars
August
1995
UK
Classic and Sportscar Driving six of the best middies
May
1997
UK
Practical Classics Argyll, the noo
Taking a Scottish trip in several cars including an ME (Colour)
February
1998
UK
Classic Cars Superguide
Details on an ME against Others
March
1999
UK
Evo Cool Cars
April
1999
UK
Classic and Sportscar From Genesis to Revelation
Test report on the ME (Colour)
March
2001
UK
Classic Car Weekly Switched Off AC
Asking the question "Was it all worth it" (Black & White)
July
2001
UK
Practical Classics Buyers Datafile
Eric Gates describes the ME
October
2001
UK
Practical Classics -
April
2003
UK
Practical Classics Flowers of Scotland
An AC 3000ME takes a look at its roots during a trip round Scotland
May
2003
UK
Practical Classics AC Ecosse
The story of the Ecosse Signature (Colour)
September
2003
UK
Classics What could kill the Cobra
January
2004
UK
Classic Cars Snakebite
Test report on an owners ME (Colour)
March
2004
UK
Which Kit Car Loose Ends
Article about the Unipower which refers to the Diablo
June
2005
UK
Ecosse Company and car profile
Text only details on the Ecosse company (Black & White)
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-
UK
Ecosse Brochure
Full colour sales brochure for the Signature (Colour)
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-
UK
E.P.A. Toute L'Histoire AC Line Drawing AC3000ME Silhouette
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French
Custom Car Sedan and Relax: Quicksilver, include images of the car painted red.
June
1986
UK

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