Toronto Motorsports Park dragstrip

Ann was into four wheeling and working on her 1975 Jeep CJ5 when she first met her husband Steve, who was driving a 1970 Chevelle. It was love at first sight and in an effort to win her heart, he bought her an AMC Jeep book. In the back of the book were pictures of other AMC built vehicles and when Ann saw a picture of an AMX, she just knew she had to have one! Like anyone with a passion she worked three jobs until she could save up enough money to buy her first AMX, a 1969 model.
Ann and Steve went to as many Street Car Shootout races at Cecil County Dragway as possible to watch their friend Tim race, and they became hooked on drag racing. She started racing her '69 there and in 2007 they purchased a 1970 AMX. They tore the car apart and installed a new roll cage and interior and rebuilt the engine and transmission. The car runs on a true 10 1/2" wide tire, it is street appearing and street driven. The paint is a factory 1970 AMC color called Golden Lime Metallic. Ann got her ET license at Cecil County Dragway at an ALL AMC event and ran her then fastest ET of 9.30!

WOW Wheelstand!

Ann's 1970 AMC AMX

Engine: 439 ci All Motor, all aluminum AMC V8


Chassis: Stock with ladder bar

Best ET & MPH:
8.65 @ 155.44 mph.

Best 60': 1.24

Class: RAM Racing Series, some NMCA Pro-Stock, 8.50 index classes, and all AMC events.

Steve Erb, Tory Shellehamer and Jeff Horst.

Chutes out!


Mickey Thompson

Thanks to..

Ann and Steve have been fortunate to be able to race all over the North East: Cecil County, Maple Grove, MIR, Mason Dixon, Numidia, Beaver Springs, VMP, and as far west as Route 66 Joliet IL, and Great Lakes Dragway in Wisconsin. She thanks:"Of course my husband Steve Erb, Tory Shellehamer, Jeff Horst, E&E Metal Fab, friends and family for understanding the time away from them to work on and race the car."



"We had a feature article in Popular Hot Rodding Magazine, Fresh Ride article and interview in FSC magazine, and an article and interview on, also an article in the Lebanon Daily News. We won several car show people choice awards and I have won best reaction time at a RAM Race, we also won best wheelstand of the race, at a RAM race, not that we were trying to!"

Words of Wisdom

Goals for Next Year: "To keep chasing the numbers and to attend as many races as our budget will allow."

Lucky Charm/Superstition: " I always have to have a Chapstick with me. If I don't have it I can not focus! "

Ann and her ride

Favorite Memory: "There are so many memories, but I think the first time we got into the 10's was pretty special, it was at an All AMC race at Cecil and back then it seemed like going 10's in a true street car was huge. Also when we got into the 8's for the first time was awesome too. The 8's eluded us for a long time."

Who has been an inspiration/mentor to you?"I don't really have a single person, for me several people have served as inspiration. I am most inspired by people who work full time, have families and still find the time to race and race well. In addition, people who make nothing into something on very low budgets is always inspiring. "

What advice would you give young girls who want to be race car drivers?

"Never feel like you have anything to prove because you don't, race because you like it and because you are capable."

What advice do you have for your Sisters In Speed?
"Keep doing what you do!"