In 1965, my dad went down to the local AMC dealer McAuliffe in Kamloops and purchased a brand new Rambler Marlin. It was the most beautiful car that I had ever seen - I was 10 years old. In 1973, my dad decided to sell the Marlin to me and it was to be my first car! As a teenager living far away from home, I didn’t have that same respect for the car that I once had when I was 10. As a result, I drove the car really hard and left rubber everywhere I went. Goes without saying that I ended up having problems with the car. Then I started what I didn’t know would end up being my car collecting habit - so one of the cars had to go and it was the Marlin. Rolling the clock forward, I realized that I had lost something really special and found myself searching to replace that “twin stick”. Then after much searching I couldn’t believe my eyes - an almost perfect match to my dad’s Marlin - well I had to have it. Now we are restoring this beauty under the watchful eye of newly interested family members. Join us in our journey on the following pages.