2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs. Qualifying and Feature race for
April 28, 2012 Photos at
Al Wicht 3
David Clemens 24
Rick Norris 36
Spencer Shepard 66
Mike Levine 4
Eddie Meadows 062
Jim Schardt 7
Dave Edsinger 18
Michael LeVeque 23
Robert Coffin 31
Bob Storc 35
Norman Latulippe 41
Curtis Wood 46
James Reeve, Jr. 51
Warren LeVeque 93
Mid Engine V8 Swap Corvair
When this thing pulled in I saw the 350 on the side but it was so quiet.
Then some guy called me over to see the captains chairs that had to be used
so you could swing in as the SBC is really far forward on this thing.
Who Killed the Corvair?
Was it Ralph Nader? Bad publicity? General Motors? The muscle car? Larry
Claypool, Corvair historian, explains his theory on the demise of the
unique, rear-engined car at the Orphan Auto Picnic in August 2009.
Corvair Monza SR
This 2011 prototype is a design projection of how Chevrolet's original 1963
Monza SS concept might have turned out, had it gone into actual production.
It's a tribute to Larry Shinoda, who designed it and some of America's best
known automobiles, the C2 Corvettes and later Boss Mustangs. It's also a tribute to Bill
Mitchell, who had the design foresight to dream of this being a
lower-priced brother to the Corvette. This version is 6% larger than the
original, and has more modern lighting, so that it can better blend with
today's denser, SUV -laden traffic.
We are using the model designation Monza SR, in deference to the original
Monza SS concept and GM's recent decision renew trademark on the SS model
name. As 2012 progresses, we are working toward making this car available
as a limited-production kit that uses the future owner's existing Corvair
powertrain in our own serial-numbered, tube-frame, rolling chassis/body
combination. Check out our Flickr site:
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible
Really nice, sporty car! Perfect paint and interior. As you look at the
dash, you see the transmission quadrant selector lever for the two speed
Powerglide transmission. Chrysler Corporation tried that dash selector
lever for the 1955 model year, then went to pushbuttons until 1965 when
they reverted to a conventional shift lever on the steering column. Air
cooled flat configured six cylinder engine. I think the car would have
stayed around longer had it not had such competition from the new Mustang. Notice the extra supply of
fan belts..early Corvairs were noted for throwing a belt on occasion.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder
This promotional film from Chevrolet highlights the power and performance
of the all-new 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder. Available as both a coupe or a
convertible, the Monza Spyder was the first production car offered by
Chevrolet with a turbocharged engine.