CORVAIR: UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED?
A couple of interviews with Corvair owners at the South 71 Cruiser's Cruise
Night event this month. Lots of other cars there, but the Corvairs seemed
like an interesting topic to record.
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2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs. Qualifying and Feature race for
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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
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.
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.
Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
• Chuck Rust
Wouldn't it have been great if the United States had one truly great
mid-engine sports car? I mean yes, there was the Ford GT40, Ford GT and of
course the Pontiac Fiero (that sucked though), but just imagine if American
manufacturers really had their act together and created something awesome.
Chuck Rust, the owner of this 1965 Corvair Crown V8, knew that the little
Chevy had great potential and that with A LOT of work (and some ingenuity),
it could be turn into something outstanding. This car is about fun,
performance and proving people wrong. It sounds outstanding, has some of
the best lines out there, and thanks to a little funky paint and graphic
work from its' owner, has a presence that few cars can match. One of the
most well balanced performers we've ever driven, this Corvair Crown had us
grinning from ear to ear from the first moment we turned the key.
Excitement at Summit Point
Adam Molaver in the AWESOM-O Racing Spec Miata #50.
Race start at Summit Point and earning his "Lawnmower" nickname.
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.
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.