Vintage: The Chevrolet Corvair | Drive it!
In 1959 the Corvair became the first rear-engine production car made in
America - and Chevrolet's answer to the VW Bug. By American standards, the
Corvair was very small (4.50 meters long) and unusually light (weighing
around 11 hundred kilos). Drive it! discovered a number of specimens of
what is a very rare American in Europe. More Information:
James Reeve Returns 2011 Road Atlanta
The return to racing of Yenko Stinger racing legend James J. Reeve Jr.
Back in the mid 70's James was a thorn in the side of the British and
Datsun factory teams. James in his 1966 Yenko Stinger Corvair running as a
privateer was able to beat the likes Group 44, Huffaker and Datsun factory
backed teams in SCCA D-Production road racing at the national championship
level. I offered my Yenko Stinger Corvair for James to drive in the 2011
Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) annual Mitty race at Road Atlanta the
weekend of April 29-May 1. James certainly didn't disappoint us Corvair
types this weekend. We were only beaten by a very well driven, and fast,
Lotus Super 7 driven by Bill Bartlett also from Atlanta. Thanks again
Corvair Resto & Car Show TBT
this is a Small Video of Some Restoration Shots of my 1961 Corvair 700
Coupe with monza 140hp 4 Carb Engine, Back from when i bought it in 1989 to
the repaint in 1993, 1 st Car i eve Painted , an clips from the 1st Corvair
Show i ever attended. old shots great for a Throw Back Thursday Video.
2011 SpringFest Corvair Autocross Helen Ga
Autocross held in Helen, GA as a part of SpringFest. Corvairs competing to
see who can get the fastest time in a course setup in a parking lot.
Sponsored by Corvair Atlanta, Heart of Georgia and Queen City Corvair Club.
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
1965 Corvair Corsa with a Crown Engineering V8 conversion
I have owned this car since the early 1980's. It was a lifetime dream to
own and build this car. This car is beautiful. From a distance it appears
as a stock Corvair with a few modifications. However, it is far from stock.
This car is also not a luxury car. It is more in the lines of a race car
for the street. The car has been driven less than 200 miles during my
ownership. The body was completely restored about 10 years ago. The body
panels were replaced with fiberglass panels. The only steel that remains on
the car is the doors, rear cove, and roof. The wheel wells, trunk area and
floors have all been done in aluminum. The engine is a small block Chevy
from a 1966 Chevy II factory rated at 275 hp. The car has been sitting for
a few years and does have a few small leaks. I did just replace the
carburetors with new Holley 600 with vacuum secondaries. It has a Saginaw
4 speed. One last thing, It's FAST!
It is now for sale on Ebay
St. Mary's Trophy Races, Goodwood Revival 2012
A collection of footage from the St. Mary's Trophy races for saloon cars of
the fifties at the 2012 Goodwood Revival. These hugely varied tin-tops
always provide exciting on-track action and this year featured a fine
battle between cars as flamboyant as Mk1 Jaguars, Austin A40s, a fine BMW
700 and the unique V8, rear engined Tatra.