whubbell at cox.net
Mon Jul 31 00:09:44 EDT 2006
Alice faithfully delivered me to my home in Virginia Beach this evening
about 9pm, completing the 650 mile trip from Buffalo in about 12 hours. I
could have been home sooner except for all the breaks I took to recover from
the heat of the day. I was glad I had bought one of those Rubbermaid
electric cooler/console/armrest thingies that the Sears vendor was selling.
I think I drank about 4 gallons of fluids on the way home today and it was
nice and cold! (Alice, on the other hand, drank about 27 gallons of gas and
1/2 quart of oil).
On one of my stops I bought some ear plugs which made the rest of the trip
much more pleasurable - just heard a soft whisper of wind and faint purring
of other cars, even with the windows wide open. The only downside of the
ear plugs is I might not have heard the engine if it started detonating, but
it behaved itself so all is well.
I imagine there are a bunch of folks in PA and MD wondering who that crazy
nut in the Corvair was as we passed them at 80 mph or whatever. I had an
interesting tangle with a modern Mustang for awhile, but I eventially lost
him in the traffic.
All told I enjoyed myself at the Buffalo show - had a good time in the
autocross, messed around with a bunch of Stock Corvair enthusiasts (and
discovered a previously "unknown" Corvair in the process!), and got to talk
with a lot of great people. Sure, there were some bumps in the road, but
that is water over the falls (in this case). Nobody got hurt, no Corvairs
were damaged, and everybody who wanted to have a good time was able to do
But, if there are some of you out there who still feel like complaining,
please send those complaints to me or one of the other directors - we are
the ones who might be capable of doing something about it.
Now, to bed!
CORSA Eastern Director
President, Stock Corvair Group
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