<VV> The Dumbest thing.....

Shaun McGarvey shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Sat Nov 17 23:31:13 EST 2007

Actually I'd like credit for matching you and the '63 Spyder cvt. up. 
Remember? I also insisted on first refusal should you sell. Bill.....?

yea, Vairily ... Shaun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Kronen" <billpat at telusplanet.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 7:55 PM
Subject: <VV> The Dumbest thing.....

> The dumbest thing I ever did with regard to Corvairs......was to listen to 
> a friend extol the virtues of aircooled, rear engined cars, first and 
> foremost the Corvair.  Though it had been  a long time interest, it was 
> his beguiling views that led me to the Internet and the world opened up 
> through eBay, and endless sites, and Virtual Vairs. At 66 years of age, I 
> was hooked!  Word of mouth led me to Joel (no last names) who knew of a 63 
> Spyder vert in Seattle.  Some so called friends were willing to help me in 
> my weakness so it was trailered home to Alberta, Canada.  But I soon 
> discovered that one wasn't enough and had to have a late model.  That same 
> Joel (curse him) knew of a 66 Coupe, right in his hometown of Victoria, BC 
> so the deal was struck and I drove it home, would you believe the first 
> time I had actually driven a Vair any distance, 600km over the Rocky 
> Mountains in early Spring.  A prime example of how addictions can make you 
> less than smart.  As that car underwent extensive surgery I drove the 
> Spyder to many shows only to be ridiculed by the uninformed and praised by 
> many who had a Corvair in their past.  But one thing led to another and 
> before I knew it a lady who could not destroy her father's 61 Monza, 
> thought that I should have it.....for a buck.  Another friend(?) knew of 
> an early Canadian built 65 Monza languishing in a field for many years. He 
> didn't think the owner wanted it anymore. He didn't!  It, too, is in my 
> possession for less than a buck.  Another acquaintance suddenly announced 
> that he had all mechanical gear from a 62 Lakewood (an aborted dune buggy 
> project)  would I like to have it all, engine, tranny, sheet metal, 
> crossmember with all parts attached, rear axles, etc.  My weakness, my 
> disease, overruled reason, and I accepted his offer.  When will it end? 
> Can anyone tell me the phone number for Corvairs Anonymous?   My name is 
> Bill and I own a Corvair!  Bill Kronen
> Rocky Mt. House, Alberta, Canada
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