<VV> A waste of time...

John Kepler jekepler at amplex.net
Tue Sep 29 07:02:47 EDT 2009

  He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in politics, writing a thesis 
  on Lebanese Agriculture...

I interviewed Ralpie for the college rag in 1973....an interview that lasted
around 90 minutes...engineering undergrad car-nut to agendized blow-hard
clueless author/lawyer.  It was very apparent, very quickly that what Ralph
knew about science/engineering/cars would echo in a thimble!  His "Unsafe At
Any Speed" was largely parroted from others slightly more knowledgeable, but
no less agendized than Ralphie....he couldn't even grasp the concept of
"trailing-throttle oversteer", not even with small words and pictures!  He
wasn't even aware that VW's (as well as Mercedes and Porsche) had the same
rear suspension as the Corvair...and unlike the Corvair, the Beetle's
suspension actually would "tuck".  And this is the "expert" that various
knot-heads STILL listen to!

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