<VV> Unexpected non-technical Corvair benefit

Charles McKinley cmckinley313 at cox.net
Mon Apr 5 18:46:45 EDT 2010

Well, nobody really objected to my original post on this story, so I'm  
dropping the other shoe. Here's a pic of said daughter and said car,  
taken when she just turned 17 and had been driving  it for ~6 months.  
By the way, it's a 3-speed manual, and the non-synchro doesn't bother  
her a bit. Pretty cool little hood ornament. (And this pic MIGHT have  
made it into a GM advertising brochure.)


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On Apr 2, 2010, at 10:17 PM, Charles McKinley wrote:

> I might be skirting trouble posting this story, but I thought most  
> of you would identify with it, so, as they say, better to ask  
> forgiveness after the fact than ask permission and be squelched.
> When my daughter was about 12 she insisted that I save my '63 Monza  
> 900 for her when she was road-legal, and she commuted with it for  
> her last two years of high school, to the admiration of many and the  
> curiosity of all. It remains her prize possession and her vehicle of  
> choice.
> 	She is now 18 and in a music theater program at a prominent  
> conservatory for performing arts in a major northeastern city, which  
> I will not name to avoid libel suits. 	Show business being what it  
> is, almost all the male members of the class are, shall we say,  
> light in the loafers, and while she admires them all as performing  
> associates, they leave a bit to be desired as weekend companions.
> 	She was recently home for spring break and drove the Vair at every  
> opportunity. I asked her if she appreciated various improvements I'd  
> made since the last time she drove it. Her answer struck me as  
> provocative and completely unexpected - she said, "Yes! It makes  
> straight guys stare at me!"
> I doubt if that would ever make it into a GM advertising brochure.
> Cheers,
> Chuck McKinley

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