<VV> 2011 Convention thoughts
Sethracer at aol.com
Sethracer at aol.com
Sun Aug 29 01:24:10 EDT 2010
In a message dated 8/28/2010 3:53:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
arlettecarl at hotmail.com writes:
Are my concerns right, or is it that our rear engined Chevrolet owners
don't think of their Corvairs as Chevrolet's'?
Carl L. Kelsen
Tim answered point by point, But in reference to your line above. It isn't
the Corvair owners who reject Chevrolet, and it isn't Chevrolet that
rejects Corvair owners. I own almost all Chevrolet vehicles, A Corvette, two
Camaros, an Avalanche - as well as my two Corvairs. Several members of the
other clubs (Camaro and Corvette) that I have attended made no secret of their
contempt for the Corvair. They went along with the general (American)
public's view of the Corvair as an aberration or blot on the Chevrolet history.
I did enjoy beating many of the Corvettes and Camaros at local Autocrosses
with my Corvair. Chevrolet has been great. They were a big help in the
Corvair Society's Detroit Convention - 2007? - they hosted the Concours at
the Tech Center and let us tour the Heritage collection for free.
As far as the stock vs. ANY non-stock, I must admit that I value what I
value, what is important to me. I lived through the 60s, and I see no reason
to do it again. I like my street Corvair with improved seats, better/bigger
tires and a better radio. My race car gets improvements to make it a
winner (sometimes). I must admit that my Corvette has replacement rear fenders
that, although GM stock, are not stock on my Corvette. My Avalanche even
has Cadillac wheels. (My wife's Saturn Aura is absolutely as delivered - so
But I do understand the focus on the original. Through Silicone Wire
Systems, I support Concours folks who want ignition wire sets that duplicate the
originals. And I trailered a friends Stock Class 1969 Concours car a long
way to a National Convention for him.
I plan on attending the Denver Convention, and bringing a Corvair (actually
a Yenko replicar) If you do decide to attend the Corsa event, I'd be happy
to offer you a drive in the Autocross, if you wish. You will have to
remember to drive on the right side though, old habits are hard to break!
C's the Day! - Corvairs, Camaros, one Corvette
San Jose, CA
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