<VV> The Year Was 1955! (NO CORVAIR)

Charles Fregeau n5hsr at sprynet.com
Wed Jul 14 20:10:52 EDT 2010

There IS some Corvair content to 1955.  Ed Cole had begun tinkering with a
design for a rear-engine car that would eventually spawn the Corvair.

Charles Fregeau
G I Miss My 62 700 coupe.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Louis Armer
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:43 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> The Year Was 1955! (NO CORVAIR)

>Comments made in the
>Year 1955!
>That's only 55 years ago!
>'I'll tell you one thing, if things
>keep going the way they are,
>it's going to be impossible to
>buy a week's groceries for
>'Have you seen the new cars
>coming out next year? It won't
>be long before $1,000.00 will
>only buy a used one.
>'If cigarettes keep going up in
>price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents
>a pack is ridiculous.
>'Did you hear the post office is
>thinking about charging 7 cents
>just to mail a letter.
>'If they raise the minimum wage
>to $1.00, nobody will be able to
>hire outside help at the store.
>'When I first started driving, who
>would have thought gas would
>someday cost 25 cents a gallon.
>Guess we'd be better off leaving
>the car in the garage.
>'I'm afraid to send my kids to the
>movies any more ever since they
>let Clark Gable get by with saying
>It seems every new movie has
>either HELL or DAMN in it.
>'I read the other day where some
>scientist thinks it's possible to put
>a man on the moon by the end of
>the century. They even have some
>fellows they call astronauts
>preparing for it down inTexas ..
>'Did you see where some baseball
>player just signed a contract for
>$50,000 a year just to play ball?
>It wouldn't surprise me if someday
>they'll be making more than the
>'I never thought I'd see the day
>all our kitchen appliances would
>be electric. They are even making
>electric typewriters now
>'It's too bad things are so tough
>nowadays. I see where a few
>married women are having to
>work to make ends meet.
>'It won't be long before young
>couples are going to have to hire
>someone to watch their kids so
>they can both work.
>'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car
>is going to open the door to a
>whole lot of foreign business.
>'Thank goodness I won't live to
>see the day when the government
>takes half our income in taxes. I
>sometimes wonder if we are
>electing the best people to
>'The drive-in restaurant is
>convenient in nice weather,
>but I seriously doubt they
>will ever catch on.
>'There is no sense going on short
>trips anymore for a weekend. It
>costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay
>in a hotel.
>'No one can 'If they think I'll pay 30 cents
>for a hair cut, forget it.'

>know any friends
>who would get a
>kick out of these?
>Pass this on! Be
>sure and send it
>to your kids and
>grandkids too!

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