<VV> '62 Van camper resto
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Sun Jul 18 08:48:01 EDT 2010
Naval Ordnance Lab. in White Oak MD had a '64 Corvan which eventually, after
several storage locations, was towed to a lot in Beltsville, MD where used
for storage. These lots were the smaller chain link fenced lots used by
various itinerant car "acquirers" of every sort.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Davis" <jld at wk.net>
To: "virtual vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> '62 Van camper resto
> Louis Pinard of Bossier City had a 1962 Corvan in the early 80's that
> was navy blue. Clearly visible through thin cover coat "United States
> Navy Exchange Stores."
> Jim Davis
> Dennis Johnsey USN (ret) wrote:
>> "May I ask what this vehicle has to do with Military History? Even in
>> TeXas!! gg"
>> According to several semi-reliable sources (an ex-Air Force guy I shoot
>> pool with and a veteran visitor to the museum), the Corvair FC was used
>> by both the Air Force and the Navy as shop trucks. Of course, we all
>> know what liars Texans are, so caveat emptor, n'est-ce pas? Why, one
>> time I was leading a tour and I even had a group of old farts in
>> wheelchairs try to tell me that they were in the P-38 squadron that shot
>> down Yamamoto over Bouganville.
>> The only military connection with this particular van is that it's owner
>> is a volunteer tour guide at the museum. After the rust and painting is
>> dealt with, it will be wrapped with Texas military forces insignia and
>> images of the museum's exhibits (like the diorama with Davy Crockett
>> swinging Ol' Betsy like a baseball bat in front of the Alamo) to promote
>> the museum to the local public.
>> Maybe mount twin .30s in the sunroof, eh?
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