<VV> William Shatner's top 10 cars- calling in the cavalry!
jvhroberts at aol.com
jvhroberts at aol.com
Sun Jun 13 08:29:04 EDT 2010
Heh heh, he said slide...
Yeah, tales like this die hard, unfortunately. On a slightly related note, I'm working on restoring a WWII coast artillery battery back to its original condition here in Delaware. The coast here has 11 concrete towers. I've heard all sorts of stories about what these were for, the most persistent one is they were for spotting submarines. I then ask the question "How tall does a structure need to be to see a submerged object?" At which point, usually, the light bulb goes on over their heads. The answer: These are fire control towers used to precisely determine the position of an enemy target to aim the 6, 8, 12, and 16 inch guns at the Cape, which have a range of up to 25 miles.
Still, the submarine tower stories persist... Educating the public on what Corvairs are all about is a similar monumental task!
From: Ray R. (aka Grymm) <vairguy at echoes.net>
To: Bruce Schug <bwschug at att.net>; VirtualVairs <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sun, Jun 13, 2010 1:20 am
Subject: Re: <VV> William Shatner's top 10 cars- calling in the cavalry!
I think we need to inundate whoever wrote this with complaints about the
caption on the Corvair page of the photo list....
"But trouble loomed from the get-go. When the company tested an early
production Corvair at a race track, it flipped over. Many more would follow.
The rear-mounted engine placed more than 60 per cent of the Corvair's weight
over the back wheels, making it easy for a driver to lose control."
This should take you right to the page with that nonsense..
I'm not letting that one slide!
Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
Lake Ariel, PA
66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
63' Monza PG coupe (next project)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Schug" <bwschug at att.net>
To: "VirtualVairs" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:10 PM
Subject: <VV> William Shatner's top 10 cars
> Click here to read the story: http://tinyurl.com/27vzdl8
> If you don't see the link to the actual list, click here:
> Bruce W. Schug
> CORSA South Carolina
> CORSA member since 1980
> Performance Corvair Group
> Stock Corvair Group
> '67 Monza, "67AC140"
> bwschug at att.net
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