<VV> VV Count the Corvairs!!!
J. R. Read
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 21 23:24:07 EST 2013
What's Driver's Ed - a relative of yours? 1965 - the year my wife and I
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From: "Thompson, Ed (MKE x1231)" <ed.thompson at quarles.com>
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Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:24 PM
Subject: <VV> VV Count the Corvairs!!!
> Great vintage TV!, Matt!
> I took Driver's Ed at a public high school during the summer of 1965,
> between my sophomore and junior years at a Catholic high school, no
> Driver's Ed there. Three parts: classroom for two or three weeks (seems
> it was three days a week, just an hour; then "simulators" for a week, or
> so; followed by actual behind-the-wheel (three students rotated, plus the
> instructor), in a '65 Belair sedan; I had never driven a car before, at
> all, not even at "Grandpa's farm," etc., the other two kids had some
> experience, I wound up doing OK. That '65 Belair had a passenger side
> brake for the instructor, but I sure do not remember it having a right
> side steering wheel like on the "Bewitched" Impala coupe, nor do I recall
> ever seeing such a set-up since.
> I turned 16 during that summer, took my road test on Dad's '63 Pontiac
> Catalina sedan at 16 + three days, and passed. My Dad loved it, as my
> Mother did not drive. Got my first car, a '65 Corsa turbo coupe the
> following summer (supposedly the first Corsa sold in metro Milwaukee, in
> September/October of 1964); it had 22K miles (prior owner had removed the
> turn signal arm and installed toggle switches under the dash -- total of
> three, one to negate the brake light on the turning side, the other two
> for Left or Right turns, I loved that set-up, my Dad did not), had it five
> years, including when I was in Army, when it virtually never moved. Sold
> (gave it away) for $400 in October of 1971, had around 75K miles, against
> a demo Opel GT, remember those?
> Ed, Milwaukee, '66 Monza sedan, 110-glide
> <VV> Count the Corvairs!!!
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