<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 
Later, JR
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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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