Rod Murray rmurray at pittsburghpenguins.com
Fri Oct 3 14:31:46 EDT 2014

So does the Corvair wrecked on a windy road constitute the first consumer-owned Corvair accident?

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> On Oct 3, 2014, at 2:24 PM, CORSABILL--- via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Back in 1959 before October (probably late August) show  date, GM
> delivered 3 Corvairs to my friend James Neinast and several of  his
> friends.  The transport truck stopped in front of the  Chevrolet Dealer
> in Charlotte, NC and unloaded the cars.  The dealer did not  get involved
> as the cars went straight to Neinast and friends.
> Neinast had contacted the Charlotte Zone Office to get these cars  to
> run a National Rallye being run before the October release  date. A few
> weeks were needed to prepare the cars and during this period,  one
> of the cars was wrecked on some winding roads near  Charlotte.
> Neinast drove one of he cars in the Rallye, his starting point  was
> Miami and the route came back to Western NC before proceeding  to
> Kansas City.  All cars from around the US came into Kansas  City
> to begin the common portion of the Rallye.
> I don't remember any of the details of how Neinast finished in  the
> Rallye, but Corvairs were on the road before the October release  date.
> A little bit of the Corvair history you might find  interesting.
> Bill Loftin
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