<VV> Will the Corvair Kill You?

Danny Davis corsa180gt at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 11:14:08 EST 2017

Yeah, but they could have gone with "Was Ralph Nader on Meth or Cocaine?"
or "The 1960s Classic Car for Adrenaline Junkies!" (here's a *weird trick*
that will keep you safe from harm...)
I'm kinda with the camp that says - OK, People, the Corvair will out-live
its most famous critic, so - Enough Already!!

 Danny Davis
Graham    WA

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM, Robert Marlow, Vairtec Corporation via
VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> Bob Helt, you confess that you risk sounding like "an old fuddy-duddy,"
> but as a card-carrying old fuddy-duddy myself I am here to opine that "Will
> the Corvair Kill You?" is a GREAT title!
> I say this as someone who has been dealing with print headlines since 1969
> and online titles more recently.
> Years ago, a proper print headline for this topic might have been "Is the
> Corvair Safe, Hagerty Asks," or the even less interesting "Hagerty Tests
> the Corvair's Stability."
> Today, headline-writing has evolved into online subject-line writing, and
> the purpose is no longer to tell what the story is about, but to entice
> readers to click on the story.  That's why so many of them are now phrased
> as questions ("Is Donald Trump the Child of Space Aliens?") or the more
> common (and less intelligent) "You Won't Believe" format ("They Tested
> Donald Trump's DNA and You Won't Believe What They Found!")
> While you can argue correctly that the Corvair has been proven to be safe,
> whether we like it or not it is still strongly associated with "Unsafe."
> The Hagerty article and video support the conclusion of safety, and the
> "Will the Corvair Kill You?" headline gets people to read the story.
> It's a great headline because it is modern, intriguing, effective -- and
> appropriate.
> --Bob Marlow
> On 11/16/2017 5:24 PM, BobHelt--- via VirtualVairs wrote:
>>   I guess that I sound like an old fuddy duddy complaining  about the use
>> of
>>   But I object to its use!!!
>> Using a term or title like that implies a  measure of doubt on the safety
>> and control of the Corvairs...all of them. And  there should NEVER be  any
>> question or doubt. The Corvairs are all  SAFE. Chevrolet proved it many
>> times.
>> But if your are still wondering, the  NHTSA PROVED that the Corvairs were
>> safe back in 1972 during a   government sponsored comprehensive testing
>> sequence.
>>   To start questioning the Corvair's safety  record after 50 years of safe
>> handling is insulting to all the Corvair owners  and it shows a large
>> quantity
>> of narrow thinking.
>>   I think that Hagerty owes all the  Corvair owners an apology for even
>> bringing up the question. Hagerty could of  at least toned it down to a
>> question
>> of safe handling or comparative driving  fun. But to imply that the cars
>> might KILL you is stupid and  insulting.
>> Bob  Helt
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