<VV> Corvair in August Hot Rod magazine.

James Rice ricebugg at comcast.net
Thu Jun 24 15:02:34 EDT 2021

Doug:  You are probably correct.  I was going by Bob Helt’s “Corvair Reference Guide” for the magazine dates.  Could easily have hit the wrong key as I was keystroking.  I have the issue in my files, but they are in disarray as I downsize. 


Good Catch of My Bad.


Historically Yours,




From: Doug Mackintosh [mailto:dougmackintosh at yahoo.com] 
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James, I think you meant the March 1962 issues of the magazines (March 1962 SCG has the Corvair endurance racer on the cover) rather than 1963.


James Rice said:


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...The August issue of Hot Rod has a nice 2 page summary entitled "Endurance

Testing the 1962 Corvair Monza"  It is about Peterson Publications taking

two '62 Corvairs to Riverside International Raceway between Christmas and

New Years Day in 1962 for a 24 hour endro run.  One car was a Bill Thomas

prepared car, which DNF.  The other car was a mostly stock 62 Monza.  The

likes of Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney were among the drivers. ...


The original complete event was covered in the March 1963 issues of Hot Rod

(3 pages), Sports Car Graphic (8 pages) and Motor Trend (5 pages).....>





-- Doug Mackintosh Corsa member since 1996 Corsa/NC member since 1996, Virtual Vairs member Corvair owner 1969-1971 and 1996-on

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