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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 24, 2017 07:49AM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> Anyone else thinking that perhaps OPGI is buying
> out Clarks? I mean the owners of Clarks are
> retirement age and it would make sense. Maybe the
> deal is taking longer to negotiate than OPGI
> anticipated. Doesn't seem to make sense for OPGI
> to jump into Corvairs when the market is pretty
> saturated and the customer base is slowly
> declining already. Just speculating.

I for one sincerely doubt that OPGI has any interest in buying Clark's. I also doubt that Clark's would entertain selling to them if the opportunity came up. I would think they would offer it to their Employee's first.thumbs up
It would be beneficial for our community if the vendors could work together so both could offer a wider selection of parts to those who love these cars, but I doubt that would ever happen.

As far as a saturated, or slowly declining market. I guess that is subject to personal opinion.

A good example would be the Ford Model T and Model A. Look how old they are and how the market for these vehicles has increased and decreased over the years.

I do agree however that the way things are going with many of the younger generation seeing automobiles as nothing more than a way to go from point A to B.
The automotive hobby as we know it may slowly decline over the next few decades but also expect there will be enough interest to continue making it a worthwhile business venture for those producing and selling parts.

With some luck and continued interest in Corvair's in general, maybe folks like Dynacorn would see it a viable option to reproduce the Corvair unibody and related parts like they do for several other vehicles.

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: December 24, 2017 07:59AM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> Anyone else thinking that perhaps OPGI is buying out Clarks? <


Curious about this very speculation, I made sure to attend the presentation called "The Future of Clarks" that took place during this past September's show at Clarks.

Cal Clark himself made the presentation, and the short answer to the above question is 'no.' Without going into great detail, Cal made it clear that the company will remain privately-owned and that more and more control and more and more equity is being transferred to long-time employees, such that the business will continue once Cal and Joan are in rocking chairs.

--Bob

WhyImWhenIm64

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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 24, 2017 08:52AM

WhenIm64 Wrote:
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> Nickshu Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone else thinking that perhaps OPGI is buying
> out Clarks? <
>
>
> Curious about this very speculation, I made sure
> to attend the presentation called "The Future of
> Clarks" that took place during this past
> September's show at Clarks.
>
> Cal Clark himself made the presentation, and the
> short answer to the above question is 'no.'
> Without going into great detail, Cal made it clear
> that the company will remain privately-owned and
> that more and more control and more and more
> equity is being transferred to long-time
> employees, such that the business will continue
> once Cal and Joan are in rocking chairs.
>
> --Bob


Well there ya go.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: BamBamm13 ()
Date: December 28, 2017 03:59PM

Relax everybody. The guy who put all the Corvair info together for OPGi is a Corvair guy. Daily drives a Greenbrier.
The corvair content has been delayed while they ramp up the new Regal catalog and parts.
They know the Regal parts will make them alot more money than the Corvair parts will.
Be patient.

West Garden Grove, CA

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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 29, 2017 01:07PM

BamBamm13 Wrote:
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> Relax everybody. The guy who put all the Corvair
> info together for OPGi is a Corvair guy. Daily
> drives a Greenbrier.
> The corvair content has been delayed while they
> ramp up the new Regal catalog and parts.
> They know the Regal parts will make them alot more
> money than the Corvair parts will.
> Be patient.

Yes, I for one know a little about the guy (D.T.) that is putting the catalog together and his 1964 Daily Driver Greenbrier.

If he hadn't been a Corvair guy, I may not have posted the information about it on this site after reading it on another.

What makes me curious is why he has not posted anything here especially since this site appears to have had more of a response to the catalog than the other site. Maybe he is unaware of, or doesn't belong to this site for some reason.

If their catalog isn't up and running with more parts than generic crap at the moment, it shouldn't be up at all. I for one would rather wait patiently than to see it and be disappointed with what has been listed to date. It sort of makes me feel like a tenth class citizen.confused smiley

While I understand that the Regal parts may make more money for the company, it is sad to see that money seems to be the motivation, not the Hobby and how best to serve it's needs. JMO

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: December 29, 2017 01:45PM

For reference - The Company - looking out for their own interest, may have strictly limited the amount of data to be provided. I have seen this before in other instances.

Seth Emerson

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Re: Original Parts Group "Corvair Catalog" coming soon.
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: December 30, 2017 10:25AM

Being a business owner myself you sometimes have to make decisions that do not follow your true desires. If you want to be successful you have to follow customer demands and sell things that keep you profitable. I also own a Buick Grand National. Those cars are immensely popular and the buy in for a driver quality one starts where high end Corvair start. Prices for them are entering the realm of the 60's and 70's muscle cars.Many of their owners have no qualms spending a lot money restoring their cars. So yes, I can understand why OPGI wanted to explore that first. And yes, money is always a motivating factor....unless you are independently wealthy and like doing charity work.

Lee J



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