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These corvairs may be for sale before its over
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: June 12, 2017 07:25PM

I found this article on Google News...a guy is having a hearing soon that owns a lot of corvairs...thought maybe one or two of you might know this guy or want to know this guy.

[www.thestarpress.com]

Jimmy in Asheville

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Re: These corvairs may be for sale before its over
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: June 12, 2017 07:36PM

Many of us know that guy.

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 12, 2017 07:43PM

That is sad...

Funny... the County didn't think of it as a Junkyard when they allowed the house to be built within 50ft!!! gg










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Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 12, 2017 07:50PM

That's ironic I was just talking about contacting him yesterday

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68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: These corvairs may be for sale before its over
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 12, 2017 07:54PM

This happened to Ed Corson in SoCal in the early 2000's

His property was fenced to keep the view from the street pleasant... had approx. 25 cars... Vairs and Caddies...

Homes were built on the Bluff above / behind his property and they complained!

He put the word out on VirtualVairs and we came from as far as Colorado that weekend... and bought all but 5 or 6....which is what the county wanted...everything had to be under a roof... problem solved

Sadly Mike's situation is far different..





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Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: June 12, 2017 08:09PM

The county is mostly concerned with the pollution caused by the leaking antifreeze and power steering fluid from all of those Corvairs.

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Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: June 12, 2017 08:40PM

Just saw and talked to Mike yesterday, he definitely worried about his massive corvair collection.

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
64 Shorty Convertible
66 500 Coupe

Detroit, Michigan

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Posted by: Mountainman ()
Date: June 12, 2017 09:26PM

A bad situation to be in when the local authorites are gunning for you. Having been involved in local government in the past I know that in Illinois anyway in order to be "grandfathered" in, a "grandfather" provision has to be in the new zoning ordinance. Otherwise you're bound to the new rules. Many localities won't press it since it can be very expensive and unpopular to fight. Better off spending tax money on meaningful things...

Good reason to pay attention to your city and county boards agendas.

John Cummings

El Paso, IL

1965 Corsa Convertible Regal Red 180hp
1965 Corsa Coupe Metallic Blue 140hp
1965 Corsa Coupe Crocus Yellow 140hp (currently non op)


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Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: June 13, 2017 04:16AM

That is a shame. He's a very nice guy, always willing to help out at the shows I've seen him at.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

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Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: June 13, 2017 05:11AM

I've known Mike since the first CORSA convention in '71. I hate to put it this way, but I suspect he's the classic definition of a hoarder. I know of a lot of those cars he has. He dragged many of them up from down south (Georgia, etc.) and many of them have air conditioning, tinted glass, etc.

But I've tried for decades to get him to go into the business of selling parts, like the Corvair Ranch, but for whatever reason, he has ignored me. I have no idea why he hasn't done as I've recommended to him to do. If worse comes to worse, the entire Corvair hobby will lose an incredible stash of rare, valuable parts.

I posted a news article on this at:
[corvaircenter.com]

-Mark

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Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: June 13, 2017 05:22AM

Sometimes we come across a situation that while unfortunate and affects one of our own, you kind of had to figure it would come down to this at some point. Best thing he can do is liquidate quick!

Mike
YS-117

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Re: These corvairs may be for sale before its over
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: June 13, 2017 05:25AM

And hopefully, not be forced to do so to a scrap dealer.

-Mark

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Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: June 13, 2017 05:56AM

That looks like 200 cars or more, think of the amount of work just to move them somewhere else, even close by. Where is it located?

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: June 13, 2017 06:02AM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> That looks like 200 cars or more, think of the
> amount of work just to move them somewhere else,
> even close by. Where is it located?


GASTON, Indiana

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Posted by: 63RedBrier ()
Date: June 13, 2017 06:09AM

Is Mike McKeel an active member on CorvairCenter? I looks like his stash is about an hour or so north or I70. I, and probably many other Corvair nuts, are going to be driving by on Sunday or Monday on our way to the convention. Then on the way back the following Sunday or Monday. Some, including myself, might me interested in taking a look at what he has and buying some parts or entire cars! I need a EM PS convertible door and a rear panel. Don't wait until it's too late! Thanks! Greg

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Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: June 13, 2017 06:39AM

It seems odd that so many people have hoards of a car that at one time nobody wanted.

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe (under Construction) Getting close.

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Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 13, 2017 06:49AM

Murphy Wrote:
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> It seems odd that so many people have hoards of a
> car that at one time nobody wanted.


I was told that is the reason, people would give them the cars or get them cheap and it just built up.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
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Posted by: cepak ()
Date: June 13, 2017 07:48AM

This has to be generational as my father-in-law has a collection of everything on his property. I've offered many times over the past 30 years to buy his vehicles from him, but he would not part with them. Now they are all rusting away. I was over at his house a couple of weeks ago and he was showing me his "scores" that he had picked up along the roadside. We're talking old BBQ grills, refrigerators, A/C units, etc. My wife can't get him to stop.

Tom Cepak

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Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 13, 2017 07:55AM

I was told it was the generation that had nothing. My grandfather saved everything and reused until it turned to dust. Grew up in Georgia during the depression I guess does that.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: These corvairs may be for sale before its over
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: June 13, 2017 08:02AM

Yeah, I was born in 1974 and I still try to save everything Corvair that I can. They aren't making any more and I'd like to continue to play with these cars for the rest of my life.

Mike
YS-117

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