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Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: radicalbuff ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:23PM

I was at the Cache Valley Cruise-In with our unfinished 64 Corvair.
SO many people loved it and had to have their pics taken with the car. This one fellow was showing the car to his grandsons and said... "This is one of those rotary engines!"

He seemed very excited about it! grinning smiley

A kid about 8 years old was with his dad looking at the "air-cooled" engine. The kid asked his dad "What if it runs out of air?"

"Bucket List Project Manager!"
Deb ... Riverton, Utah

My 64 Corvair Blog [radicalbuff.wordpress.com]


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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Date: August 08, 2017 10:08PM

radicalbuff Wrote:
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>
> A kid about 8 years old was with his dad looking
> at the "air-cooled" engine. The kid asked his dad
> "What if it runs out of air?"
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Hopefully, Dad took the opportunity for a "teaching moment"
Son,
If the Corvair runs out of cooling air - We're all agonna DIE!! smoking smiley

Corvairs at Car Shows.....Always entertaining! thumbs up


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:20AM

The kid may have been going on to a discussion about air cavitation and stall at high fan speeds but the adults all laughed at him and bruised his spirit.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Date: August 09, 2017 07:11AM

That's Vairy Funny,Jim! grinning smiley
Good thing I had just set my coffee down!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: August 09, 2017 09:37AM

I once heard a Kid about 12 years old walking by my Corvair at a show say,
"That's one of those cars that were outlawed.

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

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: August 09, 2017 05:49PM

Last Friday I got a "Was this made by Volkswagon?" spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:14PM

I had a guy last weekend tell me that the Corvair is nothing but a Pina Farina body with a VW engine. And then he went on to say Yea, I know all about these cars.

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: radicalbuff ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:34PM

oh...another funny thing...there was a nice old International truck parked next to us and an older fellow came by and says, "wow! That's a nice Indianapolis!" Made me giggle...

"Bucket List Project Manager!"
Deb ... Riverton, Utah

My 64 Corvair Blog [radicalbuff.wordpress.com]


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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 10, 2017 06:51AM

One guy came up to me at a car show and said "Gee, I didn't know they made any 4 door Corvairs."

I exclaimed "When they began building them, that's ALL they made!!"

But then to look in the classifieds, like in Hemmings, or at any given car show, you'd swear no car manufacturer ever made anything BUT 2 doors (sedans and hardtops) and convertibles.eye popping smiley

Why does everybody assume that everybody else only wants 2 door cars?angry smiley

I scrap out 2 door cars to save 4 door cars. It's an uphill battle, but somebody's gotta do it. grinning smiley

-Mark

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: curt ()
Date: August 10, 2017 07:57AM

Kaiser made very, very few two door cars. Not many around.

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Re: Funny thing said at the car show.
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: August 10, 2017 11:07AM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> One guy came up to me at a car show and said "Gee,
> I didn't know they made any 4 door Corvairs."
>
> I exclaimed "When they began building them, that's
> ALL they made!!"
>
> But then to look in the classifieds, like in
> Hemmings, or at any given car show, you'd swear no
> car manufacturer ever made anything BUT 2 doors
> (sedans and hardtops) and convertibles.eye popping smiley
>
> Why does everybody assume that everybody else only
> wants 2 door cars?angry smiley
>
> I scrap out 2 door cars to save 4 door cars. It's
> an uphill battle, but somebody's gotta do it. grinning smiley
>
> -Mark


If you learn automotive history from a typical cruise night you'd think everybody drove muscle cars, hot rods, and convertibles back in the day and the inline 6 never existed.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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