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Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: section89 ()
Date: November 15, 2017 09:29AM

Interesting video released today by Hagerty.

video link



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2017 11:04AM by MattNall.

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Re: Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: November 15, 2017 09:52AM

Great video! Thanks!

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Re: Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 15, 2017 10:22AM

thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Will the Corvair Kill You?
Date: November 15, 2017 10:46AM

Nicely done! thumbs up
Next up - Jay Leno drives his Corvair!


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: Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 15, 2017 11:03AM

Great Video. Good job Pete!thumbs up

Thank you Hagerty!smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: November 15, 2017 11:41AM

This is a cool video, but I have a hard time watching Larry riding on three wheels in my car!! Special thanks to Ken Hand (VairMech) for wrenching on the "NaderVair" for several days before we turned it over to Larry and the Hagerty crew. The car as picked up in Connecticut was hardly ready for Prime Time. Ken made it safe to let Larry have his way with it. Yes, it still needs a bunch of body work and paint. It lived a short distance from Long Island Sound (salt water) before being donated to Mr. Nader's American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown of Winsted, CT. When a better example was located for display there, Ralph asked me to help him find a buyer for this Corvair. Being the helpful guy that I am finding a buyer was easy; ME! Plans are to get the body work, paint and interior worked on. I did take the car to Clark's Corvair Parts before trailering it back to Michigan. Cal Clark took several pictures of the yellow cloth bench seat and interior so hopefully he can make up a seat cover for the ailing front seat. Once completed we will be looking for a suitable Museum location to loan it out to. I know it's just a boring early model more door sedan, but who else can say that they have Ralph Nader's Corvair? - Caveman Pete

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: November 15, 2017 12:00PM

Very well done video. I really enjoyed watching that. Thanks for posting.

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: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: November 15, 2017 12:02PM

Nice video, however it fails to mention the report released in 1972 by the National Highway Traffic Administration, after 2 years of studying which determined 1960-63 Chevrolet Corvair models were at least as safe as comparable models of other cars sold in the same period.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: November 15, 2017 12:52PM

Awesome video!



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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: November 15, 2017 01:41PM

Great video!!!

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: allmotor1 ()
Date: November 15, 2017 04:39PM

That was a fun watch.

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: November 15, 2017 05:46PM

The last time I saw that title a green '60 sedan was put to the test. I still can't believe Hagerty insurance of all people would do this "test". If a policy holder was doing this what would they say? EddieB Dade City,Fl

OH BTW that green '60 sedan will be living in Florida by the end of July.

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: rubenjay ()
Date: November 15, 2017 06:07PM

Nice video, I like the shared info.

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 15, 2017 06:27PM

Great video. Yes they didn't mention a few things but overall well done. Thanks Pete! I like that particular car a lot and hope to see it all finished!

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: November 15, 2017 07:12PM

Really like this as I identified with it 100%


And yes EM looks squirrely, but driven correct not a problem. But run hard and prodded in the wrong hands, that could lead to grass stains on the roof.


And it is Episode 1, look forward to others.

Thanks,

Dan Central MN

1966 Sport Coupe 140 3spd,

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: November 15, 2017 10:57PM

If you look closely, the green four door that was spinning out, only rolled over because it went over a small embankment.

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"



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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: vacorvairlover ()
Date: November 16, 2017 09:48AM

I love that video where they lock the wheel hard left at speed, Duh any car is going to find it difficult to stay upright. But BUT when the corviar does roll not once not twice but 4 times and almost lands back on its feet, there is only a dent in the roof, the windshield popped out as intended and over all the body maintained its shape through this accident. try doing that with a modern car today, I bet you 5 bucks you would see the A-pillars flattened on most every car and SUV, plastic everywhere, huge mess.

John Garrison
Roanoke VA.
1964 corvair spyder convertable
1965 Corvair Monza 110 auto coupe soon to be my daily driver
2014 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi
2018 Re-designed Jeep Compass Trailhawk

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: 4wd430 ()
Date: November 16, 2017 10:26AM

Time to replicate in my 60 grinning smiley

60' Corvair Deluxe 4dr

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Ed Dowds ()
Date: November 16, 2017 05:46PM

Corvairs all had electric wipers.
Perhaps the poster was remembering a `57 Belair.

Ed
Hillsborough, NJ
66 500 rear 4.3 V6 Corvair
69 350/350 TH Camaro was RS
30 Model A Ford Streetrod 350/400 TH
88 Celebrity Wagon (Daily Driver)

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Bob Helt ()
Date: November 17, 2017 04:49AM

I guess that I sound like an old fuddy duddy complaining about the use of this Title" WILL THE CORVAIR KILL YOU?

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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