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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 17, 2017 08:42AM

Hmmm.
I did not see it that way Bob.
I saw it as a video presented to those who do not know any better, ie. non-Corvair owners who have only heard nasty rumors.
And then a confirmation that . . . . .
NO! Indeed they will not kill you!
As mentioned above, it would have been nice if the NHTSA report had been mentioned, but over-all, I thought that it was a positive presentation of our favorite car.
As for What Hagerty had to do with it, I am guessing, VERY little.
I am thinking here,(and I realize that, that can be very dangerous) that Hagerty is simply providing a platform sponsorship of a video channel of short movies about various cars of interest to the classic car world.
I guess we just need to wait and see what different cars follow and how they treat them in up coming episodes.
smiling smiley

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 17, 2017 05:07PM

Thank you Peter,Jim and Hagerty. Watching this video allowed me to appreciate the Corvair for what it is,more than I already have.

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:01AM

Fun video to watch. And it’s probably one of the fairest portrayal of the Corvair’s handling characteristics; different but not inherently unsafe.

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Re: Hagerty Video; Will the Corvair Kill You?
Date: December 06, 2017 09:18AM

I'd like to see the same video with a 1960 Falcon being savaged like that.

First time I went off the road backwards was in my 1962 Chevy II Nova. Understeering around a long sweeper, then the rear got loose and into the weeds back end first.


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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