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Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: December 06, 2017 08:18PM

I found a picture from 1972 that shows a Yenko Stinger (either #27 or #60 ?) running in the Press on Regardless Rally (POR) in the Detroit area. Driver was Dean Walker. Unfortunately it did not finish due to a differential issue from what I gather. Wonder how many other Stingers ran rally events, does anybody know?

I discovered that a Corvair won the POR in 1961 and 1962. What a great achievement. I enjoy finding 1960's and 1970's racing photos of Corvairs. Please share any period pictures you have on this thread.



Eric
Napa, CA

1961 Lakewood
1963 Monza Cvt.
1964 Spyder Cpe.
1964 Spyder Sprint Cvt.
1966 Corsa 140 Cvt.
1973 Lotus Europa TC Special
1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa

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Re: Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:16PM

This maybe the first rally event that the Corvair ever entered. The Corvair debuted on October 2, 1959 and this event started October 13, 1959, "American International Rally". It was a 3,200 mile course. Three Corvair's entered the rally. Very cool.





Eric
Napa, CA

1961 Lakewood
1963 Monza Cvt.
1964 Spyder Cpe.
1964 Spyder Sprint Cvt.
1966 Corsa 140 Cvt.
1973 Lotus Europa TC Special
1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa

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Re: Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:41PM

Any word on how well the Vairs scored?





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Re: Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: December 06, 2017 10:18PM

Matt,
I could not find how they scored, only found out the winner was a 1959 Rambler.

Eric
Napa, CA

1961 Lakewood
1963 Monza Cvt.
1964 Spyder Cpe.
1964 Spyder Sprint Cvt.
1966 Corsa 140 Cvt.
1973 Lotus Europa TC Special
1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa

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Re: Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Date: December 06, 2017 11:09PM

HERE is an account of the late 1959 American International Rally that tells of Walter Cronkite driving a Triumph - rather badly, it seems.

Sounds like a great event! We need to see a revival, eh?


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: Yenko Stinger - Press on Regardless Rally Picture 1972
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: December 07, 2017 02:42PM

Wow, no front emblem or horn slots

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