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February 12, 2015 / jrintels

Hemmings Applauds the Corvair

I just saw this article from August 2007 in Hemmings, but it’s as timely, insightful, and fair now as it was back then. Admitting up front that the Vair’s past is “checkered,” it nevertheless finds the car’s glass more than half full, describing its advanced technology and its place in American history, not just the history of cars. After all, the writer notes, it was the controversy over the Corvair that spawned the consumer protection movement, Ralph Nader, the birth of the Mustang and the Pony Car era, and the long overdue upgrading of safety in autos.  As someone who appreciates the plucky Vair not just for what it is, but also for its role in history, technology, and pop culture, I thought this was a terrific read. Check it out, here.

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