The Oldest 24 Hours Of LeMons Car Yet: UDMan's 1963 Corvair

While Team Unsafe At Any Speed » 11/14/08 4:00pm 11/14/08 4:00pm will be to the next month- thus snarfing the coveted Ralph Nader theme- they'll only be the record for Oldest LeMons Car Ever, since was also a '65. Not only that, their car is safe at speeds, because by '65 the Corvair had a Communist-mandated IRS rear instead of the patriotic…

This Corvair Convertible Doesn't Fear Colorado Snow!

Once again, Kitt finds us another cool car parked on the streets of Denver; this time she's persuaded the owner to open the doors and engine cover, in an obvious attempt to knock the DOTS crown from Alameda's dome. This time the car is a 1960 1962 Chevy Corvair convertible, which, judging from its showroom-floor… » 2/19/08 10:20am 2/19/08 10:20am

Ralph Nader: Devil Or Angel?

Philosophy Week marches on... This isn't Wonkette, so we won't be discussing Florida circa 2000, OK? We will be discussing what Ralph Nader did in 1965: publish a book called Unsafe At Any Speed. Far too many people think of Nader's polemic as "the book about the Corvair." Truth is, only one of the eight chapters was… » 8/08/07 12:15pm 8/08/07 12:15pm

Corvair 95!

It's a good thing I use a pseudonym, because it's always dangerous drawing the attention of Corvair lovers, even if it's just to share photographs of a surviving street-driven Corvair. Corvairistas possess not only the usual single-minded obsession with their (incredibly superior and innovative! I swear!) rear-engine… » 6/01/07 9:15am 6/01/07 9:15am

Nader? I Don't Even Know Her!: Corvair-Loving Iowan Must Give up "F…

Our tabloid-y bretheren at Sploid bring us the story of a Corvair-loving Iowan who's been muzzled by the man. It seems the "F Nader" plate on one of his beloved whippities has tapped a wellspring of righteous indignation in one of his fellow motorists, who wonders how to explain the plate to his kids (their apparently… » 6/02/06 12:00pm 6/02/06 12:00pm