Back in 1976, I used to beg my mom each morning to get me to school early, just so I could play an insane inner-city game called Suicide. I was 10 years old, and while the St. Anselm nuns copped a smoke next to the rectory, trying to steady their nerves for yet another day without debauchery*, 50 testosterone-filled…
The Corvair is sadly best known for the chapter dedicated to it in Ralph Nader’s pearl-clutching automotive safety tome Unsafe At Any Speed. Nader criticized the rear-wheel drive compact harshly, calling it a “one-car accident.” So, Hagerty’s Larry Webster set out to try to roll one on its roof—and lived.
The Chevrolet Corvair has to be one of my favorite American cars. It was bold and innovative, remaining America’s only real mass-produced rear-engined, air-cooled car. Oh, and also America’s only mass-produced horizontally-opposed engine. Michael McKeel must agree, because he has hundreds of them, which his neighbors…
Ralph Nader famously anointed the original Chevy Corvair as unsafe at any speed for its swing axles and an engine format and placement that mimicked the Porsche. I’m not going to give away what that has to do with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 911, but when you find out, it just might swing your vote.
Corvairs, despite what that skinny, Alan-Alda-impersonator Ralph Nader says, are fantastic. Even more fantastic are the Corvair Greenbriar pickup trucks. But to get to peak fantastic, you need to really step things up. Like making it amphibious. The good news is such a vehicle exists, and it’s even up for auction.
For an American car, the Corvair was delightfully strange. Any Corvair variant will inherently be strange, too, but I think it's hard to beat a Corvair-based vehicle named after a bird with lots of overdone chrome ornamentation, focused on safety, and built by a company best known for tiny, child-sized cars you start…
Easter is right around the corner, so what better way to spend this joyous holiday of rebirth and renewal, than with two lost and confused children, a Chevy Corvair, and a man in a bunny suit so shoddily made it screams nothing but "SERIAL KILLER RUN KIDS RUN?"
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the scariest races still run today, owing to its lack of guard rails and sheer vertical drops. Even Greg Tracy, a driver assaulting the mountain this weekend, will admit it. If you really want to taunt the icy grip of Death, however, you should do it in a Corvair.
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of…
Here's a a pair of exclusive photos from the set of next Tuesday's apple pie-flavored Top Gear on History, which reveal the boys will attempt to drive three infamous "dangerous cars" to the death: a Corvair, a Pinto, and a Samurai. Our money's on the Corvair.
I normally drive a manual transmission, and generally prefer to, but I'm not blind to the charms of an automatic. Shifting your own gears — what are we, animals? Sure, I get why people want it. And I imagine everyone who's spent any amount of time in an automatic must have wondered, at least once, why PRNDL?
When the Ford GT40 cruised to victory at Le Mans in 1967 it was the first all-American car with all-American drivers to win. But the car was more American than people realized — thanks to a few lightweight Chevy parts.
Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1962 Buick Invicta.
Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair.
Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1960 Ford F100
Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair
GM closed the doors of its Willow Run Plant officially last week, writing the final chapter in the story of a building with more history than you might think.