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THE ROADABLE CORVAIR


In August of 2002 we posted this picture of a Corvair along with the following comments -

"The handwritten note on this picture says that this vehicle belongs to Erwin Stockwell of Orange, Massachusetts. The photo looks like it came from a newspaper clipping, but what newspaper and when, we have no idea."



Flying Corvair



In December of 2003 Larry Elie sent along the following page and photos from the September 1971 edition of "Science & Mechanics Magazine". It seems that in the 1970's Erwin Stockwell and his Corvair did receive a lot of press in newspapers around the world.

Alas, that magazine ultimately disappeared, and Erwin's Corvair never really did fly.

Ralph Nader is referred to in the article from "Science & Mechanics". He was one of the first consumer advocates. He gained fame at that time by writing a book on the auto industry titled "Unsafe At Any Speed".




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