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Make no doubt about it, Corvairs were one of the best cars ever made. I may be a bit biased having owned two of them, but they had some unprecedented features and rivaled many other sports cars. While it is common belief that Ralph Nader killed the Corvair when he wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, that’s only part of the story. Nader’s claims were later debunked by a 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They found the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.
This is a continuation of day 2 as we’re going to Normal. Today I kept thinking about the scene in Young Doctor Frankenstein when Doctor Frankenstein asks Igor about the brain Igor brought him. “Abby… Abby Normal.”
Loving Route 66 is easy for me. I miss the days of carhops, drive-ins and full-service gas stations. Even on Route 66 you won’t find a lot of those still in existence, but seeing the remains of an era gone by is worth the drive.