Re: Corvair Build Thread (Transcontinental Drifters)
Please, please do a 'The Remains of the Day' theme with this. Extra bonus points if you replace the drivetrain with that from a Mercedes and refuse to acknowledge the swap you performed.
Randy, may I call you Randy? We appreciate your interest in our amateur racing endeavor. The thought of recreating a May-December romance that is complicated by a Nazi sympathy subplot is enticing. The reality of having to watch that movie for the next 11 months to truly understand the characters sounds like mental torment. I would like to share our theme for our cars. Here is the plot:
Professor Tony Farms discovers that he is really Puma Man, a superhero who is descended from the gods. Together with an Aztec priest, they try to thwart the plans of Kobras, who is in possession of the sacred puma mask, and plans to hypnotize government leaders with it and take over the world. Puma Man spends most of the movie flying awkwardly and jumping around, leaving the Aztec priest to perform all the physically demanding tasks. —Richard Kim (IMDB)
Yes, The PUMAMAN, well not exactly, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 representation of The Pumaman. In the film the villain car of choice is the Jaguar and in one particularly important scene the Pumaman tears open the roof of a MK1 to subdue agents of Kobras. Riveting.
Why, because it will most likely have already rusted away to nothingness?
I agree that cars of this vintage are more likely to be cancerous (mostly Corvairs though), I am thankful that these chassis do not suffer from such neglect.