Unsafe at Any Speed?

I don’t think this Corvair is at any risk of losing control


The infamous Corvair which was villanized by Ralph Nader was actually a ground-breaking design for American car makers.  When the Corvair came out, Detroit was at the peak of its “bigger is better” years.  The Corvair was a sporty, rear-engined, mid-sized car which competed with the imports like Volkswagen, Toyota and Fiat but was totally un-like the other models being offered by American makers.

Ralph Nader published his book “Unsafe at any Speed”in 1965 claiming that the Corvair was prone to losing control in extreme conditions.  Though there were other studies showing that the Corvair was no worse than other cars of its time, the Nader book was the rise of the push for automotive safety and the decline of the Corvair.

As it sits here, I don’t think there is any chance of an accident due to handling problems at high speeds.

Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
35mm at f/6.3 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 6400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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