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Shuffle off to Buffalo--2006 CORSA International Convention

By ncwitte

We're having a great time here in Buffalo with all the Corvairs. If you're interested in reading more about our trip, check out my web page at www.wittelaw....onal/shuffle. If you just want to see some pictures of the cars, I've added an album here at Motortopia.

Plans for travel to the CORSA convention

By ncwitte

We're taking about half the fleet to Buffalo for the CORSA International Convention next week. After much discussion, we have decided that I will drive the convertible and my wife will trailer the red Corsa coupe behind my '95 Suburban. We have an open car trailer and this will give us a back up vehicle, as well as allowing anyone who wants to a place to ride with air conditoning and DVD etc. I know it's wimping out, but the Corvairs are my hobby and I have to be careful not to make it difficult on everyone else.

We are planning on leaving tomorrow morning and hooking up with another Virtual Vairs member in Flint.

CORSA International Convention

By ncwitte

I'm planning taking the whole family and both Corvairs to Buffalo for the CORSA International Convention the week after next. Who else is planning on going?

Motor Wheel Spyders

By ncwitte

Both of my Corvairs wear 14" Motor Wheel Spyder rims. I like these rims because they are unusual, and are relatively period correct. (I think they were actually made in the late sixties and early seventies, but the look seems right to me.) Beyond the look, there are a few additional reasons why I like them on my Corvairs. First, the "Spyder" name is associated with Corvairs, the early model turbos being called that. Second, Motor Wheel Corp. was headquartered here in Lansing, so I thought it was a nice homage for two Lansing area-based cars to wear their rims.

Let me know what you think of the wheels. There are photo albums on both Corvair pages that show the cars with stock wire wheel covers (the same set) and with the Spyders. Which do you prefer?

By the way, I have made an effort to make the two Vairs a matched set. In addition to the matching rims, both have Clarks aluminum oil pans and rear antennas (I had to have the antenna moved on the convertible), and of course matching vanity plates.



By ncwitte

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Thanks to all who see the humor and fun in my challenges of Dylan and MasterZ's fine rides. You'll notice I didn't pit my Firebird against their cars. I just didn't want to get STOMPED!

These guys are class acts.

My Garage

By ncwitte

I've decided to use this as a place to catalog all of the cars I have owned. I will add pictures of previous cars as I find and scan them. The vehicles we currently own are:

1954 Massey Ferguson MF50
1963 Olds 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
1965 Corvair Corsa coupe
1965 Corvair Corsa convertible
1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula
1995 GMC Suburban l2500 SLT
2000 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 LS

Pony car invasion

By ncwitte

I find it kinda funny that this site was created by a Corvair guy, but has been invaded by the pony car crowd. I'm good with that. I guess I better take more pictures of my Firebird. I'm on my third Firebird, so I am certainly an F-car kind of guy.


Corvair stuff

By ncwitte

I thought I would take the opportunity to invite any Corvair buffs to my modest website, in which I have written down more than you probably want to read about fixing up these things. You can find my webpage at

Thanks for looking!

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