Sept. 28, 2009
For immediate release
Great Plains Corvair Roundup coming to Wichita
(Wichita, Kan.) There is a die-hard group that believes consumer advocate Ralph Nader got it wrong when it comes to the Chevrolet Corvair.
The Mid-Continent Corvair Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Corvair by hosting the Great Plains Corvair Roundup, Oct. 2-4. The Best Western Airport Inn & Conference Center, 6815 W. Kellogg Drive in Wichita, is the headquarter hotel for the event.
Members of four different Corvair clubs from the Midwest are expected to attend to show their love for the air-cooled, rear-engine automobile, which was produced from 1960 through 1969. Corvair owners are quick to point out that testing by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration disproved safety claims in Nader's book, "Unsafe at Any Speed." However the results came in too late to prevent the shutdown of Corvair production.
The Mid-Continent Corvair Association is a local chapter of CORSA, the Corvair Society of America. For more information about the Great Plains Corvair Roundup, visit www.corvair.org/chapters/chapter672.
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