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Scintillating at Any Speed

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Last Monday, Memorial Day in the U.S., we recommended that you might kick back and watch a relaxing-but-possibly-invigorating edition of “Autoline After Hours.” But now you are back at work. And we have still another edition that we’d like to bring to your attention.

This time watch Autoextremist Peter DeLorenzo, AOL Autos’ Scott Burgess, and me talk about a variety of subjects, ranging from the Camry to composites to the Corvair. And as a special bonus, Burgess’s recently acquired ’64 Corvair is in the studio.


Here’s a fun fact about the Corvair: there were two generations of the vehicle. Production ran from 1959 to 1969. Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed, which is widely considered to have nailed the coffin shut on the compact, rear-engined vehicle, appeared in 1965. Clearly, it didn’t kill the car. GM execs at the time managed to do that by themselves, following a tendency, as DeLorenzo puts it, of ending car programs just when they’ve managed to get them right. (Another example: the Pontiac Fiero.)



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