• Dec 14, 2006
Most of our time Sunday was spent trying to replace the cat on one of our decrepit rides, and it seems that the combination of exhaust fumes and precious metals caused a temporary lapse in our mental to do list. Change the kitty litter? Check. Make up the Christmas list? Check. Do the RR of the Week Poll Results? Dammit! So without further ado...

We were thoroughly impressed with the diversity of last week's rides, but as always, only one can be the winner. Last week, that honor fell to the 1965 Corvair Corsa turbo convertible during a hard fought battle between the blown Volvo 1800E and the VW Corrado. When we closed the polls, a scant 20 votes separated the Corvair from the Volvo, and at times throughout the weekend, we thought that the Corrado might take the top spot. In the end, you've decided that the ass-engine drop top was the most desirable ride from Forced Induction Week and we can hardly disagree with that decision. Democracy rocks.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #1 You are right that particular style still looks pretty fresh today.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The picture doesn't do Corvair's justice. Much better in person. Parked my 65 next to a early Mustang (both convertibles) Corvair was low and wide, Mustang was tall and boxy. Brakes could outstop anything in it's day(normal cars) and is still competitive with todays cars.
      Dan
      65 Corvair Monza convertible
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe the styling has an enduring quality. It just does not look dated. Also it was "cutting edge" in its time. All comments about corvairs and rw are to be taken as being prejudiced because he owns a 1964 convertible
      • 8 Years Ago
      >I don't know what rock you've been under for the
      >last few weeks, but RR stands for "Reader Ride".

      Hey, I like my rock - it's nice living under here. Thanks for the clarification of Reader Ride. I only subbed to this blog 3 days ago, hence the rock :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why not just call "RR" by its proper name - be it "Reader Ride" or "Retro Rocket" or whatever - and remove all confusion from the get go.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ["What does RR stand for?"]

      I don't know what rock you've been under for the last few weeks, but RR stands for "Reader Ride".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that was close! Thank you to everyone who voted for my Corvair, and congrats to the other rides. They were all awesome.

      You can see more of my Corvair here, just go to this link and click on the picture of my Corvair:

      http://www.motortopia.com/corsa/cars

      Thanks again!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What does RR stand for? I imagine it means Retro Rocket...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I loved the Volvo, but I'm glad the Corvair won. A nice car. I only wish there was more photos.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Somehow I missed this altogether... -!! But I would've totally voted for the Corvair, it's on my list when I finally get that 20 car garage.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful Corvair- I had a 65 Monza 140 coupe that I miss a LOT.

      I firmly believe that various pictures of Generation II Corvairs need to be plastered all over every current General Motors' executive's office, to remind them that GM once KNEW how to design good looking cars. The Gen II 'Vair was/is one of their best efforts ever. If their cars only looked 2/3 this good today....