Corvairs To Gather In Queen City

They call it the "most misunderstood vehicle" in U-S history. This weekend, The Corvair Society of America will hold a
regional convention in Charlotte.

The Chevrolet Corvair was introduced in 1960 and was Car of the
Year as well as very popular vehicle for several years. But in the
mid 1960s, the Corvair came under intense criticism from safety
advocate Ralph Nader, who said the car was a danger to drive in.

Following Nader's campaign, Corvair sales plummeted, and
Chevrolet stopped producing the model in 1969.

Organizers of this weekend's event say the next-to-last Corvair
ever produced -- model 5999 -- will be on display.

The Corvair Society of America has more than 52-hundred members
nationwide.


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