Tag Archives: Ralph Nader

National Traffic And Motor Vehicle Safety Act Of 1966

While waiting for a friend to untangle the seatbelt she had managed to snag in the door (don’t ask me how), I thought about the family car of my childhood. The 1961 Buick LeSabre was not originally equipped with seatbelts … Continue reading

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Corvair’s Demise

I’ve long thought that Chevelle, Camaro and Corvair are peculiar names.  I’ve heard that Camaro is a made-up marketing word.  Others claim that Camaro is the French word for comrad.  I tend to believe that it’s a marketing invention. Chevelle, … Continue reading

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