Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Wanna ride?

Warren Kuhn, my dad, offering a seat in his new ride.

10 comments:

Wendy said...

I bet he was the envy of the neighborhood. Check the cars next door! Great auto history here.

Linda said...

What a great photo to have, really nice!

John D. Tew said...

That looks like a Chevy Corvair! A girlfriend of mine in high school had a maroon Corvair convertible with which she cut a memorable image tooling around with the top down and her hair flying. :-)

This was the car that Ralph Nader made infamous and that brought Nader to widespread notice in the 1960s with his book about Corvair handling problems titled, "Unsafe At Any Speed." It was a distinctive looking car, but the Nader investigation and book doomed it and it was only around from like 1960 or so until 1969. Like the VW Beetle it had a rear-mounted air cooled engine! [I had a red Beetle.]

Kathryn said...

Great photo Heather! He's stylin'. :)

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

I know! Such a slice of history. This block still looks the same, though the trees are a but taller.

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Thank you, Linda!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Wow, John, I didn't know about it's demise. My dad had two, the one above and a convertible. I'll have to ask him about the Nader connection. I see another Corvair blog post in my future!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

I know! I think this was the first car he bought on his own so he was especially proud.

Nancy said...

I remember those cars! A first car is always memorable and it's great someone thought to take a photo. (That rarely happened in our family.)

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Thanks, Nancy! My dad's family was always good about taking "important" photos. It's a trait my dad had and passed on to me!