Posted Photos And Details Of New Members WARREN HOLT'S CROWN V8, Sam Buck's Kelmark V8 and Craig Nicol's Rear Engine V8. Updated Photos Of Bob Coffin's V8 Project. We Are Now Approaching 110 Members!
Just a reminder that those Meyer Manx dune buggies were made more popular in the 60's when Ted Trevor decided to use Corvair 140 engines in them to do his racing. He was quite successful and Steve McQueen was quick to notice their quickness and handling. For Ted that led to his next project, the Crown Corv-8 Conversion. With a shop lot full of Corvairs with no engines, Ted installed a V8 in one and soon others were wanting them too. Shortly later the Crown Kit was born and Corvair performance and handling leaped forward.
Mentioning Steve McQueen reminds me of his great acting job in the ORIGINAL 1968 movie?"The Thomas Crown Affair".? A couple of scenes show him "vigorously" driving a Meyers Manx dune buggy with a Corvair 140 engine in sandy dunes. Here's the youtube reference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6vogI1JZZg Yesterday the reactivated V8 Registry signed up its 100th member. On February 12th, Ted Trevor celebrated his 85th birthday. For his age, Ted is still doing fairly well. He still owns his #1 shop car. Check out his car on our website at v8vairs.com. Ted is currently listed as an Honorary CORSA Member. Guys like John Fitch, Don Yenko and Ted Trevor made racing Corvairs fun. We owe them all a lot. Fortunately, Ted is still with us. John LanningCrestwood, KYCORSA, v8Registry, Derby City Corvair, PCG, SCCA
we're now at 100 members and growing! posted new photos of butch horn's project. also kicked off the new v8registryforum.com
garrie fox and Posted five new members - Robert Morris, Chris Wills, harlan coburn, ron Jensen, and roger boisjolie
I'm Rick Andersen. I've been a member of the V8 Registry for about 18 years. I am the proud owner of a '65 Crown Corsa convertible .