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Well, they're not exactly on speaking terms with ole Ralph, but maybe the controversial "Unsafe at Any Speed" writer inadvertently made these cars even more popular in the long run? The cult-like following of Corvair owners across the United States are as dedicated to their favorite cars (and vans) as any group out there. One such club, filled the Coker Tire Company parking lot today as the Choo Choo Corvair Club toured the Chattanooga, Tennessee headquarters. Say what you will about Corvairs, but we think they're cool cars. Check out the variety of rear-engine Chevrolets that showed up! [caption id="attachment_3853" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0044 No need for and fresh-air grill up front![/caption] [caption id="attachment_3852" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0042 Red is a great color for these classic lines[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3851" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0041 Red convertible? Yes Please.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3850" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0040 Patina or rat rod? You decide, either way it's cool.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3849" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0039 Very cool Lakewood wagon.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3848" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0037 Corvair's often had pretty cool stripes like their German contemporaries.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3847" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0036 In the funky van universe, Corvair vans are high on the list.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3846" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0035 A nice "street" look is easy to get with wheels and tires on later model Corvairs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3845" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0034 Coming or going these cars stand out from the crowd.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3844" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0030 Bone stock and mild custom Corvairs get along just fine.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3843" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0029 Coker Tire Company welcomes a few dozen rear-engine Chevys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3842" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0028 Very cool turbo van[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3841" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0027 Very cool turbo van[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3840" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0026 Very cool turbo van[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3839" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0025 Genuine knock-offs and a convertible top put this Corvair way high on the list.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3838" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0024 We love this classic color on this early model Corvair.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3837" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0023 Even Corvairs look cool with dog dish caps.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3836" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0021 Killer yellow paint makes this Monza.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3835" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0020 Killer yellow paint makes this Monza, and the wheels give it a rally feel.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3834" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0017 Whitewalls and red paint always look good.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3833" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0016 The Corsa emblems just feel like the sixties.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3832" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0015 Like a pack of rear-engine skittles.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3831" align="aligncenter" width="640"]130816_Corvair_0012 This car looks tough with modern wide wheels and tires and cool old school color.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3829" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Hal gets into a VW "discussion" Hal gets into a VW "discussion"[/caption]