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Ronzi 01-15-2007 01:40 PM

Why the Swing Axle Rear Suspension Went out of Favor
 
http://www.autospies.com/news/Video-What-Was-It-Like-To-Run-On-The-Nurburgring-In-The-Good-Old-Days-11693/

racer_d 01-15-2007 06:12 PM

While I didn't read the link, the real killer was Ralph Nadar - "Safety at any speed"

Killed the Corvair. Almost killed VW. Don't forget MB ran swing axles into the late 1960s in their S class cars too. Beetles soldiered on for another 20 or more years in various 3rd world countries.

Ronzi 01-16-2007 02:01 PM

The link goes to about a 4 minute video clip of VW (and some others, including one 911) spins and rollovers at the Nurburgring, looks like ca.1970 or so. About 2 mins in is a particularly good one where a V-dub, apparently tiring of all this nonsense, spits the driver out the door onto the ground.


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