David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/1/19 9:43 a.m.

With registration for our $2000 challenge presented by CRC Industries now open, we think it's a great time to highlight some previous entrants. 

Word around the water cooler says that Patrick Caherty is coming back to the $2000 Challenge. Who’s Patrick? Just a handsome devil who was a Challenge regular back in the day–several times with a Corvair.

He last entered one of Chevy’s air-cooled sportsters in 2004, with this Penske-themed 1966 Corvair powered by a V8 courtesy of a Crown conversion completed by a previous owner back in 1984. Patrick ran a 13.781 quarter-mile time, placing him 16th in the 77-car field. According to his build thread, look for Patrick to return in another V8-powered Corvair.

Make your own low-buck memories as the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries returns October 25–26. Watch 2000challenge.com for details.

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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/1/19 9:54 a.m.

Sorry, that model of Patrick has been discontinued and replaced with a younger, more talented version.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/1/19 9:59 a.m.

The old version has become obsolete, and no longer works. However, it still takes good pictures of clean hands!

 

Good article. Thanks!

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
7/1/19 10:29 a.m.

Speaking of which, what ever happened to Angry’s Corvair?  

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/1/19 11:08 a.m.

Dang, this was exactly the emotional lift i needed today!   imagine opening your favorite car website and seeing your old car as the lead story.  Friggin' awesome!

spitfirebill, i sold that car  on eBay, a few months after the $2004 Challenge.   the guy who bought it still has it, and i've been in touch with him a few times over the years.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/1/19 12:32 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

Dang, this was exactly the emotional lift i needed today!   imagine opening your favorite car website and seeing your old car as the lead story.  Friggin' awesome!

spitfirebill, i sold that car  on eBay, a few months after the $2004 Challenge.   the guy who bought it still has it, and i've been in touch with him a few times over the years.

I aim to please!

livinon2wheels
livinon2wheels New Reader
7/1/19 3:24 p.m.

I have always wanted one of the small block powered corvairs...had a 68 back in the day that I loved driving and cursed Chevy for some of their stupid design parameters...GRRR. Not to mention the greatest curse of all....RUST!!!!!

spkorb
spkorb New Reader
7/1/19 4:30 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Can you send me the old one?  I got a bunch of JB Weld and some spray paint.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/1/19 4:58 p.m.
spkorb said:

In reply to Patrick :

Can you send me the old one?  I got a bunch of JB Weld and some spray paint.

The old one’s aiming to hurt some feelings and inspire some rule changes come 10/25/2019...

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