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    Boxers through the Darien Gap

    Ed Culberson’s record-setting ride through the Darien Gap on his R80gs remains an impressive achievement to this day, but I was amazed to learn a team actually drove/dragged a couple of Corvairs through the gap in 1962. Gotta love those boxer engines!

    Great youtube video (one of several):
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    Great video. I wonder if anyone showed it to Ralph Nader?

    I recently re-read Ed's Culberson's book. He mentioned the Corvair expedition:

    "Less than a mile from the border we came upon the red hulk of a rear-engine Corvair automobile. The abandoned car marked the spot where twenty-five years ago the General Motors Corvair convoy expedition had come to an end."

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