The Fitch Sprint
in CAR and DRIVER
"It's real grand touring on a shoestring, thanks to the
old pro, John Fitch" - Car and Driver, September, 1965
Please keep in mind as you read the following article, that it was written in 1965. Otherwise, when you see the prices mentioned, you'll be tripping over things to get to the phone to place a call to John Fitch.
Some things don't change; you can still buy a late model Corvair without going broke, and the modifications mentioned in the article are valid even today, thirty-something years later.
I'd like to name the writer for you, but unfortunately, when I checked with the CAR and DRIVER corporate offices, I was informed no records exist of the writer's name. This won't get in the way of your enjoyment, though, so let's move on to a professional's opinion of the Fitch Sprint, and photographs by Tom Burnside.
John Fitch has the sort of wispy
gentleness more often associated with a high school English teacher than a great
racing driver. He's tall and slightly round-shouldered, with a shock of thinning
hair and the brand of articulate good manners that makes it difficult to accept
his credentials as one of the finest road racing drivers ever produced in the
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