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The cars of celebrated driver John Fitch get their own celebration at Greenwich


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John Cooper Fitch stuffed a lot of living into his nine decades on this earth, including U.S. Army Air Corps bomber and P-51 pilot during World War II, racing at Le Mans in the early 1950s, acting as a Chevrolet Corvette test driver, to inventing the Fitch Inertial Safety Barrier that is now in widespread use on American freeways. Along the way he also amassed an assortment of cars that he personally designed or modified to his own specification, and those cars were celebrated at the recent Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, fittingly held in Fitch’s home state of Connecticut.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/08/john-fitch-cars-greenwich

#2

I am in love with the Fitch early model Corvairs. Performance AND style!


#3

John Fitch did not invent the steamboat - he operated the first steamboat service. The steamboat was invented by Robert Fulton.
I was fortunate to purchase a 1965 Corvair Corsa which was a Fitch modified car. Bought it in 1965. Midnight blue, white interior, white convertible top and the trademark Fitch silver paint on the rear panel. Loved the car but went through three clutch cables in three months.