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December 2, 2015 / jrintels

Special Holiday Pricing on Lifemobile

For the Christmas and holiday season, we are having a sale on copies of Lifemobile personally inscribed by yours truly, the author, and sold here on the Lifemobile website.  Starting today, each copy of Lifemobile is just $11 — that’s LESS THAN AMAZON!  And if you want to give the gift of a warm and funny book to lots of family and friends that even the often cranky Kirkus Reviews applauded, shipping for THREE or more copies is FREE (U.S. addresses only).

Order yours today by clicking here! And please include instructions on how you would like each copy inscribed and signed in the Special Instructions to the Seller section when you check out via PayPal.

Thanks so much for your support of this book and a great 2016!

May 24, 2015 / jrintels

Virginia Vair Fair, Lexington VA – May 30, 2015

The Virginia Vair Fair is always fun, with many old and new friends showing off their Corvairs. This year, the Vair Fair is in beautiful and historic Lexington, from May 29-31. I’ll be there on Saturday, May 30, starting at 9 a.m., to sign Lifemobile during the People’s Choice judging, when all the cars are nicely polished.  I hope to see you there.  The Vair Fair will be at the Lexington Howard Johnson’s Hotel, at Interstate 81 exit 195, Route 11.  More info and directions are here.


April 14, 2015 / jrintels

Lifemobile at the Charlottesville Senior Center on Friday, April 24, noon

Really looking forward to reading Lifemobile at the Charlottesville Senior Center on Friday, April 24, at noon. The public is invited, so bring your lunch and come on by, it’ll be fun. Map and directions are here.

February 12, 2015 / jrintels

Hemmings Applauds the Corvair

I just saw this article from August 2007 in Hemmings, but it’s as timely, insightful, and fair now as it was back then. Admitting up front that the Vair’s past is “checkered,” it nevertheless finds the car’s glass more than half full, describing its advanced technology and its place in American history, not just the history of cars. After all, the writer notes, it was the controversy over the Corvair that spawned the consumer protection movement, Ralph Nader, the birth of the Mustang and the Pony Car era, and the long overdue upgrading of safety in autos.  As someone who appreciates the plucky Vair not just for what it is, but also for its role in history, technology, and pop culture, I thought this was a terrific read. Check it out, here.

September 7, 2014 / jrintels

Corvair Days, AACA Museum, Hershey PA, Sept. 13-14

Corvair Days are this coming weekend, Sept. 13-14, at the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey, PA.  I’ll be there signing Lifemobile on Saturday, Sept. 13, and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Directions to the AACA Museum are here.

The Saturday Corvair Day schedule and a registration form is at this link:  Corvair Days 2014

I’d hoped to see the Museum’s new Tucker exhibition, featuring the cars and collection of David Cammack of Alexandria, VA, but unfortunately that won’t open till October.

I toured Dave’s collection not long before he died. He couldn’t have been more gracious to our Corvair club members; for a person interested in the history of cars, it was a wonderful experience.  Here’s my son, J.B., the inspiration for Benjy in Lifemobile, in front of one of Dave’s Tuckers.


June 9, 2014 / jrintels

Keswick Farm Tour — June 14

Now five years old, the Keswick Farm Tour has become one of the most fun events around Charlottesville.  The Tour benefits the Grace Episcopal Church, a beautiful 19th Century landmark, and features not only tours of farms and properties rarely open to the public, but also live music, hunting and sheep dog demonstrations, food trucks, a county fair, pony rides, and an antique auto show. I’ll be showing my Corvair at the auto show, signing LIfemobile, and generally yakking and goofing off. It’s a great time, and I hope you’ll support the Grace Church by taking the tour, and stop by the auto show to say hello. More details on the Keswick Farm Tour are here.


March 21, 2014 / jrintels

Classic Car Corral, Sale and Swap — April 19, Fredericksburg, VA

The Classic Car Corral and Swap at the Classic Car Center in Fredericksburg, VA is a fun, don’t miss event for classic car buffs in DC, MD, and VA.  Lots of cars, lots of parts vendors, lots of friends — and me!  I’ll be selling and signing Lifemobile there.  The event is free, until you buy something!, and takes place on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. I hope to see you there!

Classic Car Center
3591 Lee Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408

Directions are here.