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Central Coast Corsa’s Christmas Party

30 Dec

A small but merry band of Corvair Aficionados gathered for the annual Christmas Party at Mike Thomas’ gaming parlor in East Atascadero.

The ladies guffaw

The ladies guffaw

Pot luck faire abounded with a cornucopia of savory and sweet treats doused with copious amounts of Central Coast wine. Long on the entertainment was Mike who once again showcased his collection of vintage pinball and jukebox machines.



As the jukebox crooned to Bee Gees, Manfred Mann and Herman’s Hermits the Jims Pennell and Corey ponyed up to display the pinball wizards they truly are. A real treat as Mike gave history and pertinent details for his restorations, value and inner workings of some truly remarkable machines.

I move to have all CCC events at Mike’s place…….
The surprise of the evening was presenting the annual Golden Blower Award. This yearly event acknowledges the contribution of a particular club member. An individual who goes above and beyond to make club #934 a solid and committed club dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Chevrolet’s Corvair. And I am not just blowing Hot Air…

Pinball Wizard Jim Corey

Pinball Wizard Jim Corey

Who's Next?

Who’s Next?

The recipient of this coveted award goes on to represent the club at all Corvair functions far and wide and willy nilly spends down the club treasury as sees fit. This years’ award winner was duped by club President Jim Pennell who stole the reins from the VP who traditionally presents the award. After much background hoopla Jim presented the award to Bob O who didn’t see it coming.

Why I oughta.......

Why I oughta…….

A conspiracy among the membership sideswiped the VP and instead inserted his name as the 2012 recipient! Dastardly deeds have never been recorded. Still, it is with great pleasure that I accept the award and now display it proudly in the Corvair Hall of Fame. Thank you very much all club members!


VairFest 2012

9 Jul

The complete VairFest line up.  A small but solid line up featuring a variety of Vairs that competed for prizes and accolades from adoring fans. Not only did the show wow the Corvair crowd but wooed innocent by standers as well.  Come in for a look …..

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Hope you enjoyed the show! We will see you next year!

A First Taste of VairFest 2012

7 Jul

A mouth watering view of the Show Cars at VairFest 2012.  Central Coast Corsa’s premiere annual Corvair event.  Have a look there is more to follow……..

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And a good time was had by all!

Calendar of Events

13 Jan

January 21, 2012. CCC outing and tech session at Mike Thomas’ Corvair Ranch in beautiful Atascadero, CA. Meet at 10AM at Mike’s house in A-Town for a caravan ride to the site. If it is required to have several “ran when parked” cars in your driveway in Atascadero come to this event at an abandoned chicken farm to peruse through the gems Mike has squirreled away. Bring cash or check as there is sure to be some part you must have and Mike might be willing to sell. Lunch will be taken at Colby Jack’s new restaurant at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero after we crawl around the ranch. For more info call Bob O at 460-9651 or Mike at 549-8050. This is our first event of the New Year. We will talk about the upcoming VairFest in Arroyo Grande, June 23, 2012 and set the rest of our calendar for upcoming events!

VairFest 2012. CCC’s VairFest has tentatively been scheduled for June 23, 2012 at Heritage Park in Arroyo Grande, CA. Once again we will host what is to become an annual event for the club. Car show, BBQ, Awards and tech sessions will be on the slate. Discuss………

Taking the Scenic Route to Work in My ’63 Spyder!

5 Dec

Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies……Corvairs on Parade……July 4

17 Jun

Corvairs back in parade
Owners of the All American Chevy Corvair will again display their unique cars in Ojai on Monday, July 4, for the annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade. The classic 1960-69 rear-engine coupes, convertibles and vans are crowd favorites, especially among baby boomers.
Drivers and families (kids are welcome) will gather at 8:00 a.m. for continental breakfast, judging and fun prior to the 10:00 a.m. parade. No fee or club affiliation is required. RSVP to host Jack Pinard, 805-340-6533,
John W. “Jack” Pinard
116 E Garden Grn Port Hueneme CA 93041 805-340-6533

Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet

24 Sep


Hosted by the San Diego Corvair Club, the

GWFBT is being held in Palm Springs on Friday- Sunday, October 29, 30, 31, 2010. The main show day and banquet is on Saturday. The Show, Toss, and Swap Meet are being held at Sunrise Park.  Plan on attending!

SCC is in charge of the Fan Belt Toss games, and there will be a prize of two $25 gift cards for the winning team. Come on out, join a team, and have some fun!

Raffle tickets are on now sale for the 1964 Monza 110 4-speed convertible that is being completely re-stored for the GWFBT. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday night at the banquet, held at the Holiday Inn. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Send your check or money order to:

GWFBT&SM San Diego CC, PO Box 420495, San Diego, CA 92142-0495. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address with your payment. The tickets will be mailed to you.