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Vairfest 2017

4 Mar

Friday & Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017

Arroyo Grande, California: “More Than Just a Car Show”

Please join us for the Best Little Corvair Show on the California Central Coast. Located conveniently close to Hwy.101, in the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande. The event is only 1/2 mile from the highway exit.

Start off with our famous all you can eat “Friday Night Pasta Feed”, including wine, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and an after dinner movie. Show your pride and joy Corvair at the Saturday “People’s Choice Show” in the Heritage Square Park with awards and raffle prizes.

For your midday eating pleasure, experience one of the 12+ eateries and two sweet shops in The Village. Check out the local antique shops, farmers market, the old one room school house, and the historic architecture. All within close, easy walking distance.

Top off your Saturday with a “not-to-be-missed” fun night out of live theater at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville in nearby Oceano.

Complete your weekend with an informal Sunday morning breakfast. Before your trip home, take some time to visit the beach, the nearby wine country, or Hearst Castle.

This year’s grand raffle prize will be a rebuilt, universal, 110 hp long block Corvair engine. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to a local charity and the Corvair Preservation Foundation.


For more information on the host city and local activities follow this link


Click here to download the Vairfest 2017 registration form PDF

Vairfest 2017 Registration Form


Click here to download the Vairfest 2017 registration form PDF

For registration information, click here.

For general car show information, click here.


Vairfest 2017 Grand Raffle Prize

21 Feb

Raffle tickets are now available for our Vairfest 2017 Grand Raffle Prize – a rebuilt 110hp Corvair universal long block – to be raffled off at the Vairfest Corvair Show in Arroyo Grande, CA on June 24, 2017.


Central Coast Corsa #934 – Engine Raffle

Rebuilt 110 hp Universal Long Block

Configured to Winner’s Specifications

$5 per Ticket – Winner need not be Present

Free Delivery within 500 miles

Portion of Proceeds go to CPF & Local Charity

Drawing: 6/24/17 at Vairfest in Arroyo Grande, CA


To order tickets, please send payment ($5/ticket) to Central Coast CORSA, 7475 Valle Ave., Atascadero CA 93422.

Make check or money order payable to Central Coast CORSA.  Include your Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address.    Your tickets will be sent to you via First Class Mail.


For more information on Vairfest and the raffle, contact Mike Thomas.

Vairfest 2014

1 Mar

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Corviar 60’s print ads

27 Dec
Love is Blue

Love is Blue


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Vintage 1960 “Film Strip” Corvair Presentation

6 Dec

Most of the Corvair brethren remember film strip presentations from grade school.  Dealership advertising used similar technology to present historical and technological  information to potential car buyers.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the bings and dings of just such a show………

Look What’s in the Almond Orchard………

11 Jul

So many times it seems tucked into some corner of anywhere USA is a junkyard of classic cars that have been left to the elements.  Such a shame it is to have these cars driven into an orchard or into a ravine and left to rot even as the collection grows.  I had an opportunity a while back to view such a place in Templeton, CA.  A quiet and beautiful spot in a neglected almond orchard that revealed hundreds of cars and trucks. The slideshow that follows is just a tip of this giant superfund classic car site.  Oh, and the owner is anxious to have you remove any and all of them for a mere pittance.

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If you like what you see and would like to see these and so many more contact me to set up a field trip.

Unsafe at any Speed? Nader was right….but it was the wrong car!

11 Jul

Our beloved Corvair has been tarnished no doubt, for all eternity.  The greatly exaggerated findings of Ralph Nader’s bogus consumer protection squad has ruined it for everybody.  His book and appearance before the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection made him famous in some circles yet, he remains the fabricator he demonstrated so well all those years ago.

Will the real Unsafe at Any Speed please roll up?

In our circle some would say he is full of hot air. And we know a thing or two about diverting and cooling hot air don’t we?  The Corvair world suffers on a daily basis for his overstatement, but each time we fire up our Vairs and get them on the road we show the entire world just how wrong someone can be.  How about this for a bumper sticker? Nader: Unsafe Ramblings at Any Hearing.

The following is what Minnesota police found driving on roads of the land of 10,000 lakes. Kudos to the fact it still runs this is most certainly, a death trap…..and Unsafe at any Speed!

Check out the original AOL Autos article here.