Tag Archives: Classic Corvair

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.

Yowza

Yowza

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!

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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………

The Corvair in Action……1960 TV Commercial

6 Dec

This is one of those glorious TV ads from the 60’s that most of us in the Corvair world remember with fond worm feelings. The following is one of those 6 plus minute “infomercials” that Chevrolet aired on National TV presumably during the Ed Sullivan Show or perhaps Red Skelton. Sit back and enjoy the view once again.

VairFest Wrap-up Rap for September 13, 2012

15 Sep

A small but merry band of Corvair enthusiasts gathered at President Jim’s home to chew the fat of VairFest. We did not have to chew for long since the treasurer’s report shows the club made a whopping $.18 profit for our most recent event in June.  Not that we are in this to line the club coffers with dough but we all got a good laugh at the expense and credit report. The bottom line, to use the parlance of our time; we are still in the black and that was cause for celebration.  Pizza, wine, fruit and a variety of salads lined the buffet counter as we discussed the future of this fine Corvair event.

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Our goal this year is to grow the event both in paid attendees and in passersby attendance.  We would like to make this a “go to” destination event for everyone and we  agreed to Jump start the 2013 event immediately.  Timely media we agree will be key to getting this event into the eyes of the right people.  First and foremost it was deemed that we get our event into the national media magazines such as Hemming’s Classic Car, CORSA Communique and others that have a calendar of events.  Many of these mags have lead times that are due 6 months in advance so it behooves us to start now.  Which reminds me…..Central Coast Corsa’s annual VairFest event at Heritage Park in Arroyo Grande, CA. will take place the weekend of June 21, 22 and 23, 2013. Once again our signature “Best Value” features are: Friday evenings date night with spaghetti dinner and a movie, Saturday car show, BBQ lunch, raffles and awards and a trek back in time to the Great American Melodrama for a fun and zany vaudeville show that is rife with laughs and a hint of burlesque just for spice. Our goal is to have 35 cars and a parade of informed populace craving to gawk at all the beautiful and unique Corvairs!  Let the parade begin.

Clark’s Goes West…..to the Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet

10 Jul

Our friends at Clark’s Corvair Parts have an announcement about this year’s Fan Belt Toss in Palm Springs, CA.

GREAT WESTERN FAN BELT TOSS PALM SPRINGS, CA OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 No actual parts for sale. We’ll have samples of some of our latest repros including: trim, new forged pistons, Clark engine bearings, etc. YOU MAY PLACE ORDERS AT THE SHOW 5% OFF for credit cards (& checks) 10% OFF for CASH LOOK FOR OUR BOOTH FRIDAY 12:00 – 5:00 (Oct 26) SATURDAY 9:00 – 5:00 (Oct 27) (Clark’s will not be vending on Sunday) PLUS – WE’LL COVER 25% OF UPS GROUND SHIPPING (in continental USA). At the show, YOU MAY ORDER ANY ITEMS IN OUR CATALOG BUT WE SUGGEST YOU write down YOUR ORDERS AHEAD. WE’LL GIVE YOU A DETAILED RECEIPT. These specials are only good at the show. SUNRISE PARK, PALM SPRINGS, CA (we assume).

Central Coast CORSA members and other interested parties can learn more about the Great Western Fan Belt Toss  and Clark’s Corvair Parts.

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!