Tag Archives: Club Outing

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!


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, corvairjack@yahoo.com.
John W. “Jack” Pinard
116 E Garden Grn Port Hueneme CA 93041 805-340-6533

Is There a Corvair In Your Future?

13 Dec


Discussions with club members at a recent tech session produced a litany of ideas pertaining to the direction of our club, Central Coast Corsa.  The question was posed.  What kind of club do we want in 2011 and beyond?  The bantering pertained to thoughts of a more social club with monthly meetings potluck, raffle and discussions much like the model we have currently to expanding the scope of our interests to mirror the desires of some club members. There are club members more interested in working on cars and there are some more interested in driving our cars in club outings in addition to enjoying the social graces of one of our potluck meetings.   One suggestion posed involved rotating events by having a more social meeting one month followed by a tech session meeting the next and a club outing the next month and so on.   This varied format can combine the interests of all club members and each member may participate to his or her level of interest.

So the question remains.  What kind of club do YOU want to have in the future?  Ponder this thought and get back to me via email to let me know your suggestions on how to make the club more dynamic for the varied interests of our members.  Make this your first New Year’s Resolution and we will discuss this topic as well as VairFest at our next meeting Jan. 6, 2011.  See you then!

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.

Capitol City Spring Fling!

7 May