We formed as a club in March of 1974 and started our Newsletter in January of 1975. We have had car shows at local indoor malls, the New Mexico State Fair, the Albuquerque Museum, and the "All Chevy Show" at Galles Chevrolet, home of the famous Galles Indy Racing Team. We are a chapter of CORSA, a national club dedicated to the preservation of Corvairs of all years and models. CORSA is among the largest single-marque car clubs, and its members encompass an incredible variety of interests, from pure "restoration" types who spend thousands of dollars and hours making their Corvairs looking like a perfect showroom model, to serious race drivers who spend thousands of to prepare their Stinger Corvairs for racing competition, as well as members who just want to keep driving their Corvairs as everyday reliable, pleasant and economical transportation.
As a diverse group of Corvair owners and enthusiasts, we share knowledge and fun in keeping our favorite cars alive and well. We share the belief that the Corvair is a unique and outstanding American automobile. We wish to preserve our Corvairs as economical cars for daily transportation, as performance cars for fun driving, and as classic collector's item. Many of our members live in Albuquerque and nearby communities, including Santa Fe. Our monthly Newsletter, "Enchanted Corvairs," is mailed to all members and other Corvair clubs.
We meet the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the HIGHLAND SENIOR CENTER, 131 Monroe NE, Albuquerque NM 87108 ... just north of Central NE NM 87109. We conduct business, plan activities, listen to guest speakers, and exchange stories and technical information on Corvairs. Some of our activities include "Aspencade Tours", Swap Meets, Car Shows, Club Dinners and Picnics. We take annual trips to Colorado and Northern New Mexico to meet with the Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and other neighboring Corvair Clubs. This annual event is known as the Tri-State Meet. We have conducted tours to the Very Large Array (VLA), a series of radio telescopes over 10 stories high, designed to study space. We have also toured many places of interest in New Mexico. Guest speakers at our meeting have talked about repairs, maintenance, modifications for performance or economy, racing activities with Corvairs, and vehicle inspection legislation. Some of our local contributions to the state and community involve adopting a mile of highway. Our club has adopted a one-mile stretch of the Historic Route 66 at the entrance to Tijeras Canyon on the east side of the Albuquerque. We clean up the area four times a year and we know that it makes a difference.
1966 Corsa at VLA (Very Large Array) site in Magdalena, NM
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