Prairie Capital Corvair Association


Prairie Capital Corvair Association, PCCA, is a group of Corvair owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the Corvair automobile. PCCA has been a sanctioned chapter of CORSA ,the Corvair Society of America since 1977. PCCA meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month at the National Corvair Musuem in Glenarm, IL.

Contact PCCA at PrairieCapital@corvair.org or snail mail to P.O. Box 454, Pawnee, IL 62558

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To Join or renew use this form: 2023 PCCA Membership Form   Its in pdf format.
 
Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer.

The 3nd Annual Corvair Musuem Classic -- Corvair, Next Generation -- was held May 18-22, 2021  in Springfeild Illinois.

Mini Results and Rally answers are posted here  2021 Mini Convention Results

For more information visit the 2021 Mini Convention

Sample PCCA April 2021 Newsletter in pdf format. Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer.

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Bi-Annual By-Law Review Documnets. Current PCCA's dated 11-15-2022 2022 By-laws in pdf format.

new link -- May 2017, 1960 Sedan in England - formerly Bob Nicholson's all original sedan. 60 Sedans in England
Prairie Capital Corvair Assoicition on Facebook PCCA Facebook

Calendar of Events and Meetings

Meeting Location will be the National Corvair Museum. Take exit 88 from I-55, from either direction, head west turn right if you are traveling south on I-55, left if traveling north. Follow the road as it curves to the left, south. Go straight at the stop light (turning right takes you to Chatham). The Museum is 1.3 miles from the stop light on the right hand side just past the Double J campgrounds. The building was the location of Elite Classic Cars a few years ago.

2024 Meeting Dates - Location the National Corvair Museum in Glenarm

May 30,31, June1, 2024 the Pawnee Prairie day Show in Pawnee. Saturday June 1 typically has a car show

June 22, 2024 PCCA Tour to Casey Illinois. Quick Summary Rochester Community Building - leave 9:45am Casey Softball Hall of Fame - meet at 11:00am tour museum Downtown Casey - 11:30 to aprox. 2:00 pm Lunch at one of several eateries in town on your own. Drive to Arthur Illinois (arrive aprox 3:00 pm) Homestead bakery then downtown. Arthur has lots of thing to see and do as well.

July 11-14, 2024 DACC (Detroit) Homecoming - always a great event Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor 2900 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI

July 13, 2024 PCCA Meeting Cancelled for July in favor of Homecoming and Convention

July 22-25, 2024 2024 CORSA International Convention Marriott at the University of Dayton 1414 South Patterson Boulevard Dayton, Ohio Hosted by Dayton Corvair Club, Corvair Club of Cincinnati, and Columbus Mid-Ohio Vair Force Concours, Road Rally, Economy Run, Autocross, swap meet, tech sessions, More

August 10, 2024 PCCA Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm. LOCATION: the CPF Museum in Glenarm

September 7, 2024 SOS Auto Show, downtown Springfield 8:00am to 3:30pm PCCA Meeting 1:00pm. At the show.

Sept 27-29 Great Plains Corvair Round-up Cruzin-54. Mid-Continent Corvair Assn Host hotel: Red Roof Inn 6815 W Kellogg (US 54) Wichita KS 67209 877-843-7663

Sept 27-29 International RT 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show. - Downtown Springfield Friday night Cruise from Captial City Shopping to Downtown Saturday - Main Car Show Day - Bands, Burn out contest, more ($40 til 9-25)

October 5, 2024 State Police Heritage Car Show

October 12, 2024 PCCA Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm. LOCATION: the CPF Museum in Glenarm

November 9, 2024 PCCA Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm. LOCATION: the CPF Museum in Glenarm

December 14, 2024 PCCA Christmas get together, luncheon. Need location and ideas, please.

Check out the calendar of events at CORSA's website. CORSA Calendar

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PCCA Member Corvairs - Pictures !

  • July 10, 2010 LLCC Autox Pictures LLCC Springfield Illinois
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    Corvair Links

    Virtual 'Vairs Home Page

    CORSA Home Page

    Gary Aube's facinating Corvair Site

    VIN Decoding Information on the Bay State Corvairs home page.

    Terry Kalp's Corvair pages members.cox.net/rarevair/corvair.htm

    Cathy Pivonka's web page. More pictures of that 1960 coupe http://www.cathyscorvair.com/

    Midwest Classic Insurance

    Jay Lenos Garage Rampside video

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    Prairie Capital Corvair Association Officers

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    Download a copy of PCCA's By-laws in pdf format. Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer. By-Laws are dated 11-15-2022

    Contact PCCA at PrairieCapital@corvair.org or snail mail to P.O. Box 454, Pawnee, IL 62558

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    The FlatSix Editor rambles. Disclaimer, the following is Tim's opinion and not necessarily those of the Club.

    The Corvair was introduced in the fall of 1959 as an economy, family car. Period ads toted its air cooled engine, four wheel independent suspension and fuel economy. Production ceased in 1969 after more than 1.7 million vehicles were produced and sold. The last 3 years produced fewer than 60,000 cars as GM had already conducted the Corvair's funeral.

    The Corvair could be said to have missed its market. As an economy car, the Ford Falcon and later the Chevy II were more accepted by the general public. The Corvair was too expensive to produce and its unconventional styling and engineering were too much to sway the economy minded.

    Contrary to reports by Ralph Nader, the car handles quite well. In 1971, the US Department of Transportation conducted tests that basically disproved what Nader wrote in his book, Unsafe at any Speed. The Chevy Corvair was not removed from the road because of this book, but because it so successfully inspired the creation of the pony cars - the Mustang, Camaro, GTO, Malibu SS and others as well as the compacts Nova, Falcon and others.

    However, as an European Style Sports car, the Corvair was an inspiration. In fact, the sporty Corvair Monza inspired the creation of the Mustang, which in turn inspired the Camaro, GTO, AMC and other muscle cars. Tell this to your friends the next time they sneer and ask "why do you drive a Corvair?"

    Sources: "The Corvair Decade" by Tony Fiore. "Corvair Affair" by Mike Knepper. Numerous Corvair Enthusiasts.

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