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Win a Concours-Quality Corvair!
Discount Price for 12-Month Virtual Memberships ($25)
Tech Guides - All 4 Volumes on a USB Flash Drive - Waiting for You!
Tech Guide Volume 4 - Released & Available!
Free Corvair Basics Book for New Members
Frank WInchell Memorial Scholarship Applications
Become a Member of the Corvair Museum
CORSA Communique Publication Schedule
Early Communiqués Now Online!
Buy a Pack of Communiques


WIN A CORVAIR!

…and support the Corvair Preservation Foundation and the Corvair Museum!

This is a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Concours-quality 1961 Corvair Monza Coupe…and for only a $10 raffle ticket investment!  But of course, the more raffle tickets you buy the better your chances are of winning.

The raffle runs through June 4, 2022 with the drawing taking place on June 5, 2022.

And if you happen to be in the area, and you want to see the raffle car in person, drop by the Corvair Museum at 10041 Palm Road - a.k.a. Route 66 - in Glenarm, Illinois, just a few short miles south of Springfield.

Click HERE to buy raffle tickets online.  You can also contact a CORSA Division Director or check with a local Corvair Club chapter.

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CORSA is now offering Virtual memberships for just $25

New Corvair enthusiasts can become a member of CORSA for a new low price. Join and get all the benefits of CORSA membership:

On line access to the monthly Communique, Members only events, technical information and more- all for about $2 a month!

Give a gift to a new member at this special price.

Here are the details:

  • Price:   $25 for twelve months instead of the usual $37 for online access to CORSA
  • Eligibility:   All new and existing CORSA members.
  • Offer Period:   Now to December 31, 2021.
  • Effective date for new members:   Membership will begin on the date payment is received- register on line
  • Effective date for existing members.   Existing membership will be extended twelve months beginning on the day after membership would otherwise expire.  

Important information about the offer:

  • One-Time Only: Offer good for 1 sign up or renewal.  Individuals can take advantage of the offer one time only.  Renewals at this price for one year only.
  • Corvair Basics Book: No matter which level of membership is chosen, brand new CORSA members ordinarily receive a free copy of the Corvair Basics book.  However, due to the expense, we cannot extend this to persons opting for the $25 offer.
  • Caution! Full Members who apply for any level of Virtual Membership (including the $25 offer) will immediately stop receiving copies of the CORSA Communique magazine in the mail.  (This has always been the case but we mention it here to make sure there is no misunderstanding).
  • No Refunds to Facilitate Transition: We cannot issue refunds of dues paid by Full Members to facilitate transitions from Full to any level of Virtual Membership (including the Offer).
  • Offer is only good during this time period. No refunds for prior purchase of membership.

Sign-Up Today on the CORSA Website!

   Click HERE to join or Renew Here!

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Tech Guides - All 4 Volumes on a USB Flash Drive - Released & Available for Purchase!

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Now you can purchase now all four Corvair Technical Guides combined on a single USB Flash Drive. Over 900 pages long, it contains copies of all tech topic articles published in the CORSA Communique magazine from 1996 through 2018.

Conveniently formatted as a searchable eBook, it’s easy to navigate, just like a hardcopy.  It features multi-level zoom capability and a full table of contents for all four books combined.

Click on the Merchandise button on the left of the screen. $60.

P.S.  We're also offering blank USB flash drives shaped just like the one shown above, 1-gigabyte capacity, for a cool $15 apiece.

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Tech Guide Volume 4  - Released & Available for Purchase!

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Technical Guide Vol 4 is now available!

Corvair Technical Guide Volume 4 features 221 tech topic articles published in the CORSA Communique magazine from 2008 through 2018.  Topics range from Accessories to Tools and just about everything in between.

Volume 4 expands upon the content of Volumes 1 through 3 and is published in the form of an 8.5 x 11 inch manual drilled for a three ring binder.

Click on the Merchandise button on the left of the screen. $25

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  Free Corvair Basics Book for New Members

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It's BACK!  CORSA is once again providing a great incentive for new members to join our club.  If you have never been a member of CORSA before, this is for you.

Between now and December 31, 2021, each new CORSA member will receive a free copy of Corvair Basics - a 190 page technical manual for anyone new to Corvairs or thinking about Corvair ownership.  This book is a compendium of articles written by acknowledged experts and covering all aspects of Corvair repair, maintenance and restoration.  This is an especially useful resource for anybody who is new to the Corvair hobby.  Please allow four weeks for shipping after you join CORSA.

'Sorry, but this offer does not apply to people who sign up for our special $25 12-Month Virtual Membership deal.  See headline above.

Not a member of CORSA? Please consider joining, and click HERE to find more about CORSA membership.

We imagine that most of our existing members already have a copy of Corvair Basics, but for those of you who don’t, copies are available for purchase: For those of you who wish to purchase Corvair Basics, click HERE.

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Frank WInchell Memorial Scholarship Applications

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The Corvair Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be awarding two scholarships in 2021; one in the amount of $1,000 and one in the amount of $500.

To secure your application, please email me, Sarah Bruce, and I will get instructions out to you.  The email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are certain eligibility requirements.  For example, the applicant must be a member of either the Corvair Preservation Foundation or the Corvair Society of America or the child, grandchild or ward of such member.

July 1 is the due date for completed applications.  Award winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

The Corvair Preservation Foundation’s “Frank Winchell Corvair Memorial Scholarship Fund” is annually awarded to deserving students planning to attend a college, technical or trade school.  We welcome donations to this fund.  Using this website’s navigation menu, go to “Make a Donation.”  There, among the selections, you will find a place to earmark your donation to the Scholarship Fund.

Sarah Bruce
Frank Winchell Memorial Scholarship Chairperson

Not a member of CORSA? Please consider joining, and click HERE to find more about CORSA membership.

 

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Become a Member of the Corvair Museum

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We invite you to become a member of the Corvair Museum.

These are annual memberships that offer unlimited CPF museum access and a very convenient way for everyone to help support the CPF and keep the museum open for all to see and enjoy.

Our museum exhibits are always changing so visiting often has a different perspective.

You do not need to be a member of the Corvair Society of America to be a Corvair Museum member.  Dues are $40 per year and will be processed through the CORSA web site.

Remember your CPF membership card admits you to the CPF Museum as many times as you want to visit.

Click HERE to become a Corvair Museum Member!

 

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CORSA Communique Publication Schedule

Here is our 2021 schedule for submitting articles and classified ads for publication in the CORSA Communique. "Soft" dates - articles and classified ads should be submitted by this date to be considered for inclusion in the next issue.  Editorial revisions after submission are possible. "Commttment" dates - date by which space of a specific size for a contracted advertisement will be established.  "Drop Dead" dates - items to run in the next issue must be submitted by this date in their final form.

 2021 communique publication schedule

Do you have a story to tell?  Tech tips to share?  Historical information about Corvairs?  If so, write an article and send it to Don Keefe, our Executive Editor.  And be sure to include any photos or graphics you may have about your topic.

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Early Communiqués Now Online!

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We have new additions to CORSA’s online archives for CORSA members to enjoy.  Log on to see 'em.

The Board of Directors thanks Leon McLaughlin, Scott McVicker and Steven Spilatro for enabling CORSA to post all of the early Communiqué newsletters on our website.  This was a big accomplishment and a great addition to our online archives.

Published between November 1972 and August 1978, Communiqué newsletters preceded the glossy-cover Communique magazines that we’re all familiar with.  We’ve had the current series of Communique magazines on our website for several years, but we never had those early Communiqué newsletters.  But now we do.

The early "Communiqués" were a continuation of the Windmill series of newsletters that were published from March/April 1971 to October 1972.  At that point, the editor decided to change the name to "Communiqué."  And so the first "Communiqué" was published in November 1972.

Leon and Scott packaged and shipped their hardcopies to Steve who, in turn, scanned them and uploaded them to the CORSA server.  To find them, cllick HERE.

Again, thank you Leon, Scott and Steven!

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Buy a Pack of Communiques

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Buy a Pack of Communiques for $20.00 per pack.

The Corvair Society of America (CORSA) is offering packages of CORSA Communiques at the very reasonable price of $20 per pack, shipping included.  Each pack consists of a year’s worth of CORSA Communiques .  Get them while supplies last.

Each pack consists of either 9 issues or 12, depending on the year.

Interested? Then click HERE.

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