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Corvair Museum Weekend
72nd Annual Secretary of State Car Show
Corvair Basics Book Offer
Tech Guides - All 4 Volumes on a USB Flash Drive
Tech Guide Volume 4 - Released & Available!
Frank WInchell Memorial Scholarship Applications
Become a Member of the Corvair Museum


Corvair Museum Weekend
 
September 8-10 Corvair Museum Weekend Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Corvair Club The Corvair Museum will host its annual event on this weekend with a day for the museum, a Route 66 Road tour and participation in the largest Car Show in Illinois, the 72nd Annual Secretary of State Auto Show held on September 10, 2022 in Downtown Springfield. Corvair is the feature car for this show.

Eligibility:
All Corvair owners are eligible to participate in this event.
 
Schedule of Activities:

Thursday: Open house 2:00 PM.
Thursday:  Welcome Dinner at 5:00 PM.
Friday: Route 66 Road Tour begins 9 AM.
Friday: SOS Show Welcome Party begins 5:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Saturday: Secretary of State Auto Show, Springfield Illinois.  Arrive 7-10 AM, Prep time 10-noon.  Judging starts at noon.  Awards at 3:30 PM.  Corvair is one of the featured cars.

Click HERE for additional information about the Secretary of State Auto show.

 Pre-Registration is required.
If you are either (1) a CORSA Member or (2) Registered on this website, you can log-in and register online HERE: https://tinyurl.com/25ekcr75
If you are NOT a CORSA Member or Registered on this website, you can still register.  Click HERE to download a PDF version of the registration form!   
 
Hotel Reservations:

Make your hotel reservations at the Corvair Weekend host hotel by contacting the Springfield Crown Plaza at 217- 529-7777 and refer to Group Code R5K, Corvair 2022 Block when talking to the reservationist.  Plan to join is in this fun weekend!

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72nd Annual Secretary of State Car Show

This is a big deal for those of us who live in or around Illinois because Corvair is the featured car!   And it's also part of the Corvair Museum Weekend described directly above. 

The prestigious 72nd Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show & Swap Meet will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the State Capitol Complex at the corner of Second St. and Monroe St. in downtown Springfield.  Hosted by Secretary of State Vehicle Show Advisory Board,

The 72nd Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show & Swap Meet will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the State Capitol Complex at the corner of Second St. and Monroe St. in downtown Springfield. First organized in 1949 as an Antique Auto Meet, today the show features not only some of the finest antique and classic vehicles in Illinois, but also sports cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors. This time-honored event is held rain or shine.

Schedule:

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.: All participants must be through the show gate and parked even if pre-registered. Your parking number must be at the registration table at the Illinois State Library by 10 a.m.

10 a.m. – noon : Participants prepare for judging.

11:45 a.m.: Judges meeting at Illinois State Library. Captains report to the Author's Room, 1 st floor of ISL.

Noon: Judging commences.

3:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony – First-, second- and third-place winners will receive awards in at least 60 classes. An Illinois State Champion award is presented to the vehicle judged best at the show by the Vehicle Show Advisory Committee.

This year's show will honor one Corvair and one Studebaker with special Marque Awards. The Marque Award represents a different automobile manufacturer each year as chosen by the Vehicle Show Advisory Committee. In 2022, the committee with pay tribute to the "no longer in production" vehicle. Next year the committee will honor Illinois-based companies with the John Deere Tractor and Rivian pickup truck.

When:  September 10th, 2022 7:00 AM through 3:30 PM
Location:  State Capitol Complex, Corner of Second St. and Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL, USA
Contact by Phone: (217) 557-7220
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://ilsos.gov/services/vehicle_show/home.html

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Corvair Basics Book Offer

It’s back! After a temporary hiatus, we are once again offering the popular “Corvair Basics” book to brand new CORSA members who opt for the Paper Option when they apply for membership.

Corvair Basics is 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.

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Tech Guides - All 4 Volumes on a USB Flash Drive

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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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  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 Preservation Foundation

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We invite you to become a member of the Corvair Preservation Foundation.  The CPF operates the Corvair Museum and maintains the Frank Winchell Memorial Scholarship Program.

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 Preservation Foundation member.  Dues are $45 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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