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Communique Submission Information

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.

You may be wondering how to go about this.  Here is some advice from Don:

As for the text of your article, please prepare it using MS Word or Open Office text processing software, attach the resulting DOC or ODT file to an email, and send it to me.  My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As an alternative, you can paste the text of your article into the body of the email, but if you do so, you will likely lose things like italics and other font-type modifications.

As for photos or other graphics, I prefer camera files in their highest resolution uploaded to a Google Drive or Dropbox folder.  It is best if the size is 3,000 pixels wide or better, preferably in jpg or tiff formats.  The objective is to have high-resolution images that show up crisp and clear when the Communique comes off the printing press.

As for any editing or "resizing" your image files, don't do it.  I have an editing regimen that needs to be followed and any modifications made before I get the photos generally means that they will not be usable.

If you don't have either a Google Drive or Dropbox folder, they are free to open one and usually can hold 15 GB before any charges are incurred.  I cannot imagine that you will use even half of that for the entire year.


If you have any questions, please free to call me at 585-489-9826.

DJ
K
Executive Editor
CORSA Communique

We can't guarantee that we'll publish each and every article that we receive, especially if the topic has already been addressed in previous issues of the Communique.  Naturally, the content of the article must be suitable.  But give it a shot and see!

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Discussion Boards

The Corvair Community benefits from a solid network of parts suppliers, repair shops, local and international clubs, and online message boards.  Through this section we hope you will find a way to plugin and ultimately meet Corvair Enthusiasts in your area.

 

Corvair Center

Owner/Administrator: The San Diego Corvair Club - Royce Hildreth

Description: Started in 1995, Corvair Center features a single list, forum style format.

URL:  http://www.corvaircenter.com

 

 

Corvair Forum

Owner/Administrator: Scott Howey

Description:  Started in 2009, Corvair Forum features a segregated, forum style forrmat

URL:  http://www.corvairforum.com

 

 

Fast Vairs

Owner/Administrator:Steve Wren

Description:  Started in 1999, Fast Vairs is dedicated to high performance discussions.
Using Yahoo Groups, it offers email list and forum style format.

URL:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fastvair

 

 

Virtual Vairs

Owner/Administrator: Virtual Vairs - Dennis Pleau

Description:  Started in 1992, Virtual Vairs features an email list style forrmat.

URL:  http://vv.corvair.org

 

 

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Corvairs on Facebook

 

There are many Facebook pages and groups for Corvair enthusiasts.
Here are brief descriptions and links to some of the more popular ones.

Corsa FB pageCORSA Facebook Page

The CORSA Facebook Page presents news and other information from the CORSA organization to followers. The public is welcome to contribute posts as guests.

~1800 followers as of Jan, 2018

 CPF

Corvair Preservation Foundation

 

The Corvair Preservation Foundation  group presents photos, videos, and stories of significant historical Corvair cars, artifacts/memorabilia, museum displays, new discoveries/donations, and tales about the former makers of this one-of-a-kind vehicle. .Administrator - Eva McGuire

~ 1300 members as of Jan, 2018

 COG

Corvair Owners Group (C.O.G.)

The C.O.G. was established in 2001 by Allen Amrine and has the largest membership of all Corvair- Facebook pages. More than just a an Internet Group, the C.O.G. has also helped organize and finance meets, races and research.

 - over 8000 members as of Jan, 2018

 CT

Corvair Trader

As the stream of classified ads on the C.O.G. ballooned, the Corvair Trader group was established in 2014 by Allen Amrine to provides an ebay-free site where Corvair part, vehicles, and paraphernalia could be bartered.

 ~4200 members as of Jan, 2018

 CT

Corvair Chat, Buy & Sell

Corvair Chat, Buy & Sell is a recently formed facebook group also where people can sell and purchase corvair parts.

 ~450 members as of Jan, 2018

 CR

Corvair Racer

Established in 2013 for Corvair racing enthusiasts, members of the Corvair Racer Facebook group can post pictures, videos, tech questions and answers, classified, and share racing stories. Also founded by Allen Amrine.

 - Just under 2000 members as of Jan, 2018.

V8 Vairs

Vintage Corvair Models (Toys)

Corvair 95 / 8-door Registry

Corvair 95 / Loadside Registry

There are also other smaller FB groups serving Corvair special interests.
And don't forget that many CORSA Chapters have their own Facebook groups
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Convention Timeline

Every year, the Corvair Society of America holds an International Convention for its members.  Sites are rotated across the United States, from east to west, so all our members can attend.  Each convention is hosted by one or more local chapters of CORSA with assistance from the CORSA national office.  Here is a complete list of the locations going back to the very first convention in 1971.

1971 – Chicago, IL 1972 – Gaithersburg, MD
1973 - Anaheim, CA 1974 – Chicago, IL
1975 – Seattle, WA 1976 – Philadelphia, PA
1977 - Bloomington, MN 1978 – San Diego, CA
1979 – Detroit, MI 1980 – Atlanta, GA
1981 – Denver, CO 1982 – Syracuse, NY
1983 – Seattle(Bellevue), WA 1984 – Parsippany, NJ
1985 – Houston, TX 1986 – Grand Rapids, MI

1987 – Chicago, IL

1988 – Asheville, NC
1989 – Kansas City, MO 1990 – Ontario, CA
1991 – Washington, DC (New Carrollton, MD) 1992 – Atlanta, GA
1993 – San Jose, CA 1994 – Williamsburg, VA
1995 – Dallas, TX 1996 – Albuquerque, NM
1997 – Lake Placid, NY 1998 – St. Louis, MO
1999 – Lake Tahoe, NV 2000 – Daytona Beach, FL
2001 – Chicago / St. Charles- Pheasant Run 2002 – Flagstaff, AZ - Little America
2003 – Carlisle, PA 2004 – Lexington, KY
2005 – Portland, OR 2006 – Buffalo, NY
2007 – Detroit(Sterling Heights), MI 2008 – Ventura, CA
2009 – Jacksonville, FL 2010 – Cedar Rapids, IA
2011 – Denver, CO 2012 – Sturbridge MA
2013 - Kalamazoo, MI 2014 - Tacoma, WA
2015 - Knoxville, TN 2016 - Springfield, IL
2017 - Independence, MO 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA
2019 - St. Charles (Chicago), IL 2020 - San Diego, CA

CORSA’s Customer Service Policies

Returns and Refunds

Membership Dues. No refund of dues or donations shall be made under any circumstances.

Convention Registration Fees and Merchandise. We understand plans can change. If you are unable to attend the convention, please write us canceling your registration (e-mails will be accepted). All convention registration fees and merchandise are completely refundable prior to the pre-registration deadline. After the pre-registration deadline and before the start of the convention, we will refund your individual or family registration fees, car event registration fees, convention merchandise, and any fees for swap meet spaces or indoor vendor tables. We cannot refund tickets for convention tours or the awards banquet if we have purchased those services on your behalf and are unable to use them. After the start of the convention, no refund of registration fees or convention merchandise will be made.

Club Merchandise. We take customer satisfaction seriously. Our policy is simple: We want you to be happy with every merchandise order. If you are not completely satisfied with the merchandise received, please contact us at 630/257-6530. We will provide you with a return authorization number and Return Material Authorization form that must accompany the merchandise returned for prompt processing.

Please forward all authorized returns to:
CORSA Returns Department
PO Box 607
Lemont IL 60439-0607

CORSA Merchandise Delivery Standards

CORSA will make every effort to ship the items that you order in a timely fashion. The CORSA Merchandise Chair is a member who volunteers their services to the club. In some cases, it may make take as long as six or seven weeks for you to receive your CORSA Merchandise order. We appreciate your patience.

Please contact the CORSA National Office at 630/257-6530 with any questions or concerns.

These policies are effective May 1, 2007.

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CORSA Online Privacy Policy

Your privacy and security are important to CORSA, and we are committed to safeguarding any information that you share with us. In order to provide our services, we must obtain certain personal information from you regarding your identity and payment methods. We promise to keep this information secure and to use it only as you authorize. This page explains what information we need and how we protect it.

We do not gather any personal information if you are merely visiting our web site. You can read about our products and services without having to volunteer any information about yourself.

We only request your personal and financial information at the time that you register to purchase our services or merchandise. We collect only the information you knowingly provide to us or specifically authorize us to obtain on your behalf, in order to verify your identity and payment information.

For the purpose of address and credit verification where necessary, we may exchange information with credit reporting agencies, reputable reference sources, and clearinghouse services. Our authorized employees will access your personal and financial information when necessary to comply with your requests, maintain your accounts, or otherwise meet your needs. We treat information concerning our former customers the same way we treat information about our current customers.

We may also disclose or report personal information as permitted by law, for example, if we believe in good faith that it is required to do so in order to comply with legal process, protect and defend our rights or property, or enforce the terms of our service with you.

We have multiple levels and kinds of security, designed to protect your information. Your information is protected both online and offline using technologic and physical measures.

The use of “cookies” is an industry standard that can make the web surfing experience more convenient and valuable you. A cookie is a piece of information which a web server stores on your own computer. Cookies cannot be used to steal information from you or harm your computer. If you disable cookies from your web browser, some features of our web site may not work for you.

Your login name with your password is your private key into your account. It is your responsibility to protect your password and your computer while it is logged on to our site.

Our web site contains links to other web sites. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. CORSA does not endorse any products or services offered on those sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. CORSA is not responsible for any personal or financial information that you provide to such other parties.

The information contained in this policy is subject to change. The effective date of this policy, as stated below, indicates the last time this policy was revised. Checking the effective date allows you to determine whether there have been changes since the last time you reviewed the policy.

Effective Date: This policy was last modified on May 1, 2007.

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Communique Display Ads

Advertising Rates and Terms

 
Size
Single Insertion
Six Months
Full page
$550
$2,739
1/2 page
$325
$1,618
1/3 page
$250
$1.245
1/4 page
$200
$996
1/6 page
$150
$747
1/8 page
$100
$498
 

Six month rate is a discount for prepaid space reservation in consecutive issues or alternating issues during a one-year period. It effectively gives a 1/6 discount for regular patronage. Ad shape or content may be changed monthly. Inquire about special positions, covers, or color.

Specifications: Basic display rates assume camera-ready copy: typeset, art in place. Halftone screens no finer than 133 line. Negatives ready for stripping give best reproduction quality; RC slicks and pasteups are also acceptable. Actual published sizes as follows (in inches, width x height):

Full page
7-1/2 x 9-7/8
     
1/2 page
3-9/16 x 9-7/8
4-7/8 x 7-1/8
7-1/2 x 4-3/4
 
1/3 page
3-9/16 x 6-3/8
4-7/8 x 4-3/4
2-5/16 x 9-7/8
 
1/4 page
3-9/16 x 4-3/4
4-7/8 x 3-9/16
7-1/2 x 2-3/8
 
1/6 page
3-9/16 x 3-1/16
4-7/8 x 2-1/4
2-5/16 x 4-3/4
 
1/8 page
3-9/16 x 2-1/4
4-7/8 x 1-11/16
2-5/16 x 3-9/16
 

Not all sizes fit in all sections of the magazine. lf you have a preference, match ad size to column width or inquire regarding limitations. If copy is not camera ready, we will compose and set from typed copy and supplied art. There is no charge for regular accounts. Send sketch of ad for price quote on layout.

Deadlines: Published monthly for delivery about the first day of issue month. Deadline for commercial ads is the first day of preceding month, i.e., February 1 for March issue.

Billing: Full payment must accompany each ad, unless other arrangements are made. Space and production costs must be paid before ad is published. Make checks payable to Corvair Society of America.

Effective January 2005

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Community

The Corvair Community benefits from a solid network of parts suppliers, repair shops, local and international clubs, and online message boards.  Through this section we hope you will find a way to plugin and ultimately meet Corvair Enthusiasts in your area.

 

Corvair Center

Owner/Administrator: The San Diego Corvair Club - Royce Hildreth

Description: Started in 1995, Corvair Center features a single list, forum style format.

URL:  http://www.corvaircenter.com

 

 

Corvair Forum

Owner/Administrator: Scott Howey

Description:  Started in 2009, Corvair Forum features a segregated, forum style forrmat

URL:  http://www.corvairforum.com

 

 

Fast Vairs

Owner/Administrator: [enter current admin here]

Description:  Started in 1999, Fast Vairs is dedicated to high performance discussions.
Using Yahoo Groups, it offers email list and forum style format.

URL:  http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/fastvair/

 

 

Virtual Vairs

Owner/Administrator: Virtual Vairs - Dennis Pleau

Description:  Started in 1992, Virtual Vairs features an email list style forrmat.

URL:  http://vv.corvair.org

 

 

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