The Corvair Preservation Foundation (CPF) - an affiliate of the Corvair Society of America - is a non-profit foundation which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the Corvair. Established to preserve Corvair automotive history, the Mission of the Corvair Preservation Foundation is to document all aspects of Corvair history and to preserve significant Corvair artifacts for the enjoyment and education of the public. Donations to the CPF are tax-deductible.
In addition to maintaining archives and exhibits, the CPF operates the Corvair Museum. It was formed in 1994 to house and display Corvair historical and educational material. Property and income for the museum are obtained solely from donations, primarily from CORSA members. Other individuals and organizations have contributed or lent items to the museum as well.
Exhibits at the museum include vehicles, mechanical displays, literature and artwork. The Museum has two locations: the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum in Decatur, Illinois and the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection (YAHC) in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Opened March 2009, the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum includes a large collection of some of Detroit's finest American-made iron (and fiberglass) from Chevrolet. On display is an extensive collection of Chevrolet's hottest cars and memorabilia from the 1920s thru today, including race cars, Indianapolis pace cars, and show cars.
The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection, as its name implies, features automobiles and related items with ties to Ypsilanti. It has many first-rate exhibits and the feel of the place is very authentic -- not antiseptic or dark like so many museums. Instead, there is a genuine nostalgic feel and there is a lot of natural light, especially in the gallery containing Corvair materials.
To make a tax deductible donation to the Corvair Preservation Foundation, click here. Your support is greatly appreciated!