CORSA Mini-Convention & Aviation Spectacular, Springfield, Illinois

Hosted by the Prairie Capital Corvair Association.

Mini Convention Info

The Corvair Next Generation event for 2021 will be a CORSA-sanctioned Mini Convention, May 19-23, 2021.  The event is being held again, to support the CPF and the CPF Museum .  All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the CPF for the continued operation of the Corvair Museum . 

The museum has moved to a new location just south of Springfield, Illinois near Glenarm .   Being a sanctioned mini means that CORSA judges will be used for the Concours on Thursday . 

A road rally on Friday, car display and Funkhana on Saturday, a cruise-in Wednesday night, drive-in movie Thursday, night at museum Friday and self-guided tours to Lincoln Sites and Historic RT66 sites being scheduled for each evening should provide something to do for everyone . 


Aviation Spectacular!

Another one of our exciting features this year will be welcoming special guest, Mr. William Wynne of, who is the authority for converting Corvair engines into aircraft power plants. As part of the Friday road trip, Mr. Wynne and some of his aviator friends will be presenting an "Aviation Spectacular" event at a nearby airport where Corvair powered airplanes will be on display and; (weather permitting), flight demonstrations. Mr. Wynne will be giving a talk presentation about the history of Corvair flight at the Saturday night banquet. Invite your aviation friends who may find this fun and informative. You don't want to miss out on this. Anyone wanting further details about this particular event can contact Eva "Corvair Lady" McGuire at


Host Hotel

The host hotel is the car hobby-friendly Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL .  Three days, four nights, so much to do, so little time you may want to come early and stay late . 

Use this custom link for booking hotel reservations online: path=asearch&brandCode=CP&lo caleCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelC ode=SPICC&checkInDate=20&checkI nMonthYear=042021&checkOutDate =23&checkOutMonthYear=042021&r ateCode=6CBARC&_PMID=9980150 5&GPC=C9S&cn=no&viewfullsite=true

Alternately, guests can call 1-800-227- 6963 for reservations .  They will need to reference the Crowne Plaza Springfield IL, their arrival and departure date, and that they are part of a group:  Corvair Society of America (code C9S) .  It is important that you inform your group members of the last day to make reservations (4/18/2021) . 

Any unreserved room in the block will automatically release on this date .  Late reservations will not receive the group rate and I cannot guarantee availability after this date has passed . 

This is an excellent opportunity for you and your car if you’re prepping for a National Concours or a means to help maintain your current seniors status status— or just to see how your Corvair stacks up in a CORSA judged event. 

The museum will be open and ready for your visit .

May 19th, 2021 7:00 AM to May 23rd, 2021 11:00 PM
Corvair Museum
10041 Palm Road - a.k.a. Route 66
Glenarm, IL 62629
United States