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Saturday May 3rd, meeting witht he High Desert group for a FC windshield installation clinic.
Saturdy May 17th, Cars and Coffee morning show in Thousand Oaks.
Saturday June 7th, Cars and Coffee morning show in Thousand Oaks.
Saturday June 14th, Open House at California Corvairs, Chino.
Saturday June 21, Cars and Coffee again
Sunday June 22, Camarillo Ranch car show event featuring Corvairs.
Also.... on going projects in the man-cave!
More to come. Contact Dave Palmer for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Projects going on, future events, Hotdogs on the grill ,
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I graduated from high school in Thousand Oaks and lived in Ventura County (Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Point Mugu) in the 1970's and 1980's. Twenty-four years in the Air Force took me far away from California, and my wife and I currently have settled (with our Corvair) in western North Carolina, about 100 miles north of Atlanta.
Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be much activity in the Ventura County CORSA club chapter, but the San Fernando Valley is only a short drive from Simi and you can find numerous solid, active CORSA club chapters there and further south.
The link below will provide you with a list of useful websites that are Corvair-related. Some of the links will lead you to an extensive technical library that will allow you to download shop manuals and other technical references in Adobe Reader format at no cost. There is also a link that will help you to locate nearby CORSA (Corvair Society of America) club chapters. You will also find a list of essential Corvair parts suppliers. Clark's Corvair Parts in Shelburne Falls, MA is the biggest and oldest Corvair supplier in the world. You will find a link that can provide you with a series of videos that amount to a tour of the Clark's Corvair Parts facilities. I think you will be amazed at the quality of the reproduction components they offer — particularly the interior carpeting and re-upholstery items. Parts suppliers such as this truly make our Corvair hobby possible.
Common and Useful Corvair Websites
Sample Newsletter: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdb7ukqr0nyjh ... d.pdf?dl=0
2019 Eboard and committee members:
President Lance Lawton 818-550-9574 email@example.com
Vice President Randy Wicks 661.295.6833 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Ed Willen 818.566.4245 email@example.com
Secretary John Medley 818.912.9610 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Bill Winkelmann 818.422.4066 email@example.com
Merchandising J.C. Salazar 818.362.3489 firstname.lastname@example.org
Westwind Editor Karl Breckner 818-389-4823 email@example.com
Social Media Ismael Avalos 805.204.6617 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Mailing Address:
Corsa West of Los Angeles. P.O. Box 950023, Mission Hills, CA 91395
I would like to encourage you to expand on your earlier post and tell us more about yourself, as well as about your Corvair. Some detailed photographs of the car — including the VIN and Body Tags in the engine compartment — can be very helpful. If you can provide your personal assessment of your mechanical skills and abilities, that would help a lot. Members of the Corvair Forum love to be helpful in assisting other Corvair owners with technical support and advice, but it helps a lot if we have some understanding of your technical background and mechanical abilities, your Corvair-related knowledge, etc. Helping us to know more about you will help us to write comments to you that are tailored to your needs and experience.
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible
Simi Valley is probably mid-way between the Ventura and the Corsa West club, but driving to Ventura would be easier IF their club still has meetings.
The Corsa West club has been around for a long time and seems stable. They also do a number of activities each year, but of course THIS year most clubs have cancelled events in S. Calif. In the Torrance area of greater Los Angeles the South Coast Corsa club is active. Each year, except this one, they put on a Corair show that draws about a huge crowd.
Vintage Corsa is in Orange county south of Los Angeles, but recently it's members have dwindled. They were suppose to do the GWFBT in Palm Springs this Fall, but due to a lack of membership they turned to the other clubs to help. At this time the GWFBT may not happen due to COVID. I know I WON'T be going this year due to health concerns.
If you are a wrench turner then some of the SCC guys are into that. If you rely on a mechanic for support then there are a couple good ones in the Corsa West club.
Mark Wright is in the Corsa West club and works in the San Fernando Valley not too far from Simi Valley. I've never used Mark myself (I do all my own work), but I've heard good things about his work. Mark is NOT inexpensive. Dave Watson (davemotohead on the forums) is up north of Lancaster and while Dave is a character I've never heard a bad word about his work. One thing to keep in mind - the San Diego convention, the GWFBT , and the huge SCC show in the El Segundo area (LAX area) were all cancelled this year. By the time you get here and settled you should have a number of Corvair shows to attend in 2021. All indications are a COVID vaccine will be available by early 2021. After folks are vaccinated Corsa West and South Coast Corsa (SCC) will be back to "garage runs" to help folks with Corvair issues.monza66coupe wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:40 pmI have had two Monza’s the 65 was a cvt, 110/pg and the 66 is a spy coupe 110/4spd. Vin 105376w117470; I am retired from SacMetro Fire and also USCG. Not sure when we will get to Simi Valley this fall, selling house here in NY, too big and 4 acres too much...3/4 acre and 1100 sq ft will do fine. My wrenching days are over, getting under too much. Stage 4 bad stuff puts a kaibosh on most twisting/turning also...don’t get old....Ventura Co.would be close Until I get to know the roads better also....Ted