CVC History

In the early 1980’s in Modesto and Merced, California, a few Corvair owners who had had some service work done in a back-yard garage by one Garth Pollard, known as “The Corvair Man” made some connections, met for breakfast at a Denny’s, planned a barbecue, and we were off. The Barbecue was at a park up in the Westside Hills known as Del Puerto Canyon. We immediately planned more tours and outings and barbecues. We talked about starting a Corvair club. Did we want to be totally independent? Did we want to be part of CORSA? Actually, we had no idea what we  wanted, other than another barbecue. We went on several more outings for a year or two, then in the summer of 1985, we applied for a Charter with CORSA.

Without needing to set firm rules on the subject, we evolved into a family oriented group; all meetings involved our spouses and food. We met at barbecue restaurant in Modesto for our Dinner meetings until it burned down. Then, for years we had our meetings at the famous BlueBerry Hill Café in Livingston, California. They tore it down for a better freeway. During our 26 years of existence, we have had our dinner meetings in restaurants from Manteca to Chowchilla, from Los Banos to Sonora.

In 1993 we threw in with San Francisco Bay Area Corsa and Silicon Valley Corsa to host the CORSA Convention in San Jose. In 1999 we worked with Classic Corvairs of River City (Sacramento) on their very successful CORSA Convention at South Shore Lake Tahoe. In 2005 we put on a mini-convention at Bass Lake, near Yosemite, that featured a Corvair show in the snow.

 

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