<VV> Rocker arms et al. (apologies for being long-winded)
bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Oct 13 16:51:09 EDT 2005
Who is this "CORSA" people keep talking about? I wrote an (intended to
be humorous) piece on that a number of years ago an the subject.
Perhaps, it's worth thinking about that for a moment. There appears to
be a perception that CORSA is an SCCA-like organization with a big HQ
building and TV contracts and a multi-million dollar sponsor driven
budget. CORSA is really just a big version of many local chapters -
run on volunteer power and a company formed by two CORSA members. "The
magazine isn't worth $40." Well, is your local newsletter worth
whatever your dues are? No? Mine isn't either (apologies to our
newsletter editor :-). Then why be a member?
Today I'm hearing that the people who answer the questions on this
forum - who all do it on their own time - aren't doing a good enough
job. Yesterday I heard that CORSA - those two guys and a bunch of
volunteers - need to set up a school. What about all the CORSA members
who already help other folks - not always members - build engines,
troubleshoot problems, and give advice? What about the tech sessions
at so many events? Are those not classes by another name?
VV members went out and wrote a book to cover many questions. Today I
hear people don't want to buy and read that book, even if it answers
the exact question asked - and maybe a bunch more the questioner never
asked. Wasn't writing that book an effort on the part of those
writers? Doesn't that count for something? Nobody's "handing them a
book and saying learn from it" - the point is to understand the subject
up front to frame a good question, or be able to understand the answer
better. What's wrong with that? It's a little hard for me to come to
your house in Seattle, but I can tell you where to find the info from
here in Virginia. I also helped write one of those "books", and have a
pretty large web site with Corvair info on it. That's not good enough?
Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Corvairs: '61 Lakewood, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
'69 Road Runner, '97 Ford F-150, '99 Neon R/T
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"
On Oct 13, 2005, at 2:25 PM, Corvkid50 at aol.com wrote:
> If CORSA wants
> to increase it's membership more I think they have to change their
> if they want to attract a new and younger crowd.
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