<VV> Fwd: Sharing Time Trials

George Jones 65crownv8 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 08:25:07 EST 2007

Does this mean that Seth gets to return the favor for all those years of
borrowing other people's cars?


On 10/31/07, Jack Pinard <corvairjack at verizon.net> wrote:
>   Corvair drivers test skill
>   on historic road course
>   Brian O'Neil, president of North East Corvair Council (NECC), has agreed
> in principle to a partnership arrangement with California Arizona Racing
> (CAR) for June 22, 2008, Corvair Time Trials at Streets of Willow Springs
> road course, Willow Springs International Raceway.
>   This guarantees that the first California track event for Corvairs only
> will move forward.
>   The race against the clock is open to any Corvair owner or driver and
> does not require a race prepared car or track experience.  Drivers on the
> historic 1.8 mile road course in Rosamond, CA, will test their skills in a
> variety of classes.
>   NECC, a CORSA chapter, is the group with broad experience for over 20
> years producing time trials and autocross for Corvairs principally in the
> northeast and midwest. They historically produce events in conjunction with
> CORSA conventions, including at Portland International Raceway in 2005.
>   CAR, a CORSA chapter in formation, is comprised of a dozen experienced
> Corvair competitors and event producers organized to keep alive the racing
> heritage of Corvairs with fun events. Jack Pinard is acting president. He is
> well known for his efforts introducing Camarillo Airport autocross and many
> years organized the Poppy Run tour, which was the west's largest Corvair
> driving event.
>   Corvair Time Trials will be on Sunday preceeding the Monday-Friday June
> 23-27 Corvair Society of America (CORSA) International Convention at Seaside
> Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA.  The parent organization is
> based in Lemont, IL, and has over 118 chapters with over 5,200
> members.  Corsa West of Los Angeles is host for 2008.
>   Only 60 drivers of Corvair bodies or powered cars can participate.
> Deposits of $50.00 are now being accepted. The balance of $100.00 with
> completed registration form will be due April 1, 2008.  Checks or money
> orders payable to Corvair Time Trials should be mailed to Jack Pinard, 116 E
> Garden Green, Port Hueneme, CA 93041. corvairjack at verizon.net
>   Pinard said the NECC-CAR agreement provides that CAR will complete
> chapter formation and incorporation in a reasonable time, provide some
> manpower and guarantee the required number of registrations to insure
> profitability.  NECC, he added, will supervise tech inspection, classes and
> timing.
>   Cars are checked for good mechanical condition, brakes and tires,
> battery tie-down and shoulder harness. Only convertibles must have a roll
> bar.  All drivers must wear approved helmets. Two drivers can enter the same
> car. Complete rules are available on the NECC web site:
> www.corvair.org/chapters/necc/
>   Corvair, called "GM's mechanical marvel' by Hemmings Classic Car
> magazine, was produced by Chevrolet from 1960 to 1969.  It features an
> aluminum air-cooled rear mounted six-cyliner engine and four-wheel
> independent suspension with unibody construction.  GM manufactured 1.8million vehicles in the
> U.S. and Canada. The line included coupes, sedans, convertibles, station
> wagons, passenger vans, delivery vans and pickups.
>   Stock 164 cu. in. engines produced from 80 to 180
> horsepower.  Mid-mounted V-8's are a popular modification.
>   Shortly after sales began for the compact car, owners discovered the
> excellent handling characteristics and fun-to-drive quotient.  Stock
> Corvairs soon were competing with European sport cars and winning events on
> road racing courses. Modified cars such as the Yenko Stinger thrilled
> dirvers and fans. For years they were a staple at SCCA and VARA
> events.  Discriminatory class rules now limit Corvair track competition.
>   CAR plans to sponsor other Corvair west coast track events based on
> demand.
>       Find the Best Fares Fast  at:  www.pinardtravel.com
>   John W. "Jack" Pinard  116 E Garden Green, Port Hueneme CA 93041 - Home
> 805 984-2692  -  Cell 805 340-6533
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George Jones
Tidewater Corvair Club (since 1987)
Central Virginia Corvair Club (since 2006)
Corvair Society of America (CORSA)(since 1987)
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