<VV> Planning for the Future
jhouston001 at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 16 17:09:33 EDT 2010
You make some valid points... I will have to give some thought to the
question between now and July...
On 4/16/2010 2:53 PM, Vairtec Corporation wrote:
> Jim, the AACA is a great organization, and I would encourage anyone
> considering AACA membership to join.
> And, the question of whether CORSA membership is worth it to you is,
> of course, a personal matter.
> But comparing your AACA membership to CORSA membership is apples to
> AACA has more than 50,000 members. If CORSA had 50,000 members, it
> could either reduce dues dramatically or increase member services
> dramatically, or both. And if CORSA had 50,000 members, it is likely
> that there would be a chapter closer to you, and that there would be
> more events and activities.
> AACA caters to the full spectrum of antique cars, albeit within the
> narrow range of preservation and restoration. CORSA caters to a small
> segment of the automobile spectrum, and then, within the small
> segment, attempts to serve a wide range of interests, from
> pickup-trucks to highly-modified race cars.
> AACA mints new potential members each year, as owners of another
> year's worth of cars become eligible for membership. CORSA will never
> see that.
> Is AACA membership a better "deal?" It depends entirely on what is
> important to you, the individual. In my case, because today I have
> only Corvairs in my garage, CORSA is a better deal for me. If I still
> had my '48 Cadillac or my '36 Airflow, then I might lean toward AACA.
> All this said, I too am a critic of many of CORSA's current policies
> and practices. But I can't do anything about it if I am not a member.
> --Bob Marlow
> Jim Houston wrote:
>> I will probably not renew my Corsa membership in July.. why?
>> Several reasons - first, I'm retired and $45 for a magazine
>> subscription is not in the budget. Second, my "local" club meets 80
>> miles away and that is all they do! One meeting every month. It is
>> very rare for them to have any other kind of happening during the
>> month - other than a few cruise ins (most of which are also, miles
>> away).. I am also a member of the local AACA chapter (they meet 2
>> miles from my house) and they have something going on just about
>> every week - so many, in fact, that I can't do them all - and most
>> are within 20 miles. I don't do autocross or anything else that
>> requires CORSA membership (or "coverage").. so, I can't justify the
>> expense. My AACA membership is $47 - which is $35 for National and
>> $12 for the local club. For that I get a bi-monthly magazine that is
>> far superior to the Communique, and a lot more events that I can
>> participate in.
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