Canada CORSAs first ever Corvairitis Treatment Day was a rousing
success, with a turnout of over 30 cars from all over British Columbia and
the Pacific Northwest. The
long distance award was won by Jake Surline and Dick Parkes of Kamloops.
The day began at 7:00am with the first proud owners rolling into the parking lot at Locarno Beach. By 11:00 our American guests arrived and the show began in earnest. The location next to the beach provided a picturesque venue that also allowed easy access to an interested general public.
The daily driver award went to Jim Brossard of Bellvue Washington and his slightly modified turbo 61 coupe, with over 300,000 miles on the odometer. Other awards went to the McGarveys for Best Early Closed and Yvon Morais with his gorgeous Honduras Maroon 63 which won Best Early Open. Best Late Open went to Al Macleod for his beautiful 66 convertible. I actually won Best Late Closed for my 66 Corsized Monza, and nobody was more surprised than me!
to the uncertainty of numbers and vehicle types, all other models of
Corvairs were grouped into a Specialty category.
This meant Corv-8s, Lakewoods, Greenbriers, Corvans, Rampsides,
Loadsides and Ultra Vans
had to compete in the same class. The
winner was Bernie Pringle and his 327 V8 powered convertible.
The overall Best of Show went to a car that already has a wall full
of awards, Doug Titus, from CORSA NW and his gorgeous LM turbo
to Joseph Parro for his time and effort setting up our afternoon cruise.
A slightly modified tour took 20 Corvairs around Vancouver, and
through Stanley Park. It has
been many years since anybody has seen that many Corvairs nose to tail on
this side of border. That
many cars created quite a sensation for young and old alike.
There were many a thumbs up, and supportive honks along the route.
I even witnessed a Gen-xer dashing across 4 lanes of traffic to
catch a glimpse of the name plate on the side of the nice ride,
was also a brief stop at Science World and the Vintage Car Clubs
display of 100 Years of Automobiles.
1964 was even represented by the McGarveys beautiful Ember red
we arrived parking was scarce, I mean, just where exactly do you park 20
odd Corvairs? Fortunately
Jocelyn McGarvey had the solution. She
jumped out at the head of column and immediately began directing cars up
onto the sidewalk with all the confidence of a traffic cop!
100 year old cars or not, that many Corvairs in one place attracts
a lot of attention. Some
members were so mobbed with questions they never even got a chance to take
a spin around the display area. And
what a show it was. The
Vintage club surely had as
much fun putting such a unbelievable display on as we did viewing it, my
hat goes off to them.
there things moved onto the Granville Island Hotel and Brew Pub for a nice
get to know ya meal. Again
kudos go to Joseph for picking a spot with juuuuust the right atmosphere.
Corvairitis Treatment Day was so much fun were already planning to do it again next year. Mark your calendars! The doctor will be available Sunday September 10th. See you there!
Till then, here are the pictures to remember them by!