CORSA International Convention in Kalamazoo MI

My first convention was in 2013. I was invited by John & Teresa Miller to join them during the convention. It was a one day drive to Kalamazoo with the two Corvairs of John & Teresa.

 

The day before the convention started, there was a track day at GingerMan Raceway. I had a great time taking pictures of all the Corvairs out on the track, from stock to full race Corvairs. I got on the track as well as a passenger in Bob's 1969 Yenko Stinger Goodyear test car and even got behind the wheel for a couple of laps in John's Corvair.


After Gingerman it was convention time. The host hotel was Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo, but also the hotels around the host hotel where filled with Corvair people from all over the world. There were vendors inside and outside with new or used parts. There were Corvairs everywhere around the hotel. I attended a tech session about brakes, converting drum brakes to disc brakes. Concours took place at the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum. Beautiful Corvairs. Scott & Tracy adopted me to do the rally with them. The rally took place in the area of Kalamazoo. We finished the rally in time. I even helped setting up the cones for the autocross next day at the US 101 Motorsport Park. The autocross was busy and fun to watch. Corvairs driving the cone lay-out. The evening was filled with the banquet at the Air zoo. The last day was at the Gilmore Car Museum where the morning was spent. In the afternoon we said goodbye to all the Corvair friends and drove back home.

 

My first experience with the convention was great. Friendly people and I never had a problem to find a ride to one of the venues. I bet this won't the last convention I will visit.

 

Thank you West Michigan Corvair Club for this awesome event!

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