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Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: February 18, 2021 07:53PM




“The CORSA Board of Directors, just announced that the 2021 Convention has been cancelled. Unfortunately, we are not pushing San Diego back another year. The next time the convention is slated for the West Coast will be 2024.”


If you hadn’t seen this, it was recently announced, there will also be update in the March 2021 Communique.

Is it sad times, I feel for those that have suffered losses or personal pain during this pandemic and the cancelation of an event like this is trivial compared to some things, but it sad that life as we know it has changed irrevocably.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
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Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Ride
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: February 18, 2021 08:05PM

Sad news indeed! I had plans for going.

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 19, 2021 03:43AM

That cat slipped out of the bag over a week ago on another Corvair forum. No real surprise since no one in our club could make area hotel reservations.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: February 19, 2021 06:56AM

Problem I (and maybe who knows how many others) have is being left with an airline ticket paid for but unredeemable for cash. What other reason do I have for taking a flight? To where? For me, that's over $600 out the window, money I could now desperately use elsewhere. angry smiley

-Mark

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: February 19, 2021 07:34AM

So does the convention in 2022 still be in GA? EddieB Dade City,Fl

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: February 19, 2021 07:38AM

Not to be contrary here but I don't believe that the CORSA Board has made an official announcement.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 19, 2021 08:05AM

If an event is canceled due to Covid there are airline fare refund exceptions.

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: February 19, 2021 08:43AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> If an event is canceled due to Covid there are airline fare refund exceptions.

Thats what I hear too.

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 19, 2021 09:20AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> If an event is canceled due to Covid there are airline fare refund exceptions.


As Phil says, don't go by what's printed on the back of the ticket or in airline publications, that might not be up to date. These rules chanced (in your favor) with the Covid outbreak

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Nader's Nemesis ()
Date: February 19, 2021 09:54AM

I am one also out of pocket $600. My airline gave me a 2yr deferral to that event so disappointed. That money may help the airline, so a Covid supplement from me and many others !

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 19, 2021 09:59AM

Airline Ticket Refunds --- A buddy had a non-refundable ticket last year and cancelled a vacation to visit relatives due to COVID outbreaks in the area he was flying to. He DID NOT get a refund or credit! While SOME air lines will give a refund or credit, it's up to a number of arbitrary rules.

Last week our club said CORSA still had not made a decision to cancel the 2021 San Diego Convention and the CORSA board member who made the posts on the "other" forum was no longer on the board. Stay tuned.

GWFBT -- So far it is still on. No the date will not be changed, or location moved THIS YEAR. The local clubs in S. Calif. are discussing possible changes for 2022.

SCC car show. SCC club management won't put on a show if it would compete with the S.D. convention or severe COVID restrictions are still in place. So far the COVID "experts" don't know if enough folks will be vaccinated before the variant COVID strain gets going. With some luck things will be better by late summer. BTW the SCC show is outdoors so it would be easier to do, but would folks be willing to come and wear masks?

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 19, 2021 11:03AM

Corvair Society of America

News Flash!!
The 2021 CORSA Convention has been CANCELLED
We literally had to stop the press on the March issue of the Communique to make sure that this announcement made it into that issue.
An emergency board meeting was held on the evening of Monday, February 15th. At approximately 11:00 pm Eastern Time, the CORSA directors voted to cancel the 2021 CORSA convention in San Diego. With the host hotel still not being open or even returning calls and the unavailability of a suitable hotel in the area to accommodate the guests and the activities that were scheduled, the board was left with little choice in the matter.
This decision did not come easily but with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still dominating a significant portion of our lives, it was not practical or even possible to conduct an event like a CORSA convention without a proper venue for the activities scheduled. As the health of our membership is paramount, we made the decision. We apologize for having to make such a drastic move but it was in the best interest of the membership and CORSA.
We will have more information about this in the April issue. As a partial remedy, we will be adding some additional activities and meetings to the Mini-Convention. A registration form for this event will be located on the cover wrap of the March issue, which will be in the mail soon.
-MIKE HALL, PRESIDENT
CORVAIR SOCIETY OF AMERICA (CORSA)







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1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 19, 2021 11:06AM

Seeing how we are a year into “14 days to flatten the curve”, I would not count on any convention being held in CA even next year. Hopefully there proceed with the 2022 convention in Georgia.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 19, 2021 12:26PM

From what I am hearing way up here.
"Plan on three (yes 3!) years."
Since I am getting that second hand, I can not swear to it.
But due to my location, some of my friends are well connected with the ones making the calls, and that is what they are telling me.

If you are a person that reads between the lines, here is some info to think about.
Last week, I got a notice about what Governor Jay Inslee is doing for Pandemic Relief, in the State of Washington.
In it, it stated that he had signed a bill that would increase the covid un-employment benefit amount effective July 1st, 2021.

It doesn't go into effect until July ? ? ? eye popping smiley
That doesn't sound to me, that they plan on letting this thing up for quite some more time.

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: February 19, 2021 01:02PM

THANKS ARE IN ORDER

We all need to thank the members of the San Diego Corvair Club for all the hard work they devoted to planning and arranging a wonderful convention for us, irrespective of the cancellation. For this, we are profoundly appreciative. Thank you so much.

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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 19, 2021 01:25PM

If it helps at all.,..Vairfest is on!!!

See new thread so we don't hijack this.


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Re: Sad News, the 2021 San Diego CORSA Nationals have been canceled
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 21, 2021 10:38AM

Awesome news, Phil.

-m

Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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