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CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting the Autocross
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: April 15, 2018 07:58PM

During the upcoming 2018 CORSA International Convention, the autocross races will be held on Friday, July 27th, at the parking lot facilities of The Mall at Robinson,100 Robinson Centre, behind Macys department store. Only a 15 minute drive from the Convention hotel, the air conditioned mall will be open and the shopping, many restaurants, free parking, and restrooms will be greatly appreciated by all those who attend.
Autocross (or Auto-X) is also called SoloSport (or just Solo) because, unlike circuit racing, there is only one car on the track at a time - it's a race against the clock. And since the course is a winding path with obstacles to avoid - this sport is also called AutoSlalom. By whichever name you choose, the Autocross is the highlight of the convention for many corvair enthusiasts, and with an emphasis on safety, it is a great entry point for novices into the world of racing.

Vehicles compete within a variety of different classes, from CC-V (Competition Class - Vintage) for cars with stock engines where the factory intended it to be, to SC-2 (Specialty Class - 2) for a corvair in body alone with most any powertrain that can be squeezed into it. And in between are other classes for cars (and FCs) configured in different ways. The autocross guidelines can be downloaded from the CORSA documents weboage.



The autocross course this year will be at the Robinson Mall, a short 15 minute drive from the convention hotel (with plenty of shopping opportunities along the way). You can click on these images for a more detailed view.



Here's a driver point-of-view YouTube video of Eric Prosise doing the autocross track at the 2017 Corsa International Convention in Independence, MO. Note the small steering wheel for quicker response.


Yes, there is a place for everyone (and every FC). Here the Corphibian also does the course at last year's Convention.

The Corphibian would definitely reign if we had an aquatic course.


Not a member of CORSA? Please consider joining, and click this link to find more about CORSA membership.

The 2018 CORSA convention in Pittsburgh, July 23 – 28, is hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Corvair Club. Visit the WPCC Convention web page for hotel reservations, event scheduling and other convention information. Anyone can attend the Convention and register at the host hotel. Registration is now open to CORSA Members for tours, events, vender space, the banquet, etc. from the Corsa Convention web page.



Steve Spilatro
CORSA Social Media Coordinator

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Re: CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting the Autocross
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: April 16, 2018 11:28AM

To be fair - my video above is actually the Corvair Track Classic, in Hastings, NE, from 2017. Its a little higher speed AutoX than at conventions, typically.

Here is my 2013 Convention Autocross Video (still looking for my 2017 video).


2013 Convention Autocross

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA
Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts / Corvair Minnesota / Corvanatics
61 Rampside, 65 4-door/140PG, 66 Monza Vert, 66 AutoX Car, Manx Vair Buggy, Rupp Chevy Jr.

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Re: CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting the Autocross
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: April 16, 2018 04:24PM

2017 Autocross at CORSA Convention



Found it, finally...still on the GoPro, not downloaded.

This was the 2017 Autocross in the KC area. 1965 Monza 4-door, 140, PG, on 13" street tires.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting the Autocross
Posted by: EM-racer ()
Date: April 17, 2018 07:47AM

Looks like it may be a tight coarse by the area size, my kind of coarse as my car is setup for tight coarse's, BUT I will not be attending this year, other things got in the way " my loss" hope all that do have a great convention.
Gene Barr
Eustis Fl.

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