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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 31, 2018 06:52PM

How many of you have read "A History of The Great American Fan Belt Toss and Swap Meet" by Ken Schifftner in the September, 2018 Corsa Communiques?

It is the history of the first Great Western Fan Belt Toss, in 1978. Lots of pictures from the "early" days!

As someone who participated in those early days of the Fan Belt Toss it was a great read for me. The really cool part was the trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the 8500 foot level of Mt. San Jacinto.

Make your plans to participate in the 41st annual Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet.

Registration information and forms are at: [www.sandiegocorvair.com]

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 31, 2018 09:55PM

Early Bird $5 registration discount has expired!

The tasty worm is now gone. But the Great Western Fan Belt Toss is still happening for the 41st time in Palm Springs.

Join the gathering Oct. 26-28
The longest running and largest Corvair meeting in the West

This year's banquet speaker will be Mike Hall, President of the Corvair Preservation Foundation. Mike is expected to talk about the New Corvair museum in Decatur, IL.

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 07, 2018 08:58PM

Please notice that the Host Hotel has changed it's corporate affiliation for the Fan Belt Toss.

Formaly, known as the Quality Inn it is now the Travel Lodge by Wyndham. Phone number is exactly the same for direct reservations:

Special Hotel Pricing: $72 per night, Call hotel direct at (760) 323-2775 Let the desk know this is for the Corvair Club event. They now answer the phone "Travel Lodge". It caused me some confusion when I called them.

Today, I got an email from Choice Hotels Customer service saying they were rejecting 2 different reservations because of the corporate affiliation change.

Just want to make sure everyone knows about the unfortunate name change.

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 20, 2018 07:30AM

The 41st Great Western Fan Belt Toss is just 36 days away. Time is running short to get your registration in.

Our banquet caterier is Giuseppe's Pizzeria, the same supplier as last year's excellent banquet meal. Link: https://www.giuseppesps.com/about


Here is the menu for the Saturday night banquet:

Our Caesar
Crisp and cold Romaine hearts, hand shaved
parmigiana cheese, House-made Italian Garlic
Croutons, and our House-made Caesar dressing

Aglio e Olio
Italian Time tested classic with our twist, Spaghetti with
Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive oil, Mushrooms and Black
Olives, and fresh Italian parsley with a touch of red Pepper
flakes.

Chicken Picatta
Chicken thinly pounded & dusted with
flour cooked in a White Wine Reduction with
fresh chopped Garlic, lemon juice butter and a
burst of briny flavor from capers. Served with our
Garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Cannoli Dessert or Gelato

Don't forget, our banquet speaker will be Mike Hall, President of the Corvair Preservation Foundation

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 20, 2018 12:25PM

Just because you are not able to get to the 41st Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet doesn't mean you have to miss out on a chance to win the $1000 Clark's Corvair Gift Certificat, the Raffe Corvair $500 Gift Certificate or the California Corvair $500 Gift Certificate.

Tickets are available on line at www.sandiegocorvair.com

Just click on the registration link and fill in the registration form. Omit the registration payment and just buy the prize drawing tickets.

Online payment can be done via PayPal.

$5 per ticket for the gift certificates and

$5 per ticket for the Memory Quilt.

Where else are will $5.00 buy you a shot at 3 different Corvair Parts Gift Certicates?

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 21, 2018 09:50AM

Host Hotel Information Up Date as of September 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Travelodge still has some rooms left but they are filling up fast. Our block of rooms is 90% sold out. We are working to increase our block of rooms, but best thing is to book your room, ASAP.

Travelodge is pet friendly, but has only a very limited number of "pet friendly" rooms. If you are planning on bringing a pet - the hotel asks that you call ASAP and let them know you are bringing a pet so they can reserve the appropriate room for you and your pet.

To reserve a room at the special $72/night rate PLEASE call the hotel directly at 760 323-2775. Let them know you are with the Corvair Club event to get this rate.

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 25, 2018 12:15PM

I plan on removing the center and rear seats from the Greenbrier this week.
I already have 5 of the 7 swap meet crates out from their storage place from last year.
Next is checking items and looking at what will go to the Toss this year.

Early thanks to John and the San Diego Chapter for their planning and work hosting the GWFBT&SW this year. smileys with beer
Looking 4-ward to this again.

Corventure Dave



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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: September 30, 2018 12:18PM

Are there any dry RV posts left? My itinerary has now arranged such that I can be there for Fri and Sat nights.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 30, 2018 06:10PM

Gregory_Miller Wrote:
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> Are there any dry RV posts left? My itinerary has
> now arranged such that I can be there for Fri and
> Sat nights.


Yes, I think we still have room.

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: October 01, 2018 08:13AM

john.jackson Wrote:
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> Gregory_Miller Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Are there any dry RV posts left? My itinerary
> has
> > now arranged such that I can be there for Fri
> and
> > Sat nights.
>
>
> Yes, I think we still have room.


I am in then. Friday and Saturday nights, what time do we have to pull out Sunday? I have an event in Palm Desert that will be done about 1 PM, and I could be broken down and out by about 2:30.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: October 01, 2018 12:21PM

I will be there Saturday morning till around 5 or so, Love this event! Looking forward to seeing all my Toss friends! smoking smiley





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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 01, 2018 01:43PM

Dave, come on down Friday afternoon for the evening Welcome party... lots of fun!





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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: October 01, 2018 04:03PM

I'll be based out of Acton for several days prior to the Toss. I'm going to attend a taping of The Price is Right, amongst other fun things.I will be there fairly early Friday afternoon. smiling smiley I can mail a check today if I know I have a RV spot. Otherwise I need to make other nearby arrangements.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 01, 2018 06:01PM

Greg, we will save a space. No problem.
Just get your registration in as soon as possible.
John Jackson

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: October 01, 2018 07:09PM

john.jackson Wrote:
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> Greg, we will save a space. No problem.
> Just get your registration in as soon as
> possible.
> John Jackson
Roger that. I will post it tomorrow.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 01, 2018 11:44PM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> I will be there Saturday morning till around 5 or
> so, Love this event! Looking forward to seeing all
> my Toss friends! smoking smiley

Dave,

Come down Friday for the welcome party and stay for the banquet. Good chance to hear Mike Hall's presentation and picture show!

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: October 02, 2018 10:33AM

Registration and RV camp spot check in the mail. See you there!

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 03, 2018 03:44PM

Travelodge is working with us to expand our block of rooms. If you have not made host hotel reservations yet. PLEASE call the hotel directly at 760 323-2775 and make your group reservation ASAP.

The special $72 rate will expire very soon!

Time is also running short for banquet reservations - You can register at the San Diego Corvair Club website:

http://www.sandiegocorvair.com/

Click on the registration link and you can pay via PayPal.

See you on October 26 for the 41st Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet!

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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:58PM

20 days remaining till the 41st Great Western Fan Belt Toss and Swap Meet in Palm Springs, California.

Tee Shirts: We are just a week away from our deadline to order tee shirts. So if you want to order any 41st Fan Belt Toss tee shirts, PLEASE, get your order in very soon. Shirts can be ordered on the San Diego Corvair Club web site.

San Diego Corvair Club web site



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Re: 2018 Fan Belt Toss Oct 26-28th Palm Springs, Ca.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 09, 2018 02:18PM

We are pleased to announce that Pete Borchert will be bringing the Lambrecht Monza to the Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet
for display! This Corvair, with but 306 total miles, is the lowest mileage Corvair in the Southwest! We will employ this vehicle, and the
knowledge that Pete brings, to benefit the initial training session for concours judging.
We also intend to present modified Corvairs at the event. Participants will receive copies of CORSA International judging rules, and
other handouts. We look forward to your participation!

Bruce St. Gean, Secretary
San Diego Corvair Club

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