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Welcome to the San Diego Corvair Club Web site
The S.D.C.C. meets at 7:00pm, the second Thursday of each month at Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet in Kearny Mesa. JJ Chevrolet is located at 7978 Balboa Ave., San Diego CA 92111. GOOGLE MAP
Corvairs were produced for 10 model years (1960 - 1969). They were produced as coupes, sedans, convertibles, station wagons, vans (passenger and panel) and pickup trucks.  The coupe and sedan body styles are divided into the "early model" (1960 - 1964) and the "late model" (1965 -1969).  Station wagons were only produced in 1961 and 1962.  Vans were produced from 1961 - 1965 and pickups from 1961 - 1964.
Production figures were:

EM Coupes: 677,651 EM Sedans: 464,788 EM Convertibles: 96,540
Station Wagons: 32,120 Vans: 106,591 Pick ups: 20,630
LM Coupes: 253,492 LM Sedans: 82,109 LM Convertibles: 52,322

Total Production: 1.79 million

Corvairs were powered by a 6-cylinder, air-cooled engine mounted in the rear of the car. All shared the same basic design: a horizontally opposed "pancake" engine with individual, finned cast-iron cylinders that are sandwiched between an aluminum crankcase and an aluminum cylinder head. The engine displacement ranged from 140 cu. in. to 164 cu. in. Most engines used two carburetors, one on each bank of cylinders. From 1965 thru 1969, a high-performance engine was offered with four
carburetors (1 primary and 1 secondary on each bank). In 1962, a turbocharger option was introduced and remained in production through the 1966 model year.

The early model turbo charged cars were called Spyders. With the introduction of the new body style in 1965, the Spyder name was dropped and the high-performance model was named the Corsa. The standard Corsa engine was the 4-carbureted "140hp." The extra cost option for the Corsa was the turbo charged engine.


The purpose of the San Diego Corvair Club (SDCC) is to encourage the preservation
and enjoyment of the Corvair vehicle.

History of the San Diego Corvair Club (S.D.C.C.)
The San Diego Corvair Club (SDCC) was organized in August 1973 with 26 members. Jim Craig, being one of the pioneers of the Club, took the position of President (Pro Tem). The first election of Officers was in 1974. Jim Craig was elected President, Marsh Hesler Secretary-Treasurer, and Lew Richel Activities. The purpose of the San Diego Corvair Club is to encourage the preservation and enjoyment of the Corvair vehicle. Total membership was reported as 96, dues were $6.00, lined club jackets $10.00 (unlined $8.00), and the club treasury boasted $315.10. In 1978, the Club hosted the Corvair Society of America (CORSA) International Convention for Corvairs at the San Diego Convention Center. Many hours and a lot of work by the members of the SDCC helped make the Convention a great success. The Club was incorporated in the State of California as the San Diego Corvair Club on June 21, 1978. This corporation is organized under the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of the State of California. The Club is a chartered chapter of CORSA (#921), an association incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Act of the State of Illinois on November 17, 1972. The Club is currently governed by ten board members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Activities Vice President.

Due to the age of the Corvair automobile and the possibility of it breaking down when on the road, the Club thought it would be a good idea to have a vehicle that could be used to carry parts and tools for Corvairs. It would be used to go to all Club events and be available to help in the repair of any Corvair that might be in despair. Larry's Corvair Parts, Gardena, CA, donated a Corvair Van to the SDCC; this was converted by a group in the Club called the OF's into a rescue van called Rescue #921. The Van carries a variety of parts, new and used, and a wide variety of tools. The van is used at all functions of the SDCC and other functions such as local area conventions and other local club activities. The van has rescued many disabled corvairs that have broken down in one way or another.

S.D.C.C. Monthly Meeting
The S.D.C.C. meets at 7:00pm, the second Thursday of each month at Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet in Kearny Mesa. JJ Chevrolet is located at 7978 Balboa Ave., San Diego CA 92111. GOOGLE MAP

If you would like to contact the San Diego Corvair Club, please email Red Badget at redbadgett@aol.com

San Diego Corvair Club Officers San Diego Corvair Club Past Presidents
President
Mike Rodgers
Vice President
Vice President, Activities
Secretary
Treasurer
Mary Ann Hilton
Technical Support
Webmaster
Jim Craig
1973,1974
Larry Scrivener
1990
Roy Dieter
1975
Stan Ozenbaugh
1991
Pete Suchy
1976
Jim Stansbury
1992, 1993
Sandy Sanford
1977
Will DeMastes
1994, 1995
Bill Barbour
1978
Jon Peters
1996, 1997
Marsh Hesler
1979
Tom Berg
1998
Jim Craig
1980
Ralph Poore
1999
John Evans
1981
Mike Evans
2000
Lew Rishel
1982
Stan Ozenbaugh
2001
John Evans
1983
Jim Stansbury
2002
Sandy Sanford
1984
Gary Swaim
2003
Chris Kimberly
1985
Jim Stansbury
2004
Ralph Poore
1986
Tim Helbling
2005
Larry Scrivener
1987
Tim Helbling
2006
Marsh Hesler
1988
Red Badgett
2007, 2008

Become a Member
Becoming a member is very easy and you don't even have to own a Corvair, however it would be nice. CLICK HERE to open a Membership Application.doc. Fill it out, print it and mail it to The San Diego Corvair Club P.O. Box 34682, San Diego, CA 92163.

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ANNUAL GREAT WESTERN FAN BELT TOSS & SWAP MEET:

With help from several Southern California Corvair Clubs, the Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet (GWFBT&SM) is held once a year. The Toss is a great weekend for Corvair enthusiasts to get together and share their stories about the Chevrolet Corvair.

"The 2009 Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet (GWFBT&SM) will be held on October 23-25th at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs, CA. The event is being hosted by Inland Empire Corvair Club, P.O. Box 1536, Brea, CA 92822. Contact: Beryl Adele Corson (951) 780-7880.

You can also visit Inland Empire Corvair Club's web for more info, flyer and registration form.

CHECK BACK SOON AS WE CONTINUE TO ADD MORE INFORMATION

In 2006 the San Diego Corvair Club raffled off a 1964 Spyder convetible at the GWFBT&SM. This year the GWFBT&SM is shaping up to be another great event: Beautiful Corvairs, lots of parts and another great raffle.



THE SAN DIEGO CORVAIR CLUB ACQUIRES WWW.CORVAIRCENTER.COM

On March 1st, 2004, the San Diego Corvair Club took over the Corvair Center. The Corvair Center is an online community founded by Dick Kaneshiro.  Over the years it has grown into the premier web site for Corvair enthusiasts. An online community forum that probably is the best source of information when needing help with your Corvair. Click here to go to www.corvaircenter.com.



THE SAN DIEGO CORVAIR CLUB'S "HOT AIR" PROJECT

HOT AIR: On August 25th, 2002 the SDCC members celebrated the club's birthday and the coming out of "HotAire".  After 14 months of work "HotAire" was compete!  The SDCC acquired possession of this coupe on Saturday, July 22.  Members of SDCC worked diligently for almost a year bringing this Corvair back to life.


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If you have any questions about this site please contact Royce Hildreth