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CLASS

RANK

PARTICIPANT

VEHICLE TYPE

Late Stock Hardtop

1st

Joe Leto, Sandusky, Ohio

66 Corsa


2nd

Bill Garren, Piqua, Ohio

69 Monza

Late Consv. Hardtop

1st

Riley Thorp, Indianapolis, Indiana

69 Monza


2nd

Wendel Carle, Springfield, Ohio

69 Monza


3rd

Ray Johnson, Berkley, Illinois

69 Monza


4th

Craig Donath, Lombard, Illinois



5th

George Nuse, Annadale, Virginia



6th

Joe Beyer, Verona, Wisconsin



7th

Nico DeJong, E. Moline, Illinois

66 Corsa

Late Mild Convertible

1st

Ed Ramsdell, Stockbridge, Missouri

66 Monza

Late Mild Hardtop

1st




2nd

Art Herschberger, Princeton, Wisconsin

Corsa

Late Semi Sport

1st

Wendell Shanks, Adelphi, Maryland

68 Monza

Early Stock Hardtop

1st

Rolland Julseth, Madison, Wisconsin

64 4-door


2nd

Waren Moody, Mattoon, Illinois

62 4- door

Early Stock Convertible

1st

Lindell Williams, St. Louis, Missouri

64 Spyder

Early Consv. Convetible

1st

Wayne Tome, Wheaton, Illinois

64 Monza

Early Mild Custom

1st

Allen LaDriere, Charleston, West Virginia

64 Spyder

Early Custom Convertible

1st

Tom Seversin, Madison, Wisconsin

64 Spyder

Early Radical Sports

1st

Don Sterly, Northlake, Illinois

63 Monza

Early Radical Pickup

1st

Don Fletchic, Oak Park, Illinois

61 El Cormino

Results - CORSA Convention Slalom - July 25, 1971

Thirty-two Corvairs from all over the nation and Canada entered the first annual CORSA convention slalom. The course was fast and furious and left no doubt in anyone's mind that the Corvair is a kick to drive. Much to the dismay of Byron Block of the Nader's Raiders group, not a single car turned over. We give special thanks to Larry Claypool and Norman Sprod, who ran in A/Stock, for providing 360 degree doughnuts and other unexpected happenings for the benefit of the press and Mr. Block. We also want to thank Al Harris, Tony Kestian and Curt Shimp for the administration of this event. While we are sure the event was not as perfect as some would have liked it, we keep in mind that this is the first time such an affair has been organized and now we have the basis for establishing rules and classes for future conventions. Thank you for coming and we will see you next year.

The Convention Committee

(Note: Bryon Block was one of the speakers at the banquet.)




PLACE

CAR

1st  RUN

2nd RUN

3rd RUN

PARTICIPANT

A/STOCK (EARLY MODEL EXCEPT 110 hp ENGINE)


1st

63 4-sp

1:18.5

1:19.0

1:17.9

Greg Guzik, Chicago, IL

2nd

63 Auto

1:21.2

1:20.5

1:19.0

Larry Claypool, Chicago, IL

3rd

63 Auto

1;19.3

1:27.7

1:21.0

Norman Sprod, Munster, IN

4th

61 4-sp

Mechanical

Problems


Joe Brown, Plant City, FL

B/STOCK (EARLY MODEL, 110 hp ENGINE)

1st

64 4-sp

DNF

1:13.7

1:11.6

Bill Garren, Piqua, OH

2nd


1:16.2

1:12.9

1;12.9

Greg Anderson, Madison, WI

C/STOCK (EARLY MODEL, TURBO ENGINE)

1st

64 4-sp

1:07.9

1:07.2

1:07.1

Lindell Williams Sr. St. Louis, MO

2nd

64 4-sp

1:13.2

1:13.5

1:10.5

Tom Seversin, Madison, WI

E/STOCK (LATE MODEL 140 hp ENGINE)

1st

65 4-sp

1:04.8

1:08.5 #

1:04.0

Jim Micheau, Glen Ellyn, IL

2nd

65 4-sp

1:12.4 #

1:06.9

1:05.8

Curt Shimp, Naperville, IL

3rd


1:06.4

1:09.1

1:08.0

Roger Harris, Dolton, IL

4th


1:09.5

1:07.5

1:06.5

Joe Beyer, Verona, IL

5th

65 4-sp

1:06.8

1:08.8

1:07.5

Al Harris, Chicago, IL

6th

67 Auto

1:02.2

1:09.3

1:07.3

Chris Happe’, Oakville ON

7th

66 4-sp

1:10.41

1:10.3

1:07.8

Mike Beeman, Indianapolis, IN

8th

65 4-sp

1:11.8

1:12.3

1:08.3

Russ Kytger, Lafayette, IN

9th

65 4-sp

1:11.0

1:09.0

1:09.2

Steve Carter, Brownsburg, IN

10th

69 4-sp

1:21.6

1:10.0

1:01.1

Ray Johnson, Berkley, IL

11th

Clean Air

1:15.0

1:10.5

1:09.5

Jim Shwonek, Princeton, WI

12th

66 4-sp

1:18.8

1:14.4

1:11.0

Jim Croteau, Chicago, IL

13th

Clean Air

1:29.9 ##

DNF

1:15.5

Art Herschberger, Princeton, IL

14th

66 4-sp

1:20.4

1:22.3

1:15.9

Mike Mckee, Kalamazoo, MI

F/STOCK (LATE MODEL, 110 hp ENGINE)

1st


1:14.1

1:12.0

1:07.2

Doug Movie, Indianapolis, IN

D/RACE (LATE MODEL, TURBO ENGINE)

1st

66 4-sp

1:04.4

1:09.4#

1:02.8

DonMartorelli, Chicago, IL

2nd


1:50.9#

1:25.9

DNR

Gerald Szewcewk, Highland, IN

E/RACE (LATE MODEL, 140hp ENGINE & YENKO STINGERS, STAGE ONE)

1st

63 140 hp

1;00.9

1:03.4#

0:59.8 *

Don Sterly, Northlake. IL

2nd

Yenko

1:05.4

1:01.0

1:03.1

Dave Balas, Tinley Park, IL

3rd


1:03.5

1:02.4

1:08.1#

Larry Hemmings, Belvidere, IL

4th

Yenko

1:05.8

1:03.3

1:04.4

Dave Stkoski, South Holland, IL

5th


1:04.8

1;04.0

1;05.3

Mike Albert, Belvidere, IL

6th

68 140 hp

1:05.7

1:05.7

1:07.9#

George Nuse, Annadale, VA

7th

65 140 p

1;08.8

1:07.2

1:05.7

Bob Kremer, Dolton, IL

# Denotes 2 second pylon penalty included in time

* Denotes fastest time of the day

View photos from the 1st Corvair convention       https://picasaweb.google.com/102842941250438461679/1971FirstCorvairConventionChicagoIL

The very first CORSA (Corvair Society of America) National Convention was held in the Chicago area in Arlington Heights, IL at the Arlington Park Horse Track Hotel in 1971. There were Corvairs from all over the nation and Canada in attendance.

I was then the first president of CORSA, shown here with Diana Brodman  of the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts. Diana was the chairman of the first convention.

The car show was held the same day alongside the autocross on the horse track parking lot. This area was about a mile or so from the hotel. One has to remember that the first convention was a weekend affair, held on July 24th & 25th. Most of the activities happened on Saturday.

Results from the CORSA Convention Concours

July 25, 1971