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Kalamazoo hosts 43rd Annual Corvair International Convention July 16 – 20, 2013

Posted on July 10th, 2013

Kalamazoo, Mich. — The West Michigan Corvair Club is hosting the 43rd Annual Corvair Society of America’s International Convention July 16 – 20, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kalamazoo.

Show organizers anticipate more than 200 Corvairs of all makes and models, cars and trucks — including the Corvair-powered UltraVan — along with more than 600 enthusiasts, who are coming from all over the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands.

The public is welcome to stop by the Four Points by Sheraton to see the vehicles in the parking lot – the best time to go is late afternoon or evening. The public is also welcome to attend three events, including: Concours d’Elegance at the Air Zoo on July 17, where Corvairs will be judged; Autocross at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park on July 19, which is a timed-speed event; and “It’s a 60’s Cruise In” at the Gilmore Car Museum on July 20, which features a full 1960s theme with Corvairs, all cars made in the ‘60s, a fashion contest and a DJ.

“This is only time that the general public will have the opportunity to view over 250 Corvairs of every make, model or year built in one place at one time,” said convention chair Dave Dykwell. “This is truly a unique event, and we encourage anyone who has an interest in the most uniquely-built American-made car to stop by the Four Points by Sheraton Tuesday through Friday.”

Discover Kalamazoo president and CEO Greg Ayers said, “We are pleased to welcome the Corvair Society of America to Kalamazoo for its international convention.

“The convention attendees will have a great opportunity to discover some of the top attractions in our region,” Ayers said. “We also thank the West Michigan Corvair Club for all of their efforts in hosting this annual event.”

Since 1971, this annual convention has been held in Michigan three times, including Grand Rapids in 1986 and Detroit in 1986 and 2007.

Dave Ziebarth
Secretary of West Michigan Corvair Club
zvair65@gmail.com | (616) 340-1815

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