48th International
Corvair Convention July 23-28, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

WOW!! What a CORSA Convention! Thanks to all that participated, sponsors, and helpers! See you next year in Chicago!

JULY 23-28, 2018, NOW 6 BIG DAYS!



Indoor vendors will be located inside an air-conditioned 12,000 sq. ft. sports dome located directly outside the North entrance. This will also be the venue for convention hospitality.​ ​

The well-lit dome has electrical outlets and an easy to maintain astro turf floor over asphalt. Dome size also eliminates need for early break down as at previous conventions. Along with it’s own entrance, security is easy to maintain.

Outside vendors and swap meet area will be in the upper parking lot close to the sports dome.

Concours d'Elegance

Tuesday, July 24th

The Concours d'Elegance will be held at upper parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel. There is ample room for cars and spectators. ​ ​​

Economy Run, Wednesday, July 25th , sponsored by: Ferra's Automotive Services, Sharpsburg,PA.412-781-7519.

Rally, Thursday, July 26th

Both events will start at the host hotel. Both events will take the drivers through some of the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, and out to the countryside. The rally run will end at the host hotel. While the economy run will end at a gasoline station that we have made arrangements with. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, which includes a trolley ride.​


Friday, July 27th

The autocross will be held at the parking lot facilities of The Mall at Robinson,100 Robinson Centre, behind Macys department store. This 15 minute drive from the host hotel, will give participants and spectators the room to have a great event. The air conditioned mall will be open and the many restaurants, free parking, and restrooms will be greatly appreciated by all those who attend. ​

Valve Cover Races, Friday, July 27th Model car display, all week

The Valve Cover races will coincide with the Banquet Cocktail hour. The Model Car Display will be in the Sports Dome all week.

People's Choice Car Display

Saturday, July 28th

The car display on Saturday will take place on Art Rooney Way right next to Heinz Stadium. We hope to draw a large crowd from the general public to view our Corvairs. We also will have a cash drawing, for conventioneers only, that enter the car display.

New Events


The Funkhana is a timed car participating event, with some twists involved. The location will be in the upper parking lot of the host hotel. There will be a course set up with cones, and you will receive a timed score. But in between start and finish, you and your co-pilot will have to do some fun things. These might include: Having your co-pilot hold a egg on a spoon out of the window while you navigate the course. Or navigate the course with a glass of water on your hood, and try not to spill any.​

Kids Corvair Valve Cover Build, and Race

Let's get the young people involved in our hobby! On Wednesday the kids will get a chance to build their own valve cover racer. Parts and materials will be supplied. Then on Friday, before the adults race, they will get their own turn to race and a chance to win some prizes!​

Movie Night​

We borrowed this idea off ours friends at the Detroit Corvair Club. We will show a car related movie outside the host hotel. It may be on the side of the building or on a portable screen. We invite all people to come and bring a chair or blanket to enjoy a starry night in Pittsburgh. Popcorn to be supplied.​

Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, July 24

The Gateway Clipper Fleet has been cruising Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers for over 60 years. Join us on a memorable evening dinner cruise. The dinner cruise will depart from Station Square at 6:30 pm, and return to Station Square at 9:00 pm. Roundtrip bus service to and from the host hotel will be provided.​

Pirates Baseball At PNC Park

Thursday, July 26

Join us for a night of Pirates baseball at PNC Park, consistently voted the best ballpark in America. Roundtrip bus service will be provided to and from the host hotel before and after the game.​ Pirates vs Mets

Hourly Bus Shuttle for the "on your own, self guided tours"

With so much to do in Pittsburgh and it's surrounding neighborhoods, it was impossible to determine, or have all the tours that would satisfy everyone's desires. So we decided to offer a bus shuttle service go to different areas of the city, on different days. ​ ​

We plan on having the bus make a loop to, and then back to, the host hotel every hour. Each day the bus runs will concentrate on a different area of the city. Maps, ideas, activities will be provided in the goody bags that the conventioneers will receive, or by asking at the registration, or hospitality desk. The hotel can also provide information. ​ ​

A $5 fee will be assessed per rider , per day, on the pre-registration form, with wrist bands issued for each day. Additional wristbands will be made for purchase if needed.​ The $5 fee is a cost savings over most parking lots in the city, along without having the hassle to find a parking space, so you can relax and enjoy the city.

Convention Sponsors

Official sponsor of the Economy Run

Car Winner- j. bodnar #1302!

You must be a CORSA member, convention registrant, and paid entry fee for the event to participate. All events are open for general public viewing.

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