Second annual Corvairitis Treatment Day brings together enthusiasts from 3 provinces and 2 states!
Corvairitis Treatment Day expanded this year to include a full weekend of fun for those so inclined. Saturday 10 members of WCC and CORSA Northwest joined up to be part of the Langley Cruise-In. This event is the largest on the west coast, boasting an expected turn out of 2500 cars. However a full day of rain kept some participants away, but not many, and certainly not this group of 'vair enthusiasts. Being our first time we wanted to make as big a splash (pardon the pun) as possible. Working together with the organizers we were able to ensure that all of the WCC participants received the same staging card. Doing this allowed us to park as a group, something no other club made an effort to do.
Having shrouded rear engines permitted the 'vairs to keep their deck lids up, which the rows of conventionally powered cars were unable to do. All those 'vairs lined up next to one and other attracted quite a bit of attention. The crowds really grew each time a car was turned on, usually to warm up an owner. People sure do like to watch that fan belt go round and round eh!
The convoy headed out for Squamish around 4:00, but Vancouver traffic was conspiring against us, and the weather didn't help either. After some bumper to bumper and then a bit of a white knuckle drive up to Squamish, everybody arrived safely at the Super 8 Motel. The next morning folks were up bright and early as a absolutely gorgeous day dawned amidst some of the most spectacular scenery on the west coast. Windex, chamois, and even vacuum cleaners appeared as folks began to polish the chrome in time for the event kick off.
James and Lori Hogarth did a fantastic job finding the site, arraigning the host hotel, the banquet and laying out the afternoon cruise. The success of this years event is due solely to their hard work and dedication. On behalf of WCC I would like to extend a heart felt "Thank You" for all your hard work.
In total we had 27 Corvairs make the drive up the Sea to Sky Highway to participate. This
was slightly down from last years event, due mostly to the distance and the previous days
weather. However, more gratifying was the number of people that made the trip without
their 'vair. Members drove and even flew in from as far away as Edmonton to participate.
As much as I enjoy the cars, it is the great people that make WCC worthwhile, and it is
fantastic to see new friendships develop as our members get to know each other.