Prairie Capital Corvair Association

Prairie Capital Corvair Association, PCCA, is a group of Corvair owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the Corvair automobile. PCCA has been a sanctioned chapter of CORSA ,the Corvair Society of America since 1977. PCCA meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month at the Rochester, IL Community Center.

Contact PCCA at or snail mail to P.O. Box 954, Springfield, IL 62705

Calendar of Events  Corvair Links   Pictures  Officers/Contacts   Editor's Story of the Corvair   Newsletters

To Join or renew use this form: 2022 PCCA Membership Form   Its in pdf format.
Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer.

The 3nd Annual Corvair Musuem Classic -- Corvair, Next Generation -- was held May 18-22, 2021  in Springfeild Illinois.

Mini Results and Rally answers are posted here  2021 Mini Convention Results

For more information visit the 2021 Mini Convention

Sample PCCA June 2018 Newsletter in pdf format. Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer.


Bi-Annual By-Law Review Documnets. Current PCCA's dated 07-01-2020 2020 By-laws in pdf format.

new link -- May 2017, 1960 Sedan in England - formerly Bob Nicholson's all original sedan. 60 Sedans in England
Prairie Capital Corvair Assoicition on Facebook PCCA Facebook

Calendar of Events and Meetings

Meeting Location – will be the Corvair Museum. Take exit 88 from I-55, from either direction, head west – turn right if you are traveling south on I-55, left if traveling north. Follow the road as it curves to the left, south. Go straight at the stop light (turning right takes you to Chatham). The Museum is 1.3 miles from the stop light on the right hand side – just past the Double J campgrounds. The building was the location of Elite Classic Cars a few years ago.

2022 PCCA Calendar

May 14, 2022 PCCA goes on Tour. LOCATION: Flesor’s Candy Kitchen in Tuscola at noon for lunch and brief meeting. Tour Douglas County Museum at 11:15 and Atwood Museum at 1:15 pm. caravan from Springfield 6th st Walmart 9:30am

June 11, 2022 PCCA Meeting at the Pawnee Auto Show 1:00pm. LOCATION: Pawnee Prairie Days Show field, exact locaiton TBD

June 12, 2022 Tremont Turkey Festival -- Car show Tremont Illinois

July 9, 2022 PCCA Meeting at the Museum 2:00-4:00 pm. LOCATION: CPF Corvair Museum (exit 88 off I-55)

July 12-16, 2022 CORSA Convention in Peachtree City. Just south of Atlanta Georgia.

August 15 - PCCA Corvairs on Display at the Illinois State Fair PCCA Meeting at the Fair 1:00 pm Location: Illinois State Fair near the Rt 66 Display/Ethnic Village

August 20, 2022 PCCA Morning Tour to Pekin Museum - plus lunch and maybe another museum in the afternoon

August 21, 2022 Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet Sunday, Pinckneyville, IL Sponsored by the Egyptian Antique Auto Club - Judging at 1:00pm

September 8-10 CPF Museum Event, in conjunction with the SOS Auto Show. Thursday, Sept 8 - Welcome dinner at the Museum. Friday - Rte 66 Road Tour, SOS Show Welcome Party. Sat - SOS Auto Show (Judged and Display)

September 10, 2002 Secretary of State Auto Show, Springfield Illinois, PCCA meeting at show - 1:00pm

September 29 - October 2, 2022. Great Plains Corvair Roundup. North Kansas City. Looks like Heart of America Corvair Owners Assn is the host this year

Oct 8, 2022, PCCA Meeting at the CPF Corvair Museum, 2-4pm. Anticipated Program, Historic items presented by Bill and Shelby Berta

Check out the calendar of events at CORSA's website. CORSA Calendar


The Chevrolet Corvair

Simply A Fun Car to Drive.

Corvair Travel Tips in pdf format.


PCCA Member Corvairs - Pictures !

  • July 10, 2010 LLCC Autox Pictures LLCC Springfield Illinois
  • Oct 18, 2008 Autox Pictures Rantoul Illinois


    Corvair Links

    Virtual 'Vairs Home Page

    CORSA Home Page

    Gary Aube's facinating Corvair Site

    VIN Decoding Information on the Bay State Corvairs home page.

    Terry Kalp's Corvair pages

    Cathy Pivonka's web page. More pictures of that 1960 coupe

    Midwest Classic Insurance

    Jay Lenos Garage Rampside video

    PCCA Home

    Prairie Capital Corvair Association Officers

    Board of Directors

    Download a copy of PCCA's By-laws in pdf format. Left Click to view. Right Click to save a copy to your computer. By-Laws are dated 10-08-2014

    Contact PCCA at or snail mail to P.O. Box 954, Springfield, IL 62705

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    The FlatSix Editor rambles. Disclaimer, the following is Tim's opinion and not necessarily those of the Club.

    The Corvair was introduced in the fall of 1959 as an economy, family car. Period ads toted its air cooled engine, four wheel independent suspension and fuel economy. Production ceased in 1969 after more than 1.7 million vehicles were produced and sold. The last 3 years produced fewer than 60,000 cars as GM had already conducted the Corvair's funeral.

    The Corvair could be said to have missed its market. As an economy car, the Ford Falcon and later the Chevy II were more accepted by the general public. The Corvair was too expensive to produce and its unconventional styling and engineering were too much to sway the economy minded.

    Contrary to reports by Ralph Nader, the car handles quite well. In 1971, the US Department of Transportation conducted tests that basically disproved what Nader wrote in his book, Unsafe at any Speed. The Chevy Corvair was not removed from the road because of this book, but because it so successfully inspired the creation of the pony cars - the Mustang, Camaro, GTO, Malibu SS and others as well as the compacts Nova, Falcon and others.

    However, as an European Style Sports car, the Corvair was an inspiration. In fact, the sporty Corvair Monza inspired the creation of the Mustang, which in turn inspired the Camaro, GTO, AMC and other muscle cars. Tell this to your friends the next time they sneer and ask "why do you drive a Corvair?"

    Sources: "The Corvair Decade" by Tony Fiore. "Corvair Affair" by Mike Knepper. Numerous Corvair Enthusiasts.


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