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  • Click for RESULTS OF SURVEYS ========================================= ========================================================== SIGNIFICANT DATES IN THE HISTORY OF CORVAIRS OF NEW MEXICO ========================================================== =1959= Jul 7 First day of production of the 1960 Corvair. Oct 2 Corvair introduced to the public. Considered CORVAIR BIRTHDAY. 1960 through 1964 Corvairs are considered "Early" models. =1961= General Motors offers two turbocharged cars this year: Oldsmobile's 1962 "F-85 Cutlass" with turbocharged V-8 engine and Corvair's 1962 "Monza Spyder" with 150-HP turbocharged flat-6 engine. =1963= (Fall) Introduction of 1964 Corvairs with improved rear suspension. It is still a "swing axle" but has a transverse leaf spring for significantly improved handling. The "Spyder" is now its own model, no longer part of the "Monza" models. Some feel the 1964s are the "best" early models. =1964= (Fall) Introduction of redesigned Corvairs with independent rear suspension. "Spyder" name dropped. "Corsa" name introduced, available with either a 180-HP turbo engine or a 4-carburetor 140-HP engine. 1965 through 1969 Corvairs are considered "Late" models. =1965= (Fall) Introduction of the 1966 models, arguably the last Corvair with actual improvements in design. Last year for 180-HP turbo engines. Nov 30 Publication of "UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED" by Ralph Nader. 1) Some see the book as the main factor in the death of the Corvair. 2) It may be the reason GM didn't kill the Corvair until the 1969 model. =1966= (Fall) For the 1967 model year the 140-HP engine is dropped. Later it is reinstated due to popular demand. California models had "air pumps" to comply with smog control regulations. =1968= All Corvairs had "air pumps" to comply with federal smog regulations. =1969= May 14 Last day of Corvair production. Jul The Corvair Society of America (CORSA) is founded. =1973= May 17 Mark L. Morgan, a student at the University of New Mexico, leaves notes on Corvair windshields in Albuquerque telling owners about the national CORSA organization and about the nearest Corvair club: Rocky Mountain CORSA in Denver. Jun 19 Jim Pittman joins Rocky Mountain CORSA as the nearest Corvair club. Sep 29 Jim joins National CORSA and gets back issues of the CORSA Quarterly. =1974= Mar 5 Pete Colburn writes to CORSA to obtain a list of all members in New Mexico. He writes a letter to each member, asking if they'd like to get together to form a Corvair Club. Mar 9 Jim phones Pete Colburn and they discuss starting a Corvair club. Other New Mexico CORSA members contact Pete. Mar 17 Pete Colburn organizes a meeting of several local Corvair owners on a Sunday at the large adobe house of Carl Johnson on Griegos Road NW in Albuquerque. Those attending agree to hold a formal meeting to set up a Corvair club the following month. Attending the March meeting: Carl Johnson, Pete Colburn, Jim Pittman and a couple with a gray late sedan with air conditioning and 175x13 Michelin-ZX tires. They never came to any more meetings. There are several others at this meeting, but apparently no one preserved a complete list. Apr 10 The first meeting of a group of Corvair enthusiasts is held on a Wednesday at the home of Pete Colburn's parents. We agree to start a Corvair club and name it CORVAIRS OF NEW MEXICO. Our first president is Mark Morgan who is a UNM student. Club dues are set at $ 5 per year. Those present at this first formal meeting were: Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Francis Boydston Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Pete Colburn Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Rick Grable Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Dale Housley Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Carl Johnson Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Mark Morgan Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Jim Pittman Apr 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Duncan Puett Apr 23 Second Club meeting - We meet at Duncan Puett's shop in the Albuquerque south valley. We see some of Duncan's Corvair-powered race cars. May 7 Third Club meeting - We meet at ED BLACK'S CHEVROLET on San Mateo NE. Our sponsor there is Milton Sanchez, an award-winning Chevrolet salesman. Aug 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Sylvan Zuercher Sep 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Bill Reider Oct 1 Francis Boydston organizes a Corvair car show at Winrock Shopping Center. Oct 18 The First CNM Car Show "under the pyramid" at Winrock Shopping Center. Dec 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Hector Gongora Dec 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Steve Gongora Dec 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Elliott "Bud" Knapp Dec 1974 JOINED CNM ===== Joel Nash Dec 19 Mark Morgan puts together and mails out our first newsletter, a special "Christmas Issue" whose cover date is January 1975. It is Vol 1 Nr 1. Who were the original officers during 1974 and 1975? Mark Morgan recalls that he became president in 1974 mostly by default. Steve Gongora acted as Vice-President although he wasn't elected. Dirk Coffman acted as Treasurer. When he quit, Mark got his friend Larry Saunders to take the job. Jim remembers that Pete wanted to run things, but the rest of us didn't vote for him, so he more or less drifted away from the Club. Jim also remembers that when Mark left Albuquerque to go on duty with the Navy, Pete suggested that he and Jim take over editing the Newsletter. Jim was not interested in editing a newsletter at that time, nor would he have wanted to be a co-editor. =1975= Jan 24 The February 1975 issue of the newsletter is mailed. Feb 24 The March 1975 issue of the newsletter is mailed. Mar 4 Our 13th club meeting is at HOUSE OF COVERS, Hector & Steve Gongora. Mar 17 1st Anniversary Jul 1975 JOINED CNM ===== LeRoy Rogers Aug 22-23-24 Western Division Mini-Convention in Denver Oct 7 We hold our first elections for club officers: * President: Sylvan Zuercher * Vice-president: Joel Nash * Secretary/treasurer: Steve Gongora Dec Jim puts together a survey questionnaire and distributs it to the members. There were few responses. Dec 30 We have an Executive Meeting to plan future club activities. Attending: Sylvan Zuercher, Joel Nash, Steve Gongora, Francis Boydston, Jim Pittman Mark Morgan continues to edit and publish our newsletter until he graduates from UNM and goes on active duty with the Navy. =1976= Jan 1976 JOINED CNM ===== James Giblin Feb 3 Bill Reider: tech talk on distributors Mar 17 2nd Anniversary Apr 6 Glen Thompson takes over as newsletter editor, May 1976 issue May 5 We meet at Ed Black's Chevrolet May ? The club has a high-speed trip to Bandelier via Madrid and Cerillos Jul 1976 JOINED CNM ===== Tarmo Sutt Jul 1976 JOINED CNM ===== Mike Stickler Aug 13-15 The club's second car show at Winrock Center July: Members of CNM and Rocky Mountain CORSA of Denver organize a meeting for Corvair owners in the southwest. Although not called by that name, this is considered the first "TRI-STATE" event and is held in Montrose, CO. =1977= (1977-Jan-01) Club dues increased: $ 7 per year May 1977 JOINED CNM ===== Jerry Goffe Mar 17 3rd Anniversary =1978= Jan Jim becomes newsletter editor with the Jan-Feb 1978 issue, Vol 4, Nr 1 Mar 17 4th Anniversary Dec 6 Club members want a new name for the newsletter Dec 8 The club has the first of several dinners at the Bella Vista Restaurant =1979= March By popular vote, the newsletter is named ENCHANTED CORVAIRS (Vol.5 Nr.3) Mar 7 George Brazil talks about his Corvair Spyder and its high performance Mar 17 5th Anniversary Apr 29 The club's third (and last) car show at Winrock Center May 20 The club participates in a car show held at the Fairgrounds Jun 6 George Morin: tech talk on idler pulley repair Sep 5 Ike Meissner: tech talk on water in gasoline Sep 23 The club participates in the New Mexico State Fair Car Show =1980= Jan 24 Ike Meissner dies after a traffic accident in his Greenbrier Mar 17 6th Anniversary Apr 2 Bill Reider: tech talk on carburetor synchronization Apr The newsletter starts transition from typewriter to Apple II computer May 7 Bill Reider: tech talk on ignition, distributors May 30 First issue of the newsletter (Vol.6 Nr.6) to be edited with Apple II Jun 4 Bill Reider: tech talk on turbo mufflers, part numbers Aug 6 We have a speaker on the city's proposed auto emissions inspections Dec 3 Robin DeVore: tech talk on Powerglide transmissions =1981= Jan 7 Robin DeVore: tech talk on carpets Feb 4 Robin DeVore: tech talk on alternators, generators Mar 4 Someone gives a tech talk on Corvair suspension Mar 17 7th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Our Friendly Dragon Pours Honey on a Police Car Apr 1 Someone gives a tech talk on slalom/autocross insurance Apr 22 The board discusses raising dues Jun 3 There's no one with a key at Ed Black's so we meet outdoors (1981-Jul-01) Club dues increased: $10 per year Aug 5 The club discusses attending the CORSA Convention in Denver Aug 19 The board discusses the "100% CORSA" question Aug 23 Economy Run trip to VERY LARGE ARRAY radio telescope near Socorro Sep 2 Bob Philips: tech talk on body work Oct 7 Someone gives a tech talk on city zoning laws Nov 4 George Morin: tech talk on fuel gauge Dec 2 CNM is incorporated in the state of New Mexico Dec 2 George Morin: tech talk on ignition =1982= Jan 6 Bill Reider: tech talk on carburetors Feb 3 Knighton: tech talk on cams Feb 1982 JOINED CNM ===== Jack Bryan Mar 3 Bob Philips: tech talk on painting Mar 17 8th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Cover Showed Rare Corvair-Only Parts Apr 7 Bob Wilson: tech talk on cylinder heads May 5 Jim Saunders: tech talk on filters Jun 2 Bill Reider: tech talk on carburetors Jul 7 Dan Mowery: tech talk on upholstery Aug 4 George Morin: tech talk on steering gear Aug 1982 JOINED CNM ===== Robert Gold Sep 1 LeRoy Rogers shows 35mm slides from the Syracuse CORSA Convention Oct 2 The club makes a trip to Trinity site near Tularosa Oct 6 Someone gives a tech talk on license plates Nov 3 George Morin, Bill Reider: tech talk on rear axles Dec 1 Someone gives a tech talk on brakes =1983= Jan 5 George Morin: tech talk on cylinder heads Feb 2 DeWolf: tech talk on speedometers Feb 16 The club makes a bid to CORSA for the 1987 Convention Mar 2 Bob Williams: tech talk on batteries Mar 17 9th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Cover: Automotive Smorgasbord. APRIL FOOL FEATURE: New Member: Tom Joad (Played by Henry Fonda) Apr 6 Kelly Transmissions: tech talk on Corvair transmissions Apr 20 The board discusses club insurance and the 1987 Convention Apr 24 Rallymaster Bill Reider puts on a CNM sports car rally May 4 Jim Pittman: tech talk on shifter bushing repair May 1983 JOINED CNM ===== Chuck Vertrees May 22 The club participates in a NMCCC Car Show Jun 1 We have some 35mm filmstrips on Corvairs from General Motors Jun 12 Sylvan Zuercher puts on a club Economy Run Jul 6 Ratification of the Constitution of Corvairs of New Mexico v.1.0 Jul 6 George Morin: tech talk on Lakewood '64 suspension Jul The CORSA Convention is in Seattle Aug 10 Jerry Goffe shows 35mm slides from the Seattle Convention Aug 20 Club trip to the Chama NM to Antonito CO narrow gauge railroad Sep 7 LeRoy Rogers shows 35mm slides on the Seattle Convention Oct 5 Jim Pittman shows 35mm slides on the Chama narrow gauge railroad Nov 2 John Haynes shows 35mm slides on the NMCCC Car Show Dec 7 Someone gives a tech talk on tires Dec 1983 JOINED CNM ===== John McMahan Dec 8 The club has a Christmas dinner party =1984= Jan 4 George Morin: tech talk on seals Feb 1 Dave Clauson: tech talk on turbochargers Mar 7 Steve Gongora: tech talk on upholstery Mar 17 10th Anniversary Mar 18 Corvairs of New Mexico 10th birthday party APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Jigsaw Puzzle Picture of Corvair Apr 4 Jim Pittman gives a preview of the upcoming club rally Apr 8 Rallymasters Bill Reider & Jim Pittman put on CNM sports car rally May 2 The club has GM Movies on 1961 Corvairs driving through Central America Jun 20 The club participates in a NMCCC Car Show Jul 8 The club has an "Econorun" to Bandelier National Monument Aug 1 George Morin: tech talk on throttle bar Sep 4 No key to Ed Black's, so another meeting under the stars Sep 9 The club tours the Atomic Museum at Kirtland AFB Oct 3 Bill McClellan: tech talk on welding Oct 7 The club has an "Aspencade" to the Santa Fe ski basin Nov 7 Jerry Goffe shows 35mm slides from England, Scotland, Ireland Dec 5 A GM Movie: The Methodical Man (1960 Corvair introduction) Dec 8 The club has its annual Christmas dinner party =1985= Feb 6 Our program: video on Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Feb 10 The club has a Garage Tour Mar 6 Clark's Corvair Parts 35mm slide & video tape presentation Mar 17 11th Anniversary Mar 24 The club has a car display APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Cover: NASA Space Shuttle Apr 3 George Morin: tech talk on synthetic rubber reproduced parts Apr 21 The club participates in a Z-Club sports car rally May 5 The club attends the Albuquerque Museum / NMCCC Car Show May 19 The club has a caravan to the Jemez Mountains May 26 Z-Club sports car road rally Jun 5 The club tours Ed Black's new car showroom Jun 16 The club has an "Econorun" to Elephant Butte Jul 3 The club has a Santa Fe dinner meeting Aug 7 Our program: The Great American Race 1984; Clark's on TV Sep 4 The club makes a group order for fire extinguishers Sep 28 The club participates in a Swap Meet at the city yards Oct 2 Howard Bryan: a talk on filming a Lakewood commercial Nov 1985 JOINED CNM ===== Larry Blair Dec 4 DMV speakers on the city's seat belt law and on getting a title Dec 10 The club has its Christmas dinner party =1986= Jan 8 George Morin: tech talk on nickel-plating. Films: drinking, accidents Feb 5 Clark's 35mm slide & video tape presentation on interior restoration Mar 5 Chuck Rumschlag, THE COLOR WORKS: restoring old cars Mar 17 12th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: The cover was printed "backwards" Apr 19 The first great balloon photo session with Corvairs Apr 20 Bill Hector & Chuck Vertrees put on a "Blue-Gray" CNM sports car rally May 7 George Morin: reproduced rubber parts. AAA representative sales talk May 18 Albuquerque Museum / NMCCC Car Show Jun 4 Bill Reider: tech talk on car photography Jun ? The 2nd TRI-STATE, Montrose, Colorado. Sponsor CNM Jul 2 Jim Pittman: 35mm slides from CNM events Jul 13 We have an "Econorun" to El Moro (Inscription Rock) Aug 6 Jerry Goffe: video from the Meet at Montrose, Colorado Nov 1 The club has a Santa Fe dinner meeting Dec 3 Bill Reider sponsors a photo contest. We visit Ed Black's showroom Dec 6 At our Christmas dinner party we propose an IKE MEISSNER AWARD =1987= Jan 7 Mark Morgan (on active duty with the Navy) visits us Feb 4 Our program is a Video: Car Ads from the Fifties Mar 4 LeRoy Rogers conducts our first auction to raise money Mar 17 13th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Collection of April Tech Tips for Saving Energy Apr 1 Len Skully: tech talk on etching VIN on glass May 6 Bill Reider: tech talk on distributors May xx The 3rd TRI-STATE, Ouray, Colorado. Sponsor RMC Jun 3 Jerry Goffe: video from the Meet at at Ouray, Colorado Jun 3 LeRoy Rogers conducts our second auction money-maker Jun 14 Club has an "Econorun" to Carrizozo, Valley of Fires State Park Aug 9 The club has another Santa Fe dinner meeting Sep 2 LeRoy Rogers conducts an auction Oct 7 George DeClerque: tech talk on powder painting Oct 1987 JOINED CNM ===== H. C. "Lube" Lubert Nov 4 Our program consists of rather poor quality Corvair videos Dec 2 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Bill Hector =1988= Jan 6 Our speaker is J. Compton of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Feb 3 LeRoy Rogers conducts an auction (1988-Mar-01) Club dues increased: $12 for 12 months - $25 for 26 months Mar 2 At our birthday party, our speaker is "Mark Twain" Mar 17 14th Anniversary Apr 6 Bruce Phillips: tech talk on paint Apr 24 East mountains: CNM sports car rally May 4 Bill Reider: tech talk on tune-ups May xx The 4th TRI-STATE, Canon City, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC Jun 1 Jerry Goffe: video from the Meet at Canon City, Colorado Jul 6 LeRoy Rogers conducts an auction Aug 3 Our program is a video: "Secrets of Master Mechanic" Sep 7 Sylvan Zuercher: tech talk on carburetor overhaul Sep 17 Club has an "Econorun" to Las Vegas, Montezuma Castle, Fort Union Dec 7 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Jerry Goffe =1989= Jan 1989 JOINED CNM ===== Wendell Walker Mar Our newsletter is a special 15th anniversary edition Mar 17 15th Anniversary Mar 1 Mr Stapp: tech talk on carbon monoxide, oxygenated fuels APRIL FOOL FEATURE: 1965 Mustang on the Cover Apr 5 Auction Apr 23 CNM sports car rally May 3 Member Tom Martin tells us about an FBI case Jun 7 Terry Hanson: tech talk on performance tires DATE? The 5th TRI-STATE, Red River, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM Jul 5 We have a video on the Meet at Red River Aug 2 The Great Newsletter Debate Sep 6 Frank Skidmore: tech talk on Old Age Sep 10 Sylvan's "Econorun" to Doc Long picnic area in the Sandias Nov 1989 JOINED CNM ===== Robert McBreen Dec 6 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: LeRoy Rogers Dec 6 Sylvan Zuercher takes on the Treasurer job =1990= Feb 1990 JOINED CNM ===== Frank Stadler Mar 17 16th Anniversary Jun 6 The 6th TRI-STATE, Durango, Colorado. Sponsor RMC Aug 1990 JOINED CNM ===== Mary Lou & Mark Martinek Aug 19 Sylvan Zuercher "Econorun" to El Morro, Grants, Mining Museum Oct 1990 JOINED CNM ===== Debbie & Dennis Pleau Nov 21 Bill Reider suggests we provide a "New Member Packet" to new members Dec 5 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Jim Pittman =1991= Mar 17 17th Anniversary Apr 3 Bill Reider distributes copies of "THE CARE & FEEDING OF YOUR CORVAIR" Jun 5 The 7th TRI-STATE, Gunnison, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC Aug 11 Club "Econorun" to Quarai and Estancia with lunch at the Co-Op Dec 4 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Sylvan Zuercher =1992= (1992-Jan-01) Club dues increased: $15 for 12 months - $30 for 26 months Mar Ed Black's Chevrolet is being sold to Casa Chevrolet (Ken & Cindy Johns) Mar 17 18th Anniversary Apr 5 Dennis Pleau: CNM sports car rally in Rio Rancho May 6 The 8th TRI-STATE, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM May 30 Club "Econorun" to Fort Union May 1992 JOINED CNM ===== Oliver Scheflow Jun 28 CNM members help move cars from Ed Black's to Casa Chevrolet Aug 5 Meeting at CASA CHEVROLET Oct 1992 JOINED CNM ===== Hurley Wilvert Oct 1992 JOINED CNM ===== Jon Anderson Nov 1992 JOINED CNM ===== Walter Huntoon Dec 2 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Bill Reider =1993= Mar 17 19th Anniversary Apr 7 We received a letter from CORSA asking us to bid on the 1996 Convention May 5 The 9th TRI-STATE, Alamosa, Colorado. Sponsor RMC Aug 3 Debbie Pleau presents our bid to CORSA for the 1996 Convention. Aug 3 The theme will be "Vairs in the Air" and the location Albuquerque, NM Oct 11 First committee meeting at Pleau residence to plan the 1996 Convention Dec 1 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Steve Gongora =1994= Jan 1994 JOINED CNM ===== Mark Domzalski Mar 17 20th Anniversary Apr 17 Chuck Vertrees: Photo Rally on "South 14" May 4 The 10th TRI-STATE, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC July 10 CNM "Econorun" to Mountainair and Quarai Nov **** David Huntoon Dec 7 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Mike Stickler =1995= Mar 17 21st Anniversary May 3 The 11th TRI-STATE, Red River Rendezvous II, Red River, NM. Sponsor CNM Oct 15 Chuck Vertrees: Test run the Photo Rally for the 1996 CORSA Convention Dec 6 New meeting room at CASA CHEVROLET Dec 9 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Chuck Vertrees =1996= Jan First mention of "Virtual Vairs" in our newsletter. Mar 17 22nd Anniversary Apr 14 Chuck Vertrees: Test run the Photo Rally for the 1996 CORSA Convention May 1 The 12th TRI-STATE, Montrose, Colorado. Sponsor RMC May Board meeting: discuss setting up a club web page - who can do it? Jun 5 "VAIRS IN THE AIR" CORSA Convention, Albuquerque, NM Sep 14 First CNM cleanup of our mile of Old Route 66. Ollie Scheflow Nov ? Complete our report on the 1996 CORSA Convention Dec 7 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Debbie Pleau =1997= Mar First mention of CORSA's Home Page in our newsletter. Mar 17 23rd Anniversary Jun 17 The 13th TRI-STATE, Gunnison, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC Aug 25 Francis Boydston died, age 76 Sep 17 The board discusses a FRANCIS BOYDSTON AWARD - "Saint Francis of Corvair" Dec 6 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Mark Domzalski =1998= Mar 17 24th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Tech Tips from Bubba's Garage May 6 The 14th TRI-STATE, Lake City, Colorado. Sponsor CNM May 6 BOYDSTON AWARD: Jim Pittman /// CNM Dec 6 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Wendell Walker =1999= Mar 17 25th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Campaign Promises of Political Hacks Jun 2 The 15th TRI-STATE, Salida, Colorado. Sponsor RMC Jun 2 BOYDSTON AWARD: Kay & Tarmo Sutt /// CNM Jul 1999 JOINED CNM ===== Richard Foster Nov 1999 JOINED CNM ===== Douglas Gadomski Dec 1 Our last meeting at CASA CHEVROLET Dec 5 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Dennis Pleau During 1999 the newsletter transitions from Apple II to Macintosh computer =2000= Jan 5 Our first meeting at GALLES CHEVROLET. Sponsor: Joe Trujillo Jan 5 Dennis Pleau announces he has set up CNM's official web site Jan 5 Sometime during 2000 Jim Pittman started his "Newsletter" web page Feb 2000 JOINED CNM ===== John Dinsdale Mar 17 26th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: A Poem For Springge - by - Sir Geoffrey May 3 The 16th TRI-STATE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM May 3 BOYDSTON AWARD: Sylvan Zuercher /// CNM Jun 2000 JOINED CNM ===== Richard Finch Dec 3 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Rita Gongora Dec 6 Steve Gongora assumes the maintenance of CNM's official web site =2001= Jan 2001 JOINED CNM ===== John Wiker Mar 17 27th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Spelling Checker Poem May 19 The 17th TRI-STATE, Manitu Springs, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC May 19 BOYDSTON AWARD: Ruth & Steve Goodman /// Rocky Mountain CORSA Jun 2001 JOINED CNM ===== Gordon Johnson Aug 2001 JOINED CNM ===== Steve Johnson Oct 3 SPECIAL AWARD: Mark Domzalski - for service as CORSA President Dec 2 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Oliver Scheflow =2002= Mar 17 28th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Etch-A-Sketch Tech Support May 18 The 18th TRI-STATE, Grand Junction, Colorado. Sponsor RMC May 18 BOYDSTON AWARD: Rita & Steve Gongora /// CNM Jul 2002 JOINED CNM ===== Kevin Sullivan Aug 2002 JOINED CNM ===== Larry Hickerson Dec 2002 JOINED CNM ===== Roger Pape Dec (Note: the Meissner Award was postponed until March 2003) =2003= Mar 09 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Anne Mae Gold Mar 17 29th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURES: Encrypted Cover Captions. Story: Leaves As Mulch May 2003 JOINED CNM ===== John Myers May 31 The 19th TRI-STATE, Raton, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM May 31 BOYDSTON AWARD: Bill Reider /// CNM Aug 2003 JOINED CNM ===== Ray Trujillo =2004= Mar 17 30th Anniversary Mar 27 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Larry Blair May 22 The 20th TRI-STATE, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC May 22 BOYDSTON AWARD: Ben Benzel /// Pikes Peak Corvair Club Jun 2 Ratification of the Constitution of Corvairs of New Mexico v.2.0 =2005= Mar 17 31st Anniversary Mar 26 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Robert Gold APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Maxims For Test Pilots May 21 The 21st TRI-STATE, Ouray, Colorado. Sponsor RMC May 21 BOYDSTON AWARD: Wendell Walker /// CNM Jul 30 Enchanted Corvairs: First Place, CORSA 2005 Chapter Newsletter Awards Oct 2005 JOINED CNM ===== Vickie & Pat Hall Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,189 times since 20-Feb-2001 Oct 20 Average hits 2005 = 683 /year 22 /month 13 /week 2 /day =2006= Jan 2006 JOINED CNM ===== Dan Palmer Mar 1 Our last meeting at GALLES CHEVROLET. We left Galles due to continual problems with parking, occasional problems with availability of the meeting room, and always, the steep stairway to the second floor. Mar 17 32nd Anniversary Mar 18 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Tarmo Sutt APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Flying Saucers in Tularosa by Richard Finch Apr 5 Our first meeting at HIGHLAND SENIOR CENTER location, 131 Monroe NE Apr 8 CNM "Econorun" to Madrid Jun 03 The 22nd TRI-STATE, Montrose, Colorado. Sponsor CNM Jun 08 BOYDSTON AWARD: LeRoy Rogers /// CNM Sep 2006 JOINED CNM ===== Dick Cochran Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 1,690 times since 20-Oct-2005 Oct 20 Average hits 2006 = 1,690 /year 141 /month 32 /week 5 /day Dec 2006 JOINED CNM ===== Art Gold =2007= Jan 3 Version 1 of the Newsletter CD is available Mar 10 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: David Huntoon Mar 17 33rd Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Road Test of Ford GT by "Windy" Walker May 19 The 23rd TRI-STATE, Monte Vista, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC May 19 BOYDSTON AWARD: John Koll /// Pikes Peak Corvair Club Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 2,201 times since 20-Oct-2006 Oct 20 Average hits 2007 = 2,201 /year 183 /month 42 /week 6 /day =2008= Jan 29 A survey was published in the February newsletter. Six people responded Mar 15 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Heula Pittman Mar 17 34th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: The New CNM Airline with Enron-Green Paint Apr 5 Chuck Vertrees: CNM sports car rally May 16 The 24th TRI-STATE, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Sponsor RMC May 17 BOYDSTON AWARD: Debbie & Dennis Pleau /// PPCC and CNM Jun 2008 JOINED CNM ===== Fred Riggs II Jun 2008 JOINED CNM ===== Curtis L Shimp Jun 2008 JOINED CNM ===== Tommie Anderson (2008-Jul-02) Club dues increased: $25 for 12 months - $50 for 26 months Aug 2008 JOINED CNM ===== Russ McDuffie Oct 11 Chuck Vertrees: CNM "Econorun" Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,322 times since 20-Oct-2007 Oct 20 Average hits 2008 = 3,322 /year 277 /month 64 /week 9 /day =2009= Jan 2009 JOINED CNM ===== Darlene & Bill Darcy Mar 7 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Ray Trujillo Mar 14 Tour of THE COLOR WORKS, Los Lunas, NM Mar 17 35th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Tarmo's Motorcycle on Cover. Poem on New 1960 Compact Cars May 14 40 years ago: the last day of Corvair production was 14 May 1969 May 29 50 years ago: the first day of production of the Corvair, 29 May 1959 May 29-30-31 The 25th TRI-STATE, Taos, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM May 30 BOYDSTON AWARD: Pat Hall /// CNM Aug 2009 JOINED CNM ===== Alan Gold Oct 2 -- Fifty years ago today the first Corvairs were displayed to the public by Chevrolet dealers Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 13,836 times since 20-Oct-2008 Oct 20 Average hits 2009 = 13,836 /year 1,153 /month 266 /week 38 /day Dec 2009 JOINED CNM ===== Larry Yoffee Dec 18 Galles Chevrolet cannot formally sponsor CNM this year. Maybe next year? We thank Galles Chevrolet for their sponsorship for many years =2010= Mar 17 36th Anniversary Mar 21 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Ruth Boydston APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Two Citroens on the Cover. Encounter in 1964: Ralph (Who?) Apr 21 Open House at Galles Chevrolet / Galles Collision Center restoration shop May 21-22-23 The 26th TRI-STATE, Canon City, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC May 22 BOYDSTON AWARD: Garrie Fox /// Pikes Peak Corvair Club Jun 25 Enchanted Corvairs: Third Place, CORSA 2010 Chapter Newsletter Awards July Galles Chevrolet will no longer be able to sponsor Corvairs of New Mexico Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 4,082 times since 20-Oct-2009 Oct 20 Average hits 2010 = 4,082 /year 340 /month 78 /week 11 /day =2011= Jan 5 Version 2 of the Newsletter CD is available Feb 2011 JOINED CNM ===== Angela & Wesley Heiss Mar 6 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Brenda Stickler [ This is the final MEISSNER AWARD ] Mar 17 37th Anniversary APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Left-right reversed, Photoshopped Rear Cover Jun 3-4-5 The 27th TRI-STATE, Red River, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM Jun 4 BOYDSTON AWARD: Chuck Vertrees /// CNM Jul 6 Our first meeting at the NORTH DOMINGO BACA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER Jul 30 Denver CORSA Convention. TARMO SUTT's red 1966 turbo Corsa convertible was one of the concours stars. Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 4,626 times since 20-Oct-2010 Oct 20 Average hits 2011 = 4,626 /year 386 /month 89 /week 13 /day =2012= Jan 24 Version 3 of the Newsletter CD may now be ordered. Feb 17 Mail our chapter report to CORSA. Don't mail $3.00 fees yet. Mar 01 Deadline for CORSA's new chapter rule (requiring that chapters pay $3 per each non-CORSA member) has been postponed to a later date in 2012. Mar 17 38th Anniversary -- TOMATO CAFE, Albuquerque Mar 17 CNM MEMBERS OF THE YEAR AWARD: Heula & Jim Pittman APRIL FOOL FEATURE: "Vair-iations on a Theme" -- modified Corvairs Apr 22 "Spring Fling: Corvairs-only Car Show at Target, I-25 / Paseo del Norte May 2012 JOINED CNM ===== Joan & Murray Bruskin May 2012 JOINED CNM ===== Judy Jaramillo May 18-19-20 The 28th TRI-STATE, Salida, Colorado. Sponsor RMC May 19 BOYDSTON AWARD: Wilshire Family (Laura & Joan) /// Rocky Mountain CORSA Jul 2012 JOINED CNM ===== Kathryn & Douglas Gadomski Jul 28 Enchanted Corvairs: First Place, CORSA 2012 Chapter Newsletter Awards Aug 2012 JOINED CNM ===== Connie & Floyde Adams Oct 5-6-7 First "Hot Air & Corvairs" Balloon Fiesta event - Larry Yoffee Oct 27 Aspencade to Ragsdale car collection - Los Alamos - Steve Gongora Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 6,263 times since 20-Oct-2011 Oct 20 Average hits 2012 = 6,263 /year 522 /month 120 /week 17 /day Nov 2012 JOINED CNM ===== Ed Halpin Dec 12 The 9th printing of "THE CARE & FEEDING OF YOUR CORVAIR" =2013= Mar 2013 JOINED CNM ===== Everett (Allen) Greer Mar 9 39th Anniversary -- TOMATO CAFE, Albuquerque Mar 9 CNM MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Pat & Vickie Hall APRIL FOOL FEATURE: "Word Search" -- Corvair Themes Apr 13 Tour: Los Lunas, Abo, Mountainair, Quarai, Tijeras: Pat & Vickie Hall Apr 28 "Spring Fling: Corvairs-only Car Show" at Target, I-25 / Paseo del Norte May 2013 JOINED CNM ===== Chloe & Becky Mullins May 20 No advertising allowed on this web site. May 20 End all Newsletter CD/DVD projects due to lack of interest. May 31 & Jun 01-02 The 29th TRI-STATE, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Sponsor PPCC Jun 01 BOYDSTON AWARD: Jon Anderson /// Pikes Peak Corvair Club Sep 2013 JOINED CNM ===== Brian E Rowe Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 8,962 times since 20-Oct-2012 Oct 20 Average hits 2013 = 8,962 /year 747 /month 172 /week 25 /day Nov 2013 JOINED CNM ===== Matt & Heather Choiniere =2014= Jan 2014 JOINED CNM ===== Terry Price Mar 15 40th Anniversary Mar 15 CNM MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD: John Wiker Apr 2014 JOINED CNM ===== Joel Yelich & Valerie Nye APRIL FOOL FEATURE: "Curved Coins" -- United States Mint May 30-31 & Jun 01 The 30th TRI-STATE was held in Chama, New Mexico. Sponsor CNM May 31 BOYDSTON AWARD: John Wiker /// CNM Aug 2014 JOINED CNM ===== Anthony Berbig & Linda Soukup Sep 2014 JOINED CNM ===== Lisa & Dan Thompson Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,575 times since 20-Oct-2013 Oct 20 Average hits 2014 = 3,575 /year 298 /month 69 /week 10 /day =2015= Feb 2015 JOINED CNM ===== Mary Ellen & David Feasel Mar 21 41st Anniversary Mar 21 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Larry Yoffee APRIL FOOL FEATURE: "CONVAIRS OF NEW MEXICO" Old Route 66 Sign Apr 2015 JOINED CNM ===== Carol & Larry Haynes May 29-30-31 The 31st TRI-STATE, Durango, Colorado, Sponsor RMC May 30 BOYDSTON AWARD: Eric Schakel /// RMC Jul 1 Discuss possibility of 2017 CORSA Convention in New Mexico or Colorado Aug 2015 JOINED CNM ===== Fred Edeskuty & Brenda Edeskuty (former members) Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,865 times since 20-Oct-2014 Oct 20 Average hits 2015 = 3,865 /year 322 /month 74 /week 11 /day =2016= Feb 2016 JOINED CNM ===== Lilian & Tim Shortle Feb 2016 JOINED CNM ===== Belinda & Victor Sanchez Mar 12 42nd Anniversary Mar 12 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Vickie Hall APRIL FOOL FEATURE: Huffakar Monza, Alphabet Sentences, Say Goodbye, Stubby Jun 03-04-05 The 32nd TRI-STATE, Montrose, Colorado, Sponsor PPCC Jun 04 BOYDSTON AWARD: Ed Halpin /// PPCC and CNM and RMC Oct 2016 JOINED CNM - Carl Clasmeyer Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,470 times since 20-Oct-2015 Oct 20 Average hits 2016 = 3,470 /year 289 /month 67 /week 10 /day =2017= Feb 2017 JOINED CNM ===== Natalie Robison Mar 11 43rd Anniversary Mar 11 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Pat Hall APRIL FOOL FEATURE: STANDARD & METRIC WRENCH Jun 2-3-4 The 33rd TRI-STATE, Taos, New Mexico, Sponsor CNM Jun 03 BOYDSTON AWARD: Ray Trujillo /// CNM Jul 2017 JOINED CNM ===== Phil & Jenny Finch Aug 2017 JOINED CNM ===== David Hutchinson Oct 2017 JOINED CNM ===== Lilly & Ray Gonzales Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 4,308 times since 20-Oct-2016 Oct 20 Average hits 2017 = 4,308 /year 359 /month 83 /week 12 /day =2018= Jan 2018 JOINED CNM ===== Mike Butler Mar 10 44th Anniversary Mar 10 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: John Wiker Mar 10 SPECIAL AWARD: RITA & STEVE GONGORA for years of Bingo/Auction/Potlucks APRIL FOOL FEATURE: "ANOTHER UNIVERSE" COVER Apr 2018 JOINED CNM ===== David & Janice Allin May 2018 JOINED CNM ===== Maggie & Bob Kitts Jun 8-9-10 The 34th TRI-STATE, Crested Butte, Colorado, Sponsor RMC Jun 10 BOYDSTON AWARD: Dale Nielsen /// RMC Sep 05 Our last meeting at the NORTH DOMINGO BACA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER Oct 03 Our first meeting at GALLES CHEVROLET at University & Candelaria NE Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,186 times since 20-Oct-2017 Oct 20 Average hits 2018 = 3,186 /year 266 /month 61 /week 9 /day Nov 16 The four officers resign Nov 25 Reorganization meeting: Will the club continue? What changes are needed? Dec 05 Last meeting at Galles Chevrolet. Special election of new officers Dec Linda Soukup distributes a survey questionnaire. =2019= Jan 05 First Saturday meeting: First Saturdays 10:00 AM. Highland Senior Center Jan 16 First Board meeting with new Board members, Highland, 5:00 PM. Feb 02 Second meeting at new time: First Saturday at 10:00 AM. Feb 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Lesha Kitts Mar 16 45th Anniversary Mar 16 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Terry Price Mar 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Terry Hall & Linda Rae Hall Apr 2019 JOINED CNM ===== William C Darcy & Darlene A Darcy Apr 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Conner M Siddell May 17-18-19 The 35th TRI-STATE, Alamosa, Colorado, Sponsor PPCC May 17-18-19 (PPCC cancelled the BOYDSTON AWARD this year.) Jun 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Lloyd L Piatt Oct 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Josie & Leroy Alderete Oct 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Guadalupe & Jim Arellanes Oct 2019 JOINED CNM ===== Diane & Tony Lawler Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,752 times since 20-Oct-2018 Oct 20 Average hits 2019 = 3,752 /year 313 /month 72 /week 10 /day =2020= Mar 07 46th Anniversary -- hints of the coming COVID-19 pandemic Mar 07 IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Jim Pittman Mar 18 Cancel Board Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic Mar 2020 JOINED CNM ===== Sui-Fong & David Neale Apr 04 Cancel General Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic May 15 Postpone the 36th TRI-STATE due to COVID-19 pandemic Jun 06 Regular meeting with precautions for COVID-19 pandemic Jul 15 Board Meeting - our first meeting conducted via ZOOM Aug 2020 JOINED CNM ===== Gregory Nelson Sep 2020 JOINED CNM ===== James Richardson Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed 3,200 times since 20-Oct-2019 Oct 20 Average hits 2020 = 3,200 /year 267 /month 62 /week 9 /day Oct 2020 JOINED CNM ===== Sharon & William Heil Nov 07 Cancel General Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic Nov 18 Board meeting conducted via ZOOM Dec 05 Cancel General Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic Dec 05 Cancel Christmas Party due to the COVID-19 pandemic Dec 05 BOYDSTON AWARD: Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic =2021= Jan 02 Cancel General Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic Feb 06 Cancel General Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic Feb 17 Board meeting conducted via ZOOM Mar 06 General Meeting held at the Gongora residence at 1:00 PM. Mar xx 47th Anniversary: Not celebrated this year due to COVID-19 pandemic Mar xx IKE MEISSNER AWARD: Not awarded this year Apr 03 General Meeting held at the Gongora residence at 10:00 AM. May 01 General Meeting held at the Gongora residence at 10:00 AM. Jun 05 General Meeting held at the Gongora residence at 10:00 AM. Jun 19 Econo-Run in the East mountains Jul 2021 JOINED CNM ===== Michael Hughes Jul 2021 JOINED CNM ===== Troy Ward Jul 21 Board meeting conducted via ZOOM Aug 07 General Meeting held at Highland Senior Center at 10:00 AM. Aug 07 NMCCC Picnic is a tour to Galisteo, NM Aug 2021 JOINED CNM ===== Irv Brock Oct 15-16-17 The 36th TRI-STATE, Albuquerque, postponed from 2020, Sponsor CNM Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed _____ times since 20-Oct-2020 Oct 20 Average hits 2021 = x,xxx /year xxx /month xxx /week xx /day Dec xx Possible Christmas Party Xxx xx BOYDSTON AWARD: ........ /// ..... MOVE FROM TRI-STATE TO CHRISTMAS PARTY =2022= Mar xx 48th Anniversary Mar xx IKE MEISSNER AWARD: .......... Xxx 2022 Possibility: The 37th TRI-STATE --- Sponsor (?) Oct 20 This newsletter web page had been accessed _____ times since 20-Oct-2021 Oct 20 Average hits 2022 = x,xxx /year xxx /month xxx /week xx /day Xxx xx BOYDSTON AWARD: ........ /// ..... =END=