CWLA 2024 Event Calendar

 Last updated: 2/22/2023

****Since February 16, 2023 CWLA has been meeting in-person for our monthly meetings at our pre-Covid Denny’s location!!! See below!


Cars & Coffee events almost every Saturday and Sunday morning somewhere around LA…find one and GO! - Check to make sure any of these are happening before you go!


Monthly Events    

Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park, Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee - 1st and 3rd Saturday each month 7AM-10AM. New permanent Location: 350 W Hillcrest Dr, in the Oaks Mall Parking lot next to Firestone Tire. Check their website for current information. Sponsored by Corvair owner Craig

Casey https://www.cvcarsandcoffee.com/

**Petersen Auto Museum - Breakfast Club Cars & Coffee, Last Sunday every month 8:00AM. Various Makes and Models for each event. Invited cars pay a fee, spectators usually free. Verify before going to this event

Weekly Events

Woodland Hills, Supercar Sunday (every Sunday) 7-10AM, Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91371 Please use the Victory Blvd and Mason St. entrance for Supercar Sunday. The physical address takes you to the far side of the campus. Event is in main lot 7 off of Victory Blvd. Check website for delays and featured make.

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POSTPONED! February 25, 2024 Sunday 9A-3P -  Corvair Clinic - Marie’s engine will not be available to install on Feb 25. will reschedule for early March! Club members will meet at Marie Carter’s house to help in what may be the final big task to help her get her car back on the road: this day’s task is to  Reinstall rebuilt engine. If you’ve never installed an engine come see, and help, to learn! Contact Marie Carter (925)918-0128, for location address.

Alternate Activity February 25, 2024 Sunday 7AM -  Cars & Coffee at Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, LA, 90027. This is on the East side of Griffith Park near I-5, adjacent to the golf course. If you get to the Ranger Station in the park, you head up the hill and go to the second parking lot. Ordinarily you see cars of all types making the trek up that hill. It's a fun and very varied event. Be aware that parking is tight, especially if you arrive after 7:45. I suggest you be early, but it's not a deal breaker. We can make it FUN!!! Please feel free to call Bill Winkelmann if you have any questions at (818) 422-4066. looking forward to seeing you, especially if you get a chance to bring your 'Vair.

 

March 7, 2024 Thursday  8:00PM -  CWLA EBoard Meeting - VIRTUAL via Zoom. Every club member is welcome to attend Eboard meetings. The Eboard Meeting Zoom link is sent to board members. If you would like to participate please contact an Eboard member for Zoom info.


March 16, 2024 Saturday 8:00AM-11:30AM - Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Ventura, CA. Contact Rich Turner (ricksls1@yahoo.com) or Brian Morris (brianmorris@dslextreme.com). See FLYER. for more info and contact info


March 21, 2024 Thursday 8:00PM - IN PERSON - CWLA General Membership meeting - Denny’s 16575 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (This was our pre-Covid location). Zoom simulcast link will be sent a few days before the meeting to club members so those who can not make it to Denny’s may participate. PROGRAM: TBD

A no-cost Door Prize raffle will be held for a gift certificate - open only to all attendees in the meeting. Drive a Corvair to the meeting and get TWO chances in the drawing!


April 4, 2024 Thursday  8:00PM -  CWLA EBoard Meeting - VIRTUAL via Zoom. Every club member is welcome to attend Eboard meetings. The Eboard Meeting Zoom link is sent to board members. If you would like to participate please contact an Eboard member for Zoom info.


April 6, 2024 Saturday 9AM-3PM - CWLA Poppy Run 100 mile drive in your  Corvair to the area of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve with an optional lunch stop afterward on the way home. For more info see FLYER. Contact John Medley at jamedley@roadrunner.com


April 18, 2024 Thursday 8:00PM - IN PERSON - CWLA General Membership meeting - Denny’s 16575 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406. Zoom simulcast link will be sent a few days before the meeting to club members so those who can not make it to Denny’s may participate. PROGRAM: TBD

A no-cost Door Prize raffle will be held for a gift certificate - open only to all attendees in the meeting. Drive a Corvair to the meeting and get TWO chances in the drawing!


Date change April 20, 2024 Saturday time TBD - CWLA drive to tour Barbara Stanwick’s House (Oakridge Estate) 18650 Devonshire, Northridge. Between Reseda and Wilbur. $15-20 house tour cost. On-site potential to have a BYO picnic in the park around the house. Contact Marie Carter (925)918-0128


April 27, 2024 Saturday 8AM-2PM - SDCC’s “A 1 Day a ‘Vair” At the Rainbow Oaks Restaurant, Rainbow, CA. A nice relaxing day on the grass in a park with Corvair friends. See FLYER for more info.


Date Change May 4, 2024 Saturday time TBD - CWLA drive to visit RAH, a Concours automotive restorer and the Hansen Collection In Valencia near Hwy 126 (Castaic Junction). POC Karl Breckner (818) 389-4823


May 16, 2024 Thursday 8:00PM - IN PERSON - CWLA General Membership meeting - Denny’s 16575 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (This was our pre-Covid location). Zoom simulcast link will be sent a few days before the meeting to club members so those who can not make it to Denny’s may participate. PROGRAM: TBD

A no-cost Door Prize raffle will be held for a gift certificate - open only to all attendees in the meeting. Drive a Corvair to the meeting and get TWO chances in the drawing!


June 1, 2024 Saturday 8:30A-Noon - CWLA will have our own Cars and Coffee at Auto Aero Books 2900 Magnolia, Burbank, CA. POC Margarita Willen.


June 21-23, 2024 Fri-Sun  - Vairfest Arroyo Grande. Hosted by Central Coast Corsa. Saturday car show. Meal gatherings and entertainment Fri, Sat evenings, Sunday AM

Flyer coming.


July 4, 2024, Thursday - Ojai Independence Day Parade Ojai, CA. Always the best Parade event of the year! info TBD


Tentative July TBD, 2024, TBD - CWLA driving event - Mullholland Dr-Stunt Road Details to come


July 22-25, 2024 Mon-Thurs - CORSA International Convention, Dayton, OH. Host hotel: Marriott at the University of Dayton  


Early August - Open…suggestions?


August 24, 2024, Saturday - CWLA Beach Bash San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura CA. Come hang out at a cool beach on some of the hottest days of the year. Pot Luck Picnic. Bring your beach toys and stuff. POC: Bill Winkelmann Details to follow.


September 7, 2024, Saturday - SCC Ageless to Anarchy Corvair Car Show returns to the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, CA. Details to follow


October 25-27, 2024, Fri-Sun - 2024 Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet   Palm Springs, CA. CWLA is HOST CLUB this year. We’ll need all members to support this event! Many more details and web site, to follow soon.


November 23, 2024 Saturday - CWLA Food Drive for MEND. Come help CWLA collect thousands of pound of food for the needy. This is our largest yearly philanthropic event. More detail to follow.


December 15, 2024 Sunday 3:00PM - CWLA Holiday & Officer Installation Banquet. Pot-luck FEAST, Club 2025 Officer Installation Ceremony, Outrageously fun White Elephant Gift Exchange. Our most popular event of the year! Located at the Son’s of Norway Hall in Van Nuys, CA. More details in the future


The list of not-specifically-scheduled events Corsa West could to use to fill in the calendar:

*Drive to Mentryville Park 27201 Pico Cyn Rd, Newhall. Site of First CA Oil Boom (Ghost) Town and 1st comercially viable oil well (Pico #4, 1876-1990!! ) May be good place to have a picnic. $5 parking fee. Some Walking required. POC: Randy Wicks

*Any Sat/Sun - Driving Event- Drive up to the dirt section of Mullholland Drive to visit LA96C Nike Missile Control Site at 17500 Dirt Mullholland Dr. above Encino in San Vincente Mountain Park. 1 mile west of Encino Hills Drive. Some short walking may be necessary. Good place to have a picnic and see the views.

*Any Saturday - Driving event to visit Fiber Steel near Azusa, CA (Irwindale Ave) We went in 2023 but liked it so much we want to go agin in 2024!

*Any Saturday/Sun? FREE-Metropolitan Pit Stop, Laurel Cyn, great showroom of Metropolitan Cars, small place. Associated Music Studio next door- POC Matt delVecchio

*Any Saturday/Sun?  FREE-Griffith Park Observatory, Can park in Greek parking lot, free shuttle if not concert night. Go at dark and can see thru telescope

*Any Sat/Sun - Progressive Lunch or Dinner - Driving/eating event

*Friday Evenings - Bob’s Big Boy Car Night, Northridge of other locations

*Any Sat/Sun - Commemorative Air Force visit - Camarillo Airport

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