Long Island Corvair Association

Welcome to the Long Island Corvair Association

About the Corvair:

During the 1950s, Chevrolet's Vice President of Engineering, Ed Cole, dreamed that America could mass produce a series of small economical cars and trucks brimming with great features, like coolant-free engines, four wheel independent suspension, unit body construction, plenty of passenger space, balanced braking, light steering, low center of gravity and more. Rear-engine design was the key to the concept. Against all odds, Ed Cole gained approval for his dream car, and the Chevrolet Corvair was born. General Motors produced 1.8 million Corvair cars and trucks world-wide from October 1959 to May 1969.

Long Island Corvair Association has discontinued our monthly meetings for now. Please join our email list, or follow us on Facebook, to be kept up-to-date on:

  • Corvair cruises around Long Island
  • Zoom meetings
  • Parking-lot meetings
  • and much more!


North East Corvair Council to Honor Warren LeVeque

at Pocono Raceway 7/31/2021

with recognition to the corvaircenter.com phorum who posted this:

Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: January 12, 2021 11:26AM

NECC to Honor Warren LeVeque

On November 29, 2020, the Corvair community lost Warren LeVeque to complications from COVID-19. Warren was an innovative race car builder, champion autocross driver, and a great friend to NECC, the Northeast Corvair Council.

And so this year, we're naming our Pocono event the "Warren LeVeque Memorial” in his honor. Please join us for a thrilling day of driving on Pocono's North Course Saturday, July 31st, 2021.

Warren was a fierce competitor and the man to beat at our events. Many times he set FTD at the national CORSA convention. But at the same time Warren was always willing to help others upgrade or fix their Corvairs. He was an incurable tinkerer, designer and builder. If Warren said "this is the way it ought to be, it will work better", you could bet on it!

To honor our good friend, we have decided, with permission from the family, that this year's event at Pocono International Raceway on Saturday July 31 will be called the Warren LeVeque Memorial.

Warren was always in good cheer and always had a smile. His piano performances at our national conventions were a real hoot.

Warren was a long-time supporter of the Northeast Corvair Council. He attended many of our events and often helped us set up courses. You could always count on him.

We are inviting everyone who knew Warren, raced against him, were helped by him, and saw Warren for the good person he was to attend this event, Saturday July 31st at Pocono Raceway. Even if you don't have a car to run on the track, join us. We are hoping his sons Michael and Scott will be there. Our club is a long time supporter of NECC and it would be great if we could get together as a group and attend this event. 

Although the virus is making planning difficult, we are working on other activities either that evening or the next day. There will be a lot more details published in the next few weeks.

In Memory of Warren,
The Board of Directors of NECC

Text prepared by Brian O'Neill, Bill Tynan and Terry Stafford of NECC.

Corvairs and snow....

With a rear engine, the Chevrolet Corvair handles pretty well in snowy conditions.   Of course, most of us have put our cars to sleep for the winter, and wouldn't take  'em out with all that salt on the roads anyway.

But it's nice to see other people's cars in the snow. Enjoy!