39th Annual Virginia Vair Fair!
May 18 - 20, 2018

The 39th Annual Vair Fair will be held at Winchester, Virginia, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on May 18-20, 2018. The Vair Fair will be based at the Winchester Hampton Inn. This Vair Fair is a warm up to the 2018 CORSA Convention. The Valve Cover Races uses the same double elimination system that will be used at the convention, and the model car concours will feature the same categories (stock, modified, diorama, promotional/collectible & scratch built) as are found in the national convention provided there are adequate entries. Come join us for this year's theme of "Life is Great in a '68".

Activities start on the afternoon of Friday, May 18, with registration, hospitality room and vendors set up. Friday evening there will be a pizza party for the Vair Fair attendees followed by Corvair Games and Valve Cover Races.

On Saturday morning, May 19, things really get rolling with the People’s Choice Concours at the motel parking lot. This being the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Corvair, a special class for those Corvairs will be included, which can be co-entered with other late model classes.

Lunch will be available Saturday at 11:00-1:00pm. Your Vair Fair name tag must be worn for both the Friday pizza party and Saturday lunch.

The "Rally & Poker Run" will take participants on a scenic route Saturday afternoon. More information will come once the route is finalized.

On Saturday evening, join us for the Awards Show and drawing of the final door prizes & 50/50, then dine on your own at one of the many local restaurants, and head to the movies at The Family Drive-In, just down the road in Stephens City.

Mark Ellis Memorial Award for Excellence:

This award will be presented to the person earning the most points in the People's Choice, Rally, Valve Cover and Corvair Games in memory of Mark Ellis.

Sunday, everyone is welcomed to travel to Gettysburg, PA, only 90 miles from Winchester, to visit the Corvair Ranch. It is open from 9am to 4pm for those who are interested in visiting this unique ranch. You can visit their website at http://www.corvairranch.com/ to get more information.

Contact Jeff Roadcap at roadcajd@jmu.edu if you need more information.

All activities listed above, registration and the hospitality room, will be based at the Hampton Inn at I-81, Exit 315, Route 7. Lodging reservations at the Hampton Inn can be made by calling 540-678-4000. Mention Corvair Show for the special room rate of $96.00. The room block cut-off is April 20, 2018. The address for Hampton Inn is 1204 Berryville Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601. The Hampton Inn also provides a free "Continental Plus" breakfast for its guests.

Hotel Registration:

Hampton Inn Winchester


  1. Take I-81 Exit 315, Rt 7 West
  2. Turn north on Ross Street (at the light)
  3. The Hampton Inn will be on the right behind the Exxon service station.


For points of interest and things to do while in the area go to: http://www.visitwinchesterva.com/ The Family Drive In - Stephens City, VA - http://www.thefamilydriveintheatre.com/

Schedule of Events

A tentative schedule of events is provided below. Contact Jeff Roadcap at roadcajd@jmu.edu if you need more information.

Friday, May 18th
Hospitality Room Open and Registration 1pm to 5pm
Corvair Vendors 2pm to 5pm
Pizza Party 6pm
Corvair Games 7pm
Valve Cover Races 8pm
Saturday, May 19th
Free "Continental Plus" Breakfast (for motel guests) 6:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration 8am to 12pm
Hospitality Room Open 8am to 5pm
Corvair Vendors 8am to 5pm
People's Choice Show & Model Car Concours 9am to 12 noon
Lunch: Cold Cuts, Cheese, Baked Beans & Chips 11pm to 1pm
"Rally & Poker Run" 1pm to 3pm
Awards and Door Prizes 5:30pm to 6pm
Supper on Your Own 7pm to 8pm
The Family Drive-In Theater (on your own – they sell concessions) Dusk but arrive early