Springfest 2017

Suncoast Corvair Club member Chris Shepherd shared a bit about his trip to Springfest 2017 in Helen GA this past April. Here is a nice synopsis of the trip....


Springfest 2017 - Helen, Georgia  April 28 - 29
This year was my fourth Springfest and the weather could not have been better.

I arrived in Helen on Thursday evening after stopping at Ted's Auto Restoration  and Corvair Repair in Sneillville, Georgia. I stopped by Ted's to see what his capabilities were and if I would use his service to repair the rust issues and paint my 1962 Spyder.

Springfest was hosted by Corvair Atlanta, Heart of Georgia Corvair Club, Queen City Corvair Club and Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts.

According to the Spring fest website there were 199 Registrations  and more than 300 name badges issued.  There were 35 clubs represented from 15 states with 106 Corvairs on the show fields and swap meet areas including one Ultra van.

A total of 31 cars participated in the Rally with 2 to 6 people in each car.

There was  record number of vendors inside and out and lots of door prizes including a set of 4 tires.

Events included an Autocross, Valve Cover races, Concours car judging, Car Coral with People Choice voting, Slow Drags, A Technical Session on flywheels, and a Banquet and Awards to conclude the event.

I had a good time, bought a few odds and end for the car and made a few new friends. I would certain encourage everyone to attend next year's Springfest which will be held in April as they have been for the 33 years. It might be a good activity for Suncoast Corvairs to participate in next year.