About Our Club

NC Mountain Corvairs is a group consisting of about 30 people who live in Western North Carolina and have one thing in common: the love of Corvairs.

Club Meetings

Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at various locations. Please check our events page for a full calendar of upcoming events and feel free to come join us at one of our meetings! We hosted our first car show on October 2nd through October 4th, 2009, entitled Vairs in the Valley. This event was held in Maggie Valley, NC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corvair. And, we've been doing it every year since. Check our events page for up-to-date information about the show.

Club Fees

At this time, there is no membership cost for NC Mountain Corvairs, but a small fee is under consideration. To be a member of NC Mountain Corvairs, you are not required to be a member of CORSA/N.C. or CORSA, Incorporated, however, we do encourage you to join both of these. If you would like to be a member of CORSA/N.C., dues are $12.00 per year and are due by May 1st (prorated monthly thereafter). In order to be a member of the state organization, you must be a member of CORSA, Incorporated. CORSA, Inc. dues are currently $45.00 per year.

Club Background

A group of Corvair enthusiasts from across the state of North Carolina first met each other at the CORSA National Convention held in Chicago during the summer of 1974. Enough excitement was generated at this meeting to send the participants home with the primary purpose of forming a CORSA chapter in North Carolina. This group and several other interested individuals met at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem on September 22, 1974. Following that meeting, our state chapter, CORSA/N.C., was formed. Since that time, CORSA/N.C. has grown to include four local clubs throughout the state, including our local group, NC Mountain Corvairs.

Prior to becoming the NC Mountain Corvairs, we were known as the "Asheville Corvair Buffs" and represented the western end of North Carolina at club events throughout the southeast and at CORSA National Conventions across the country. In 1988, the Asheville Corvair Buffs were the local hosting club for the extremely sucessful CORSA National Convention. Over the years, the Asheville Corvair Buffs have evolved to be known as NC Mountain Corvairs. Our name has changed to better reflect the entire area that we represent. However, our purpose is still the same --- to preserve the Corvair, and to enjoy the company of great Corvair-owning people.

Club Officers

Jeff Barrett

Jeff Barrett

Club President


(828) 713-1893

Nathan Trautman

Nathan Trautman

Vice President


(813) 362-8269

Louise Henline

Louise Henline



(828) 775-0487

Bill Prichard

Bill Prichard



(828) 545-4478 (cell)

Bill offers Corvair repairs and parts, as well as mechanical restoration.