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Corvette Funfest News

For the latest news and updates on Corvette Funfest, please visit www.corvettefunfest.com
08/23/17

2017 Charity Event Prize Sneak Peak

The Corvette Funfest 2017 Charity Event begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 15th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Ill. This Corvette/Las Vegas attire event will welcome attendees to a Las Vegas-style casino night. Attendees are invited to test their luck at Blackjack, Poker, Craps and other classic casino games, while enjoying an Elvis Presley impersonator, Vegas-themed hors d’oeuvres and more.

Tickets are $100 per person and include starter casino chips and drink tickets. Use your chips to play classic Las Vegas Casino games to earn as many chips as possible. Following the over-the-top theme of the evening, redeem your chips for a chance to win these over-the-top prizes and more! Check out our Sneak Peak list of prizes you're automatically eligible for, then click here to order your tickets today!

Viva Las Vegas Experience for Two:
Ron Fellow Stingray Driving Experience with two nights stay
Join the Mid America Motorworks Team at SEMA with a two night stay in Las Vegas, NV
Value: $4,000
Donated by Spring Mountain Motorsports and Mid America Motorworks

MY Ultimate Experience 2018 Corvette Funfest for Two:
Two Ultimate Registrations for Corvette Funfest 2018
Hotel Accommodations and Breakfast for three nights
Select any two excursions for two
More details and add-ons as the 2018 schedule is developed
Value: $1,500
Donated by Mid America Motorworks

Experience Corvette Adventures 2018 for Six:
Experience America's #1 Corvette Driving Experience! Corvette Adventures is offering a chance-of-a-lifetime experience to three couples!
Admission for three couples to Corvette Adventures 2018
Accommodations for two nights in the 3-bedroom Golf Villa at Chula Vista Resort
Value: $1,600
Donated by Corvette Adventures and Chula Vista Resort

08/22/17

Corvette Funfest Yearbook Will Include 2017 Highlights

The Corvette Funfest Yearbook is a great way for attendees to relive the previous year’s fun, with pictures and feature stories that reflect on the past year’s event. For Corvette Funfest 2017, registered guests might be surprised to learn there will not be a yearbook in their goody bags at registration. The reason is a very good one: with a little patience, they will receive this year’s book with this year’s highlights!

“We love giving Funfest guests this great take-home piece, but I’ve always wished it included the current year,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks. “We finally said, ‘Why not make it relevant to this year?’ Now everyone can relive that camaraderie of the event in a few short weeks, instead of waiting for next September to roll around.”

The Corvette Funfest 2017 Yearbook will combine highlights from 2016 and 2017, covering the best of both years. All registered 2017 attendees will receive their books - at no additional cost - by mail just in time for the holidays. They will be able to page through to find Celebrity Choice photos, concert shots, Install Dome and Fun Dome highlights, Club pictures and more from both years. In future years, the Yearbooks will be sent out following Corvette Funfest to commemorate that year’s event.

08/21/17

Neil Diamond Tribute Band - The Traveling Salvation Show

Come Get Saved as the Traveling Salvation Show takes the small Funfest Stage to perform a lively tribute to Neil Diamond at 5:30pm on Saturday evening!

Enjoy hits like "Kentucky Woman", "I'm a Believer", "Sweet Caroline" and more, accompanying the Saturday evening Country Style Dinner. This band will have you rushing to finish your dinner so you can get up and dance along to your favorite hits! Don't forget to stop by the Funfest Cantina to quench your thirst!

08/20/17

Mid America Motorworks Welcomes Kim's Gold Dust to Corvette Funfest 2017

Kim's Gold Dust is the leader of Corvette Jewelry, carrying an extensive line of products for men and women! Visit Kim's Gold Dust inside the Fun Dome during Corvette Funfest 2017, where you can see the extensive line of rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, ankle bracelets and more! You'll also find exclusive and limited edition Corvette Jewelry that you won't find anywhere else.

08/19/17

Pets In Vettes K-9 Contest during Thursday Night Road Tour

Bring your Corvette loving pups along for the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour to Greenup, IL for the all new Pups in Vettes Contest, sponsored by R.U.F.F. (Rescuing Unwanted Furever Friends)!

The Details:

Meet in front of Brit Avenue Boutique at 7:00pm for the Pet Parade and Judging!

Categories: Best Tail Wagging, Most Adorable, Best Vocal Performance, Best Dressed, and Terrific Pet Tricks

1. Best Tail Wagging - Dog (not the handler) will be judged on the exuberance of their tail motion.

2. Most Adorable (Ya just gotta luv' me) - They may not be the most glamorous but they are loving, sweet and really glad to greet you!

3. Best Vocal Performance - Move over Barbara, get out of the way Celine, this class features canine crooners with the most unfurgettable vocal talents!

4. Best Dressed - a class to judge the dog and handler on their Corvette inspired attire.

5. Terrific Pet Tricks - It doesn't have to be outrageous, just show off your dog's talent

Trophies and prizes awarded!

08/18/17

EXCURSION: Instructor Lead Art Class with Wine Tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery

Back by popular demand! We have planned an amazing excursion at one of Effingham’s premier destinations, the Tuscan Hills Winery, for a wine sampling, and an instructor-lead Art Class hosted by Stang Arts. 

Upon arriving at the Tuscan Hills Winery, participants will select a variety of wines to sample. Following the wine tasting, there will be an instructor-lead Art Class, by Stang Arts where the participants can choose from painting on a pair of wine glasses, a pair of mugs, or a canvas.  Of course, the class will be Corvette themed, but the instructors will be happy to help you paint any design of your choosing!

Depart from the MY Garage Museum at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 16th

Cost is $50.00/person

Only 70 people can participate and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. This excursion WILL sell out, so please order your tickets today by calling 800-500-1500.

08/18/17

EXCURSION: Behind The Scenes at the Firefly Grill

Calling all Funfest “Foodies”!  Celebrity Chef Niall Campbell from Effingham’s own Firefly Grill has exclusively invited our Funfest guests for a once in a life time opportunity!  Chef Niall will be allowing a maximum of only 40 attendees to join him in his kitchen for a cooking demonstration and farm tour.  Learn how the Firefly uses their bountiful produce harvest to feed their consumers, decorate their restaurant, and spark creativity with new recipes throughout the year.  


Depart from the MY Garage Museum at 9:30am on Saturday, September 16

Cost is $35.00/person

08/18/17

EXCURSION: Moonshine Road Tour

EXCURSION: Road Tour to Moonshine, Cameo and the historic Jackson Covered Bridge

Get ready for an all new road tour that will take you to Moonshine restaurant for one of their famous burgers, then stop in at Cameo Winery for a wine tasting, before a pit stop at the historic Jackson Covered Bridge for a beautiful photo opportunity with your Corvette. 

This old time favorite restaurant is famous for its “Moonburgers”. Founded in 1889, it was originally a general store, the Moonshine Store is still running today serving a variety of sandwiches, chips, and drinks. With a very unique atmosphere it is a great place for a quick lunch.

Cameo Vineyards, owned and operated by former Mid America Motorworks employee Dan Webb, started as a dream in 1991 when he and wife Sonya first planted 70 grapevines.  For nearly 11 years they grew grapes and honed their winemaking skills.  In 2002, Dan Webb said his goodbyes at Mid America Motorworks and officially opened Cameo Vineyards. Prepare for a warm, friendly atmosphere that will beckon you to sit, relax and enjoy yourself!

Make one last pit stop at the historic Jackson Covered Bridge for a quick photo with your Corvette!
Depart from the MY Garage Museum at 10:00am on Friday, September 15

Cost is $30.00/person

08/17/17

Blowout Bargains!

Back by popular demand - Blowout Bargains! Visit the Fun Dome during Corvette Funfest to save on Corvette Parts, Accessories, and overstocked Lifestyle and Apparel Items!

Get them before they're gone! A limited selection of Corvette Parts, Accessories, and overstocked Lifestyle and Apparel Items will be priced to sell inside the Fun Dome.

With items sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, you'll want to make the Blowout Bargain area of the Fun Dome one of your first stops at Corvette Funfest, as they say "the early bird gets the worm" or in this case parts!

Prices as marked. Additional discounts do not apply.

08/17/17

Pinstripe Chris

Chris Dunlop (aka Pinstripe Chris) is an automotive design and render artist based out of Southern California. He started out as an automotive painter that specialized in custom paint and high end restoration work on Classics & Exotics in Rockville, Maryland. From there he began airbrushing, doing sharpie art, and pin striping. Soon after he was doing his artwork nearly full time, he was dubbed "Pinstripe Chris".

Pinstripe Chris will perform live art during Corvette Funfest, as well as offer custom pinstriping on items such as phone cases, mugs, helmets, instakes, etc... Customized canvas art paintings of your Corvette are also available! Pre-schedule your custom artwork from Pinstripe Chris by emailing betsy.yager@mamotorworks.com today!

07/12/17

Want To Know Who's Coming To Corvette Funfest?!?

Suppliers/Vendors
 - Adam's Premium Car Care
 - Billy Boat Performance Exhaust
 - Bloomington Gold
 - Callaway Cars
 - Camp David - Corvette Lifestyle and Apparel Products
 - Condon Skelly Insurance
 - Corvette Adventures
 - Corvette Eyewear
 - Corvette Homecoming
 - County Corvette Association
 - Custom LED Service LLC
 - Dana Forrester - Artist
 - XPEL Protective Films - Paint Protection Films
 - Factory Reproductions - Corvette Wheels
 - General Motors Corvette Team
 - GM Master Certified Technician Paul Koerner
 - GS Creations, LLC - Side Marker Trim
 - Holley Performance Products - Performance Products
 - King Penn Industries Inc - WindRestrictor Wind Screens
 - Kooks Headers and Exhaust
 - LG Motorsports - Performance Products
 - Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
 - Lloyd's Mats
 - NCCC - The National Council of Corvette Clubs
 - NCM Insurance
 - RedLine LumTronix Inc - LED Lighting
 - Ron Fellows Driving School
 - Second Story Interiors - Corvette Wall Decor
 - Schulte Industries Inc - Door Sill Plate and License Plate Protectors
 - Straight Line Performance - Installation
 - St. Anthony Corvette Raffle
 - St. Jude Corvette Drive

Check back frequently for our most up-to-date list!

07/12/17

Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour With A Twist

Join several hundred of your closest Corvette friends on Thursday, September 14th at 4:30pm, for a scenic drive through Effingham County! The all new route takes you across 24 miles of smoothly paved roads, highlighting the most beautiful landscapes Illinois has to offer.

 The Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour will depart Funfest Blvd. Strip on a scenic route through Effingham County, with a twist. This year’s route will feature winding roads, rolling hills, wooded lands and cross the Embarrass River through the Jackson Covered Bridge before parading into downtown Greenup, Illinois, The Village of Porches.

Participants are invited to take in the historic overhanging porches that frame downtown while visiting the Greenup Train Depot and Museum, the Military Museum, and the many shops, restaurants and art galleries on this stop along the Historic National Road.

07/12/17

Friday Night Charity Event

The Annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event on Friday night will benefit the St. Jude Corvette Drive with a Las Vegas themed Casino Night. Guests attending the Charity Event will try their luck at Blackjack, Poker, Craps, and other classic casino table games for a chance to win great prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas!

Tickets are $100 per person and include Casino chips, two drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. To reserve your ticket, click here. If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a charitable donation, please click here.

Mid America Motorworks is proud to have partnered with the St. Jude Corvette Drive and has recently announced St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as their permanent charity. Since its 2012 inception, the St. Jude Corvette Drive has raised over $500,000 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mid America Motorworks will use its considerable reach within the Corvette Industry to raise awareness and grow participation in this annual event.

07/12/17

Corvette Funfest 2017

Mid America Motorworks is gearing up for an extraordinary 2017 Corvette Funfest in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Corvette. The Mid America Motorworks campus will host the 2017 Corvette Funfest, September 14th - 17th. The Largest Corvette Party in the World will celebrate the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. Corvette Funfest attracts thousands of Corvette Enthusiasts from around the country, as well as internationally, with four full days of activities designed to promote the Corvette hobby.  

The 1967 Sting Ray was the last Corvette of its generation, and five years of refinements made it the best of the line, touting a blue GM Mark of Excellence. The most noteworthy feature of the 1967 was the optional L88 engine; of which, only 20 were produced. The ultimate Corvette engine, the L88 was as close to a pure racing engine as Chevrolet had ever offered in regular production.

“Looking ahead to 2017, I am very excited to be celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the 1967 Corvette with other enthusiasts and to be hosting some of the finest examples from that model year,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks.

Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce that preparations are under way for Corvette Funfest 2017. The four-day event will pay tribute to the 1967 Corvette and will also feature special displays and parking for all Lucky Seven’s celebrating Anniversary’s of the 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and the 2017.

The four-day weekend is jam-packed with non-stop action for 2017. We are adding new suppliers and vendors, seminars with industry experts and more to keep you busy on our Corporate Campus throughout the weekend. We offered two off-site excursions during Corvette Funfest 2016 and received such great feedback that we are adding even more off-site excursions so that you can get out and explore the area and some great local businesses!

All new to Corvette Funfest 2017 is an 1/8 mile Drag Racing event on Thursday, September 14th. “The need for speed and quality performance is in every Corvette owner’s blood,” says Mike Yager, “we are excited to add this classic racing, grudge-match event to Corvette Funfest.” The Drag Strip Event will take place at the Coles County Dragway in Charleston, Illinois. Register now to participate in the first ever Corvette Funfest Drag Strip Event!

The Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour will depart Funfest Blvd. Strip on a scenic route through Effingham County, with a twist. This year’s route will feature winding roads, rolling hills, wooded lands and cross the Embarrass River through the Jackson Covered Bridge before parading into downtown Greenup, Illinois, The Village of Porches. Participants are invited to take in the historic overhanging porches that frame downtown while visiting the Greenup Train Depot and Museum, the Military Museum, and the many shops, restaurants and art galleries on this stop along the Historic National Road.

The Annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event on Friday night will benefit the St. Jude Corvette Drive with a Las Vegas themed Casino Night. Guests attending the Charity Event will try their luck at Blackjack, Poker, Craps, and other classic casino table games for a chance to win great prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas! Tickets are $100 per person and include Casino chips, two drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. To reserve your ticket, click here. If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a charitable donation, please click here.

We are excited to announce the return of World Classic Rockers! Performing Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 on the Funfest Amphitheater Stage, World Classic Rockers consists of former members of rock and roll’s greatest bands: Journey, Santana, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steppenwolf. The band will perform a night of chart-topping classic rock hits including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Carry on Wayward Son.”

World Classic Rockers, the world’s premier rock and roll all-star band, will give Corvette Funfest attendees a chance to enjoy a night of their favorite hits from several of the most prominent musicians and singers of all time. With their ability to bring audiences to their feet night after night, the World Classic Rockers are sure to give an unforgettable performance which has become the standard for Saturday night entertainment at Funfest.

Corvette Funfest 2017 is scheduled for Sept. 14th -17th in Effingham, Ill. Register today!

07/12/17

Saturday Night Concert

World Classic Rockers Return to the Funfest Amphitheater Stage!

Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce the return of World Classic Rockers! Performing Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Effingham, Illinois, World Classic Rockers consists of former members of rock and roll's greatest bands: Journey, Santana, Kansas, Steppenwolf and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band will perform a night of chart-topping classic rock hits including "Don't Stop Believing," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Carry on Wayward Son."

Making their Corvette Funfest debut in 2012, World Classic Rockers performed a Saturday evening concert that was easily one of the most memorable in recent Funfest history, begging the question: are Corvette Funfest 2017 guests ready for an encore?

“We all have bands that we would love to see on the Funfest stage again and again,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader at Mid America Motorworks. “World Classic Rockers was a no-brainer. For one thing, these are genuine, down-to-earth guys who put on an outstanding show. Every generation of Corvette enthusiast can identify with and enjoy these songs. It’s going to be an awesome night!”

World Classic Rockers, the world’s premier rock and roll all-star band, will give Corvette Funfest attendees a chance to enjoy a night of their favorite hits from several of the most prominent musicians and singers of all time. With their ability to bring audiences to their feet night after night, the World Classic Rockers are sure to give an unforgettable performance which has become the standard for Saturday night entertainment at Funfest.

The 24th Annual Corvette Funfest is scheduled for September 14-17, 2017 at Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, IL. The headlining Saturday evening concert is a highlight of the four-day event that will celebrate the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. Register today to participate in the Largest Corvette Party in the World. Corvette Funfest attracts thousands of enthusiasts from around the world, with four full days of activities designed to promote the Corvette hobby.

07/11/17

Welcome XPEL Technologies as an Official Sponsor of Corvette Funfest!

XPEL is a cutting-edge automotive protection company that leads the industry in price, quality, technical support and customer service with a variety of Paint Protection Films.

XPEL will be attending Corvette Funfest for the fourth year, offering protection products you need for your Corvette. XPEL's products are designed to prevent chipping from pebbles and debris, as well as contamination from road oils that can collect in the pores of your paint.

XPEL's products protect your Corvette from insects that can eat into your finish, road salt in colder climates and airborne pollutants in urban areas. With Paint Protection Films from XPEL, you can simply wash these contaminants away with standard cap soap. You can still wax and polish your Corvette for added protection and show-room-floor quality shine!

The XPEL professionals will be on-hand in the Install Dome, to install Paint Protective Film, customized to your Corvette. As one of our most popular on-site installation options, appointments fill up fast! To guarantee your XPEL install during Corvette Funfest, please call Duane Huddleston at (217) 540-4222.

07/10/17

$250, $150, $100 Gift Certificate Drawings

Condon Skelly will once again be providing not one, not two, but three Mid America Motorworks gift certificates to be given away at Corvette Funfest. The Mid America Motorworks-endorsed provider of collectible car insurance returns to Corvette Funfest. Registered guests can enter to win gift certificates valued at $250, $150, and $100. 

Entries for the drawings will be included in registration packets, available when you check in at Funfest Headquarters. Submit your entry at the Condon Skelly booth,  for a chance to win a $250, $150, or $100 Mid America Motorworks gift certificate.  All three gift certificates will be given away Saturday night at the Funfest Amphitheater.  The gift certificates will only be awarded to registered Corvette Funfest guests. Register today to be eligible for all the giveaways at Corvette Funfest

07/06/17

All New Drag Strip Event!

Please join the Mid America Motorworks’ team on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 for Corvette Funfest's first ever drag race event!  The 1/8th mile drag race will take place at Coles County Dragway USA in Charleston, IL. Corvette enthusiasts are invited to participate in the races or to sit on the sidelines to watch the excitement!

Whether you’re a first-timer or a weekend warrior at the drag strip, all Corvette enthusiasts are welcome! Mid America Motorworks is bringing in a coach to offer Drag Racing Basics for first timers and friendly advice for seasoned Drag Racers. We will walk you through everything needed to get your Corvette checked for safety, to the starting line, down the track and back in line to do it all over again!

“The need for speed and quality performance is in every Corvette owner’s blood,” says Mike Yager. “We are excited to add this classic racing, grudge-match event in May and during Corvette Funfest.”

Space is limited and Corvette enthusiasts who are interested in getting in track time are strongly encouraged to preregister. During preregistration you will be asked some basic information about your Corvette and a $25 fee will be collected to participate in the races. Please call 800-500-1500 to preregister with a member of our Sales Team. On-site registration is not guaranteed.


Drivers who plan to participate are required to be at the track two hours prior to the event to fill out paperwork and have their Corvettes inspected by track officials. Races are scheduled to begin at 5:00pm and will last until approximately 10:00pm. Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on their favorite Corvettes!


Drivers who plan to participate in the Drag Strip Races are required to show a valid State Driver’s License. Drivers must wear a helmet, sleeved shirts, long pants and closed toed shoes. For a complete list of track rules, please visit colescountydragwayusa.

Mid America Motorworks is excited to add a Drag Race Event to Corvette Funfest 2017! Whether you're a first-timer or a weekend warrior at the drag strip, all Corvette enthusiasts are welcome! Join us for the 1/8 mile Drag Strip Event on Thursday, September 14th.

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