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Corvette Funfest 2017 24th Annual

2900 North 3rd Street Effingham, IL62401
  • 10.4.2016Install Dome

    Corvette, Funfest, Install Dome, Installations, Upgrade

    Visit the Install Dome and check out an extensive variety of on-site installations and upgrades available at Corvette Funfest. Mid America Motorworks partners with the leading suppliers in the Corvette Industry, delivering you the latest products available on the market.

    Corvette enthusiasts looking for more power, better exhaust sound, all over protection and better road feel come to the Install Dome! From exhaust and intakes, to protective film, wind diverters, wheels and tires and more, the Install Dome is solid action for 4 days, welcoming Corvettes from around the country to transform them into their owner's dreams.

  • 10.4.2016Fun Dome

    Corvette, Funfest, Fun Dome, Lifestyle and Apparel, Clearance

    Check out the latest Corvette Lifestyle & Apparel available at the Fun Dome - and receive 10% off your purchases with your buyer's card. We have an amazing staff ready to help you with that perfect selection.

    Stock up on your favorites, find the perfect gift for the Corvette Enthusiasts in your life, or add a little something to your man cave. Check out the Annual Fashion Show at Corvette Funfest, where we debut the newest offerings and show off the tried and true favorites!

    Shop early for the best selection as many items are purchased in limited quantities - just for Funfest! Don't forget to browse the Clearance Cave, where you can take advantage of deep discounts. 

  • 10.4.20162016 Corvette Funfest Photos Online

    Corvette, Funfest, 2016, Pictures From the Fun Run Road Tour, Celebrity Autographs, Seminars, Install Dome, and everywhere in between, our photographer Ed was capturing it all! Check out some of our favorites here!
  • 10.4.2016What is Corvette Funfest?

    Corvette, Funfest, Registration

    Corvette Funfest features a variety of technical seminars lead by Industry Celebrities, an extensive variety of on-site installations and upgrades featuring the latest products on the market, a fashion show featuring the latest Corvette Lifestyle & Apparel products available in the Fun Dome, Celebrity Choice Awards, Celebrity Choice Awards,  and Autograph Panels with your favorite Corvette Celebrities.

    We don't leave the ladies out during Corvette Funfest! Designed with women in mind, Funfest Paradise offers on-site seminars throughout the weekend. Wanna get away? We've added a Wine & Art Excursion at Tuscan Hills Winery as well as a Cooking Demonstration at the Firefly Grill. 

    And you won't just go back to the hotel at 5pm! Join hundreds of your friends on the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour, the Annual Friday Night Charity Event, and Headlining music on the Funfest Amphitheater on Saturday night!

    Register for Corvette Funfest today!

  • 10.4.2016Corvette Funfest 2017 Theme Announced

    Corvette, Funfest, Registration, Theme 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 artist behind the 2017 Corvette Funfest theme is our very own, Betsy Yager. Using the infamous Las Vegas Welcome sign, the 1967 Sting Ray, and Lucky Sevens for inspiration, Betsy illustrated the incredible piece of artwork, which will be used as the 2017 Corvette Funfest official theme, displayed on event t-shirts, posters, yearbooks, and more.    

    Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce a new, 1/8 mile Drag Strip Racing event for Corvette Funfest 2017. “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.” Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

    1967 was the iconic Summer of Love and Mid America Motorworks is planning ahead to celebrate the 50th Anniversary at Corvette Funfest 2017. The Summer of Love was fueled by groundbreaking music and Corvette Funfest 2017 will welcome several of your favorite bands to the Funfest Amphitheater. Stay tuned for future announcements!

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

  • 9.12.2016Mid America Motorworks welcomes Scrape Armor to Corvette Funfest 2016

    Corvette, Funfest, Scrape Armor

    Protect your Corvette with Scrape Armor at Corvette Funfest.  Protection from curbs, speed bumps and steep approach angles of driveways is imperative to keeping your Corvette in pristine condition. Scrape Armor is the only system available that not only protects from future damage, but also covers up existing damage.

    Installation is non-invasive! Every Scrape Armor protection panel is manufactured from Teklite Polymer – ensuring the highest level of protection and the lowest amount of friction. Scrape Armor’s exclusive Glidetek Rail technology reduces the contact surface area by more than 50%. The digitally engineered Eliptek Edge Profile decreases the potential for your bumper to become hung-up on a parking curb or other obstacle.

    Visit Scrape Armor near the Install Dome at Corvette Funfest. Schedule your appointment to have your Scrape Armor protection kit installed while time slots are still available! Installation is FREE at Corvette Funfest!

  • 8.19.2016New Activities at Corvette Funfest 2016

    Corvette, Funfest, Excursion, Firefly, Wine, Art Class,

    Corvette Funfest 2016 introduces two new activities to make your weekend even more enjoyable. Visit the Firefly Grill for a behind the scenes tour, cooking demonstration and garden tour with world renowned Chef Niall Campbell or head to Tuscan Hills Winery for a wine tasting and instructor-lead Corvette themed art class. The excursions will take you off campus and provide you with the opportunity to experience some Effingham culture.

     

    Firefly Grill Excursion • $35/person

    Calling all Funfest ‘Foodies’! Take a behind the scenes tour of Effingham’s highest acclaimed restaurant, the Firefly Grill. Visit the gardens and experience a private cooking demonstration with Chef Niall Campbell. Saturday morning, we are offering an excursion to Firefly Grill where Chef Niall, from Effingham’s famous Firefly Grill, has agreed to open his kitchen for an exclusive cooking demonstration! Learn new skills from the professionally trained, award winning, Chef Niall Campbell at the Firefly Grill.

     

    Art and Wine Excursion • $50/person

    On Saturday afternoon, we are offering an Art and Wine Excursion. Mid America Motorworks will have a bus take participants on a short drive to Tuscan Hills Winery, right here in Effingham, IL. At Tuscan Hills there will be a thirty minute wine tasting, followed by an instructor-lead art class. Stang Arts will conduct an art class, themed around Corvettes, of course! You can choose to paint wine glasses, mugs, or on canvas and the instructor will help you create your own Corvette masterpiece!

     

    Everyone’s favorite Corvette weekend is getting better every year and Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to provide Corvette Funfest guests with these new experiences. The excursions are expected to sell out. Call 866-309-3973 to add an excursion to your Funfest registration today!

  • 8.12.20162016 Corvette Funfest Club Bartending Challenge

    Corvette, Funfest, Club, Challenge,

    Grab a drink (and tip somebody you know) during the Corvette Funfest Club Bartending Challenge. This year’s challenge will pit clubs, head-to-head to see who can raise the most money for their charity. Two members of your club will have one hour to serve up drinks and pour on the charm, as they compete to raise more tips and prove that their club reigns supreme.

     

    This year’s challenge will give Corvette Clubs the opportunity to raise funds for a charity of their choosing! Tips will be calculated at the end of the one-hour time slots and posted on the Challenge Board for all to see. Your club will keep all earned tips to be donated to a charity of your choosing.

     

    All Clubs are eligible to participate in the Club Bartending Challenge, but there are a limited amount of time slots available and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Club Bartending Challenge,  please contact Tabbi Porter for details and to reserve your Club’s one-hour time slot.

  • 8.12.2016American Idol Contestant Cheyenne Goss Performing At Corvette Funfest

    Corvette, Funfest, Concert, Small Stage, Saturday, Cheyenne Goss Area resident, Cheyenne Goss, of Newton, Illinois will be performing the National Anthem during Opening Ceremonies at Corvette Funfest. The accomplished singer/songwriter will also perform a full set on the Funfest Small Stage Saturday evening from 5:00-6:30pm.

    Cheyenne Goss is an up-and-coming artist with considerable notoriety. The Newton, Illinois native (the same town that brought us Mike Yager) got her start after winning a national competition which won her a spot on American Idol. From there, Cheyenne's vocal talents won the hearts of judges and fans alike. Following American Idol, Cheyenne moved to Nashville, TN where she continues to chase her dream.

    Get your tickets for the famous Niemerg's Buffet Dinner on Saturday Night and enjoy your dinner while listening to a live performance by rising star, Cheyenne Goss. Then stick around for the Saturday Night Concert with Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX. 
  • 8.11.2016$250, $150, $100 Gift Certificate Drawings

    Funfest, Corvette, Corvette Funfest, Condon Skelly, Gift Certificates, Insurance

    Condon Skelly will 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, and you must be present for the drawing at Saturday night's concert to win. Register today to be eligible for all the giveaways at Corvette Funfest

  • 8.4.2016Corvette Funfest Welcomes Back Dana Forrester

    Dana Forester - Riding With The King Watercolor

    As a Corvette owner and enthusiast, Dana Forrester’s artwork reflects his personal knowledge of the Corvette and the Corvette hobby. See it in person at Corvette Funfest, where Dana will have a booth to display his latest paintings. Browse Dana’s collection of limited edition and Giclee prints to see what would look best in your home or office.

  • 8.1.20162016 Ultimate Registrations Have Sold Out!

    Corvette, Funfest, Registration, Ultimate Mid America Motorworks is sorry to announce that Ultimate Registrations are Sold Out at Corvette Funfest. There are still several registration types to choose from, but we encourage you to act quickly!

    Premium Registrations are nearly sold out as well, for premium parking on campus, select this registration type. 

    Choose the Exclusive Registration if you are bringing your Grand Sport to Corvette Funfest, and enjoy parking with hundreds of your fellow Grand Sport owners. 

    If you are coming with several members of your Corvette Club, be sure to select Club Registration. Club Registration is only available for a limited time. 

    Standard Registration still includes great perks, like Celebrity Choice Award eligibility, Thursday night Fun Run Road Tour, two free tickets to the Saturday Night Concert, and more!

    Register for Corvette Funfest today!
  • 7.30.2016Antique Pepsi Delivery Truck Special Display

    Corvette, Funfest, Pepsi, Antique, Delivery Truck Check out the antique Pepsi Delivery Truck, on display at Corvette Funfest. Pick up your 2016 Commemorative Funfest Cup for only $15 and enjoy free refills at one of the many Pepsi stations on the Mid America Motorworks campus throughout Funfest weekend.


    In its glory days, the truck was used to deliver Pepsi products to their customers. She still runs like the good-ole days, but she only comes out for parades and very special occasions these days. 
    Be sure to get a selfie with the antique truck and your ice cold Pepsi!
  • 7.29.2016Ron Fellows Performance Driving School

    Corvette, Funfest, Ron Fellows, Performance Driving School Mid America Motorworks is proud to once again recognize the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School as the official driving school of Corvette Funfest! Registered Corvette Funfest guests will have the opportunity to win a FREE Performance Driving School lesson. 

    As The Official High Performance Driving School of Corvette, the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School exclusively uses current model Corvette C7 Stingray and Z06 models. Learn the skills necessary to tame these high horsepower sports cars! The acclaimed driving programs integrate dynamic car exercises and maneuvers to coordinate eyes, hands and feet; providing a baseline for lapping our country's highways and world-class racetracks with speed, finesse and confidence. 

    The Driving School's curriculum was designed by none other than Corvette racing legend, Ron Fellows, one of North America's most versatile and successful road racing drivers, winning in series from NASCAR, the American Le Mans Series, to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He is also an inductee into the Hall of Fame at the National Corvette Museum. His acclaimed Driving Programs integrate 
  • 7.28.2016Welcome XPEL Technologies as an Official Sponsor of Corvette Funfest!

    Welcome XPEL Technologies as an Official Sponsor of Corvette Funfest!

    Mid America Motorworks would like to welcome XPEL Technologies to Corvette Evolution! XPEL is a cutting-edge automotive protection company that leads the industry in price, quality, technical support and customer service

    XPEL will be attending Corvette Funfest for the third year, offering protection products you need for your Corvette. Make sure to visit their booth at Corvette Funfest to learn more about their offerings and how they can help you protect your Corvette!

  • 7.26.2016Funfest Corvettes For Sale

    Corvette, Funfest, Swapfest, Swap, Trade, for sale, cars for sale, car corrall Trying to make room for your next project? Looking for your starter Corvette? Buyers and sellers welcome at the Cars for Sale Corral!

    Everyone loves America's Sports Car and Corvette Funfest is the best place to market your Corvette to other enthusiasts! Whether your selling a pristine machine, or one that needs some love, you'll find a captive audience at Corvette Funfest! All generations and conditions welcome.

    If you haven't registered for Corvette Funfest yet, simply add the For Sale feature to your cart before checking out. If you have registered for Corvette Funfest, simply call 866-309-3973 today!

  • 7.13.2016Celebrity Choice Awards

    Corvette, Funfest, Road Tour, WelcomeFest, Downtown, Celebrity Choice Awards Does your Corvette have what it takes to win? Celebrity Choice Awards will once again be given out at Corvette Funfest. Judging begins following the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour and will continue throughout the weekend. If your Corvette is selected by a Celebrity Judge it will be displayed in the Winners Corral and featured during the Celebrity Choice Awards Ceremony.

    Celebrity Choice Award winners are invited to participate in an awards ceremony where they will receive a trophy, as well as be photographed with their car and Mike Yager, which will be mailed to winners following the show. Only registered Corvette Funfest participants are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards. 

    Click here to see last year's Celebrity Choice Award Winners!
  • 7.8.2016THICKBURGER EATING CONTEST RETURNS TO FUNFEST

    Corvette, Funfest, Hardees, contest, thickburger

    Official Contest Rules

    The Contest will be held at the Corvette FunFest in Effingham, Illinois on September 17, 2016 at 12:30PM on the Small Funfest Stage. Contestants must be United States residents and at least 18 years of age on the date of the Contest, and must sign and submit a Release and Waiver of Liability prior to the start of the Contest. Professional eaters or other persons recognized by any professional eating organization (including but not limited to AICE, IFOCE, and MLE) are not eligible. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Hardee’s Restaurants LLC (“Sponsor”) or Mid America Motorworks, Inc. are not eligible. 

    The Contestant who eats the most whole 1/3 lb. Original Thickburgers® in Five (5) minutes will be declared the winner. A “whole” 1/3 lb. Original Thickburger® includes the entire patty and the entire bun and all standard toppings. Partially eaten 1/3 lb. Original Thickburgers® will not be counted except in the case of a tie. Contestants may not use utensils, leave their designated areas, or make physical contact with any other Contestant. Contestants must stop eating immediately upon the ending signal.

    How To Enter:

    • Fill out a registration form at the Corvette Funfest Corporate Booth. Onsite registration will end at Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00AM
    • 5 Randomly selected contestants from onsite registrations will be selected for the contest, and the first 5 randomly contestants present at the Small Funfest Stage.
    • Contestants must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the contest
    • Contestants must sign and submit a Release and Waiver of Liability
    • Contestants must be at present at the Small Funfest Stage for the random draw to be selected for the contest.

    Grounds For Disqualification:

    • False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver
    • Health risks that could jeopardize the Contestant’s health or well-being
    • Being under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance
    • Starting prior to the starting signal or continuing to eat after the ending signal
    • Any other violation of the rules
    • Vomiting or regurgitating during or within one (1) minute after the end of the Contest

    Prize:

    The winner of the Contest will receive Free Thickburgers® For A Year, consisting of fifty-two (52) coupons, each valid for one (1) free 1/3 lb. Original Thickburger® hamburger per week for one (1) year (expiration dates and other coupon terms and conditions apply). Approximate retail value of the prize is $260.00. The prize winner must consent to the use of his or her name, photograph, likeness and limited biographical information for publicity or advertising purposes without further compensation, where permitted by law. All Contestants must release Mid America Motoroworks Inc., Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, successors or assigns, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize, including liability for personal injury, damages, death or monetary loss.

    In the event of any question or dispute about the Contest or any Contestant’s behavior or disqualification, the decision of the Contest Judge(s) will be final. By participating in this Contest, each Contestant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor and the Contest Judge(s), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Contest at any time for any reason without notice, or to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Sponsors have the right change contest rules at any time for any reason without notice.

  • 7.6.2016Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!

    Corvette, Funfest, Hotel, Lodging, Availability Thinking about attending the World’s Largest Corvette party, but worried that you won’t have a place to stay at night? We take the guesswork out of finding accommodations with the lodging tab on our website. We update availability weekly in an effort to give you the most accurate list of hotels, bed and breakfasts, lake cabins and rooms available for Corvette Funfest.

    Hotel availability is becoming scarce for Corvette Funfest in Effingham. If you have not made hotel reservations for Corvette Funfest, Mid America Motorworks strongly recommends that you do so soon!
     

    There are still plenty of hotels in surrounding communities including Mattoon, Newton, Altamont, and Vandalia. Each of these towns are an easy drive to the Mid America Motorworks campus in Effingham Illinois. However, area hotel rooms also sell out for Corvette Funfest.

    If you haven't made your hotel reservations for Corvette Funfest September 15th-18th, please do so as soon as possible! Click here to see a list of available hotel rooms in Effingham and the surrounding areas!
  • 7.1.2016Solid Axle Corvette Club At Funfest 2016

    Solid Axle, C1, Corvette Funfest, Funfest, The Solid Axle Corvette Club is hosting their 2016 National Convention in Effingham, Illinois in conjunction with Corvette Funfest. A record number of C1s are expected to be in attendance and on display on the Mid America Motorworks campus throughout Funfest weekend.  

    Seventy-five member of the Solid Axle Corvette Club will kick off their 2016 National Convention with a Welcome Party hosted at Mike and Laurie Yager's home, on Monday September, 12th. The club will spend the week leading up to Funfest with activities that include a day trip to St. Louis and a special Solid Axle seminar. Mid America Motorworks will host a banquet on Wednesday evening which will include guest speakers, a catered dinner, and a club meeting.

    Happily the festivities will not end there. The Solid Axle Club, along with their C1s, will be on display throughout Corvette Funfest. With an expected record number of solid axles in attendance, this year's Corvette Funfest truly will represent the Corvette Evolution.

    If your Corvette Club is interested in organizing an event at Mid America Motorworks, please send us an email!
  • 6.28.2016SWAPFEST AT CORVETTE FUNFEST

    Corvette, Funfest, Swapfest, Swap, Trade Mid America Motorworks welcomes all swappers to buy, sell and swap during Corvette Funfest. More buyers, more sellers, more swapping! Swapfest is one of our most popular features at Corvette Funfest. 

    Buy, sell or swap for automotive treasures; including parts, accessories and memorabilia. Whether you're looking for that hidden treasure or trying to sell some of your automotive memorabilia to make room for more, Swapfest at Corvette Funfest is the place to be! Add Swapfest to your Funfest registration for your 20' x 20' Swapfest space and four days to sell used toys, literature, parts and other related automotive items. Register today and bring your automotive treasures to Swapfest at Funfest!
  • 6.27.2016Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour

    Corvette, Funfest, Road Tour, WelcomeFest, Downtown Registration for the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour is open. Join several hundred of your closest Corvette friends on a scenic drive through Effingham County! The all new route takes you through 45 miles of smoothly paved roads, highlighting the most beautiful landscapes Illinois has to offer.The Fun Run Road Tour ends at the Effingham Courthouse Square, where you can enjoy live music as well as a variety of food and craft vendors.

    This year we are asking you to register for the Fun Run Road Tour to ensure safety on the route and ample parking downtown. The first 450 Corvettes registered for the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour will receive a dash placard, gaining them access to parking in downtown Effingham. The tour has also been extended to 45 miles for your driving pleasure! Register today to ensure you are along for the ride!

    The Fun Run Road Tour ends at the Effingham Courthouse Square. As you parade into town you will be greeted by area residents to kick off the 2016 WelcomeFest. Enjoy live music as well as a selection of local food and craft vendors. The first Celebrity Choice Awards of the weekend, including the Mayor's Pick, will also take place at the Downtown Party. The WelcomeFest Downtown Party is sponsored by the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau. Register for Funfest and the Fun Run Road Tour today!
  • 3.17.2016Grand Sport Anniversary Celebration Details

    Grand Sport Corvette, Corvette Funfest, GSR Anniversary Want to learn more about the Official 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Grand Sport, which will take place at Corvette Funfest? Our friends at the Grand Sport Registry have put together a website with everything you need to know!

    We can't wait to fill our exclusive Grand Sport parking with the Corvettes that have lovingly become known as the Skunk cars. Several special displays are in the works - check back to this site for updates. And for more details on the Official Anniversary Celebration, click here
  • 2.22.2016Corvette Grand Sport Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Grand Sport, Corvette, C4 Grand Sport

    In 1996, Chevrolet released the Grand Sport Corvette to commemorate the end of the fourth generation model run. That same year, the Grand Sport Owners Registry was formed to help owners and enthusiasts get even more enjoyment out of this very special car. Some 20 years later, the Registry is celebrating the Grand Sport’s 20th Anniversary with thousands of other Corvettes at Corvette Funfest, Sept. 15-18, 2016.

    The anniversary celebration kicks off Thursday, Sept. 15th with a special Grand Sport Owners banquet on the Funfest Grounds in Effingham, Ill. Exclusive Grand Sport Parking is available throughout the weekend to registered attendees, along with special Grand Sport 20th Anniversary goodies. There will be a special Grand Sport show, along with awards presented to Grand Sports, as well as a commemorative photo with Mid America Motorworks’ founder and Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager.

    “We look forward to welcoming a record number of Grand Sports and their owners to Corvette Funfest 2016,” Yager said. “The 20th Anniversary of any vehicle is an important milestone. As the 1996 Grand Sport was a tribute to Zora Arkus-Duntov's 1963 Corvette Grand Sport racer, we’re expecting a truly must-see display.”

    All Grand Sports are invited to celebrate this anniversary. Grand Sport owners who plan to attend the celebration can register for Corvette Funfest by clicking here and selecting Exclusive Grand Sport Parking. Registrants are also encouraged to contact Maureen “Mo” Waller, Grand Sport Registry Event and PR Coordinator, to confirm their attendance at the event. Maureen can be reached via email at tikitb8@msn.com

    Corvette Funfest 2016 is a 4-day event celebrating the evolution of America’s Sports Car. In addition to Grand Sport parking, special displays will include the CERV IVb Corvette, Alpha and Beta Corvettes and the last C5 Z06 Corvette. Register today and make plans to enjoy expert technical seminars, headlining entertainment, celebrity guests, a Fun Run Road Tour, Friday Night Charity Event, Celebrity Choice Awards and much more. Enthusiasts from all over the world attend Funfest to celebrate their passion for the hobby.

  • 2.3.2016Corvette Funfest 2016 Theme Announced

    Corvette Funfest, Vette Fest, Mid America Motorworks On Jan. 6, 1997, Corvette Engineers, Chevrolet Executives and our Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager, were on hand in Bowling Green to unveil the next generation of America’s Sports Car: the C5 Corvette. In honor of that historic occasion, Corvette Funfest 2016 will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the C5 Corvette’s introduction.

    Corvette Funfest will showcase the unique Corvette Evolution, from C5 concept to completion. CERV 4b, along with the C5 Alpha and C5 Beta build Corvettes will chronicle the journey all the way up to the last C5 Z06 in a special display. Corvette Funfest 2016 is scheduled for Sept. 15-18. The weekend includes 4 full days of Expert Seminars, Celebrity Choice Awards, Product Demos and Corvettes as far as the eye can see on Mid America Motorworks’ Corporate Campus in Effingham, Ill.

    “The C5 Corvette continued the forward momentum that the C4 brought back to the brand. We are looking forward to recognizing this important generation as one of the big chapters in Corvette’s impressive history,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks.

    Two other major Corvette events will coincide with Corvette Funfest 2016. The Solid Axle Corvette Club will host its Annual Convention in Effingham, Ill. the week leading up to Corvette Funfest, while the Grand Sport Registry will invite all Grand Sports to the 20th Anniversary celebration of the 1996 Grand Sport during Corvette Funfest. Make plans to attend and register today!
  • 12.17.2015A Crowd Favorite Custom 1975 Chevrolet Corvette

    Corvette Funfest C3 Corvette During Corvette Funfest, our friend Steve Temple spent some time with Sandy and M.J. Redden to learn the story behind their Corvette. Theft, raising a family and health issues all led to the C3 Corvette they own today. Read Steve's full story for Vette Magazine here.
  • 10.30.2015Celebrity Choice Winners

    Corvette Funfest Celebrity Choice Awards At Corvette Funfest 2015, we introduced an all-new format for Celebrity Choice Awards. Enthusiasts even drove up to the Awards Wall and snapped a photo of their Corvettes throughout the weekend. Were you a lucky winner? Click here to see the 2015 Winners.
  • 10.30.2015Vette Magazine Covers Corvette Funfest 2015

    Vette Magazine, Corvette Funfest Thanks to our friends Steve Temple and Vette Magazine for joining us at Corvette Funfest 2015! To read their full article on Corvette Funfest, click here. And be sure to pick up the March 2016 issue of Vette Magazine!
  • 10.1.2015Charity Event Raises Funds for Fear Nothing

    Fear Nothing, Corvette Funfest, Charity Event, Cancer Research During this year’s Corvette Funfest, Mike and Laurie Yager welcomed Corvette enthusiasts and local community members to their home for a Luau-themed Charity Event. The annual Charity Event is open to the public, as well as the Corvette community, and this year raised funds for Fear Nothing, an Effingham area organization that fights the battle against cancer.

    With support in the form of staffing, auction items and catering from the Thelma Keller Convention Center, Mid America Motorworks was able to make a sizable donation to Fear Nothing. Jodi Waymoth, the founder of Fear Nothing, visited Mid America Motorworks’ Corporate Campus to receive a check in the amount of $31,673.

    "I’m proud to support Fear Nothing, because cancer is such a far-reaching disease. On a personal note, I’m also honored to support an organization that was created by someone who I respect and consider one of my dear friends, Jodi Waymoth,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and founder of Mid America Motorworks. “We also want to thank the Thelma Keller Convention Center for once again bringing their level of excellence to the event and helping make it an amazing night!”

    Each year, Mid America Motorworks hosts a Charity Event during Corvette Funfest to benefit an organization within the Corvette industry or local to the Effingham Community. This year’s selection of Fear Nothing bridges the span between those groups. Fear Nothing directs 50% of its funds to support local cancer patients and the other 50% to fund private cancer research.

    The Charity Event was set against the backdrop of the Yagers’ iconic Chevrolet Bowtie swimming pool. The evening’s festivities included a silent and live auction; authentic Polynesian dancing; tributes to survivors and those who lost their fight; Rum and Bourbon tastings by Sweet Lucy; cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; and more.
  • 9.25.2015Thank You!

    Funfest Boulevard, Corvette Funfest Thank you to everyone who joined us in Corvette Country! From George Barris and Linda Vaughn, expert installations, one-of-a-kind seminars and of course Corvettes, we hope you had as much fun as we did!

    Check out highlights of this year's event!
  • 9.15.2015It's Almost Here!

    Corvette Funfest, Funfest Grounds Corvette Funfest 2015 is only a few days away and we're getting ready to welcome thousands of Corvettes! Check out our online schedule to plan your weekend and we'll see you Thursday in Corvette Country!
  • 9.11.2015World's Best Die-Cast Corvette Collection Coming to Funfest!

    die cast Corvettes, Corvette Funfest John McNamara travels in what looks like an ordinary semi announcing a Die-Cast collection of America's Sports Car. What people don't realize is that the semi also serves as the showcase that features hundreds of miniature Corvettes. Walk through and marvel at his collection during Corvette Funfest 2015!
  • 9.5.2015Seminars at Corvette Funfest

    Corvette Funfest Expert Panel

    1954 Corvair Motorama Re-Creation Car
    Mike Terry – Corvette Enthusiast, Brett Henderson – Blue Flame Restorations
    Seminar: Friday, 10am, Seminar Location 2
    Seminar: Saturday, 2pm, Seminar Location 2

    In 2010, Indiana native Mike Terry purchased a 1954 barn find Corvette from New Jersey with intentions to recreate the stunning looks and style of the Motorama car. The completed car was unveiled at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March 2015 as part of the Outstanding Car exhibition. In this seminar, Mike Terry and Brett Henderson share the story of how this car came to life.

     

    1963-1996 Corvette Suspension & Steering Basics
    Chris Petris - Petris Enterprises
    Seminar: Friday, 4pm, Seminar Location 3
    Seminar: Saturday, 12pm, Seminar Location 3

    What spring should I use for the best overall performance and ride? Should I use rubber or urethane suspension bushings? Do I really want or need expensive shock absorbers, how do they affect ride and handling? We'll cover how to diagnose abnormal tire wear and explain the typical alignment terms and how they affect handling.

     

    1984-1996 Power Window Regulator Removal and Replacement Done Right!
    Kenny Yager - Mid America Motorworks Merchant, Corvette Collector & Restorer
    Seminar: Friday, 3pm, Seminar Location 3
    Seminar: Sunday, 10am, Seminar Location 3

    Long-time Corvette collector, restorer and enthusiast, Kenny Yager once again gives insight into the C4 Corvette. Kenny gives you tips and tricks to properly removing a worn out power window regulator and installing your C4 Corvette power window regulator. Say goodbye to a slow or sporadic window regulator!

     

    A Cancer-Free World: Is It Achievable?
    Dr. Philip Dy - Crossroads Cancer Center
    Seminar: Saturday, 1pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Dr. Philip Dy is a medical oncologist who has been practicing in Effingham at Crossroads Cancer Center since 1998. Dr. Dy has been invited to speak at several conferences on cancer pain management, breast cancer and lung cancer around the country. In addition, he is currently the President of the Effingham County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. In this seminar, he will discuss the potential to live in a world with no more cancer.

     

    A Celebration of the C4
    Fred Gallasch - Former Corvette Brand Manager, Corvette Historian & Writer
    Seminar: Friday, 12pm, Seminar Location 2
    Seminar: Saturday, 3pm, Seminar Location 2

    Fred Gallasch discusses the world class performance car that is the C4 Corvette. The seminar includes a history of the car, the technologies that were introduced throughout the C4’s lifespan and how it became a race car civilized for the street. They will also point out ways that this revolutionary design led to today's Corvette.

     

    Building A New Corvette
    Fred Gallasch - Former Corvette Brand Manager
    Seminar: Friday, 3pm, Seminar Location 2
    Seminar: Saturday, 1pm, Seminar Location 2

    Former Corvette Brand Manager, Corvette historian and writer, Fred Gallasch knows a thing or two about how Corvettes are built. He shares his inside knowledge of the creation process and provides some speculation on the much-debated mid-engine Corvette.

     

    C5 & C6 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask
    Art Spong - Retired Corvette Brand Quality Manager, Performance Cars & Steve Grilli, Retired Corvette Quality Manager
    Seminar: Friday, 1pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 12pm, Seminar Location 1

    Retired GM team members Art Spong and Steve Grilli address common questions on the fifth and sixth generation Corvette in this open-format seminar. Get their perspective on the C5 and C6 - and ask your own questions!

     

    Callaway, Powerfully Engineered Corvettes, Past through the Present
    Chris Chessnoe – Callaway Corvettes Program Manager & Mike Zoner – Callaway Corvettes Managing Director
    Seminar: Friday, 3pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 10:30am, Seminar Location 2

    Callaway’s Managing Director, Mike Zoner, and their Program Manager, Chris Chessnoe, will cover the iconic Twin Turbo and SuperNatural Callaway Corvettes of the past, and introduce the newest supercharged Callaway Stingrays and Z06 supercars. Zoner, who’s been a part of the Callaway team for nearly 30 years, involved with every Callaway Corvette from B2K to Sledgehammer, to their newest offerings, will discuss the technical virtues of what Callaway does, and the technology which goes into their Corvettes.

     

    Clubbing Around with NCCC & Corvette Club of Illinois
    Dave Heineman - NCCC, Doug Hanner & Art Rapp - Corvette Club of Illinois
    Seminar: Saturday, 2pm, Seminar Location 3

    Join Dave Heinemann, Doug Hanner and Art Rapp, as they delve into the world of Corvette Clubs. They'll discuss topics such as increasing member participation, club activities, getting involved in NCCC and getting involved in your local community.

     

    Cocktails with the Prichards
    Phil & Philip Prichard, Jr - Prichard’s Distillery
    Seminar: Friday, 2pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Enjoy a tasting hosted by Phil and Philip Prichard, Jr. as they present Cocktails with Prichards Products. This is a great opportunity to sample beverages created in Tennessee at Prichard’s Distillery.

     

    Corvette Funfest 2015 Expert Panel
    Dennis Pittsenbarger – MC, Fred Gallasch - Former Corvette Brand Manager, Corvette Historian & Writer, Dave Heineman – NCCC President, Myles Kornblatt – Miama Auto Museum Curator, Kevin Mackay – Corvette Repair, Inc., Dave McLellan - Retired Chief Engineer for Corvette, Lance Miller – Corvettes at Carlisle, Maria Prekeges – Corvette Nation TV, Sarah Shelton – Corvette Writer, Mike Yager – Mid America Motorworks
    Seminar: Saturday, 11am, Seminar Location Funfest Stage

    Corvette industry historians, experts, collectors and enthusiasts join forces to discuss America’s Sports Car! Find out what the experts have to say about the evolution of the Corvette hobby, their thoughts on the latest C7 and more.

     

    Corvette Tire History
    Fred Gallasch - Former Corvette Brand Manager
    Seminar: Friday, 11am, Seminar Location 3

    Over the years, former Corvette Brand Manager, Corvette historian and writer, Fred Gallasch has kept in touch with his friends at General Motors. In this seminar, shares his knowledge of Corvette tires, from the history of how they’re selected, to updates that are currently being made.

     

    Fall Into Great Skin
    Jennifer Brent, Jennifer Westendorf, Kaitlin Kaufmann, Lisa Karolowics - Rodan & Fields
    Seminar: Friday, 9am & 1pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise
    Seminar: Saturday, 9am & 2pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Does the never-ending pursuit of the “latest and greatest” wrinkle-fighting creams and “innovative” ingredients leave you with nothing but jars of hope filled with empty promises? Try a steady diet of intelligent skincare with Rodan + Fields clinically proven topicals and tools to turn back the hands of time. Join us to learn how you can put this scientific approach to younger-looking skin to work for you.

     

    Finding and Purchasing the Right Shark Project
    Chris Petris – Petris Enterprises
    Seminar: Saturday, 11am, Seminar Location 3

    Learn what Chris Petris has seen the past 30 years, when a proud first time Corvette owner brings in what they think is the deal of the century. More than one time he has had to turn down a project in the customer's best interest. What year Shark do you choose for your Project, with so many available that need major repairs or restoration? You need a plan, buy a Project in pieces or one that is close to completion. Chris will explain what to look for before you spend your hard earned dollars. 

     

    Firefly Grill Outdoor Food Demo
    Chef Niall Campbell - Firefly Grill
    Seminar: Saturday, 11:30am & 1pm, Seminar Funfest Paradise Pavilion

    In 2014, Firefly Grill received the “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” award from the Illinois Office of Tourism, just the latest in a long list of awards and accolades this local gem receives. Chef Niall Campbell has made it his mission to serve sustainable, garden-to-table selections that change seasonally, depending on what is available. Don’t miss this live demonstration of the care and craftsmanship that goes into each meal prepared at Firefly Grill.

     

    General Exhaust Header Theory
    Nick Filippides - American Racing Headers
    |Seminar: Friday, 10am, Seminar Location 3
    Seminar: Saturday, 9am, Seminar Location 3

    What can exhaust headers do for your Corvette? Nick Filippides will explain why exhaust headers provide underhood heat reduction and improve exhaust gas flow, giving you better performance. American Racing Headers are made in the USA for C3-C7 Corvettes.

     

    GM’s Hourly Tech Talk
    GM’s Corvette Team
    Seminar: Friday, 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm, Seminar Location GM Tent
    Seminar: Saturday, 10:30am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm, Seminar Location GM Tent

    Learn what’s new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff from General Motors’ Corvette team.

     

    How to Choose the Right C4-C7 Corvette Exhaust System
    Mike Boat - Billy Boat Exhaust
    Seminar: Friday, 1pm, Seminar Location 2
    Seminar: Saturday, 3pm, Seminar Location 3

    Mike Boat will talk about the dreaded drone, explain what it is, along with giving you the information you need in order to make the right choice for your next Corvette exhaust system. He will also cover the New C7 Billy Boat Exhaust System with ECO mode valves for even better economy, performance and sound.

     

    How to Easily Remove Swirl Marks from Your Corvette
    Adam Pitale – Adam’s Polishes
    Seminar: Saturday, 1pm, Seminar Location Adam’s Polishes Booth

    Adam Pitale knows car detailing. He has built a career around making vehicles look great inside and out, and is now the Officially Licensed Detailing product of Corvette. Check out this seminar, where Adam will give you tips to remove swirl marks in paint and make your Corvette shine.

     

    Kids, Corvettes and an Engineer
    Tom Hill - Retired GM Corvette Engineer
    Seminar: Saturday, 4pm, Seminar Location 2

    Kids age 5 to 16 years are invited to get to know the Chevrolet Corvette with retired Corvette Engineer, Tom Hill. This relaxed seminar will introduce budding enthusiasts to America's Sports Car and give them the opportunity to ask questions. Parents can attend, but are asked to let the kids take the lead.

     

    LS Engine Conversions Does it Make Sense to Modify My Corvette?
    Chris Petris - Petris Industries
    Seminar: Friday, 12pm, Seminar Location 3
    Seminar: Sunday, 9am, Seminar Location 2

    LS engine conversions in pre-C5 Corvettes are very popular. Are you up to the challenge? We'll explain what it takes to make the conversion happen and the typical costs associated. You'll know what LS engines work best in each generation of pre-C5 Corvette. Should I do the conversion or build my existing engine? The LS engine has a lot to offer with horsepower and fuel economy gains. 

     

    Making the Most of Your Funfest Experience
    Michael, Blake & Betsy Yager – Mid America Motorworks
    Seminar: Thursday, 1pm, Seminar Location 1

    Get tips from the Funfest experts on how to make the most of your weekend in Corvette Country. Whether you're a first timer or a Funfest regular, check out this seminar to see what you can learn about the World's Largest Corvette Party!

     

    Paint Protection Film, FAQ & Basic Installation Tips
    Michael Dobbins & Benjamin Kenney- XPEL
    Seminar: Friday, 11am, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 2pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Sunday, 10am, Seminar Location 1

    Tired of rock chips, gravel and other road debris damaging your Corvette’s paint job? Learn the importance and benefits of clear paint protection. Michael Dobbins & Benjamin Kenney , cover some of the basic install tips and details about the clear paint protection itself, thickness, proper care etc.

     

    Painting Workshop - Beginners to Experts
    Jamie Stang - Stang Arts
    Seminar: Friday, 11am, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise
    Seminar: Saturday, 10am, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Take home a truly one-of-a-kind souvenir from Corvette Funfest - a painting that you created! Jenny Stang is known around Effingham County for hosting fun, relaxing painting parties and we’re bringing that great time to Corvette Funfest! Whether you’re an artist or a novice, the class includes step-by-step instructions. Registration is $35 and includes all materials needed to create your masterpiece!

     

    Parasitic Battery Drain
    Christina Tufts - AC Delco
    Seminar: Friday, 10am & 4pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 11am & 3pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Sunday, 11am, Seminar Location 1

    This seminar will be of interest to all Corvette owners however, C4, C5, C6 and C7 Corvette owners will benefit the most, because parasitic battery drain has gone up with each generation. With this informative seminar, Christina Tufts will cover why proper battery replacement is so important with today's newer Corvettes.

     

    Performance Tuning: The Benefits & Why You Should Do It
    Nick McGrath - Straightline Performance
    Seminar: Friday, 12pm, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 9am, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Sunday, 9am, Seminar Location 1

    Having appeared on Speed Channel’s highly rated “Pinks” twice, and various other racing DVDs such as Scandalous Racing’s “You Got the Hit,” Straightline Performance has become the premiere choice for Corvette owners wanting serious power with the time slips to prove it! Nick McGrath will show you what he does to properly tune  a late model Corvette.

     

    Rust Prevention & Rust Treatment
    Sally Miener - DirectLine Continental
    Seminar: Saturday, 10:30am, Seminar Location 1
    Seminar: Saturday, 4pm, Seminar Location 1

    Sally Miener will give the inside scoop on how to properly deal with rust and how to prevent it from coming back. If you are restoring your Corvette and need to restore the frame or other metal components, this is the right seminar for you!

     

    The Art of Waterless Washing
    Adam Pitale - Adam’s Polishes
    Seminar: Friday, 1pm, Seminar Location Adam’s Polishes Booth

    No time for a complete wash and dry? No problem! Adam Pitale shows you how to make your Corvette look show-room fresh, no water required!

     

    The King of Kustomizers Chats with The First Lady of Motorsports
    George Barris - King of Kustomizers & Linda Vaughn - Miss Hurst Golden Shifter
    Seminar: Friday, 4pm, Seminar Location 2
    Seminar: Saturday, 12pm, Seminar Location 2

    The King of Kustomizers, George Barris and the First Lady of Motorsports, Linda Vaughn swap stories of the golden era of racing. George will discuss how he got the passion for kustomizing cars and Linda will discuss her role in merging Hollywood and drag racing.

     

    Keeping Abreast of Breast Cancer
    Dr. Ruben Boyajian
    Seminar: Saturday, 3pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Dr. Ruben Boyajian, a native of Uruguay who has lived in Effingham for 35 years, is well-known in the community as a caring surgeon specializing in women's health issues. Through his profession, as well as his volunteer efforts with the American Cancer Society and the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, he has enriched the lives of several. During this seminar, Dr. Boyajian will discuss the different ways in which women can remain healthy throughout their lives.

     

    Yoga for the Road Tripper
    Ginny Liss - Bella Renaissance Yoga
    Seminar: Friday, 3:30pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise
    Seminar: Saturday, 12pm, Seminar Location Funfest Paradise

    Learn basic relaxation and stretches to help ease the discomfort associated with long car rides. Ginny Lis teaches a variety of different Yoga styles and will incorporate restoration and relaxation techniques into this class.

     

    XP-819: Life, Death and Rebirth
    Mike Yager – Mid America Motorworks & Kevin Mackay – Corvette Repair, Inc.
    Seminar: Saturday, 1pm, Seminar Location 1

    Mike Yager delivers the history of XP-819, from concept to completion. Kevin Mackay details the restoration process, including surprises and challenges associated with this one-of-a-kind concept car.

     

  • 8.31.2015Funfest Flashback Friday - Get Ready!

    Steven Bell

    What was your favorite band at Corvette Funfest? Can’t decide? That’s ok - relive them all with Funfest Flashback Friday! On Friday, Sept. 18th, Corvette Steven Bell, Kansas City disc jockey and Corvette Forum Moderator will play hits from music legends that have all played on our stage!

    What’s better than great music from REO Speedwagon, The Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Don Felder, The Guess Who, and Bachman & Turner? How about some fun prizes! Listen as Steven Bell asks questions about the bands that are playing and be the first one to the Funfest Stage to claim your prize. It’s a great way to get ready for this year’s concert with Beach Boys original guitarist, David Marks and the Surf City Allstars!

    Steven Bell has been a radio disc jockey in the Kansas City, Missouri market for 38 years. He started his career at a Top 40 radio station (Q104, KBEQ) in 1978. He then moved on to the #1 AOR station in Kansas City for almost 11 years.  He now works at the Classic Rock station 101 The Fox, KCFX, and has been there for a little over 25 years!  101 the Fox is also the flagship station for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and has been for 25 years.  Steven goes by Steve Garrett on the radio in Kansas City.

    Steven is also the Public Address Announcer/Stadium Announcer for the Missouri Mavericks hockey team.  The Missouri Mavericks are a Double A team in the ECHL and are affiliated with the New York Islanders.  Before the Mavericks, Steven was the Public Address Announcer/Stadium Announcer for the Kansas City Blades hockey team.  The Blades were a Triple A team in the International Hockey League.  Steven has been the only voice of hockey in Kansas City since 1990!

    Steven owns a highly modified 2014 Torch Red C7 coupe (Z51). See Steven and his Z51 at Corvette Funfest! 

  • 8.31.2015World’s Fastest Pinstriper Comes to Corvette Funfest

    Louie Allison Pinstriper coming to Corvette Funfest

    World’s Fastest Pinstriper Comes to Corvette Funfest

    Bring your helmets, glove box lids, fuel rail covers, cell phone cases and more! Mid America Motorworks and Corvette Funfest is welcoming the World’s Fastest Pinstriper, Louie Allison to Corvette Funfest. Louie will be joined by fellow pin stripper and friend, Rick Losh, to stripe small items throughout the weekend.

    Louie Allison

    Louie began pinstriping in the early 1970s. Having started out with a plate of glass, a dagger brush and a can of 1-Shot lettering enamel, he was self-taught at his kitchen table. He always loved the look that pinstriping gave a vehicle and kept pursuing that direction. In the mid 80's, he took his desire full time. In his 30-plus years of pinstriping and lettering, he has worked for such names as Connie and Scott Kalitta, John Force, Doug Herbert, Jack Ostrander, Boyd Cottington and many others. Through his profession he was able to live a lifelong dream of driving a top fuel nitro dragster for Jack Ostrander. His title as the World’s Fastest Pinstriper comes from going more than 300 MPH on a quarter mile. Now retired from professional drag racing, he spends his time focusing on his pinstriping and lettering. During his career, he has been inspired by working with such greats as Rick Losh, John Pugh and Ron Avers. He feels as though he has been truly blessed with his profession. Recently, Louie was honored at the 2008 Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet by being awarded the Panel Jam Pinstriping contests 'Champion'. Now with the support of his wife Karrie, Louie is building a 1965 GTO, pinstriping, lettering and working car shows with longtime friend Rick Losh.

    Rick Losh

    Born and raised in Colorado, Rick began lettering vehicles in the 60's. He was heavily influenced by the airbrush and lettering techniques of Ron Avers, Stan Swank and Archie Johnston. Although he was mostly self taught, Rick began his professional sign career in 1974, working as a sign painter for Sign Craft Sign Co. For the next 35 years, Rick lettered and pinstriped race cars, tractor trailers, hot rods, boats and just about everything in between. In 1981, Rick began racing stock cars at Lakeside Speedway. He continued his love of stock car racing by becoming a member of the Rick Carelli/Chesrown Automotive Group Racing Team. While on the crew, Rick was a member of the "Over the Wall Gang." Today, along with his wife Gail, they enjoy fishing and time spent with their dogs. In the past 12 years, Rick has enjoyed working alongside his friend Louie Allison, The World’s Fastest Pinstriper.

    Together they have forged a team whose work complements and inspires one another’s. Bring your Corvette and automotive parts or memorabilia to have Louie and Rick create a one-of-a-kind design. Both artists express their thanks to the family, friends and clientele who have helped them develop colorful and fulfilling careers.

  • 8.31.2015Charity Event Hawaiian Shirt Contest

    Fear Nothing Corvette Funfest Charity Event

    We’re embracing this year’s Luau theme at the Corvette Funfest Charity Event! Wear your best Hawaiian garb – hibiscus print shirts, beach dresses, hula skirts if you’re brave – for a chance to be named Big Kahuna of the Charity Event. Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction benefitting Fear Nothing, an Effingham organization developed by former Mid America Motorworks employee and cancer survivor, Jodi Waymoth. Fear Nothing divides their proceeds equally between helping local families effected by cancer and founding private cancer research.

    Silent Auction items so far include a 32” HDTV, a guitar autographed by Vince Gill and Amy Grant, a dinner prepared by Mike Yager, an autographed Beach Boys album, 4 tickets to St. Louis Blues hockey and much more.  We’re also welcoming authentic Polynesian dancers for Hawaiian performances all evening.

    You can also celebrate those who have battled cancer with a Tribute Card that will be displayed at the Charity Event, as well as at the Fear Nothing booth throughout Corvette Funfest weekend. Tickets to this fun event are $100 per person. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.
  • 8.31.2015New & Improved Celebrity Autographs

    Celebrity Autographs Corvette Funfest

    Some of the most famous Corvette and automotive Celebrities will be signing autographs Friday and Saturday at Corvette Funfest. Bring your Corvette memorabilia and add to your autograph collection with the likes of Dave McLellan, Linda Vaughn, George Barris, the cast of Corvette Nation, Fred Gallasch, Dennis Pittsenbarger, and of course Mike Yager! Be sure to take this rare opportunity to connect with big names in the Corvette industry and get a unique souvenir from Corvette Funfest 2015!

  • 8.26.2015Corvette Funfest Welcomes Sponsors

    Hardee Corvette Funfest welcomes two new sponsors, as XPEL Technologies and Hardee's show their support for the annual Corvette event that will welcome thousands of Corvettes and their owners to Effingham, Ill. on Sept. 17-20.

    XPEL Technologies offers state-of-the-art protection from vehicle damage caused by rocks, gravel, salt, insects and other road debris. They will be on hand at Corvette Funfest to install their industry-leading protection products on headlights, turn signals, taillights, Corvette bodies, and even door sills! XPEL has developed a thin, virtually invisible urethane film that protects paint from the elements without sacrificing your Corvette’s style. Check out our full line of XPEL products online.

    Hardee’s is also sponsoring Corvette Funfest and hosting the first-ever Thickburger Eating Contest on the Funfest Stage. Corvette enthusiasts, Corvette Clubs and anyone who enjoys a good contest is invited to participate. Registration will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning in the Corporate Booth at Corvette Funfest. Participants will be randomly chosen and put their eating skills up against 4 other contestants – and a VIP guest – for the chance to win free Thickburgers for a full year! Visit our website for the official rules.

    Registration is open for Corvette Funfest 2015: Corvette Country. This year we’re welcoming King of Kustomizers, George Barris and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn, Event Master of Ceremonies, Dennis Pittsenbarger, a long list of Corvette suppliers, new seminars, a brand new Celebrity Choice Awards Ceremony and much more. Click here to register!
  • 8.24.2015Corvette Funfest Welcomes Dennis Pittsenbarger

    Dennis Pittsenbarger

    Hot rod enthusiast Dennis Pittsenbarger brings his electric personality to Effingham, Ill. for Corvette Funfest, Sept. 17-20, 2015. With a resume that boasts hosting a variety of automotive radio and television programs, hosting the center stage of the SEMA Show and providing credible reporting within the car hobby, it just makes sense that he would be part of the Largest Corvette Party in the World.

    As the Corvette Funfest Master of Ceremonies, Dennis will participate in several aspects of the event, from Opening Ceremonies to Celebrity Autographs, the Corvette Funfest Fashion Show, the Expert Panel and the Saturday Night Concert featuring original Beach Boys Guitarist, David Marks and the Surf City Allstars.

    “Dennis is a true professional and a friend. He brings a unique excitement to Corvette Funfest and he’s welcome here any time he wants to visit,” said Mike Yager, Founder and Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks.

    Corvette Funfest 2015 is the 22nd annual event hosted by Mid America Motorworks. The 4-day Corvette celebration takes place in Effingham, Ill. and welcomes thousands of Corvettes throughout the weekend. King of Kustomizers, George Barris, and the First Lady of Drag Racing, Linda Vaughn, are both VIP guests this year. Corvette enthusiasts and car lovers in general are sure to have a great time, with events including Celebrity Choice Awards, Expert Seminars, Thursday Night Fun Run and Downtown Party, Friday Night Charity Event and more. Registration for Corvette Funfest 2015 is open at www.corvettefunfest.com.

  • 8.24.2015Thickburger Eating Contest

    Hardees Thickburger

    Official Contest Rules

    The Contest will be held at the Corvette FunFest in Effingham, Illinois on September 19, 2015 at 12:30PM on the Small Funfest Stage. Contestants must be United States residents and at least 18 years of age on the date of the Contest, and must sign and submit a Release and Waiver of Liability prior to the start of the Contest. Professional eaters or other persons recognized by any professional eating organization (including but not limited to AICE, IFOCE, and MLE) are not eligible. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Hardee’s Restaurants LLC (“Sponsor”) or Mid America Motorworks, Inc. are not eligible.

    The Contestant who eats the most whole 1/3 lb. Original Thickburgers® in Five (5) minutes will be declared the winner. A “whole” 1/3 lb. Original Thickburger® includes the entire patty and the entire bun and all standard toppings. Partially eaten 1/3 lb. Original Thickburgers® will not be counted except in the case of a tie. Contestants may not use utensils, leave their designated areas, or make physical contact with any other Contestant. Contestants must stop eating immediately upon the ending signal.

    How To Enter:

    • Fill out a registration form at the Corvette Funfest Corporate Booth. Onsite registration will end at Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00AM
    • 5 Randomly selected contestants from onsite registrations will be selected for the contest, and the first 5 randomly contestants present at the Small Funfest Stage.
    • Contestants must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the contest
    • Contestants must sign and submit a Release and Waiver of Liability
    • Contestants must be at present at the Small Funfest Stage for the random draw to be selected for the contest.

    Grounds For Disqualification:

    • False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver
    • Health risks that could jeopardize the Contestant’s health or well-being
    • Being under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance
    • Starting prior to the starting signal or continuing to eat after the ending signal
    • Any other violation of the rules
    • Vomiting or regurgitating during or within one (1) minute after the end of the Contest

    Prize:

    The winner of the Contest will receive Free Thickburgers® For A Year, consisting of fifty-two (52) coupons, each valid for one (1) free 1/3 lb. Original Thickburger® hamburger per week for one (1) year (expiration dates and other coupon terms and conditions apply). Approximate retail value of the prize is $260.00. The prize winner must consent to the use of his or her name, photograph, likeness and limited biographical information for publicity or advertising purposes without further compensation, where permitted by law. All Contestants must release Mid America Motoroworks Inc., Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, successors or assigns, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize, including liability for personal injury, damages, death or monetary loss.

    In the event of any question or dispute about the Contest or any Contestant’s behavior or disqualification, the decision of the Contest Judge(s) will be final. By participating in this Contest, each Contestant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor and the Contest Judge(s), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Contest at any time for any reason without notice, or to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Sponsors have the right change contest rules at any time for any reason without notice.

  • 8.24.2015Test Your Artistic Skills in Funfest Paradise

    Stang Arts Logo

    Funfest Paradise invites you to take a break from the high-octane action on the Funfest grounds and channel your creativity for a painting workshop. We're thrilled to welcome Stang Arts to Corvette Funfest. Jamie Stang and staff will assist you in creating an automotive-themed masterpiece. No matter your artistic skill level, this is a fun workshop that gives you and your friends a chance to take home a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork! Registration for the workshop is $35 and covers all supplies and materials. There are only 30 spots available for both Friday and Saturday, so email eventsales@mamotorworks.com with the subject Stang Arts to sign up today.

  • 8.24.2015All New Celebrity Choice Awards

    All new celebrity choice location

    Celebrity Choice Awards are a staple of Corvette Funfest, where you get the chance to show off your Corvette's winning style. This year, we're taking the Awards Ceremony up a notch, with an all new Awards location designed to showcase each Corvette. A staff of Celebrity Choice Ladies will assist with staging to ensure that you and your Corvette look great for your photo with your Celebrity Choice Judge and Mike Yager. Want to see if your Corvette has that winning look? All you have to do is register for Corvette Funfest and display your registration sticker in the upper driver's side windshield. Register today!

  • 8.18.2015Upgrade Your Concert Experience

    Surf City Allstars Group Photo

    Want to see original Beach Boys Guitarist David Marks and the Surf City Allstars up close? For the first time ever, you can upgrade to a VIP front row concert ticket at Corvette Funfest!

    Enjoy the show just feet away from the stage and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the Corvette industry! Tickets are only $100 per person for the full VIP experience and they're available now! Click here for tickets

  • 8.18.2015Corvette Club Challenge - Are You Ready?

    Corvette Club group photo

    Show us what you've got during our Corvette Club Challenge! We're pitting Corvette Clubs against each other in a series of challenges to see who will reign supreme in Corvette Country! Clubs are invited to test Pit Crew Skills, run our Bumper Car course and more. Each activity is rated and the Clubs with the highest point totals will have the chance to win great prizes in our Club Challenge Cash Cage.

    Want to participate? Email clubs@mamotoworks.com to get your Club registered and for more details.

  • 8.18.20151954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car

    1954 Corvette Corvair Motorama Clone

    General Motors Motorama shows were the pinnacle of the automotive hobby, where prototype and concept vehicles were unveiled to crowds of enthusiasts. One such vehicle, a 1954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car, will be on display at Corvette Funfest 2015! Attendees can step back in time to the original Motorama shows all weekend with this replica Motorama showcar.

    Indiana native Mike Terry purchased a 1954 barn find from New Jersey with intentions to recreate the stunning looks and style of the Motorama car. He enlisted the help of Brett Henderson and Blue Flame Restorations to bring his vision to life and unveiled the results at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The 1954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car features the same aircraft-inspired roof and European styling of the original. Four years of restoring, fabricating and upgrading virtually every inch of this Corvette successfully created a faithful re-creation of the Corvette Corvair Motorama car. See it in person at Corvette Funfest 2015! Click here for more details

  • 8.18.2015A Different Way to Gain Power

    A Different Way to Gain Power

    The crew at Straightline Performance has become the choice for those wanting serious power with the time slips to prove it - and they're coming to Corvette Funfest! There's more to giving your Corvette a performance boost than adding aftermarket parts (although that's another great option!). Straightline Performance has built a business around Diagnostic Scans and Performance Tunes that use proprietary information straight from GM to tweak your Corvette and make it run better than ever.

    Want to see what your Corvette can do? Email eventsales@mamotorworks.com to schedule your Diagnostic Scan during Corvette Funfest. The experts at Straightline Performance will give you the results and you get to decide whether or not it's time for a tune.

  • 7.29.2015Corvette Funfest Lodging Options

    Lodging list screen shot

    Thinking about attending the World’s Largest Corvette party, but worried that you won’t have a place to stay at night? We take the guesswork out of finding accommodations with the lodging tab on our website. We update availability weekly in an effort to give you the most accurate list of hotels, bed and breakfasts, lake cabins and rooms available for Corvette Funfest. Check the link, make your reservation and join us in Corvette Country! Lodging Details

  • 7.29.2015Start Funfest Right – Get Lei’d Friday Night!

    flourish

    Break out your Hawaiian attire for this year’s Corvette Funfest Charity Event. Mid America Motorworks and supporting partners Thelma Keller Convention Center-Chuck Keller Family are inviting you to our a laid back, Luau-themed party. Click here for more details

  • 7.29.2015Funfest Schedule Is Now Online

    Corvette Funfest 2015 Schedule Screenshot

    Starting to plan your Corvette Funfest experience? We can help! We have added our preliminary schedule to the Corvette Funfest website. Print the entire schedule to have an overview of the weekend or personalize it based on your plans. Check back often, as we will update the schedule with seminar details and other activities as they are confirmed. View Funfest Schedule

  • 7.15.2015Charity Event Details Announced

    Fear Nothing Logo

    Jodi Waymoth was a part of the Mid America Motorworks family for 13 years. Like most of us here, she wore many hats, starting out as a Customer Service Representative in 1995 and transitioning to Sales and Customer Service Team Leader, and then to Mike Yager’s Assistant.

    In 2006, Jodi was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer at age 30. Nearly two years later, she faced yet another cancer diagnoses, this time in the form of stage-2 breast cancer. Through her journey with cancer, Jodi made the difficult decision to leave Mid America Motorworks and become a full time mother to her children, who were just one and three at the time. She also found a new calling in life, providing assistance and support to other cancer patients through an organization she created called “Fear Nothing.”

    We are honored to support our friend Jodi and name Fear Nothing as this year’s Corvette Funfest Charity Event beneficiary. Since its inception in 2006, Fear Nothing has raised and distributed roughly $200,000 for cancer patients and research. It’s no secret that cancer touches the lives of millions around the world.

    As always, the Charity Event is a bridge between our Corvette friends and our Community. That makes Fear Nothing a perfect choice! The 501(c) 3 organization directs 50% of their fundraising proceeds to local patients enduring treatment and the other 50% to private research programs and/or trials in an effort to effect the most change in the fight against cancer.

    This year’s Charity Event promises a beach party with a Luau theme! Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18th at Mike and Laurie Yager’s home, the evening will include drinks, Hawaiian appetizers, a silent auction and a chance to meet some of the biggest names in the Corvette industry. Tickets are $100 per person and are now available.

  • 7.15.2015Calling Kustom Corvettes!

    George Barris and Mike Yager with Image Kustom Award from 2010

    Have you been dreaming of showing off your custom Corvette? This is your chance! We’re just as excited as you to welcome the King of Kustomizers, George Barris to this year’s Corvette Funfest! We’re sure George will be checking out all the Corvettes with a personal touch. As a special treat, George will even be giving out his coveted Kustom Award to one Corvette each day that meets his standards for a custom ride.

  • 7.8.2015American Racing Headers Offers Free Installs

    American Racing Headers

    The Install Dome at Corvette Funfest has always been the place to go for quality upgrades at fair prices. This year, Mid America Motorworks is teaming up with American Racing Headers to bring the industry’s highest quality header systems to Corvette Funfest 2015.

    American Racing Headers will be offering registered Funfest attendees free expert installation throughout the weekend, as well as a 10% discount on the product. That means you can enjoy performance upgrades at a savings of up to $750! The racing headers are available for 1968-2015 Corvettes in both full and mid-length sizes and will add up to forty horsepower to your Third through Seventh Generation Corvette.

    Mid America Motorworks and American Racing Headers are excited to offer this fantastic deal to Corvette Funfest attendees. Be sure to register for Corvette Funfest today and schedule your install to ensure product and appointment availability. Email eventsales@mamotorworks.com or call (800) 774-8989 to schedule your upgrade today!

    American Racing Headers is a New York-based company specializing in adding torque and power to engines through the use of top quality racing headers. American Racing Headers is trusted by hundred of dealers worldwide because of its direct involvement with General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler regarding the design of the racing headers.

  • 7.1.2015Beach Boys Hits at Corvette Funfest

    Album Image - Surfer Girls, The Beach Boys

    When muscle cars and music reigned supreme in the 1950s and 1960s, the Corvette and the Beach Boys both secured their places in pop culture. That relationship continues today, when Corvette Funfest welcomes original Beach Boys Lead Guitarist David Marks with support from the Surf City Allstars to the Funfest Amphitheater stage on Saturday, Sept. 19th. The Surf City All Stars have all appeared, played and sang lead vocals with both the Beach Boys and the Jan & Dean Band, promising to make this a must-attend concert!

    David Marks was one of the six original Beach Boys and was present for the first Beach Boys recordings in 1961. When the band went on their first tour in 1962, Brian Wilson stayed home to write songs and David toured in his place. He played on the first four albums and appeared on album cover artwork, including the "Surfer Girl" album, second from the left. He reunited with the Beach Boys in 2012 for their 50th Anniversary Tour, singing and playing hits like "Getcha Back" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" to audiences around the world

    The Surf City Allstars band is the only band with members who have all played and sang lead vocals with both the Beach Boys and the Jan & Dean Band. Members of the Surf City Allstars were even taught lead vocals by Beach Boys legends, Mike Love and Brian Wilson.

  • 6.22.2015Corvette Funfest Welcomes Miss Hurst Golden Shifter

    Linda Vaughn and Mike Yager

    Guests at Corvette Funfest 2015 will have the opportunity to meet an icon in the racing world. Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn, will be a special VIP guest at Corvette Funfest, signing autographs (bring your memorabilia to have it signed), presenting seminars and sharing her perspective on the world of drag racing.

    In 1961, Linda began her career as a beauty queen when she grew tired of her work as a dental technician and entered a beauty contest. From there, she became Miss Atlanta Raceway and visited several races. She went on to become Miss Pure Firebird, until a merger between Pure Oil and Union Oil left her without a job. Linda took a chance on an ad in Hot Rod Magazine and entered Hurst's competition for the next Miss Hurst Golden Shifter.

    From there, Linda beat out 200 national entries to win the Hurst title. Linda established herself as the Queen of Drag Racing with her infectious smile and sparkling personality, winning the hearts of fans for generations.

    She was the first to merge Hollywood, sex and women into the world of NASCAR, forever solidifying her role as the First Lady of Motorsports. Linda received the SEMA Businesswomen's Network Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and in February 2015 was recognized as a Pioneer of Racing by the Living Legends of Auto Racing in Florida.

  • 6.15.2015King of Kustomizers Attends Corvette Funfest

    George Barris with Mike Yager and Corvette Summer Corvette

    Every year, tens of thousands of Corvette enthusiasts flock to Corvette Funfest to celebrate the hobby. This year, they will also have the chance to meet a legend in the automotive industry – George Barris, creator of Barris Kustom Industries. As a special VIP guest at Corvette Funfest, George will present seminars, share his passion for the automotive industry, and sign t-shirts, posters, yearbooks and other Corvette Funfest memorabilia. George will also be autographing other Barris memorabilia for a fee. As the King of Kustomizers, George will present one Best Kustom Award each day during Funfest, highlighting those enthusiasts who make their Corvettes truly one-of-a-kind.

    George's career as customizer began at the age of 14, when he was paid $10 to put cat-eye taillights on a 1932 Ford. "That's my challenge. I'm going to be a customizer and make money," he said.

    From there, he customized a variety of cars, many of them his own. George established Barris Kustom Ind. – drawing on his Greek heritage for the unique spelling – and quickly became known as an expert customizer. He raced several of his cars and his designs caught the attention of the movie industry.

    Over the years, Barris Kustom Ind. has become synonymous with Hollywood cars. George's cars have appeared in movies, including North by Northwest, H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, Rebel Without a Cause, Willy Wonka and the original Death Race 2000. George and his cars have also appeared on television, including the original "Batman" series, "The Munsters," "Knight Rider," the "Drew Carey Show," "Monster Garage," Speed Channel's "Car Crazy," The Auto Channel's "Overhaulin," TV Lands "Top 10 Cars," Discovery Channel's "The Kustomizer" and dozens more.

    George's reach has extended beyond film and television, to include custom vehicles for many studio executives and top celebrities. He added the Barris Kustom touch to vehicles for Elvis Presley, Elton John, John Wayne, The Beatles, Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Bo Derek and many more.

    George shares his customizing techniques, art and stories from his career in several coffee table books, including "The Art of George Barris," "Barris Cars of the Stars," "Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50's" and several others.

  • 5.14.2015Welcome to Corvette Country!

    Corvette Funfest 2015 Artwork

    The Midwest is known by many names: America's Breadbasket, the Heartland, Flyover Country – the list goes on. Mid America Motorworks is adding another name to the list – Corvette Country! Every September, thousands of Corvettes flock to the Midwest – and specifically Effingham, Ill. – for Corvette Funfest. That's why Mid America Motorworks is celebrating Corvette Funfest 2015: Corvette Country

    Corvette Funfest is scheduled for Sept. 17th through 20th and kicks off with a Thursday Night Fun Run, where the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts a Welcome Fest. The annual Friday Night Charity Event includes a silent auction to raise funds for a worthy cause and the headlining Saturday evening concert caps off the weekend with world class music.

    All four days are packed with activities that center around America's Sports Car. Visit the Install Dome for new exhaust, American Racing Headers, Superchargers, intakes and custom interiors. The Fun Dome will feature the latest Corvette lifestyle items, from books, apparel and leather jackets, to furniture, jewelry and accessories that make your Corvette passion come to life. Seminar Village is the place to hear industry experts share tips, technical information and fun memories of their experiences with Corvettes. Combine these events with Celebrity Choice Awards, special displays and Corvettes as far as the eye can see and you'll be eager to come back and do it all over again in 2016!

  • 3.20.2015Reduced Pricing on Edelbrock Superchargers

    Reduced Pricing on Edelbrock Superchargers

    Give your C6 or C7 Corvette an extra 170 horses without any hood modifications or fuel mileage loss! Pre-order an E-Force Supercharger for Corvette Funfest installation and save! You'll also get 2 free pulls on the Dyno – one before the installation and another after – to find out how much power you're packing! Too much cash to drop all at once? Ask about our payment schedule to ensure it's all yours this September! Call 800-774-8989 or emaileventsales@mamotorworks.com to order. Learn More

  • 3.20.2015Corvette Funfest Ranked #3 Car Show

    Corvette Funfest Aerial View

    The editors at Jalopnik.com compiled a list of the 10 Biggest Car Shows in the World. Corvette Funfest came in at #3. Read More

  • 3.20.2015Ask The Mid America Motorworks Experts!

    Ask The Experts

    Our Experts on-Hand are here for YOU! You can find them at the front of the Install Dome, ready to answer questions and help with your upcoming projects. Chat about your Corvette, plan an install at Corvette Funfest or just ask questions. Our Experts On-Hand have a vast knowledge of everything Corvette and Mid America Motorworks. The best part is, they’re just waiting to share their knowledge with you! So be sure to stop by and pick their brains.

  • 3.20.2015Arrive In A Corvette, Leave In Your Dream Machine!

    Install Dome

    Considering a new exhaust? Looking for some custom performance upgrades? Ready for a new interior look? Ensure that it happens at Corvette Funfest by pre-scheduling your installs today! Corvette Funfest may be 4 days, but there’s a limited amount of space and time in the Install Dome. Pre-schedule your install now, get your upgrades early and enjoy the show!

  • 3.20.2015Buy Or Sell Your Corvette At Funfest

    Cars For Sale

    If you're looking for a new-to-you Corvette, check out the Cars For Sale Corral at Corvette Funfest!

  • 3.20.2015It Pays To Register!

    It Pays To Register!

    If you're planning to attend Corvette Funfest, registering is a no-brainer! As a registered guest at Corvette Funfest, you get the Corvette Funfest Yearbook in your goodie bag at no additional cost! And of course, you’ll also receive a Corvette Funfest t-shirt, lapel pin and poster - all together a $35 value! That’s not even counting the weekend parking, concert tickets, merchandise discounts, expert seminars and one-of-a-kind displays that are included with registration! Don't delay - preferred registration pricing goes up on Sept. 1st. It'll be here before you know it! Register Today!

  • 8.25.2014Avoid Road Construction

    Avoid Road Construction

    Arriving from the South on I-57 or West on I-70:

    USING EXIT 159 (Fayette Avenue)
    Turn right on Fayette Avenue (towards Effingham). Follow Fayette Avenue 1.4 miles to 3rd Street (US 45). Turn left on 3rd (US 45) and follow it 3.2 miles to Mid America Motorworks. 

    USING EXIT 160 (ILL 32/33)
    Go straight onto Evergreen Avenue. Follow Evergreen Avenue 1.3 miles to US 45. Turn left on US 45 and follow it 2.2 miles to Mid America Motorworks. OR Turn left on Keller Drive (ILL 32/33). Turn right at Ave of Mid America. Follow Ave of Mid America until it turns into Charlotte Street at Ford Avenue. Follow Charlotte Street six blocks to Rickelman Avenue. Turn right on Rickelman Avenue and follow it 1.3 miles to US Route 45. Turn left on US Route 45 and follow it 1.1 miles to Mid America Motorworks. Arriving from the North on I-57 

    USING EXIT 177 (US 45 – Neoga)
    Turn right onto US 45 SOUTH and follow it 13.0 miles to Mid America Motorworks. Arriving from the East on I-70 USING EXIT 105 (Montrose/Teutopolis) Turn left towards US 40. Turn right on US 40 towards Teutopolis. Follow US 40 9.4 miles through Teutopolis to 3rd Street (US 45) in Effingham. Turn right on 3rd Street (US 45) and follow it 3.2 miles to Mid America Motorworks.

  • 8.25.2014Check Your Mailbox!

    Check Your Mailbox!

    Your official welcome to Corvette Funfest 2014: Vets with Vettes is on its way! When you receive your parking sticker, be sure to peel and stick it to the upper driver’s side windshield and enter Gate 4 when you arrive! Bring the right side of your printed sticker to Funfest Headquarters to quickly check-in and receive your goodie bag. See you soon!

  • 8.25.2014Blue Suede Crew Performs

    Blue Suede Crew Performs

    Take a musical journey and relive some of the greatest music in Rock N Roll history with hits from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis. The fun continues with special tributes to the Beatles, the incredible Beach Boys and Sir Elton John. Get your Country Buffet tickets early, as this will sell out. Don’t miss this fun chance for Dinner and a Show!

  • 8.21.2014Corvette Funfest #3 Car Show

    Corvette Funfest #3 Car Show

    The editors at Jalopnik compiled the Top 10 List of Car Shows around the world and Corvette Funfest came in at #3! It’s also the only all-Corvette show on the list! From Expert Seminars, Celebrity Choice Judging, Thursday Night Fun Run, Friday Night Charity Event and headlining Saturday concert, it’s no wonder Corvette Funfest made the cut!

  • 8.20.2014Corvette Funfest Charity Event

    Corvette Funfest Charity Event

    Each year during Corvette Funfest, Mid America Motorworks founders Mike and Laurie Yager host a Charity Event to share the Corvette hobby with the local community. This year, proceeds from the Annual Charity Event will benefit the Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, a facility being developed in Effingham, Ill. The Thelma Keller Convention Center has a reputation for outstanding special events. Pair that with the Yagers' enthusiasm for healthy lifestyles and this year's Corvette Funfest Charity Event is sure to be a huge success!

    The Sept. 19 Charity Event, set against the backdrop of the Yagers’ iconic Chevrolet Bowtie swimming pool, will include a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and more. Tickets for the Charity Event are a $100 donation per person and give Corvette officianados and Effingham residents a chance to mingle for a great cause.

  • 8.1.2014Add Horsepower at Funfest!

    Add Horsepower at Funfest!

    Give your C6 or C7 Corvette an extra 170 horses without any hood modifications or fuel mileage loss! Pre-order an E-Force Supercharger for Corvette Funfest installation and save up to $1,000! The experts from Edelbrock will install your Supercharger at no extra cost during Funfest. You’ll also get 2 free pulls on the Dyno – one before the installation and another after – to find out how much power you’re packing! This is only available to the first customer who orders for Corvette Funfest! Call 800-774-8989 or email eventsales@mamotorworks.com to order.

  • 8.1.2014Now Taking Pre-Orders For Funfest

    Now Taking Pre-Orders For Funfest

    Considering a new exhaust? Looking for some custom performance upgrades? Ready for a new interior look? Ensure that it happens at Corvette Funfest by pre-scheduling your installs today! Corvette Funfest may be 4 days, but there’s a limited amount of space and time in the Install Dome. Pre-schedule your install now, get your upgrades early and enjoy the show!

  • 8.1.2014Preferred Pricing Extended

    Preferred Pricing Extended

    Mid America Motorworks is extending Corvette Funfest preferred pricing through Monday, September 1. That means Corvette enthusiasts planning to attend the annual event in Effingham, Ill. can still take advantage of lower registration rates through the entire month of August!

    “We are really looking forward to welcoming 38 Special to Corvette Funfest and want all of our Corvette friends to be here to enjoy the show with us,” said Mike Yager, Founder and Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks. “It just makes sense to extend preferred pricing for our guests.”

    Corvette Funfest 2014: Vets with Vettes is a celebration of America’s Sports Car and America’s Armed Forces. The four-day event combines Corvette expert seminars and Celebrity Choice Awards with tributes to the men and women who have served to make this nation great. Mainstays of Corvette Funfest, such as the Thursday Night Fun Run, the Friday Charity Event, Expert Seminars, Celebrity Choice Judging and the Corvette Funfest Fashion Show will also be part of the weekend. Visit www.corvettefunfest.com to register for Corvette Funfest 2014.

  • 7.24.201438 Special Performs at Corvette Funfest

    38 Special Performs at Corvette Funfest

    Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce that American rockers 38 Special are taking the stage at Corvette Funfest Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the World’s Largest Corvette Party in Effingham, Ill. The band will perform a night of chart-topping classic rock hits including “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up In You” “Back Where You Belong” and “Rockin Into The Night,” sure to please all generations of classic rock lovers and Corvette enthusiasts. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20th at the 14,000-seat Funfest Amphitheater. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and prepare to rock out!

    “We can’t wait to welcome 38 Special to Corvette Funfest and Mid America Motorworks,” said Mike Yager, the company’s Founder and Chief Cheerleader. “Every year we try to top the year before, and I know 38 Special is going to deliver one amazing show!”

    38 Special got their start in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1974, when buddies Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant decided to form a band. They have put out 15 albums in their 40-year career and have toured relentlessly since the ‘70s, sharing their blend of Southern Blues Rock with fans around the world.

    “It's an emotional high for us to keep 'bringing it' after all these years,” Barnes said. “When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head. It feels like we're getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there.”

  • 1.12.2014Automotive Artist David Snyder Comes to Funfest

    Automotive Artist David Snyder Comes to Funfest

    With more than 100 limited edition automotive prints – 50 of which are sold out – David Snyder is known for capturing the glory days of the automotive culture. Snyder has an eye for detail and historical accuracy that lends his paintings the ability to take viewers back to a time when muscle cars were king and automotive enthusiasts ruled the roads. We are thrilled to welcome him to Corvette Funfest 2014!

  • 1.11.2014Tom Hill’s Kids Only Seminar

    Tom Hill’s Kids Only Seminar

    This year at Corvette Funfest, retired Corvette engineer Tom Hill will give future Corvette owners a crash-course in America’s Sports Car! Enthusiasts 15 years and younger will learn the history of the Corvette, names and functions of major car components and what makes a car a sports car. Tom will also find out what young attendees want to see in future Corvettes. This seminar is designed to give the next generation of Corvette lovers first-hand experience and hopefully leave them empowered with Corvette knowledge!

  • 1.10.2014Dyno Returns to Corvette Funfest

    Dyno Returns to Corvette Funfest

    Ready to measure your Corvette’s Corvette’s horsepower and torque! Find out how much power is under your hood and put your Corvette’s performance products to the test. Roll your Corvette up on the Dynamometer and take 2 acceleration pulls to see how your Corvette stands up to other enthusiast’s results! All runs include HP and TQ printouts. Does your Corvette have what it takes to be the most powerful at Corvette Funfest? Purchase a $75 Dyno Pass from Midwest Mobile Dyno at Corvette Funfest.

  • 1.9.2014Diagnostic Reviews with Paul Koerner

    Diagnostic Reviews with Paul Koerner

    GM World Class Certified Technician Paul Koerner is returning to Corvette Funfest to offer Diagnostic Reviews to registered guests! If your Corvette is having specific issues, Paul can help diagnose them. If you’re concerned about recent upgrades, Paul can confirm proper function. If you have general questions about performance, Paul can answer those as well! These expert Diagnostic Reviews are a steal at only $50 for 30 minutes and can be purchased and scheduled before Corvette Funfest or in the Install Dome.

  • 1.8.2014Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®

    Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®

    Mid America Motorworks and Corvette Funfest are proud to welcome The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall spans 300 feet when constructed and travels the country, providing Veterans, history buffs and military enthusiasts with the opportunity to pay tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. Admission to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is free. Parking for non-registered Corvette Funfest guests is $2/car.

  • 1.7.2014Swapfest at Corvette Funfest

    Swapfest at Corvette Funfest

    After the success of last year’s Swapfest, we are once again welcoming all swappers to buy, sell and swap during Corvette Funfest. More buyers, more sellers, more swapping! Whether you're looking for that hidden treasure or trying to sell some of your automotive memorabilia to make room for more, the Swap Meet at Corvette Funfest is the place to be! Just $30 gets you a 20' x 20' Swap Meet space and 4 days to sell USED toys, literature, parts and other related automotive items.

  • 1.5.2014Corvette Funfest 2014: Vets with Vettes

    Corvette Funfest 2014: Vets with Vettes

    Corvette enthusiasts, Veterans, and military aficionados are invited to Corvette Funfest: Vets with Vettes, Sept. 18-21, 2014. This year, the World’s Largest Corvette Party, welcomes thousands of Corvettes and their owners to Effingham, Ill. for four days celebrating America’s Sports Car and America’s Armed Forces. From Corvette seminars and awards to patriotic displays, special Military Registration lines and tributes to the men and women who have served to make this nation great, it’s definitely a don’t-miss event.

  • 10.18.2013Corvette Funfest 2013 hits Corvette Nation in 2 episodes!

    Corvette Funfest 2013 hits Corvette Nation in 2 episodes!

    There was so much action at Corvette Funfest 2013 that Corvette Nation is making it into 2 EPISODES! Set your DVR for Part 1 on Friday , Nov. 1st and Part 2 on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 pm E to relive all the fun! Velocity TV’s Corvette Nation hosted by Bill Stephens and Maria Prekeges will be focusing two entire episodes on Corvette Funfest 2013. Watch Corvette Nation on Friday evenings, 7:00pm E / 4:00pm P, with a rebroadcast at 2:00am E / 11:00pm P, starting on Friday, September 13th, 2013. Don't miss it!

  • 9.26.2013Corvette Funfest 2014 Friday Night Charity Event!

    Corvette Funfest 2014 Friday Night Charity Event!

    Friday night was the annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event, where automotive guests and locals came together to support two great causes. Mid America Motorworks introduced the David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship to benefit mechanical engineering students at McLellan’s alma mater, Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit TREC, Trail Recreation Effingham County.

  • 9.26.2013Bachman and Turner Concert

    Bachman and Turner Concert

    A time lapse video of the Funfest Amphitheater filling up for the Saturday Night Bachman and Turner Concert for Corvette Funfest 2013. Bachman and Turner Time Lapse Video

  • 9.18.2013Corvettes and Music – a Winning Combination

    Corvettes and Music – a Winning Combination

    Registered guests at Funfest are treated to a headlining concert Saturday evening at no additional cost. From “1964 The Tribute,” a Beatles tribute band in 1996 to legendary acts such as the Beach Boys, REO Speedwagon, The Guess Who and more, the Saturday night concert is sure to please. Last year, more than 9,000 guests rocked out with World Classic Rockers, a conglomerate of band members from Lynryd Skynrd, Boston, Santana, Journey and Steppenwolf!

  • 9.17.2013Start Your Engines

    Start Your Engines

    Corvette Funfest kicks off with the Thursday Night Fun Run and Downtown Party. 500 Corvettes stream through the countryside on a leisurely drive that ends in historic downtown Effingham. The Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts a Downtown Street Party where Corvette enthusiasts experience Effingham hospitality first-hand! From giveaways and prizes to live entertainment and food, it’s a great start to the weekend!

  • 9.12.2013Corvette Nation TV Series Filming at Corvette Funfest

    Corvette Nation TV Series Filming at Corvette Funfest

    Goin’ Mobile Video Productions, producers of the new, original TV series titled “Corvette Nation” will be filming at Corvette Funfest 2013. Mid America Motorworks is a presenting Sponsor for the series. . “Corvette Nation” will be broadcast on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, starting in September 2013. This 13-episode series revolves around America’s favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most recognized and admired American built sports cars in the world. In addition to showcasing the Corvette through the years, “Corvette Nation” will explore all of the events, stories, folklore, technicians and professional drivers associated with this extraordinary machine. Hosted by Bill Stephens, a Corvette enthusiast himself, and Maria Prekeges, they will introduce each week’s episode from various locations and events around the country. “Corvette Nation” will broadcast on Friday evenings, 7:00pm E / 4:00pm P, with a rebroadcast at 2:00am E / 11:00pm P, starting on Friday, September 13th, 2013.

  • 9.11.2013Scholarship Established Honoring 2nd Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan

    Scholarship Established Honoring 2nd Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan

    Mid America Motorworks and the Yager family are excited to announce the endowment of a scholarship in the name of Dave McLellan, the 2nd Corvette Chief Engineer and Father of the Corvette ZR1. The David R. McLellan Engineering Scholarship will benefit mechanical engineering students at McLellan’s alma mater, Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. “Dave is not only a friend, but someone I respect for what he has done for the Corvette industry,” said Mike Yager, Founder and Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motoroworks. “My hope is that this scholarship will get young enthusiasts interested in Mechanical Engineering and be the future of the Corvette hobby.” Mid America Motorworks will honor Dave McLellan at the annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event Friday, Sept. 20th. The Charity Event will be hosted at the MY Garage Museum at Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Ill. Highlights of this year’s event include WWII Exhibit, live entertainment, silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds of the event will benefit the David R. McLellan Engineering Scholarship. To purchase tickets to Corvette Funfest and the Charity Event, visit www.corvettefunfest.com.

  • 8.30.2013Bloomington Gold on Corvette Nation

    Bloomington Gold on Corvette Nation

    We are pleased to announce the premier of Corvette Nation on September 13, 2013 featuring the 2013 Bloomington Gold Event! Watch the clip to see highlights of the weekend including Jim Perkins, Reeves Callaway, and Mike Yager in The Great Hall. Regular Episodes air Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Velocity TV. Keep watching for coverage of Mid America Motorworks and Corvette Funfest 2013. Bloomington Gold on Corvette Nation

  • 8.9.2013Highlights of Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motorworks

    Highlights of Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motorworks

    Take a look inside Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motorwork's Corporate Campus in Effingham, IL. The World's Largest Corvette Party is a 4-day event filled with a Fun Run Road Tour, Downtown Party, Expert Seminars, Charity Event, Celebrity Choice Judging, Fun Dome, Install Dome, Saturday Night Entertainment and more! Corvette Funfest Highlights

  • 7.30.20132013 Ultimate Registration is Sold Out!

    2013 Ultimate Registration is Sold Out!

    New this year, all Corvette Funfest Ultimate Guests will have a unique opportunity to chat with Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager, and Quality Engineering Manager at Chevrolet’s Bowling Green, KY plant, Tom Hill, as they discuss the past, present and future of the Corvette! Ultimate Guests will join these two industry icons around Yager’s bowtie shaped pool for an intimate and personal conversation about what we all share a passion for–CORVETTES!

  • 7.25.2013Corvette Funfest 2013 Friday Night Charity Event!

    Corvette Funfest 2013 Friday Night Charity Event!

    Join us Friday, Sept. 20 for our annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event! This year, the exciting event will take place in the MY Garage Museum and will recognize a distinguished guest of honor within the Corvette industry. We will also be paying special recognition to our own Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager, as 2013 marks a Milestone Celebration – 20 years of Corvette Funfest, 40 years of Mid America Motorworks and 60 years of the Corvette. Proceeds will be presented to a surprise beneficiary that will promote youth involvement in the Corvette hobby. TREC, Trail Recreation Effingham County, will once again be a recipient of a portion of the proceeds. Highlights of the charity event include our WWII Exhibit, live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a Silent Auction.

  • 7.25.2013Celebrities at Corvette Funfest

    Celebrities at Corvette Funfest

    Mid America Motorworks is excited to welcome John Kraman, Consignment Director for Mecum Auctions, the largest collector car auction company and world’s largest seller of Corvettes, to Corvette Funfest 2013! John also acts as a commentator/analyst on the company’s live TV broadcast, Mecum Auto Auctions, Muscle Cars and More and on Velocity by Discovery where he discusses market conditions, values and trends.

  • 7.24.2013How Powerful is Your Corvette?

    How Powerful is Your Corvette?

    New at Corvette Funfest, we will be offering Chassis Dyno Runs to measure your Corvette’s horsepower and torque! Roll your Corvette up on the Dynamometer and take 2 acceleration pulls to see if your Corvette has what it takes to be the most powerful at Corvette Funfest 2013! All runs include HP and TQ Printouts!

  • 7.19.2013Make Your Mark on the Funfest Pit Wall!

    Make Your Mark on the Funfest Pit Wall!

    Make your permanent mark at Corvette Funfest by purchasing a personalized commemorative brick on our Funfest Walk of Fame. Located just off of Funfest Boulevard, your brick will tell all of our guests of your car’s celebrity status. The bricks are available in 2 sizes making them perfect to show off your Corvette, your Corvette Club or give one as a one of a kind gift! Order by 8/1 to guarantee the brick is ready at Corvette Funfest! Special order your brick today by calling 800-500-1500.

  • 6.28.2013XP-819 on Display at Corvette Funfest 2013

    XP-819 on Display at Corvette Funfest 2013

    If you missed XP-819 at Amelia Island or Bloomington Gold, you will have another chance to see the drivable chassis at Corvette Funfest! The XP-819, which is in the middle of a complete restoration by Kevin Mackay and Corvette Repair Inc, was developed in the mid 1960s as an engineering exercise to test a rear engine concept for the Corvette. The body was designed by Larry Shinoda. You can see styling cues in XP-819 that later appeared in Shinoda’s famed “Sting Ray” design. Make sure to check out this piece of Corvette history at the show!

  • 6.19.2013Announcing Bachman & Turner as the Saturday Night Concert at Corvette Funfest!

    Announcing Bachman & Turner as the Saturday Night Concert at Corvette Funfest!

    Following a tradition of headlining entertainment, Mid America Motorworks welcomes Bachman & Turner to perform at the 20th Annual Corvette Funfest on Saturday night, Sept 21st! Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, two giants of rockin n’ roll, will have Funfest guests singing along to hits such as, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” “Taking Care of Business,” and “Hey You” in our 14,000 seat Funfest Amphitheater on Mid America Motorworks Corporate Campus, Effingham, IL.

  • 6.15.2013GM Ladies Garage: New Seminar for Ladies Only

    GM Ladies Garage: New Seminar for Ladies Only

    We know that the Corvette hobby welcomes many women who are owners, collectors and enthusiasts, which is why we are excited to bring Corvette representatives from GM to present a seminar just for you! Program Planning Manager for the Corvette Team at GM, Barbara Armbruster, and her team will present a workshop entitled “Ladies Garage” that will go into detail about Frame Review, The Driving Experience, The Making of the 2014 Corvette and Fun Features. Although they are talking about all these elements in context of the 2014 Corvette, many apply to the C6 and other vintage Corvettes so there will be something for everyone!

  • 6.12.2013Update: Fall Swapfest is Joining Corvette Funfest

    Update: Fall Swapfest is Joining Corvette Funfest

    To benefit our customers and our swappers, we have decided to join Fall Swapfest and Corvette Funfest Sept. 19-22! Sellers will have a bigger crowd to sell to and buyers have more variety to choose from! Finish out show season right and buy, sell or swap all brands of automotive parts, accessories and memorabilia. To keep the real swap meet feel, only private sellers are allowed; commercial vendors will not be permitted. All items offered for sale must be automotive parts, accessories, or memorabilia for any type of enthusiast auto, including Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, and of course Corvettes and Classic Volkswagens! Sellers: Register before August 1st for a 20' x 20' exhibit space at the bargain price of $30 for 4 days of swapping! After August 1st, the price will increase to $40. Reminder: If you would like the perks of registering for Corvette Funfest – including a t-shirt, concert tickets, yearbook, goody bag and more – please register for the event separately.

  • 5.19.2013An In-Depth Braking Workshop with the GM World Class Certified Technician

    An In-Depth Braking Workshop with the GM World Class Certified Technician

    Join Paul Koerner (Corvette Mechanic and GM World Class Certified Technician) and Brittany George (Corvette Technician) for an exciting new hands-on learning experience. You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal observing a Corvette on a lift, wheels off, as we discuss and dissect every aspect of the Corvette braking system. There is no better way to learn than having a Corvette right there in front of you, with answers to every question you may have as Paul and Brittany share more than 17 years of combined General Motors training and experience!

  • 5.13.2013The Lemon Brothers Band to Entertain During the Country Buffet

    The Lemon Brothers Band to Entertain During the Country Buffet

    New to Corvette Funfest Mid America Motorworks is welcoming The Lemon Brothers Band to entertain guests while they enjoy the country buffet! The Lemon Brothers Band, a rockin' young band from the Wabash Valley, will be playing on the Funfest Small Stage Saturday night, before the Bachman & Turner concert! The Band's talent of playing music and singing began at the early age of four, and they continue to play with a lot of natural groove and enthusiasm. Their musical tastes range from classic rock, country rock, and gospel blues. The country buffet, catered by Niemerg’s Steakhouse, is a local favorite. This family style meal will include delicious fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, and all the trimmings.