Corvette Funfest 2017

Celebrate 50 Years of 1967s  |  September 14th - September 17th

2900 North 3rd Street  |  Effingham, IL 62401

Thursday, September 14
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 Years of 1967s! Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters where you will check in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag.

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging and includes an event Goodie Bag with an event t-shirt, poster, collectors lapel pin and two tickets to the Saturday Night Co
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Install Dome and Fun Dome Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome!

Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome!
Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM My Garage Museum Self Guided Tours Check out the current collection of one-off Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum! While you're here, don't miss MY Treasures, a collection of automotive and vintage memorabilia and collectibles available for sale to other collectors. My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Food Court Opens Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest features a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! We have all new food vendors and your favorite go-to's all weekend! Food Court
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SEMINAR: Drag Racing 101

Mid America Motorworks is excited to add a drag race event to Corvette Funfest 2017!  The 1/8 mile Drag Strip Events will take place at Coles County Dragway USA in Charleston, IL on Thursday, September 14th. Whether you’re a first-timer or a weekend warrior at the drag strip, all Corvette enthusiasts are welcome!To get preregistered please call 1-800-500-1500.

Seminar 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SEMINAR: Making The Most of Your Funfest Experience Get tips from the Funfest experts on how to make the most of your weekend at Corvette Funfest! 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! Seminar 1
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Drag Race Participants Caravan Calling All Drag Racers! Nathan Sheets will lead all Drag Race Participants to the Coles County Dragway track in Charleston, IL. Lineup at 1:15pm and depart from Gate 4 at 1:30pm. Gate 4
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Navigating Mid America Motorworks' New and Improved Website Learn about the all new, user friendly features designed to make your online shopping experience quick and easy with Blake and Tabbi Yager.
Seminar 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Drag Race Track Inspections Drag Race Track Inspections - Track officials will conduct an inspection on all Corvettes participating in Drag Races Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
3:00 PM - Driver's Meeting for Drag Strip Participants Mandatory Driver's Meeting at the Coles County Dragway in Charleston, IL for all Corvette drivers participating in the Drag Strip Event. Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Seminar: Corvette and Safety with Paul Koerner and Brittany George Safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your Corvette, but Corvette Safety Systems are an integral part of the design. This in-depth seminar will address how various safety systems work together to keep occupants as safe as possible. Seminar 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Drag Race Spectators Depart for Coles County Dragway Don't miss a minute of the Drag Racing action at the Coles County Dragway. Spectators are invited to follow Blake Yager to the track in Charleston, IL. Line up at Gate 4 at 3:00pm, Drag Race Spectators Caravan departs at 3:30pm. Gate 4
4:00 PM - Fun Run Road Tour Line Up

Line up begins for the Fun Run Road Tour. Join several hundred of your closest Corvette friends on for a scenic drive through Effingham County!

Gate 8
4:00 PM - All New Drag Strip Event! Don't miss all the action! Spectators are invited to the Coles County Dragway to cheer on their favorite driver's!

Spectators are required to sign a liability waiver upon entry at the track. The track will also charge a $5.00 per person entry fee for all spectators.

Food and beverages will be available at the track.
Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
4:30 PM - Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour With A Twist

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

 The Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour will depart Funfest Blvd. Strip on a scenic route through Effingham County, with a twist. This y

Greenup, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Downtown Party, Greenup, IL Explore the many museums, restaurants, boutiques the Village of Porches has to offer! The Municipal Lawn will also host a variety of food and craft vendors, live music and a beer garden. Greenup, IL
5:00 PM - Funfest Grounds Close Funfest Grounds
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Celebrity Choice Awards Does your Corvette have what it takes to catch the judge's eye? Winners are invited to park in the Winners Corral before receiving their trophy and a commemorative photo with Mike Yager. Greenup, IL
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pets In Vettes K-9 Contest during Thursday Night Road Tour Bring your Corvette-loving K-9 along for the Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour in Greenup, IL for the first ever Pets in Vettes K-9 Contest in front of Brittany's Power Tumbling! Greenup, IL
Friday, September 15
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 Years of 1967s! Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters where you will check in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag.

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging and includes an event Goodie Bag with an event t-shirt, poster, collectors lapel pin and two tickets to the Saturday Night Co
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Install Dome and Fun Dome Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome!

Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome!
Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM My Garage Museum Self Guided Tours Check out the current collection of one-off Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum! While you're here, don't miss MY Treasures, a collection of automotive and vintage memorabilia and collectibles available for sale to other collectors. My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - Food Court Opens Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest features a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! We have all new food vendors and your favorite go-to's all weekend! Food Court
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Begins All registered Corvette Funfest attendees are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards. These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance. Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Take A Ride On The Trolley Take a load off and hop on the Trolley for a ride to all of the popular destinations on the Funfest Grounds! Funfest Grounds
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seminar: Performance Tuning with Nick McGrath 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. Seminar 2
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Excursion: Moonshine Burger Shack, Cameo Winery and Jackson Covered Bridge This all-new road tour will take you to Moonshine Burger Shack for one of their famous burgers, then stop in at Cameo Winery for a wine tasting, before making a pit stop at the historic Jackson Covered Bridge for a beautiful photo opportunity with your Corvette! My Garage Museum
10:00 AM - Welcome Ceremony, Funfest Pit Wall Join Mike Yager and the whole Yager family as we welcome you to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 Year's of 1967s!
Funfest Pit Wall
10:00 AM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seminar: Corvette, a Sports Car with RELIABILITY Paul Koerner and Brittany George teach you how to improve your Corvette's performance without costly upgrades. Seminar 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seminar: Clubbing Around with Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner This session is to provide information for existing or future Corvette Clubs on the formation, operation, and maintenance of a club. Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner of the Corvette Club of Central Illinois will provide insight into the success of their club.  Seminar 3
11:00 AM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar:Targeting Maintenance, Brakes and Cooling Systems In this seminar we will discuss a few areas of Corvette Maintenance that often go overlooked. We'll cover the most neglected and oh-so-important brake and cooling systems maintenance protocols, in-depth. The Hot Topic concerning maintenance intervals and the best long term maintenance strategy for your Corvette.       Seminar 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: The Art of Waterless Washing with Adam Pitale

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!

Adam's Polishes Booth
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: The St. Jude Corvette Drive – Driving for a Cause

Join Andrew Black and Jeff McClanahan to learn about the annual St. Jude Corvette Drive. Since its inception in 2012, the St. Jude Corvette Drive has raised over $650,000 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Andrew and Jeff will discuss how the Corvette community has been able to make an impact of families from all over the United States and how you can become involved.

Seminar 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: LED Lighting Upgrades with Chris Petris, Jr. Late model exterior vehicle lighting is phenomenal, but noticeably lacking in early Corvettes. LED lighting is proving to be an excellent upgrade to early Corvettes. This seminar will cover what you need to make the turn signals blink and the parking lights not blink, once the LED bulbs are installed.           Seminar 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Ladies Car Care Clinic

Because Corvettes are not just Toys for Boys! Renowned Corvette Mechanic and enthusiast, Brittany George will once again be on hand to answer all of your questions in this ladies-only seminar. This Seminar will cover vehicle maintenance and how systems in the Corvette work together to provide a unique driving experience, followed by a Q&A session.

Seminar 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Radiance Revealed with Sallie Wall

Peel out and join us to reveal the Radiance Within with the Revealing Radiance Facial Peel. Take your skin care to the Next Level and Restore, Repair and lift away the years!

Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: C5, C6 and C7 High Performance Wheel Hubs – The Best Kept Secret

SKF Hubs are standard on C7’s and many Corvette owners are not aware of what these high performance hubs can do.  Dr. Fred Gallasch, Jr. will explain why the hub is superior, and demonstrate the cars they will fit on, as well as how to retrofit your C5 or C6 hub. 

Seminar 3
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Seminar: Corvette and Safety with Paul Koerner and Brittany George Safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your Corvette, but Corvette Safety Systems are an integral part of the design. This in-depth seminar will address how various safety systems work together to keep occupants as safe as possible. Seminar 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: Corvette Project Planning with Chris Petris, Jr. From minor repairs to major restorations, you have probably found yourself contemplating the benefits and pitfalls of “Do It Yourself” or should I send it to a professional. This seminar will help give you more clarity concerning what projects entail, materials and tools required to do the job, and most importantly COST.  Seminar 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Navigating Mid America Motorworks' New and Improved Website Learn about the all new, user friendly features designed to make your online shopping experience quick and easy with Blake and Tabbi Yager.
Seminar 2
2:00 PM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: How to Easily Remove Swirl Marks from Your Corvette Adam Pitale knows car detailing. He has built a career and a thriving business 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 on how to remove swirl marks in paint and make your Corvette shine. Adam's Polishes Booth
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Discover What You Love from Mary Kay Sallie will go through her new Mary kay line and let YOU decide what you love best. Check out this seminar featuring tons of amazing new products for you learn about! Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Autographs Head over to the Information Booth for Celebrity Autographs! We'll supply the sharpies and the celebrities! Information Booth
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Insurance – The Most Important Accessory You will Ever Buy

With over 25 years of collector car insurance experience, car collector and Condon Skelly Director Jim Kruse will be here to discuss Mid America Motorworks C Series Insurance program.  A program designed with the needs of Corvette owners in mind.  You will learn the in’s and out’s of insurance and have the opportunity to ask questions of a true industry insider. 

Seminar 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: The Mid Engine Corvette with Retired Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan Retired Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan explores where Corvette will go next and will it be a car you can buy. Seminar 2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: 30 Years of Callaway Cars – An Insider’s Look Learn about 30 years of Callaway Performance Corvettes and their company history over the past 40+ years. Seminar 3
3:00 PM - Celebrity Choice Awards Does your Corvette have what it takes to catch the judge's eye? Winners are invited to park in the Winners Corral before receiving their trophy and a commemorative photo with Mike Yager. Winners Corral
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: ZO6 and ZR1, High Performance Corvettes with Paul Koerner In this Seminar, Paul and Brittany will delve into the evolution of these 2 high-performing models and what makes them so special.  Seminar 1
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Paint Protection Film FAQ

XPEL Paint protection films are clear or colored polyurethane films that when applied to your Corvette will provide protection from scratches, dents, or swirls caused by road debris, rocks, bug droppings, and other environmental elements. During this Paint Protection Film seminar you will learn all about XPEL products, from what it is, why you need it, and how to care for it.

Seminar 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: The Evolution of "No Time to Cry" with Wil Cooksey, Jr. Spend time with one of the most popular, and longest serving Assembly Plant Managers during this Seminar! With stories and anecdotes about the tremendous amount teamwork between GM headquarters and the Assembly Plant, behind the scene discussions on how to make the C5 the Best Vette Yet and lessons learned on C4, which were applied to the C5 launch. Seminar 1
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Improve Your Ride with WindRestrictor

Stephen Pennington will give a brief history on the company, explain how WindRestrictor is made, discuss the various options available and detail how WindRestrictor’s can improve the quality of your C5-C7 Coupe or Convertible driving experience.

WindRestrictor Tent
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Friday Night Charity Event - Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Get your tickets for the Friday Night Charity Event!  This year we are having a Las Vegas Casino theme with classic casino table games like Blackjack, Poker, Craps and more. Tickets for this event are $100 per person and include casino chips, drinks and hors d'oeurves. Dress for a casual night on the Las Vegas Strip, rub shoulders with Elvis and join usfor a chance to win incredible prizes, while raising money for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! Thelma Keller Convention Center
Saturday, September 16
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 Years of 1967s! Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters where you will check in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag.

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging and includes an event Goodie Bag with an event t-shirt, poster, collectors lapel pin and two tickets to the Saturday Night Co
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM Install Dome and Fun Dome Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome!

Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome!
Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM My Garage Museum Self Guided Tours Check out the current collection of one-off Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum! While you're here, don't miss MY Treasures, a collection of automotive and vintage memorabilia and collectibles available for sale to other collectors. My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - Food Court Opens Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest features a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! We have all new food vendors and your favorite go-to's all weekend! Food Court
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Begins All registered Corvette Funfest attendees are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards. These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance. Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Take A Ride On The Trolley Take a load off and hop on the Trolley for a ride to all of the popular destinations on the Funfest Grounds! Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar: Radiance Revealed with Sallie Wall

Peel out and join us to reveal the Radiance Within with the Revealing Radiance Facial Peel. Take your skin care to the Next Level and Restore, Repair and lift away the years!

Funfest Paradise
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar: ZO6 and ZR1, High Performance Corvettes with Paul Koerner In this Seminar, Paul and Brittany will delve into the evolution of these 2 high-performing models and what makes them so special.  Seminar 1
9:00 AM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar: Corvette Project Planning with Chris Petris, Jr. From minor repairs to major restorations, you have probably found yourself contemplating the benefits and pitfalls of “Do It Yourself” or should I send it to a professional. This seminar will help give you more clarity concerning what projects entail, materials and tools required to do the job, and most importantly COST.  Seminar 2
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar: Paint Protection Film FAQ

XPEL Paint protection films are clear or colored polyurethane films that when applied to your Corvette will provide protection from scratches, dents, or swirls caused by road debris, rocks, bug droppings, and other environmental elements. During this Paint Protection Film seminar you will learn all about XPEL products, from what it is, why you need it, and how to care for it.

Seminar 3
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Celebrity Autographs Head over to the Information Booth for Celebrity Autographs! We'll supply the sharpies and the celebrities! Information Booth
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Excursion: Firefly Grill Excursion Departs Head over to the My Garage Museum if you are registered for the behind-the-scenes excursion to Firefly Grill! My Garage Museum
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Official Corvette Funfest Welcome Ceremony Join Mike Yager and the whole Yager family as we welcome you to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 years of 1967's!
Funfest Pit Wall
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: Corvette and Safety with Paul Koerner and Brittany George Safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your Corvette, but Corvette Safety Systems are an integral part of the design. This in-depth seminar will address how various safety systems work together to keep occupants as safe as possible. Seminar 1
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: What Women Want - Fashion Trends in the Corvette Hobby Please bring your creative minds and help us to brainstorm next seasons new Corvette Apparel! Share what types of silhouettes you prefer, embellishments and style you would like to see for next year! Funfest Paradise
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Expert Panel Q & A The Corvette hobby is shaped by the people - and more specifically the clubs - that live and breathe Corvette. Over the years, as Corvette Clubs grew in membership and in numbers, a handful of flagship organizations developed to provide others with a guiding body for everything from sanctioning events to restoration specifications, and even insurance.

Join the conversation with NCCC President Dave Heinemann, ICCC President Billy Brooks, UCCC President Armetta Jones, Duff Parso
Small Funfest Stage
11:00 AM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: How to Easily Remove Swirl Marks from Your Corvette Adam Pitale knows car detailing. He has built a career and a thriving business 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 on how to remove swirl marks in paint and make your Corvette shine. Adam's Polishes Booth
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: Performance Tuning with Nick McGrath 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. Seminar 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: 30 Years of Callaway Cars – An Insider’s Look Learn about 30 years of Callaway Performance Corvettes and their company history over the past 40+ years. Seminar 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Ladies Car Care Clinic

Because Corvettes are not just Toys for Boys! Renowned Corvette Mechanic and enthusiast, Brittany George will once again be on hand to answer all of your questions in this ladies-only seminar. This Seminar will cover vehicle maintenance and how systems in the Corvette work together to provide a unique driving experience, followed by a Q&A session.

Seminar 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Insurance – The Most Important Accessory You will Ever Buy

With over 25 years of collector car insurance experience, car collector and Condon Skelly Director Jim Kruse will be here to discuss Mid America Motorworks C Series Insurance program.  A program designed with the needs of Corvette owners in mind.  You will learn the in’s and out’s of insurance and have the opportunity to ask questions of a true industry insider. 

Seminar 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Improve Your Ride with WindRestrictor

Stephen Pennington will give a brief history on the company, explain how WindRestrictor is made, discuss the various options available and detail how WindRestrictor’s can improve the quality of your C5-C7 Coupe or Convertible driving experience.

WindRestrictor Tent
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seminar: Yoga for the Road Tripper with Madalaine McDaniel Learn easy to do yoga moves you can do in your car or at a pit stop and great stretches to do at rest stops or in traffic.  Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - SEMINAR: GM's Hourly Tech Talks GM's Corvette Team will be doing ten-minute tech talks from their tent throughout the weekend. Learn what's new with the technology in the latest Corvette Stingray with these hourly tech talks presented by key staff members from General Motors' Corvette team. GM Tent
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: C5, C6 and C7 High Performance Wheel Hubs – The Best Kept Secret

SKF Hubs are standard on C7’s and many Corvette owners are not aware of what these high performance hubs can do.  Dr. Fred Gallasch, Jr. will explain why the hub is superior, and demonstrate the cars they will fit on, as well as how to retrofit your C5 or C6 hub. 

Seminar 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: Food Bloggin' 101 with Madalaine McDaniel

Have you ever wondered about starting your own food blog or just wondered about what goes into blogging? Madalaine McDaniel, the food blogger behind www.Lakesidetable.com, will share tips about social media, branding, collaboration, food styling, recipe development and testing followed by a Q&A session.

Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: LED Lighting Upgrades with Chris Petris, Jr. Late model exterior vehicle lighting is phenomenal, but noticeably lacking in early Corvettes. LED lighting is proving to be an excellent upgrade to early Corvettes. This seminar will cover what you need to make the turn signals blink and the parking lights not blink, once the LED bulbs are installed.           Seminar 2
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Seminar: '78 Pace Car to '18 Chiron, My Car Collection Journey

Dr. Rick Workman began collecting cars with Corvettes years ago and now has one of the world’s most rare and sought-after car collections in the world.  Here he will discuss how he got started, what he learned about Corvettes (much of which was from Mike Yager!), and where he is now within the car collecting hobby. Learn more about Dr. Workman’s collection and tips about how to build the car collection of your dreams.   

Seminar 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EXCURSION: Instructor Lead Art Class with Wine Tasting at StangArts Back by popular demand! Depart now for the excursion to StangArts Studio for a wine sampling and an instructor-lead Art Class presented by Jamie Stang! My Garage Museum
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Corvette Funfest Fashion Show Check out the latest in Corvette Lifestyle & Apparel at the Annual Fashion Show! All of the apparel and lifestyle products featured in the show will be available to purchase in the Fun Dome! Small Funfest Stage
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Navigating Mid America Motorworks' New and Improved Website Learn about the all new, user friendly features designed to make your online shopping experience quick and easy with Blake and Tabbi Yager.
Seminar 3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Diamond in the Rough - Buying a 1967 Corvette Join Kevin MacKay as he explains how to properly inspect a 1967 Corvette before buying it. Kevin will place a 1967 on a lift and give you the full run-down. You'll also be taking a look at one of the most ultimate 1967 L88 ‘s in existence. Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: The Art of Waterless Washing with Adam Pitale

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!

Adam's Polishes Booth
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: Discover What You Love from Mary Kay Sallie will go through her new Mary kay line and let YOU decide what you love best. Check out this seminar featuring tons of amazing new products for you learn about! Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: The Mid Engine Corvette with Retired Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan Retired Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan explores where Corvette will go next and will it be a car you can buy. Seminar 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seminar: C5 & C6 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask

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!

Seminar 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wil Cooksey, Jr., Author of "No Time to Cry" book signing - Fun Dome Fun Dome
2:30 PM - Celebrity Choice Awards Does your Corvette have what it takes to catch the judge's eye? Winners are invited to park in the Winners Corral before receiving their trophy and a commemorative photo with Mike Yager. Winners Corral
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: The St. Jude Corvette Drive – Driving for a Cause

Join Andrew Black and Jeff McClanahan to learn about the annual St. Jude Corvette Drive. Since its inception in 2012, the St. Jude Corvette Drive has raised over $650,000 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Andrew and Jeff will discuss how the Corvette community has been able to make an impact of families from all over the United States and how you can become involved.

Seminar 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: Kids, Corvettes and an Engineer - What Corvettes are made from and why Attention Future Corvette Owners - Join Tom Hill at the General Motors Tent to learn more about Corvettes! GM Tent
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar: Corvette, a Sports Car with RELIABILITY Paul Koerner and Brittany George teach you how to improve your Corvette's performance without costly upgrades. Seminar 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seminar:Targeting Maintenance, Brakes and Cooling Systems In this seminar we will discuss a few areas of Corvette Maintenance that often go overlooked. We'll cover the most neglected and oh-so-important brake and cooling systems maintenance protocols, in-depth. The Hot Topic concerning maintenance intervals and the best long term maintenance strategy for your Corvette.       Seminar 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Clubbing Around with Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner This session is to provide information for existing or future Corvette Clubs on the formation, operation, and maintenance of a club. Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner of the Corvette Club of Central Illinois will provide insight into the success of their club.  Seminar 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Cocktails with the Prichard's

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.

 

Funfest Paradise
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: The Evolution of "No Time to Cry" with Wil Cooksey, Jr. Spend time with one of the most popular, and longest serving Assembly Plant Managers during this Seminar! With stories and anecdotes about the tremendous amount teamwork between GM headquarters and the Assembly Plant, behind the scene discussions on how to make the C5 the Best Vette Yet and lessons learned on C4, which were applied to the C5 launch. Seminar 1
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM Niemerg's Country Style Dinner Once again, Corvette Funfest delivers the crowd favorite Country Style Dinner from Effingham's own Niemerg's Steakhouse. Enjoy a hot, home-style meal after a long day of Corvette FUN! Food Court
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Live Music from Neil Diamond Tribute Band - The Traveling Salvation Show! Come Get Saved at the performance of The Traveling Salvation Show! This lively, rock-oriented tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond is taking the stage at Corvette Funfest 2017. Don't miss "America", "Cracklin' Rosie", "Sweet Caroline" and more of your favorite Neil Diamond Hits! Small Funfest Stage
6:00 PM - Suppliers and Vendors Close Funfest Grounds
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM 1st Annual Corvette Funfest Light Show on the Amphitheater Berm WindRestrictor is proud to sponsor the First Annual Corvette Funfest Light Show at Corvette Funfest 2017! Join us on the Funfest Amphitheater Berm at 7:15pm, before the concert on Saturday night World Classic Rockers concert to check out this fun, new addition to the Corvette Funfest Schedule. Amphitheater
7:30 PM - Fun Dome Closes Fun Dome
7:45 PM - Corvette Funfest Give-Away Drawings Amphitheater
8:30 PM - World Classic Rockers Concert World Classic Rockers consists of former members of rock and roll’s greatest bands: Journey, Santana, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steppenwolf. The band will perform a night of chart-topping classic rock hits including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Carry on Wayward Son.”

World Classic Rockers, the world’s premier rock and roll all-star band, will give Corvette Funfest attendees a chanc

Amphitheater
Sunday, September 17
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to Corvette Funfest 2017, Celebrating 50 Years of 1967s! Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters where you will check in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag.

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2017, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging and includes an event Goodie Bag with an event t-shirt, poster, collectors lapel pin and two tickets to the Saturday Night Co
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - Install Dome and Fun Dome Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome!

Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome!
Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM My Garage Museum Self Guided Tours Check out the current collection of one-off Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum! While you're here, don't miss MY Treasures, a collection of automotive and vintage memorabilia and collectibles available for sale to other collectors. My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - Food Court Opens Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest features a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! We have all new food vendors and your favorite go-to's all weekend! Food Court
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Seminar: 1984-1996 Power Window Regulator Removal and Replacement Join in as Kenny provides tips and tricks to properly remove a worn out C4 Power Window Regulator and demonstrates how to install a new power window regulator. Say goodbye to a slow or sporadic window regulator! Seminar 1
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Begins All registered Corvette Funfest attendees are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards. These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance. Funfest Grounds
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seminar: Paint Protection Film FAQ

XPEL Paint protection films are clear or colored polyurethane films that when applied to your Corvette will provide protection from scratches, dents, or swirls caused by road debris, rocks, bug droppings, and other environmental elements. During this Paint Protection Film seminar you will learn all about XPEL products, from what it is, why you need it, and how to care for it.

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10:30 AM - St. Anthony Corvette Raffle Drawing Winners Wall
11:00 AM - Celebrity Choice Awards Does your Corvette have what it takes to catch the judge's eye? Winners are invited to park in the Winners Corral before receiving their trophy and a commemorative photo with Mike Yager. Winners Corral
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seminar: Performance Tuning with Nick McGrath 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. Seminar 1