Mid America Motorworks held their annual Corvette Funfest over the weekend and while the weather may have been a bit on the cool side, there was plenty of hot Corvette action going on at the Effingham show. Although we were unable to attend, our friends at Corvette Online were on the scene and provided nice recap of the weekend’s events.
Thousands of Corvettes make the trip annually to Effingham, Illinois for the weekend show. The theme for this year’s show was “America’s Star Spangled Corvette Party” and a patriotic parking display greeted enthusiasts as they entered the MA Motorwork’s complex. Registrations for Corvette Funfest were reported as being up by 40% over last year’s figures, which easily confirms the show’s status as the World’s largest Corvette party.
Other going-ons at Funfest included the installation tent where Corvette vendors install a myriad of Corvette parts and accessories on your ride. As you can see, the aftermarket exhaust suppliers were especially busy during the three day show.
One of the main draws is Mid America Motorwork’s founder and Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager extensive car collection. Mike took the opportunity to show off the 1957 Red/White Corvette roadster barn car which sits on the same trailer it was stored with years ago. Two new Corvettes to Mike’s collection are Black and White Alpha and Beta preproduction C5 prototype cars which will be joining the Deathrace 2000 movie car in the MY Garage Museum.
Saturday evening, Mike Yager welcomed Don Felder, former lead guitarist for The Eagles for 27 years, who performed on stage in front of a huge crowd of Corvette enthusiasts. Before taking the stage, Mike gave away an autographed guitar signed by Felder.
Corvette Funfest remains a must-attend show and for those that unable to make it to the annual gathering in southern Illinois, make sure you visit CorvetteOnline.com to see all the great photos and recaps of the weekend’s activities.