Finally made it!
The theme for this year’s FunFest was “Vets with Vettes” and so not only was it great to see all the Corvettes out in the fields but to have the opportunity to talk with our nation’s veterans and see all the patriotic displays including the traveling Vietnam Veteran’s wall memorial was something we’ll never forget.
The location for the show which is held on the grounds of Mid America Motorsworks was top notch and almost had a concours feel to it. With Corvettes parking all around the site, the middle of the grounds held the Fun Dome and Install Dome while food and Corvette vendors were featured all around the area in between.
The Vietnam Veterans war memorial was set up on the North side of the grounds. A group of volunteers helped attendees locate names of loved ones and friends who were on the wall while active duty military personnel had a tent set up with recruiting and other information. A special lot was also set up for veterans and we got to see a lot of pride from them in showing off their cars.
Since we are technically East Coasters, the opportunity to get out into America’s heartland was special for this former Indiana boy. Cars from states surrounding Illinois were well represented and we have the vanity plates photos to prove it.
The show gave the chance to see friends we haven’t seen in say oh, two to four weeks including Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Callaway Cars, NCM Insurance and the Corvette Mechanics, Paul and Brittany.
Speaking of the Corvette Mechanics, Paul and Brittney were probably the busiest two people at the show with the seminars being standing room only and then running all about and helping troubleshoot and fix issues for attendees at the show.
As a guest of Mid America Motorworks, we were tasked to find two special Corvettes worthy of our Celebrity Choice Awards. Those owners, Michael and John in their 1963 and 1966 Corvettes were able to park in the Winner’s Circle and both received a special medal for the honor. It’s a lot of fun selecting the cars for the awards and we’ll have those features coming shortly as well.
Finally, the Saturday night concert featured 38 Special who rocked the crowd for nearly two hours. At the end, Mike Yager grabbed one of his guitars and jammed with the band. It was the perfect ending for a fantastic weekend of Corvettes, American Veterans and great friends.
Check out the mega photo gallery below from the 2014 Corvette FunFest.
[GALLERY] Midyear Monday – Corvette FunFest Edition (36 Corvette photos)
[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Talks with Mike Yager at the 2014 Corvette FunFest
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