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[PICS] 2014 Corvette FunFest at Mid America Motorworks

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2014

[PICS] 2014 Corvette FunFest at Mid America Motorworks

Finally made it!

That’s what we have to say after making the pilgrimage this year to Effingham, IL for the 21st Annual Corvette FunFest put on by Mike Yager and the great folks at Mid America Motorworks.

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.

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[GALLERY] Midyear Monday - Corvette FunFest Edition (36 Corvette photos)

Whew! That’s how we feel after a long but fun weekend at Corvette FunFest. How about we do a special Midyear Monday gallery dedicated to the 1963-1967 Corvettes we saw on the grounds of Mid America Motorworks in Effingham IL.

Which one of these Corvettes is your favorite? Did we happen to capture your Sting Ray at Corvette FunFest? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Talks with Mike Yager at the 2014 Corvette FunFest

On Friday afternoon at Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, IL., we had the opportunity to talk with Mike Yager about this year’s Corvette FunFest. The theme of FunFest for 2014 is Vets with Vettes and it’s a subject that hits close to Mike’s heart.

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[POLL] What is Your Favorite Part of Corvette Funfest?

by Steve Burns on September 19, 2014

[POLL] What’s Your Favorite Part of Corvette Funfest?

It’s time for another CorvetteBlogger Poll! This time we want to hear from those of you who’ve attended Corvette Funfest.

Mid America’s Corvette Funfest turns 21 this weekend. The annual 4-day celebration at Mid America Motorworks’ HQ in Effingham, Illinois runs this Thursday through Sunday. Countless activities fill the docket, but we want to know what’s your favorite part of Corvette Funfest?

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Corvette Funfest to Feature 38 Special; Registration Extended

Get ready for some really “Special” times at the Corvette Funfest next month.

The longtime rock band 38 Special will be performing at the Funfest on Sept. 20 as part of the “World’s Largest Corvette Party” put on by Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Ill.

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Corvette Funfest Encourages Friendly Competition Among Military Branches

Mid America Motorworks is always looking for new and exciting activities for its annual Corvette Funfest.

This year’s event, set for Sept. 18-21 in Effingham, Ill., will feature a new contest between the branches of the military to see which one – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, or Reserves – ends up with the most active and retired Corvette enthusiasts to register for Corvette Funfest 2014.

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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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[VIDEO] Mid America Motorworks Launches a New Website for Corvette Parts and Accessories

When you’re the world’s largest catalog company for Corvette parts and accessories, a revamp of your website is a very big deal. Mid America Motorworks has completely made over their website into a very functional and helpful site designed to help you identify and purchase the parts and accessories you need. New to www.mamotorworks.com are user guides, instructional videos, a community area and other helpful tips for each product.

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[PICS] Corvette Funfest 2013 Delivers a Memorable Milestone Celebration

Mid America Motorworks’ Corvette Funfest was held last week and by all accounts it was a huge success. Mid America tells us that Corvette enthusiasts from 42 states and 3 foreign countries converged in Effingham, IL for the celebration of milestones. Those milestones were the the 20th Annual Funfest, the 40th anniversary of Mid America and the 60th Anniversary of the Corvette!

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College Scholarship Created in Honor of 2nd Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan

Our friends at Mid America Motorworks recently announced that they’ve setup a college scholarship in the name of Dave McLellan. McLellan was the 2nd Chief Engineer on the Corvette program and helped bring the C4 ZR1 to life among other achievements. The fund, known as the David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship will support mechanical engineering students at Wayne State University – McLellan’s alma mater in Detroit.

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