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Mid America Motorworks

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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Reminder! Drive your Corvette to Work Day is Friday, June 28th

One of our favorite “Corvette holidays” is rapidly approaching.Yes, we are talking about the 13th annual Drive Your Corvette to Work Day. In honor of Drive Your Corvette To Work Day, enthusiasts across the United States make “America’s Sports Car” their commuter car for the day. Will you be driving your Corvette this Friday?

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Join Mid America Motorworks this Saturday for Spring Swapfest!

Calling all Corvette owners! Look, we know you have a garage full of Corvette parts you no longer need. Why not sell them and pocket the cash? Mid America Motorworks is holding their Spring Swapfest this Saturday and it’s your chance to buy, sell or trade from private sellers. There is even a car corral for anyone interested in selling or buying vehicles.

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Visit Mid America Motorsworks at the NCM Bash and Save on Corsa Exhaust Systems

If you’re headed to the National Corvette Museum’s Bash this week, look for the Mid America Motorworks booth. They are offering 10% off new Corsa Performance Exhaust systems and they will even install it for you at the show for FREE!

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Mid America Motorworks Planning 60 Days of Corvettes to Celebrate the Mark's 60th Anniversary

It’s not every day that someone turns 60, and when that “someone” is the Chevrolet Corvette, everyone wants to get in on the action.

Mid America Motorworks, a long-time supporter of the Corvette, has already started the party for its favorite car, and you don’t even have to leave home to take part in the fun.

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Submit your Recipes for Mid America Motorworks FunFest Corvette Cookbook

Revved Up Ravioli… C7 Sliders… Mako Shark Margarita.

Those are some of the recipe names visible in a graphic telling about Mid America Motorworks’ Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager’s latest inspiration, an automotive-related cookbook to be published this fall.

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NCRS Members Visit Mid America Motorworks and Performance Choice

When it comes to replacement parts for your Corvette there are a lot of choices. Recently two members of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) selected Mid America’s Performance Choice division to provide them with the items needed for their individual interior projects.

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