We are out at Mid America Motorworks Corvette Funfest this weekend so consider this our “gone fishing” notice as we take in the fun, entertainment, and of course, all the Corvettes at one of the nation’s premiere Corvette shows.
On Thursday evening, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager returned to his hometown of Newton, IL for a birthday celebration unlike ever seen before. The town square was cleared of traffic and hundreds of Corvettes parked on and around the historic courthouse and surrounding streets. Businesses around the square opened their shops and offered product displays on the sidewalks while organizations provided plenty of food to feed the masses.
The first cars arrived around 4pm local time and those were parked on the square. Then the big caravan of Corvettes arrived and Mike and his wife Laurie were out in the middle of the street to greet every driver as they drove past.
Once the cars were parked, we were treated to a performance by the local high school marching band. Mike addressed the crowd and then everyone had cake!
There’s no hospitality like those in the midwest and everywhere we went people asked if we were here for the Corvette show (I was wearing my usual uniform so pretty obvious!). It’s pretty cool the reaction I get when I say I came up from Florida as if my travel distance somehow adds additional validation to their home town hosting a cool event.
Here are some photos from the homecoming event in Newtown, IL.
Photos by Keith Cornett
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