Over 15,000 Corvettes Set to Attend 2008 Corvette Funfest

Effingham, IL, June 2008 – Join Mid America Motorworks for the ultimate customer appreciation party, Corvette Funfest September 19-21, 2008. Hosted every year by Mid America Motorworks as a way of saying “thank you” to our Corvette customers, Corvette Funfest is held at Mid America Motorworks 150-acre corporate campus in Effingham, Illinois. This FREE event is one of the largest Corvette Gatherings in the world. Over 15,000 Corvettes and over 45,000 Corvette Enthusiasts participated in Corvette Funfest 2007. 

This year Mid America Motorworks will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Corvette Challenge Race Series. Twenty years ago the Challenge Race Series was born out of the dominance of Corvette in the SCCA Racing Series. Funfest attendees will have the chance to meet the drivers, team owners and significant figures that put the excitement in this period of Corvette Racing history.

Mid America Motorworks will also be honoring the 8s in ’08. All ’58s, ’68s, ’78s, ’88s, ’98s, and ’08s will have a special row of parking for each year. Special display parking will be available to ’78 Pace Cars and ’88 35th Anniversary Corvettes. First come, first served, so make sure and reserve your spot today and receive a special parking pass.

Mid America Motorworks also invites all Corvette Clubs to reserve their spots in the free club parking area. Reservations must be in by September 5, 2008. What if you don’t arrive at the same time as your club members? Not a problem, as you can join them anytime in the reserved location.

The sounds of “high-octane country” will complement this year’s celebration of the classic American sports car. One of heartlands best, Matt Poss & Rolling thunder will be taking the stage for a free concert on Saturday, September 20. The St. Louis River Front Times describes Matt as “another link in the great chain of heartland rocker’s… a hybrid caught between Mellencamp and Steve Earle with shots of Tom Petty and Jimmy Martin in equal measure.” In 2006 The Chicago Tribune grouped Poss with “Shooter Jennings, Hank III, and Kevin Fowler” as part of “a new crop of rising country outlaws.”

Mid America Motorworks is also giving you 50,000 reasons to spend the weekend at Funfest! On Sunday September 21, $50,000 in gift certificates will be awarded. You must be present to win. Further details posted on our website at www.corvettefunfest.com. Sunday could be your lucky day.

Mid America Motorworks is also excited about a few new celebrities that will be attending the 15th annual Corvette Funfest. Scheduled to appear for the weekend are the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale’s. This could be a once in a lifetime experience.

Also during the weekend will be…

·Free fun display judging on Friday and Saturday.

·Free event t-shirt, poster, and lapel pin to registrants who bring their Corvettes.

·Free informative technical sessions.

·Install Alley: Exhaust, brakes, and more products than ever being installed.

·1st Funfest reunion- Bring your 1994 Funfest T-shirt as your ticket to special parking and photo opportunity.


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