Corvette Funfest 2013 Delivers a Memorable Milestone Celebration

[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!

During the event which Mid America calls the “World’s largest Corvette party”, enthusiasts took part in all kinds of the events. From the Fun Run drive to downtown Effingham to having their cars upgraded in the Install Dome, there were plenty of Corvette related activities for everyone.

During Friday evening’s annual charity event, Mid America Motorworks introduced the David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship to benefit mechanical engineering students at McLellan’s alma mater, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. McLellan was Corvette’s 2nd Chief Engineer so it was great to see him honored.

Another highlight of the event was the Expert Panel with Corvette legends, such as Dave McLellan, John Kraman, Wil Cooksey, Kevin Mackay, Bill Stephens, John Gunnell, Bob Applegate, Ken Lingenfelter and Mid America Motorworks’ Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager. The panel shared their insights about Corvette’s rich heritage and also spoke about the 7th generation Corvette.

The party continued all day Saturday with Celebrity judges selecting their favorite cars.

On Saturday evening, the classic rock band Bachman & Turner played their hits to a crowd of 7,000 people and then a firework’s show closed out the evening.

Check out these photos from Corvette FunFest 2013 provided by Mid America Motorworks:

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If you were unable to make the show, keep your eye out for future episodes of Velocity’s Corvette Nation TV show, which had a film crew at the event.

Next year’s “World’s largest Corvette Party” is already being planned and is scheduled for September 18-21, 2014. Corvette Funfest 2014 will salute our nation’s armed forces with a Vets and Vettes theme.


Source:
Mid America Motorworks