4.23.2019Pet lovers… ARE YOU OUT THERE?
You won’t want to miss this heartwarming and totally amazing NEW ATTRACTION this year at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW: Partner with Your Pet Parade.
As a registered guest, you are invited to participate in this year’s Partner with your Pet Parade planned for 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 on our 150-acre campus in Effingham, Illinois.
Doll up your special pet, and get ready to join the parade! It’s an opportune time to show off your adorable little furry friend in this all-new showcase!
If you think no one could possibly love their pet more than you, then THINK AGAIN! Many of our guests bring their pets to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW every year. We know this event is going to be a SHOWSTOPPER!
Go online TODAY and get registered for the 2019 Funfest for Air-Cooled VW so that you can participate in this exciting event as well as many other new attractions
4.23.2019Funfest for Air-Cooled VW Slalom
Put your precision driving skills to the test with our slalom course at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW!
For $5, you will have three attempts to top the leader board! All vehicles that enter will be put into their respective classes, ranging from bone stock to heavily modified. This ensures that you only compete with similar vehicles. There will be a Bug Class, a Dune Buggy Class, a Bus/Ghia/Other Air-Cooled VW Class, and a Water-Cooled Class!
Slalom races will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoon! The overall winner will walk away with bragging rights and a special prize! You can sign-up for the Funfest for Air-Cooled VW Slalom when you register online, register by phone, or when you pick up your registration packet at Funfest Headquarters.
4.23.2019Scavenger Hunt planned at Friday Night Downtown Celebration
Join us for a Scavenger Hunt throughout our downtown area at this year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VW.
Come prepared for an evening of entertainment as we continue our “Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie” in a game-like fashion. The treasure hunt will be held at 7 p.m. following the Road Tour that culminates at the Downtown Celebration Party.
Search the former courthouse grounds and visit area businesses for clues.
There will be a number of artisans and food vendors as part of this Downtown Celebration. Mayor Mike Schutzbach will be giving away a Mayor's Choice top Volkswagen Award.
You won't want to miss all the fun and excitement!
Stay tuned for more information as we edge just a little bit closer to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019!
4.15.2019Vintage Volkswagen specialists to speak at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW
Looking to learn how to best maintain your Vintage Volkswagen? Or, do you want to learn how to open up your VW engine’s Bell House to replace the Flywheel?
If you answered yes, please mark your calendars and plan on visiting us this year.
Several seminars are on the slate for this year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VW including two Vintage Volkswagen specialists who have been in the industry for more than four decades: Dr. Darby Milnor and Darryl Auch.
Dr. Darby Milnor of Midwest Autosavers of Cary, Ill. has 43 years experience and will present “Using Your Vintage Volkswagen as a Daily Driver.”
If you are interested in learning how to get your Air-Cooled VW in shape for reliable daily driving and how to maintain it for many trouble-free miles, you won’t want to miss this seminar! This master VW specialist will also cover hints for highway driving and what to carry with you for roadside repairs.
In another seminar “Tales from the Dr.’s office,” Milnor will share many humorous VW-related stories gathered from his 43 years of buying and repairing VWs and then host an informal Q&A session. Bring your questions and problems and spend an hour with “The Doc.”
Also on campus is Darryl Auch of Darryl’s Vintage Air-Cooled Volkswagens, of Neosho, MO. Darryl first started building engines when he was 12 years old in his dad’s shop. With more than 40 years in the VW industry, he has a wealth of expertise and is planning on sharing his knowledge in a seminar “How to Open the Engine Bell House to Replace the Fly Wheel.”
Darryl owns and operates Darryl’s Vintage Air-Cooled Volkswagens and takes pride in the fact that every single part of the engines he makes are BRAND NEW and have zero miles on them. Powerful and shiny, a Darryl’s engine is Never Rebuilt, Reground, Resurfaced or Reconditioned.
Auch has been featured in the magazine Hot VWs.
Mid America Motorworks’ very own Butch Claar will be presenting a seminar on “Ignition Systems” as well. Claar has more than three decades of experience with our company.
You won’t want to miss these enriching educational presentations.
Register today to attend Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019!
4.15.2019Campers get ready!
Bonfire and Open Mic Night to provide an ultimate Camping Experience
Do you love the outdoors?
Do you like to camp out for the best of summertime fun?
If you answered yes and enjoy nature, Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019 is for you!
This year we have a NEW added attraction…We will be having a bonfire!
If you love the outdoors, you will love what we have planned. Along with the bonfire, we are hosting an Open Mic Night. Come and showcase your talents. All are encouraged to come and share their entertainment gifts. If you enjoy singing, dancing, and more, then this event highlight is for you!
For those who may just want to relax and watch, be prepared for a night of fun and engaging entertainment.
In addition, we are offering a BEST CAMPSITE award this year. Decorate your campsite with a cool theme because we are giving away a $250 Best Campsite Gift Card award this year. Your peers will be the judge of the best Campsite as are hosting a People’s Choice format.
Come CAMP OUT this year. We look forward to seeing you!
4.11.2019Lawn Mower Races Debut at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW
It’s time to head to the races, the Lawn Mower Races that is!
Mid America Motorworks will welcome the Southern Illinois Sod Slingers to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW. The semi-professional Lawn Mower Racers look to mow down their competition, in this bragging rights tournament on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
All Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guests are invited to grab a lawn chair and an ice-cold drink from the Funfest Cantina before heading over to the grass field to the East of the Install Dome on the Funfest Campus to watch as the racers tear up the turf!
Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guests who dabble in the Lawn Mower Racing sport are invited to join in on the fun. There are no participation fees in this bragging-rights only tournament. For additional registration details call Mike Feldhake at (217) 857-3867.
The Lawn Mower Racing Tournament is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 on the Funfest Campus during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW at Mid America Motorworks.