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Take flight in a Huey Helicopter during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW!06/01/18

Take flight in a Huey Helicopter during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW! Take flight in a #Huey Helicopter during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW and Vet Fest2018 at the Mid America Motorworks Corporate Campus in Effingham, IL, June 15-17, 2018!

In addition to celebrating the Volkswagen hobby on the Mid America Motorworks Corporate Campus, we are also welcoming a Veterans Festival - Vet Fest 2018. As part of Vet Fest 2018, Funfest guests will have to opportunity to take flight in a Huey Helicopter!

Passenger rides will be available for $50 per person or Co-Pilot rides for $75 per person.

Join us in Effingham, IL June 15-17 to check out Funfest for Air-Cooled VW and Vet Fest 2018. The whole family will love checking out the classic Volkswagens, 80% Scale Vietnam Memorial Wall, bounce houses, interactive displays, presentations, live music and more!

To learn more about Vet Fest 2018 Click Here

Lawn Mower Races Debut at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW05/30/18

Lawn 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 16 2018.

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 3:30pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 on the Funfest Campus during Funfest for Mid America Motorworks.

Two Events, Twice As Much Fun!04/30/18

Two Events, Twice As Much Fun! In addition to celebrating the Volkswagen hobby on the Mid America Motorworks Corporate Campus, we are also welcoming a Veterans Festival - Vet Fest 2018. Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guests will be welcome to check out this bonus event at no additional charge!

This event will primarily be set up within the Funfest Amphitheater area. An 80% scale Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on campus and located near Funfest Headquarters. Other displays and activities will include a Huey Helicopter, a “Brutus” Gun Truck, a traveling Military museum, as well as other displays and vendors.

The event is also planning presentations, live music, fireworks and much more. To learn more about Vet Fest 2018, please visit www.vetfest2018.com.

Tell us why your dad should win a FREE Dr. Darby Tune Up at Funfest 2018!04/27/18

Tell us why your dad should win a FREE Dr. Darby Tune Up at Funfest 2018! Do you think your dad is the World's Greatest Dad? Tell us why and he could win a $500 Tune-Up from Mid America Motorworks and Midwest Autosavers, Inc!

In celebration of Father's Day, Mid America Motorworks and Midwest Autosavers will award one lucky Dad a complete maintenance package tailored specifically for his Air Cooled Volkswagen and best of all the work will be completed immediately, on-site at the Funfest Install Dome.

To enter your V-Dub Dad for a chance to win this prize, send us an email explaining why you think your dad should win a FREE stock engine tune-up provided by Midwest Autosavers Inc. Tell us how long he's owned a VW, about family trips you've taken in your VW, and anything else that makes your dad the best V-Dub Dad there is!


Dad's VW will be treated to a complete maintenance service performed by Dr. Darby and the Air-Cooled Experts at Midwest Autosavers. The team will perform an oil change, valve adjustment, full tune up including Spark Plugs, Cap, Rotor, Wire Set and Carburetor Cleaning and Adjustment PLUS the installation of a modern electronic ignition distributor that eliminates the need to check or replace the oft-times troublesome ignition points and condenser.  Dad will also get a written report on the overall condition of his VW, detailing the condition of the brakes, steering, suspension, transmission and clutch operation, as well as belts, fuel hoses and electrical system.

To be eligible for this prize, you must be a registered Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guest. The winning dad will be announced Friday evening during the Celebrity Choice Award Presentation, following the Fun Run Road Tour to Greenup, IL. The winner must be present to win and must be a registered Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guest. 

Funfest for Air-Cooled VW Slalom04/18/18

Funfest for Air-Cooled VW Slalom

Put your precision driving skills to the test with our “not-so-low-speed” slalom course at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW!

For $5, you will have 3 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.   

Submit Your Nominations for Passing on the Passion and Platinum Bug Awards04/16/18

Submit Your Nominations for Passing on the Passion and Platinum Bug Awards Many awards are given out at Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs each year, but perhaps the most distinct awards that we give out each year are the Passing on the Passion and Platinum Bug awards. 

The Passing on the Passion Award recognizes families that share the VW hobby from one generation to the next.The Platinum Bug Award recognizes an individual who has shown long-term dedication to the preservation and promotion of the classic Volkswagen hobby for future generations.

Do you know someone that fits either of these descriptions? We would love to hear from you! Nominations for both awards can be submitted via email. Winner's will be announced during Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00am.

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