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FREE Space, Say What?03/14/19

FREE Space, Say What? Who said nothing in life is FREE?

One of the most important aspects during our Funfest for Air-Cooled VW is our Swap Meet area, and this year, we are pleased to offer the first 40 Registered Swappers, Free Swap Space.

Our Swap Meet area allows Swappers to sell used toys, literature, parts, and other automotive related items. Registered swappers receive a 20’ x 15’ space to sell, trade or swap their automotive parts, accessories and memorabilia. This event is open to all brands!

Register early to secure your FREE Space and indulge in our free on-site camping as well!

Call 800.500.1500 to reserve your SWAP space before they are gone!


NEW THIS YEAR!

This year we are also offering INDOOR SWAP SPACE for $60.  Stay in out of the WEATHER.  While we pray for great weather, secure an INDOOR SWAP SPACE TODAY to avoid the SUN or the RAIN.  Call 800.500.1500 to reserve your INDOOR SWAP space before they sell out!

People’s Choice Awards Brings Judging Contest to Our Customers03/05/19

People’s Choice Awards Brings Judging Contest to Our Customers People’s Choice Awards. It’s a growing trend throughout the industry.

Mid America Motorworks is excited to announce People’s Choice Awards will be replacing our Celebrity Choice Awards during the 2019 Funfest for Air-Cooled VW.

We have three TOTALLY AWESOME Top Prizes this year including one $500 gift card, a $250 gift card, and a $100 gift card.

Be prepared to critique some of the best VWs from across the country.  Upon arrival, visit the Registration Desk in the Fun Dome to receive your ballot.  Mid America Motorworks staff members will be on hand to assist you in turning in your selections.  Here’s the scoop on some of the categories in the competition:

·         People's Choice - Best of Show, $500 Mid America Motorworks Gift Card

·         People’s Choice - Best Campsite $250 Mid America Motorworks Gift Card

·         People’s Choice – Most Creative $100 Mid America Motorworks Gift Card

 

In addition, there will be awards for

·         Best Dune Buggy

·         Best Engine

·         Best Herbie

 

All award winners will be announced Saturday afternoon.  Must be registered to be eligible for judging.

 

 

Kid’s Zone and Other Fun-filled Events for All Ages03/05/19

Kid’s Zone and Other Fun-filled Events for All Ages It’s still early, and we are still in the planning stages for our Kids Zone and other Activities/Games designed for adults as well.

Some of our ideas include the following: a possible Hula Hoop contest with age groups; Treasure Hunt; Bigger and Better Low-Speed Slalom; Face Painting; Magic acts; Tye Dye shirts; Low Car Limbo; Fan Belt Toss (Ring Toss with a fan belt); Best Model car contest; and a Frozen T-shirt Block Breaking contest (a race to be the first to break or de-ice a T-shirt frozen in ice); and Junk Yard Parts ID (For the kids to identify the parts). 

Bring your family, and come prepared to have the time of your life!  Mid America’s Motorworks has planned this year’s “Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie” event for you and your family to enjoy!  Come, sit back and relax with us as we celebrate Herbie’s 50 years in the movies!  A special thank you to you, our customers, for your loyalty to our business.

 

Custom Engine Give-away!03/05/19

Custom Engine Give-away! Plans are well under way for this year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs, “Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie.”  Festivities are set for June 7-9, 2019 on Mid America Motorworks’ 150-acre campus located in the heart of the Midwest.

One of our most treasured highlights at this year’s celebration is a Customized Engine Give-away from Darryl’s Vintage Air-Cooled VW Engines. 

Come early and enter for a chance to win one of Darryl’s Premiere, 1776cc Red-Tin, Dual Carb engines, valued at $5,800.  This state-of-the art engine is handmade and sits in an upright style.  It is made to replace any Volkswagen Type I (Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Safari/Thing, and more) as well as any pre-1972 VW Type 2 Bus, Camper, or Pickup.

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, Darryl has a wealth of expertise and is planning on sharing his knowledge in a seminar on Saturday, June 8 as part of Mid America Motorworks’ Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs.  Darryl has also been featured in the magazine Hot VWs.

The engine maker takes pride in the fact that every single part is BRAND NEW and has zero miles on it!  Powerful and shiny, his engines are Never Rebuilt, Reground, Resurfaced or Reconditioned in any way.  That is his motto!  This year’s lucky winner of this fabulous Engine Give-away will also receive information on how to best break-in their new Turn-Key Engine as well as many other tips on how to maintain optimal performance.

The overall value of the give-away is several thousand dollars and includes a 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty.  Warranty information is specific and included in this most amazing GIVE-AWAY.

Registered guests can earn additional entries for every $100 spent at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW.  The lucky registered Funfest guest will be randomly selected in a drawing held during Saturday night festivities that include an Open Mic Night as well as many other new, exciting events to be announced in upcoming months!

The winner must be present to win and must be a registered Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guest. You won’t want to miss out on a chance to win this top-of-the line Engine, designed and handcrafted by Darryl!

Also, the first THREE Darryl’s Engines SOLD will receive FREE INSTALLS on-site during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW. This offer is valid until April 15, 2019.  Order EARLY and get your FREE INSTALL scheduled!  Call 800.500.1500 to order your engine today.

See you June 7-9th at Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs on the Mid America Motorworks' campus in Effingham, Illinois!

 

 

 

Buying a New Volkswagen Engine? READ ON!03/05/19

Buying a New Volkswagen Engine? READ ON! FREE INSTALLS on First Three Darryl’s Engines SOLD BY APRIL 15th, 2019

Mid America Motorworks is offering FREE INSTALLS on the first three Darryl’s Vintage
Air-Cooled Volkswagen Engines SOLD ONLINE at mamotorworks.com/vw. 

Dr. Darby Milnor, with Midwest Auto Savers, will be installing the engines at Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs to be held June 7-9 on the Mid America Motorworks campus in Effingham, Ill.  Eligible vehicles for the install include 1968-1971 Buses and 1967-1979 Beetle and Ghias which must be equipped with a 12-volt system.   Installations are up to the discretion of Dr. Darby Milnor.  He reserves the right to refuse an installation.

This offer is valid through April 15, 2019. 

Other related items STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for purchase with your new Volkswagen engine are as follows: clutch kit; motor mounts; throttle guide tube; heater box tubes; fresh air tubes; engine compartment seal; firewall seal; engine tarboard; fuel filter; SAE 30 Weight High Zinc motor oil (We recommend Valvoline VRI.); serpentine belt system; Pertronix electronic ignition system; and a power-coated cooling tin.  These items will help protect the durability and longevity of your investment in this TURN KEY engine.

Darryl takes pride in the fact that every single part is BRAND NEW and has zero miles on it!  Powerful and shiny, these engines are Never Rebuilt, Reground, Resurfaced or Reconditioned.

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 on Saturday, June 8 as part of Mid America Motorworks’ Funfest for Air-cooled Volkswagens.  Darryl has also been featured in the magazine Hot VWs.

Order EARLY and get your FREE INSTALL scheduled!  Visit mamotorworks.com/vw TODAY to place your order!

Once your order is placed, you will be notified  of your scheduled install, Call Duane at 800.500.1500 with questions about this special offer.

 


2019 Air-Cooled VW Theme 'Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie'02/01/19

2019 Air-Cooled VW Theme

As a proud owner of one of the first “Herbie Fully Loaded” movie Volkswagen Beetles sold by Disney, Mid America Motorworks is excited to announce its 2019 Air-Cooled VW Funfest theme, “Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie.”

This 50th birthday celebration is planned for June 7-9, 2019 on Mid America Motorworks’ 150-acre campus in Effingham, Ill.  Inventor of the Dune Buggy Bruce Meyers will be on-site. You won’t want to miss this year’s celebration!

A new highlight this year is the addition of People’s Choice Awards. Come be a part of this new and exciting trend that allows our customers to be the judge!  With awards such as Best Herbie, Best Dune Buggy, Best of Show, and more, this year’s customer appreciation event is sure to please.

If you have a special talent you would like to share, come participate in this year’s newest attraction Saturday's Open Mic Night.  Sing your heart out, get your groove on, lip sync, or share whatever talent you have! We welcome you to our stage as we are looking forward to an exciting night full of entertaining acts.

Swappers get ready! Here’s the scoop… the first 40 SWAP meet registrants will receive their rental space for FREE.  Reserve your SWAP Space today by calling 800.500.1500. 

Also, a wealth of family and kid-friendly activities will keep you and your family entertained.  Make time for family, and come enjoy the Funfest for Air-Cooled VW on our campus.  There is something for everyone!

This magnificent event isn’t restricted to the Air-Cooled VW enthusiasts but is also available to the Jetta, Golf, and Water-Cooled VW community as well. 

Mark your calendars so you do not miss, this weekend of fun.  See you June 7-9th!

 

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