Corvette Funfest 2018

25th Annual  |  September 20th - September 23rd

2900 North 3rd Street  |  Effingham, IL 62401

Thursday, September 20
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2018 your first stop is Funfest Headquarters, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2018, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging, Saturday night Concert Passes, and an Event Goodie Bag!
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Install Dome is Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome! Install Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fun Dome is Open Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome! Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MY Garage Museum - Self Guided Tours Check out the current collection of Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum!

While you're here, don't miss MY Treasures, a collection of automotive and vintage memorabilia and collectibles available for sale to other collectors.
My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Food Court is Open Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest welcomes a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! Food Court
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Drag Race Participants Depart Campus Calling All  Drag Race Participants! Drive over to the 1910 Gas Station, located near Gate 2 at 10:45am.

Participants will be led to the Coles County Dragway track in Charleston, IL. Lineup at 10:45am and will depart from Gate 2 at 11:00am.
1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Drag Race Track Inspections Drag Race Track Inspections - Track officials will conduct an inspection on all Corvettes participating in Drag Races Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Mandatory Driver's Meeting for Drag Strip Participants Mandatory Driver's Meeting at the Coles County Dragway in Charleston, IL for all Corvette drivers participating in the Drag Strip Event. Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Drag Strip Races Begin • Sponsored by Lingenfelter Performance Engines Don't miss out on the action! Spectators are invited to the Coles County Dragway to cheer on their favorite driver's!

Spectators are required to sign a liability waiver upon entry at the track. The track will also charge a $5.00 per person entry fee for all spectators.

Food and beverages will be available at the track.
Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
4:00 PM - Fun Run Road Tour Line-Up Begins Line-up begins for the Corvette Funfest Annual Fun Run Road Tour!

Join several hundred of your closest Corvette friends on Thursday, September 20th for a scenic drive through Effingham County!
TBA
4:30 PM - Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour • September 20, 2018 Join several hundred of your closest Corvette friends on Thursday, September 20th at 4:30pm, for a scenic drive through Effingham County!

The route takes you across smoothly paved roads, highlighting the most beautiful landscapes Illinois has to offer. Participation is FREE, but Registration is required.
Gate 4
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Hours All registered Corvette Funfest guests are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards.

These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance.
Courthouse Square
6:30 PM - Celebrity Choice & Drag Strip Racing Awards The first round of trophies will be handing on on Thursday evening during the Celebrity Choice and Drag Strip Racing Awards Ceremony! TBA
Friday, September 21
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2018 your first stop is Funfest Headquarters, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2018, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging, Saturday night Concert Passes, and an Event Goodie Bag!
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Install Dome is Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome! Install Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fun Dome is Open Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome! Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Food Court is Open Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest welcomes a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! Food Court
8:00 AM - Seminar: C5 Corvettes: Common Repairs and Q & A Paul Koerner Seminar 3
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Take A Ride On The Trolley Take a load off and hop on the Trolley for a ride to all of the popular destinations on the Funfest Grounds! Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Hours All registered Corvette Funfest guests are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards.

These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance.
Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Meet Your Favorite Corvette Author's During Corvette Funfest! Corvette Funfest guests can pick up a copy of their favorite Corvette books and have the Author’s inscribe a personal message; truly a piece of memorabilia and a fond memory that you will forever cherish. Fun Dome
9:45 AM - Excursion: Accuracy Firearms Excursion Departs, 1910 Gas Station Visit the area's premier, state-of-the-art shooting range and retail store, Accuracy Firearms. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM GM Tech Talks: 2019 Exterior Changes GM Tent
10:00 AM - Welcome Ceremony Join Mike Yager and the whole Yager family as we welcome you to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest! Small Funfest Stage
10:15 AM - Excursion: Moonshine Burger Shack Departs, Gate 10 This scenic tour will take you through rolling hills and winding roads, to Moonshine Burger Shack, famous for its “Moon Burgers”. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
10:30 AM - Excursion: John Boos and Firefly Excursion Departs Tour the new location of the John Boos Factory Store followed by lunch at the Firefly Grill. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
10:30 AM - Seminar: Funfest 101 - Making the Most of your Corvette Funfest Experience Whether this is your 25th Corvette Funfest or your 1st, join the Funfest Experts to find out what's happening during this year's event! Seminar 1
11:00 AM - Seminar: Michelin Tires Designed for Road vs. Performance Dr. Fred Gallasch, Jr. Seminar 1
11:00 AM - Seminar: Stop Rock Chips and Block Heat with XPEL Products Michael Dobbins Seminar 2
11:00 AM - Seminar: The Evolution of "No Time To Cry" Wil Cooksey, Jr. Seminar 3
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM GM Tech Talks: 2019 Interior Changes GM Tent
11:00 AM - Seminar: C6 Corvettes - Common Repairs and Q & A Paul Koerner Paul Koerner Seminar Tent
11:00 AM - Excursion: Gopher's Grill Excursion Departs Enjoy lunch at one of Effingham's newest hot spots and take a swing at one of the golf simulators. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
11:00 AM - Funfest Paradise Seminar: Yoga to Find Freedom and Ease Your Hips and Back Join us for a yoga class focusing on the hips and back. No yoga mat or special clothing required. $5.00/person Funfest Paradise
11:00 AM - Seminar: The Art of Waterless Washing Adam Pitale Adam's Polishes Booth
11:30 AM - Excursion: Tuscan Hills Wine and Instructor Lead Art Instruction Sip on wine, enjoy lunch on the covered patio and create your own Corvette masterpiece. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
12:00 PM - Seminar: Replace Your Cracked or Leaking Weatherstripping Kenny Yager Seminar 1
12:00 PM - Seminar: The St. Jude Corvette Drive - Cruising for a Cause Mike McCoy, Andrew Black and Jeff McClanahan Seminar 2
1:00 PM - Seminar: C5 and C6 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Art Spong and Steve Grilli Seminar 1
1:00 PM - Seminar: LED Lighting Upgrades - What It Takes To Make The Conversion Chris Petris, Jr. Seminar 2
1:00 PM - GM Tech Talks: Engine Oil Tech GM Tent
1:00 PM - Funfest Paradise Seminar: Aging Gracefully with doTerra Essential Oils Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - Seminar: Clubbing Around Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner Seminar 3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Autographs Head over to the Information Booth for Celebrity Autographs! We'll supply the sharpies and the celebrities! Information Booth
2:00 PM - Seminar: 9/11 at the World Trade Towers Wes Wong Seminar 1
2:00 PM - Seminar: Coming Soon from Callaway Corvettes Chris Chessnoe Seminar 2
2:00 PM - Seminar: ZR-1 Corvette Paul Koerner Paul Koerner Seminar Tent
2:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Funfest Bingo Benefiting St. Jude BINGO! Corvette Funfest guests are invited to play Bingo for a good cause! Bingo cards will be sold for $5.00 each, half of the proceeds will be donated to the St. Jude Corvette Drive and the other half will be rewarded as a CASH Grand Prize! Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - Seminar: Corvette Sport/Standard Seat Foam and Cover Installation Lyle Aulwurm Seminar 3
2:00 PM - Seminar: How to Easily Remove Swirl Marks from Your Corvette Adam Pitale Adam's Polishes Booth
3:00 PM - Celebrity Choice Award Winner’s Parade Celebrity Choice Award Winners will take a Parade Lap around the Corvette Funfest Campus! Funfest Grounds
3:00 PM - Seminar: Buying Your Corvette: Dream and Disaster Chris Petris, Jr. Seminar 1
3:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Beauty on the Go - Mary Kay Test Drive the newest products from Mary Kay, including the new Mary Kay Skin Care Family-Timewise Miracle Set 3D - Defend. Delay. Deliver. Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - Seminar: Keeping the C4 Alive - Maintenance and Repairs Kevin and Emily Kasperski Seminar 2
4:00 PM - Seminar: The 2020 Mid-Engine "Zora" Corvette Dave McLellan and friends Seminar 1
6:30 PM - Casino Night Charity Event Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Holiday Inn Convention Center • Effingham Thelma Keller Convention Center
Saturday, September 22
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2018 your first stop is Funfest Headquarters, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2018, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging, Saturday night Concert Passes, and an Event Goodie Bag!
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Install Dome is Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome! Install Dome
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Fun Dome is Open Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome! Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Food Court is Open Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest welcomes a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! Food Court
8:00 AM - Seminar: C5 Corvettes: Common Repairs and Q & A Paul Koerner Paul Koerner Seminar Tent
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Celebrity Autographs Head over to the Information Booth for Celebrity Autographs! We'll supply the sharpies and the celebrities! Information Booth
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Take A Ride On The Trolley Take a load off and hop on the Trolley for a ride to all of the popular destinations on the Funfest Grounds! Funfest Grounds
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Hours All registered Corvette Funfest guests are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards.

These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance.
Funfest Grounds
10:00 AM - Welcome Ceremony Join Mike Yager and the whole Yager family as we welcome you to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest! Small Funfest Stage
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM GM Tech Talks: 2019 Suspension and Chassis Changes GM Tent
10:15 AM - Excursion: Moonshine Burger Shack Departs, Gate 10 This scenic tour will take you through rolling hills and winding roads, to Moonshine Burger Shack, famous for its “Moon Burgers”. 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
10:30 AM - Seminar: Funfest 101 - Making the Most of your Corvette Funfest Experience Whether this is your 25th Corvette Funfest or your 1st, join the Funfest Experts to find out what's happening during this year's event! Seminar 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Expert Panel - Corvette Hall of Fame Small Funfest Stage
11:00 AM - Seminar: Stop Rock Chips and Block Heat with XPEL Products Michael Dobbins Seminar 2
11:00 AM - Seminar: Buying Your Corvette: Dream and Disaster Chris Petris, Jr. Seminar 1
11:00 AM - GM Tech Talks: Corvette LT Engine Tech GM Tent
11:00 AM - Seminar: The Corvette Hunter: Kevin Mackay's Greatest Finds Kevin Mackay My Garage Museum
11:00 AM - Seminar: C6 Corvettes - Common Repairs and Q & A Paul Koerner Paul Koerner Seminar Tent
11:00 AM - Funfest Paradise: How To Manage a Sucessful Corvette Event - from a Woman's Perspective Join Angie Dennis of the Central Arkansas Corvette Club as she discusses being an active member of a Corvette Club and how she successfully helps organize Hot Springs Corvette Weekend, from a woman's perspective.
Funfest Paradise
11:00 AM - Seminar: How to Easily Remove Swirl Marks from Your Corvette Adam Pitale Adam's Polishes Booth
11:45 AM - Excursion: Lake Sara Boat Tour Departs Enjoy lunch on the lake and take a cruise on Lake Sara 1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
12:00 PM - Seminar: Replace Your Cracked or Leaking Weatherstripping Kenny Yager Seminar 1
12:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Food Blogging for the "Road Tripper" Food Blogger and Effingham native, Madalaine McDaniel shares how to prepare for a road trip without having to stop for unhealthy and unsatisfying food. This seminar will focus on recipes that can be packed into a cooler and are hand held. a sampling of the recipes will be offered, so come hungry! Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - Seminar: LED Lighting Upgrades - What It Takes To Make The Conversion Chris Petris, Jr. Seminar 2
1:00 PM - GM Tech Talks: Bowling Green Assembly Plant Update Nora Roper GM Tent
1:00 PM - Seminar: The St. Jude Corvette Drive - Cruising for a Cause Mike McCoy, Andrew Black and Jeff McClanahan Seminar 1
1:00 PM - Talk with a Doc - Facing the Challenge of Cancer with Authority Dr. Ruben Boyajian shares his expertise covering facts about cancers and empowering women facing the diagnosis of common and serious cancers, including: breast, colon, and skin cancers. It is a sad fact that you, or someone you love, will develop one of these types of cancers in your lifetime, we encourage you to attend this educational seminar. Funfest Paradise
1:30 PM - Corvette Funfest Fashion Show Small Funfest Stage
2:00 PM - Seminar: 9/11 at the World Trade Towers Wes Wong Seminar 1
2:00 PM - Seminar: ZR-1 Corvette Paul Koerner Paul Koerner Seminar Tent
2:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Yoga for the "Road Tripper" This yoga class will teach you simple yoga poses that help with common pains you experience during long road trips. No yoga mat or special clothing required. $5.00/person Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - Seminar: Clubbing Around Doug Hanner and Barry Wagner Seminar 2
2:00 PM - Seminar: The Art of Waterless Washing Adam Pitale Adam's Polishes Booth
2:00 PM - Meet Your Favorite Corvette Author's During Corvette Funfest! Corvette Funfest guests can pick up a copy of their favorite Corvette books and have the Author’s inscribe a personal message; truly a piece of memorabilia and a fond memory that you will forever cherish. Fun Dome
2:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Beauty on the Go - Mary Kay Test Drive the newest products from Mary Kay, including the new Mary Kay Skin Care Family-Timewise Miracle Set 3D - Defend. Delay. Deliver. Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - Celebrity Choice Award Winner’s Parade Celebrity Choice Award Winners will take a Parade Lap around the Corvette Funfest Campus! Funfest Grounds
3:00 PM - Seminar: The 2020 Mid-Engine "Zora" Corvette Dave McLellan and friends Seminar 3
3:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: What's New at Prichard's Distillery Find out what is new at our favorite run and whiskey distillery and enjoy free tastings! Must be 21 or older to attend. Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - Seminar: Keeping the C4 Alive - Maintenance and Repairs Kevin and Emily Kasperski Seminar 2
4:00 PM - Seminar: Michelin Tires Designed for Road vs. Performance Dr. Fred Gallasch, Jr. Seminar 1
4:00 PM - Seminar: Corvette Sport/Standard Seat Foam and Cover Installation Lyle Aulwurm Seminar 2
4:00 PM - Funfest Paradise: Funfest Bingo Benefiting St. Jude BINGO! Corvette Funfest guests are invited to play Bingo for a good cause! Bingo cards will be sold for $5.00 each, half of the proceeds will be donated to the St. Jude Corvette Drive and the other half will be rewarded as a CASH Grand Prize! Funfest Paradise
5:15 PM - Niemerg's Country Style Dinner Food Court
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Live Music by Allie Colleen Small Funfest Stage
6:30 PM - Funfest Amphitheater Opens for Registered Corvette Funfest Guests Amphitheater
7:00 PM - Funfest Amphitheater Opens to the General Public Amphitheater
7:45 PM - Corvette Funfest Giveaways Ron Fellow Performance Driving School
NCCC Guitar
50/50 Raffle Winner Announced
Amphitheater
8:30 PM - Decades Rewing Concert Amphitheater
Sunday, September 23
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest Funfest Grounds
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Open at Funfest Headquarters If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2018 your first stop is Funfest Headquarters, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered for Corvette Funfest 2018, your first stop is Funfest Headquarters. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Award judging, Saturday night Concert Passes, and an Event Goodie Bag!
Funfest HeadQuarters
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Install Dome is Open Schedule upgrades for your Corvette with on-site installation at the Install Dome! Install Dome
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fun Dome is Open Check out the latest Corvette lifestyle trends at the Fun Dome! Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Candy Fun Dome
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Food Court is Open Fill your tank at the food court! Corvette Funfest welcomes a variety of food vendors to keep your motor running! Food Court
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Celebrity Choice Award Judging Hours All registered Corvette Funfest guests are eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards.

These awards are unlike any others, where the judges select a winner based on their preference and the Corvette's looks, style, unique design or die-hard appearance.
Funfest Grounds
10:30 AM - St. Anthony Corvette Raffle Drawing Winners Wall
11:00 AM - Celebrity Choice Awards Ceremony Winners Wall