Corvette Funfest 2019

American Horsepower  |  September 19th - September 22nd

2900 North 3rd Street  |  Effingham, IL 62401

Thursday, September 19
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest - American Horsepower! Funfest Grounds
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 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 - 5:00 PM MY Garage Museum and Retail Store Check out the current collection of Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum!

Visit the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store to shop Clearance merchandise and products.
My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open * New Location Inside the Fun Dome Corvette Funfest Registration has a new location! Please head to the Fun Dome!

If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2019 your first stop is Fun Dome, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered, your first stop is Fun Dome. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards
Fun Dome
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Drag Race Participants Depart Campus Calling All  Drag Race Participants! Drive over to the 1910 Gas Station, located near Gate 2 at 10:30am.

Participants will be led to the Coles County Dragway track in Charleston, IL. Departure is scheduled from Gate 2 at 10:45am.
1910 Gas Station, Near Gate 2
11:30 AM - 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 - 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.
Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
4:00 PM - Drag Strip Race Participants Return Drag Strip Race Participants will be asked to depart the Coles County Dragway to return to the Mid America Motorworks Corporate Campus in time to line up for the Fun Run Road Tour.

Fuel stop will be optional.
Coles County Dragway • Charleston, IL
4:30 PM - 5:00 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 The Annual Corvette Funfest Road Tour,  Thursday, September 19th. This year's Road Tour will take participants to Newton, Ill. for the Mike Yager Homecoming Birthday Celebration!
TBA
5:15 PM - Thursday Night Fun Run Road Tour and Mike Yager Homecoming Birthday Celebration This year's route leads you to Newton, Ill hometown of Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager.

Enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, and check out the various stores located around Newton's Courthouse Square!
Gate 4
6:00 PM - Mike Yager Homecoming Birthday Celebration City of Newton Mayor, Mark Bolander, welcomes the Yagers and guests to the community.

Don't miss a special performance from the award winning Newton Marching Eagles!
Courthouse Square • Newton, Ill.
8:00 PM - Downtown Awards Learn which Corvettes stood out to earn the titles of Chief's Choice, Mayor's Choice, Queen's Choice, People's Choice, Banker's Choice and Farthest Distance Courthouse Square • Newton, Ill.
Friday, September 20
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest - American Horsepower! Funfest Grounds
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 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 - 5:00 PM MY Garage Museum and Retail Store Check out the current collection of Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum!

Visit the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store to shop Clearance merchandise and products.
My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open * New Location Inside the Fun Dome Corvette Funfest Registration has a new location! Please head to the Fun Dome!

If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2019 your first stop is Fun Dome, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered, your first stop is Fun Dome. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards
Fun Dome
9:00 AM - 2:00 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 SEMINAR - Life Before and After my time with GM with Wil Cooksey, Jr. - Author, Corvette Assembly Plant Manager - Retired

Join Wil Cooksey, Jr. to hear about his passion for Corvette's, his experiences with other Corvette enthusiasts and more
Funfest HeadQuarters
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM SEMINAR - Making the Most of Corvette Funfest with Blake and Tabbi Yager - Mid America Motorworks Event Promotions

Learn more about this year's event and get answers to your questions
North Funfest Garage
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Ceremony Join Mike Yager and the Yager Family as we welcome you to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest.

Plus get a sneak peak at Saturday afternoon's entertainment as singer/songwriter Dakota Danielle preforms the National Anthem.
Small Funfest Stage
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM SEMINAR - C5 and C6 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask with Art Spong and Steve Grilli - Corvette Engineering - Retired

Questions and Answers about your C5 and C6 Corvettes
Funfest HeadQuarters
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet Your Favorite Corvette Author's and Celebrities at Corvette Funfest! Corvette Funfest guests can pick up a copy of their favorite Corvette books and have the Author’s inscribe a personal message.

You can also meet your favorite Corvette celebrities and snag their autograph too!
Fun Dome
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SEMINAR - Engine Basics - What Makes Them Tick with Chris Petris, Jr. - Author, Expert Corvette Rebuilder

Discuss the evolution of the Corvette Engine; what to know; what sounds right; and how to keep your prized ride running. 
Funfest HeadQuarters
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SEMINAR - Weatherstripping with Kenny Yager - Corvette Collector and Restorer

Come learn the basics of Weatherstripping from Kenny Yager.
North Funfest Garage
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SEMINAR - Insuring and Maintaining Your Classic Corvette with Werner Meier - Corvette Restorer and NCM Corvette Hall of Fame Member

Learn how to properly protect and maintain your Classic Corvette
Funfest HeadQuarters
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar - Norwex Clean Living with Dawn with Dawn Burrow - Norwex Representative

Informative product demonstations of Norwex's innovative and natural cleaning products
Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar - Aging Gracefully with doTerra Oils with Laura Hemmen - doTerra Representative

Fight the signs of aging with doTerra Oils
Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SEMINAR - Corvette Online Resources with Keith Cornett - Author, Editor of Corvette Blogger

Learn more about navigating the plethora of online resources available about Corvettes
Funfest HeadQuarters
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR - Project Corvettes - Deal or No Deal with Chris Petris, Jr. - Author, Expert Corvette Rebuilder

Petris will cover the inspection process; the right questions to ask; and how to interpret any documents that may come with the deal.  This seminar is about making the right choices and saving money along the way. 
Funfest HeadQuarters
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Funfest Paradise: Funfest Bingo 50/50 BINGO! Corvette Funfest guests are invited to play in a 50/50 format game of Bingo. Bingo cards will be sold for $5.00 each and half of the proceeds will be rewarded as a CASH Grand Prize! Funfest Paradise
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR - Corvette Disc Brakes: Development, Service and Repair with Werner Meier - Corvette Restorer and NCM Corvette Hall of Fame Member

Everything you need to know about Corvette Disc Brakes
North Funfest Garage
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR - Is the C8 Really a Super Car? with Dave McLellan - Author, Corvette Chief Engineer- Retired

You won’t want to miss McLellan’s perspective on this NEW C8 sports car.
Funfest HeadQuarters
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar: Makeover Your Medicing Cabinet with DoTerra Oils with Laura Hemmen - DoTerra Representative

Learn about the natural approach to medicine using DoTerra Oils
Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Griot's Garage Product Demonstration Stop by the Griot's Garage Trailer for an informative product demonstration which will teach you about Paint Correction and Waxing Griots Garage Trailer
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Winner's Parade and Trophy Presentation Today's Celebrity Choice Award Winners will take a parade lap around the Corvette Funfest Campus before the trophy presentation Winners Wall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Charity Event Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tuscan Hills Winery in the Stellar Cellar for the annual charity event, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tuscan Hills Winery • Effingham
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Corvette Funfest Light Show Participants and Spectators are invited to Tuscan Hills Winery for the 3rd Annual Corvette Funfest Light Show sponsored by WindRestrictor!

Staging will begin at 8:00pm with judging taking place at 9:00pm. There is no cost to participate in or to join in on the fun as a spectator. Charity event attendance NOT required.
Tuscan Hills Winery • Effingham
Saturday, September 21
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest - American Horsepower! Funfest Grounds
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 - 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 - 5:00 PM MY Garage Museum and Retail Store Check out the current collection of Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum!

Visit the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store to shop Clearance merchandise and products.
My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open * New Location Inside the Fun Dome Corvette Funfest Registration has a new location! Please head to the Fun Dome!

If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2019 your first stop is Fun Dome, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered, your first stop is Fun Dome. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards
Fun Dome
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM SEMINAR - Is the C8 Really a Super Car? with Dave McLellan - Author, Corvette Chief Engineer- Retired

You won’t want to miss McLellan’s perspective on this NEW C8 sports car.
Funfest HeadQuarters
9:00 AM - 2:00 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 SEMINAR - Spring Mountain Motorsports - From Then Till Now with Todd Crutcher - Spring Mountain Motorsports Director of Marketing

Todd will present an overview of Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club of where it all began, to the present, and what to expect in the future.
North Funfest Garage
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Funfest Paradise Seminar - Aging Gracefully with doTerra Oils with Laura Hemmen - doTerra Representative

Fight the signs of aging with doTerra Oils
Funfest Paradise
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Ceremony Join Mike Yager and the Yager Family as we welcome you to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest.

National Anthem preformed by Janice Lampe.
Small Funfest Stage
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SEMINAR - Corvette Collecting with David Burroughs - Prove It CEO, CEO of Bloomington Gold - Retired North Funfest Garage
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Funfest Paradise Seminar: Yoga for the Road Tripper with Ginny Liss - Yoga Instructor

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
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet Your Favorite Corvette Author's and Celebrities at Corvette Funfest! Corvette Funfest guests can pick up a copy of their favorite Corvette books and have the Author’s inscribe a personal message.

You can also meet your favorite Corvette celebrities and snag their autograph too!
Fun Dome
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SEMINAR - How Corvettes at Carlisle Came About with Lance Miller - Carlisle Productions Owner

Lance Miller will share the history of Corvettes at Carlisle
Funfest HeadQuarters
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SEMINAR - Electrical System Basics and Diagnostics with Chris Petris, Jr. - Author, Expert Corvette Rebuilder

This seminar covers how to troubleshoot effectively with a test light and multi-meter. 
North Funfest Garage
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar: Corvette Passion: It's Not Just a Man's World with Angie Dennis - Former Mrs. Arkansas

Come join Corvette Enthusiast Angie Dennis as she shares her experiences in the Corvette world. 
Funfest Paradise
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SEMINAR - Positive Manifold Pressure and Corvettes with Chris Chessnoe - Program Manager Callaway Cars, Inc

Chris Chessnoe discusses 35-years of turbo-charging and supercharging Corvettes and how his company maximized the efficiencies of each system
North Funfest Garage
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SEMINAR - 40 Years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 1972-2011 with Ron McQueeney - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Director of Photography -Retired

Spend time with 40-year Indianapolis Speedway Photography Veteran Ron McQueeney.  McQueeney
Funfest HeadQuarters
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar - Norwex Clean Living with Dawn with Dawn Burrow - Norwex Representative

Informative product demonstations of Norwex's innovative and natural cleaning products
Funfest Paradise
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Corvette Funfest Fashion Show See the latest Corvette Apparel trends! Small Funfest Stage
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SEMINAR - "The Corvette Hunter" Explained with Kevin Mackay - Author, World Class Corvette Restorer

Join Kevin as he shares his personal account of some rather interesting Corvette finds.
Funfest HeadQuarters
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SEMINAR - Corvette Disc Brakes: Development, Service and Repair with Werner Meier - Corvette Restorer and NCM Corvette Hall of Fame Member

Everything you need to know about Corvette Disc Brakes
North Funfest Garage
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR - Aftermarket Aerodynamic Functionality with Mike Yager - Author, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader, NCM Corvette Hall of Fame Member

Learn about products available to improve your Corvette's Aftermarket Aerodynamic Functionality
Funfest HeadQuarters
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR - Weatherstripping with Kenny Yager - Corvette Collector and Restorer

Come learn the basics of Weatherstripping from Kenny Yager.
North Funfest Garage
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Funfest Paradise Seminar: Talk with a Doc - Stay Healthy, Have Fun, and Prevent Cancer with Dr. Ruben Boyajian, MD - General Surgery Specialist

Talk with a Doc - Stay Healthy, Have Fun, and Prevent Cancer
Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR - Drivetrain Maintenance with Chris Petris, Jr. - Author, Expert Corvette Rebuilder

Automatic and manual transmission concerns will be addressed during this informative seminar.
North Funfest Garage
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Griot's Garage Product Demonstration Stop by the Griot's Garage Trailer for an informative product demonstration which will teach you about Paint Correction and Waxing Griots Garage Trailer
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Funfest Paradise: Funfest Bingo 50/50 BINGO! Corvette Funfest guests are invited to play in a 50/50 format game of Bingo. Bingo cards will be sold for $5.00 each and half of the proceeds will be rewarded as a CASH Grand Prize! Funfest Paradise
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR - Corvette Online Resources with Keith Cornett - Author, Editor of Corvette Blogger

Learn more about navigating the plethora of online resources available about Corvettes
Funfest HeadQuarters
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Celebrity Choice Award Winner's Parade and Trophy Presentation Today's Celebrity Choice Award Winners will take a parade lap around the Corvette Funfest Campus before the trophy presentation Winners Wall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Live Music by Dakota Danielle Small Funfest Stage
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Niemerg's Country Style Dinner Food Court
6:30 PM - Funfest Amphitheater Opens for Registered Corvette Funfest Guests Amphitheater
7:00 PM - Funfest Amphitheater Opens to General Public Amphitheater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM "The Return" - A Beatles Tribute Band - Concert Begins Amphitheater
Sunday, September 22
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Show Field Hours Welcome to the 26th Annual Corvette Funfest - American Horsepower! Funfest Grounds
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 MY Garage Museum and Retail Store Check out the current collection of Corvettes and VWs on display in the MY Garage Museum!

Visit the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store to shop Clearance merchandise and products.
My Garage Museum
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Open * New Location Inside the Fun Dome Corvette Funfest Registration has a new location! Please head to the Fun Dome!

If you have already registered for Corvette Funfest 2019 your first stop is Fun Dome, where you will check-in and pick up your Event Goodie Bag!

If you have not registered, your first stop is Fun Dome. Registration is FREE and ensures that your Corvette is eligible for Celebrity Choice Awards
Fun Dome
10:30 AM - St. Anthony Corvette Raffle Drawing Winners Wall