June 3-4, 2006: Mid America Motorworks Funfest for Air-Cooled VW: Effingham, Illinois. Mid America Motorworks' Funfest for Air-Cooled VW celebrates the storied VW buses and "Herbies," as thousands of air-cooled Volkswagens and their enthusiastic owners converge in Effingham, Illinois for two days of VW mania - Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2006. New for 2006, is a special Saturday evening event including a "Fantastic Voyage to the Wild West", an old-fashioned BBQ and FREE live entertainment featuring a wild west reenactment and Matt Poss and the Wild Bunch Band, winner of the VH1 2005 Song of the Year.
Hosted at the company headquarters in Effingham, Illinois, Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2006 is the annual "customer appreciation party" thrown by Mid America Motorworks as a way of saying "thank you" to its air-cooled Volkswagen customers and enthusiasts. The weekend event has grown steadily over the years to accommodate more than 1,000 Volkswagens of all descriptions and more than 8,000 enthusiasts, who come together for a whirlwind weekend of special displays, a car show, swap meet, tech seminars, product demonstrations, ladies' events, kids' events and more.
This year, the newly renovated MY Garage Museum & Retail Store, will showcase a display of Dr. Mac Jones' extremely rare Volkswagens and memorabilia from WWII, some which have never before been seen in the United States. These include a 1943 KDF German Red Cross Kubelwagen Type 60, and a 1945 British Army Kubelwagen, Rare type 21.
Also at Funfest, visitors can take advantage of 10 percent discounts on VW parts and accessories, and free ground shipping on any products purchased during the weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday the "Fun Display" award judging takes place and ladies are treated to special "Spa" programs and beading classes.
Enthusiasts can register in advance for Funfest for Air-Cooled VW's 2006 by calling 800-500-1500 or visit http://www.mamotorworks.com. All pre-registered participants attending Funfest will receive free admission, a free T-shirt and a free Funfest poster, while supplies last. Mid America Motorworks also provides free camping on its corporate grounds during the event.
For any VW owners planning a trip to the 2006 VW Funfest from Florida or any point along the route from Florida to Illinois may want to hook up with WAGENS WEST 3 - Northern Exposure Caravan (http://just-bugging.com/wagonswest.htm) and expand their VW adventures in tandem with other enthusiasts. After Funfest, the group will be headed cross country to the VW Classic.
Mid America Motorworks offers quality parts and accessories for 1953-2006 Corvette and Air-Cooled VW enthusiasts. For more information on Mid America Motorworks, or to request a free catalog, please call toll-free 800-500-1500 or shop http://www.mamotorworks.com.