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We just received word from one of our suppliers of a new "mobile" treat during Corvette Funfest 2013. Our good friends at Motorbooks International have decided to remind all of us of days of yesteryear with a bookmobile on the grounds at Corvette Funfest.
You will be able to find your most favorite Corvette book, or your next "most favorite" Corvette book or automotive book. Make a point to stop by the bookstore during your time at Corvette Funfest!
With this year being the 15th Anniversary of Funfest for Air-Cooled VW, we are really amping up the event in so many ways! To add to the excitement I just confirmed that we will have some Air-Cooled Volkswagen Military vehicles on display thanks to my friend Dr. Mac Jones.
Making the journey to Effingham will be the rare Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen, KdF-Wagen and 5-6 other unique VW’s from his collection. All three of these vehicles were produced by VW and used by the German military during WWII. If you are a Volkswagen fan or a history buff, you won’t want to miss this cool display!
For event information or to register for Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2013, visit www.funfestacvw.com.
Kübelwagen, light military vehicle based heavily on Ferdinand Porsche's early Beetle designs
Schwimmwagen, an amphibious four-wheel drive off-road vehicle
KdF-Wagen, this vehicle is the closest predecessor of what we now know as the Volkswagen Beetle
The Return got its start back 1995 when four friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs for what they thought would be a onetime show. That show, which was very well received, turned into a regular gig and the group has polished up their act for the highest level of authenticity. Richard Stelling as John, Shane Landers as Paul, Michael Fulop as George and Adam Thurston as Ringo capture the essence of the Beatles themselves with a near-perfect reproduction of the live Beatles concert, down to John Lennon’s on-stage gum chewing and using exact replicas of instruments and gear originally used.
“With this year’s theme of Magical Mystery Funfest, having The Return as our Saturday entertainment just makes sense. I’m thrilled to welcome one of the most authentic, entertaining and exciting Beatles tribute bands to Effingham and to Funfest,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks.
In The Return’s career, they have shared the stage with legendary acts such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Monkees, Peter Noone, Chubby Checker, Jerry Lewis & The Playboys and 38 Special. The band also headlined the Path Rocks 2009 Paul McCartney pre-party concert and the 40th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ visit to Tokyo, and has been featured nationally on CNN, TBS and VH1.
The Return’s first set will consist of black suits similar to those worn on the Ed Sullivan show on Feb. 9, 1964 and include a mixture of #1 hits consisting of I Want to Hold Your Hand, A Hard Day’s Night and Day Tripper. The second set will switch over to Sgt. Peppers suits as seen on the album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and include various #1 hits like Hello Goodbye, Revolution and Hey Jude.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1 on the 14,000 seat amphitheater located on Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Ill. All registered Funfest attendees have automatic admission to the concert.
Mid America Motorworks is celebrating the event’s 15th Anniversary with a Magical Mystery Funfest. In addition to the popular Celebrity Choice car judging, slalom races and Saturday night concert, Funfest has added an all new line up of seminars with a new location and will be exhibiting more suppliers and vendors than ever. For the latest updates and to register, visit www.funfestacvw.com. All participants registered by May 15, 2013 will receive preferred pricing on weekend admission and the Funfest t-shirt and a goody bag, while supplies last.