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Funfest for Air Cooled VW 201921st Annual

2900 North 3rd StreetEffingham, IL62401

4.15.2019Campers get ready!

Do you love the outdoors? 

Do you like to camp out for the best of summertime fun?

If you answered yes and enjoy nature, Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019 is for you!

This year we have a NEW added attraction…We will be having a bonfire!

If you love the outdoors, you will love what we have planned.  Along with the bonfire, we are hosting an Open Mic Night.  Come and showcase your talents.  All are encouraged to come and share their entertainment gifts.  If you enjoy singing, dancing, and more, then this event highlight is for you!

For those who may just want to relax and watch, be prepared for a night of fun and engaging entertainment.

In addition, we are offering a BEST CAMPSITE award this year.  Decorate your campsite with a cool theme because we are giving away a $250 Best Campsite Gift Card award this year.  Your peers will be the judge of the best Campsite as are hosting a People’s Choice format.

Come CAMP OUT this year.  We look forward to seeing you!

4.15.2019Vintage Volkswagen specialists to speak at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW

VFF 2019

Several seminars are on the slate for this year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VW including two Vintage Volkswagen specialists who have been in the industry for more than four decades: Dr. Darby Milnor and Darryl Auch.

Dr. Darby Milnor of Midwest Autosavers of Cary, Ill. has 43 years experience and will present “Using Your Vintage Volkswagen as a Daily Driver.” 

If you are interested in learning how to get your Air-Cooled VW in shape for reliable daily driving and how to maintain it for many trouble-free miles, you won’t want to miss this seminar! This master VW specialist will also cover hints for highway driving and what to carry with you for roadside repairs.

In another seminar “Tales from the Dr.’s office,” Milnor will share many humorous VW-related stories gathered from his 43 years of buying and repairing VWs and then host an informal Q&A session.  Bring your questions and problems and spend an hour with “The Doc.”

Also on campus is Darryl Auch of  Darryl’s Vintage Air-Cooled Volkswagens, of Neosho, MO. 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 “How to Open the Engine Bell House to Replace the Fly Wheel.”

Darryl owns and operates Darryl’s Vintage Air-Cooled Volkswagens and takes pride in the fact that every single part of the engines he makes are BRAND NEW and have zero miles on them.  Powerful and shiny, a Darryl’s engine is Never Rebuilt, Reground, Resurfaced or Reconditioned. 

Auch has been featured in the magazine Hot VWs.

Mid America Motorworks’ very own Butch Claar will be presenting a seminar on “Ignition Systems” as well.  Claar has more than three decades of experience with our company.

You won’t want to miss these enriching educational presentations. 

Register today to attend Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019!

4.11.2019Lawn Mower Races Debut at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW

Funfest, VW, Volkswagen, Air-Cooled, Lawn Mower Races

All Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guests are invited to grab a lawn chair and an ice-cold drink from the Funfest Cantina before heading over to the grass field to the East of the Install Dome on the Funfest Campus to watch as the racers tear up the turf!

Funfest for Air-Cooled VW guests who dabble in the Lawn Mower Racing sport are invited to join in on the fun. There are no participation fees in this bragging-rights only tournament. For additional registration details call Mike Feldhake at (217) 857-3867.

The Lawn Mower Racing Tournament is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 on the Funfest Campus during Funfest for Air-Cooled VW at Mid America Motorworks.

4.10.2019Custom Engine Give-away!

VW Engine 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!

4.10.2019Share your Club or Event Highlights at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2019

VFF 2019

During our Funfest for Air-Cooled VW set for June 7-9 on the Mid America Motorworks 150-acre campus in Effingham, Ill., you will be able to promote your Club or Event LIVE in front of hundreds of VW colleagues and peers.  We will interview you, and you will be able share all the SUPER COOL attributes of your Club or Event.

This is a time to let your Club or Event shine! Come prepared to discuss your Club’s history, membership, upcoming events and more.

This is limited to the first eight registrations. Sign up TODAY! 

For more information, contact Dawn at dawn.james@mamotorworks.com.

4.10.2019Funfest Welcomes Bruce Meyers!

VW FF 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Bruce Meyers back to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW! Bruce created the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy more than 50 years ago. By designing a lightweight dune buggy using fiberglass and a VW frame, Bruce revolutionized the world of off-road racing. Meyers Manx grew in popularity and has become the most copied vehicle in history.

This will be Bruce’s fourth time attending Funfest for Air-Cooled VW. In addition to leading expert seminars, Meyers will be giving the BEST DUNE BUGGY AWARD this year. Meyers will be available to sign autographs and visit with VW enthusiasts throughout the weekend. The Meyers Manx is a staple at off-road events and has secured a place in pop culture.