COFVW family and friends. This is one of the greatest times you will have with a bunch of Volkswagen fanatics! The COFVW Club encourages you to pre-register as a COFVW Club member to secure your club parking and get your $10 discount. However, you must register before May 24th. The code that you will use (cut & paste) for COFVW when you register is: 512FB9A628F34965B1D941BDFE282D02
So, get ready for one of the biggest VW parties in the Midwest! We will have additional information for the cruise to Effingham. We typically leave from Rally's on US31 next to JCPenny's.
This will be the17th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VW with the Fun Run & Downtown Party on Friday night. Some 300 water and air cooled Volkswagens stream through scenic Effingham County before an impromptu parade where locals welcome the VW crowd in Effingham style. The Downtown Party – known as Welcome Fest – is hosted by the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau around the Effingham Courthouse square. It includes food vendors, live entertainment, giveaways and, of course, a one-of-a-kind Volkswagen show, including a full-fledged Celebrity Choice presentation and the Effingham Mayor’s VW Award.
For Saturday, Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce the return of Bruce Meyers to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW. Meyers is fresh off a tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of his creation, the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy. By designing a lightweight dune buggy using fiberglass and a VW frame, Meyers revolutionized the world of off-road racing. Meyers Manx grew in popularity and has become the most copied vehicle in history.
This will be Meyers' third time attending Funfest for Air-Cooled VW. In addition to leading expert seminars, Meyers will be a Celebrity Choice judge. Meyers will be available to sign autographs and visit with VW enthusiasts throughout the weekend.
Funfest for Air-Cooled VW is an annual celebration, bringing together hundreds of VW enthusiasts from around the world. The event includes a kickoff Fun Run, expert seminars, headlining entertainment, awards and much more! There will also be special parking for all Dune Buggies that attend Funfest.
The Meyers Manx is a staple at off-road events, and has even secured a place in pop culture. Manx Dune Buggies have been featured in movies and television shows since the 1960s, from the 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair to a segment called Wonderbug on the television series The Krofft Supershow.
Don’t miss a minute of the action - stay at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW all weekend with our on-site camping! We are proud to offer Bus and tent camping on our facilities for our guests. We offer minimal overnight security, lighting at night and Porta Potties for campers. Camping begins the evening before the event (Thursday, June 4th) at 5 PM. Remember, fires are prohibited on Mid America Motorworks grounds, showers are not available at this time and we are unable to provide electrical access to campers.