The classic Volkswagen often elicits a 1960s frame of mind, complete with psychedelic colors and the mystique of the era. It was easy to choose Magical Mystery Funfest as this year’s theme.
The 15th annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VW will include special parking for artistically designed cars, all new expert seminars, a scavenger hunt, special guests, more suppliers and of course,
We will also award the 2013 Platinum Bug Award for long-term dedication to the hobby and the Passing on the Passion Award for sharing the hobby from one generation to the next! Nominations are being accepted now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Famous WWII Air-Cooled VW Collection on Display
at Funfest for Air-Cooled VW
We're excited to announce that they will welcome a display of rare and unique
WWII style vehicles to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2013. A selection from the world
famous collection of Dr. Mac Jones will make the journey to Effingham, IL for the 15th Annual event May 31st-June 2nd.
Included in the display will be a Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen and KdF-Wagen.
All three of these vehicles were produced by VW and used by the German military
during WWII. The Volkswagen Kübelwagen, literally translated as “tub truck,”
for its resemblance to a metal bathtub on wheels, was based heavily on Ferdinand
Porsche’s early Beetle designs and became a light military vehicle known internally
as the Type 82. The VW Thing sold in the 1970s and used by many European countries
as a responder and military vehicle was clearly designed along the simple lines of the Kubelwagen.
50,435 Kubels were produced. It is estimated that there are 150 in the United States and approximately 1,000 worldwide.
The Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen is an amphibious four-wheel drive off-road vehicle used extensively during the war
with a unitized bodytub structure for smooth movement through the water. The VW Type 166 is the most numerous mass-produced
amphibious car in history. 15,584 “Schwimms” were produced. There are approximately 100 on the Schwimmwagen registry
including 1 in New Zealand and another in Japan.
The KdF-Wagen was set up by Hitler’s “Strength through Joy” organization as an affordable car for the people.
Due to the shift to wartime production, no consumers ever received a KdF-Wagen; only a few military personnel had
possession of the vehicle. After WWII, the vehicles were ordered destroyed which makes them extremely rare.
This vehicle was the closest predecessor of what we now know as the Volkswagen Beetle. There are just 50 KdF-Wagens
on the register with 5 of them listed under the Dr. Mac Jones collection.
Join Mid America Motorworks'
Cruise-In to Bloomington Gold!
Update: We have just confirmed that Paul Koerner, GM World Class Certified Technician, will be on-site to give a FREE seminar!
Gear up for Bloomington Gold 2013’s new location with a tailgate-style gathering at
Mid America Motorworks! On Thursday, June 27th we are hosting the Cruise-in to Bloomington Gold for
our closest Corvette friends.
The fun begins at 1:30 – register now for this FREE event and invite your friends!.
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Year after year, Corvette Funfest continues to grow! With continued growth come changes to make your experience even better. We have lots of exciting plans this year and have added several events and activities to Corvette Funfest 2013.
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