VW Enthusiasts Unite: The Magical Mystery Funfest


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Dani Ben-Ari

Mid America Motorworks is inviting VW enthusiasts to a Magical Mystery Funfest; the 15th annual Funfest for Air-Cooled Volkswagens. The Festival is scheduled for May 31-June 2 and will be held at Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Il.

This year’s event will feature special guest two-time Bonneville Salt Flats World Record holder, Bill Hatfield and his 1999 Mexican Beetle, known as the Salt Flats Flyer. Hatfield set and reset the 36-HP Challenge’s DSS36 (dual carbs class) record with a pass of 114.909 mph.

In addition, guests can also look forward to all new expert seminars, special displays, a scavenger hunt, swap meet, Magical Mystery road tour of specialty cars, premium Saturday night entertainment and more. “Celebrity Choice” fun judging on Friday, Saturday and Sunday recognizes the stand-out VWs from the weekend.

Winners of the 2013 Platinum Bug Award and Passing on the Passion Award will also be announced during Funfest. There is still time to submit entries for the Platinum Bug Award, recognizing an individual who has shown long-term dedication to the preservation and promotion of the classic Volkswagen hobby for future generations. Entries are also being accepted for the Passing on the Passion Award, which recognizes families that share the VW hobby from one generation to the next. Nominations for both awards can be submitted at funfest@mamotorworks.com.


Self-guided tours of the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store will be available throughout the weekend. See Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager’s collection of rare and famous VWs, including original Herbie cars.

Enthusiasts can register in advance for Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2013 at www.funfestacvw.com or by calling 800-500-1500. Visit the website or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mamotorworks, for up to date event information.


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