Two beloved examples of American culture, Corvettes and The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile™, are coming together for the first time at Mid America Motorworks’ 18th Annual Corvette Funfest Sept. 15-18 in Effingham, Ill.
This year also marks the 75th year of the American icon in the shape of a hot dog and bun. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile™ will be on display throughout the weekend. The display will give guests the chance to tour the interior and learn more about the legendary vehicle that is built on a GM chassis from the brand representatives, affectionately called Hotdoggers.
“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile™ is about as American as you can get along with the Corvette,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks. “I am beyond thrilled that we will be able to host it this year and have it be a part of our Corvette Party.”
At 27 feet long and 11 feet tall, outward appearances suggest The Wienermobile™ and Corvettes are quite different but it’s what’s on the inside that actually makes these distinctive vehicles automotive cousins.
Just like a Corvette, the Wienermobile™ rides on a GM-built chassis—a tradition since 1969 when it was actually sourced from Chevrolet. Additionally, The Wienermobile is powered by a 6.0-liter Vortec V8, which is also built by GM and shares many characteristics with modern Corvette engines.
Registration for Corvette Funfest is up nearly 40 percent over last year, easily confirming its status as the largest Corvette Party in the world. This year’s theme is “America’s Star Spangled Corvette Party.” There’s no better way to celebrate America’s Sportscar than with a red, white and blue theme. A patriotic premium parking display will greet enthusiasts with red, white and blue Corvettes as they enter the show field.
Corvette Funfest is scheduled for Sept. 15-18, 2011. Register and find the latest event details online at http://www.corvettefunfest.com/.