June 10 - 13, 2010, CruiseFest VI, Effingham, IL. This year, the Corvette Action Center takes it to Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, IL! The menu of events includes a venue for everyone.
Mid America Motorworks, with a customer base of nearly 1 million Corvette enthusiasts, is the world's largest supplier of Corvette parts and accessories. The company's "Big Book" catalog includes parts, accessories, and lifestyle products for all Corvettes from the 1953 C1 to the new C6. Mid America Motorworks has been providing the Corvette community with quality parts and service since 1974. They have an amazing facility with enormous grounds. If you've ever attended their annual FunFest event in September, you won't be disappointed!
Cameo Winery and Covered Bridge Tour:
Located in Greenup, IL, Cameo Winery has nearly 4,000 French-American hybrid grapevines, covering close to seven acres. They crush approximately 35 tons of Illinois grapes each year and produce 14 varieties of wine, from dry to sweet, in reds, whites and blushes. Their wines have won numerous regional and international awards.
From their web site:
It is our pleasure to invite you and your family to visit us at Cameo Vineyards. We have made every effort to create a warm, family-friendly atmosphere that will beckon you to sit, relax, and enjoy yourself, no matter the season or occasion. We are committed to producing fine regional wines and providing our customers with warm, personal service.
We want your visit to Cameo Vineyards to be a wonderful experience. Enjoy complimentary tastings, purchase wine by the glass, and browse leisurely through our gift shop. We will gladly provide a tour of our cellar whenever possible.
Whether you choose to enjoy a peaceful afternoon on our grand porch overlooking the vineyard, or you opt to have cozy conversation by our crackling fireplace, we hope you will make yourself at home. We wouldn't have it any other way.
Many people tell us that our setting reminds them of California wine country. Perched on a bluff overlooking panoramic views of our hillside vineyard and the Embarras River Valley, our boutique winery was built using our grandfather's circa 1900 pin-beamed barn. It is a peaceful, country atmosphere you are sure to love.
As the perfect compliment to your glass of wine, be sure to try our delicious variety of crackers, cheeses, and summer sausage. We have chosen only the best to include in our gift shop.
Tech and Detailing Seminars:
Join special guest and GM World Class Service Technician, Paul Koerner, (c4c5specialist) and learn how to maximize the performance of your C4, C5, or C6 Corvette. Paul will also be available to provide complimentary diagnostic services as well as answer any technical questions you may have.
Mid America will also be holding detailing seminars as well as seminars on caring for your Corvette's interior.
Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Corvette Action Center Staff Recognition Ceremony and Meet & Greet:
In 1988, a special customer support team was started at the Corvette manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, called the "Corvette Action Center". This team was designed to provide technical information directly to Corvette customers and dealerships. It consisted of Danny Hawkins, Harold White, Sonny Kilgo, Gordon Killebrew, Jerry Watts and Ed O'Keefe. By the time the Corvette Action Center was shut down around 1995, the Center was receiving approximately 200 calls per day via the toll-free phone number.
Several of these staff members will be joining us to talk about the original Corvette Action Center and provide you with the opportunity to meet them!
A block of rooms has been arranged at the Days Inn, conveniently located in at 1205 North Keller Drive in downtown Effingham.
The rate for us is $59.00 + tax per night for a standard room (Single or double queen, & single King) or $99.99 + tax for Suites.
Rooms include the following:
A reservation can be made by calling 217-347-7131 and asking for the "Corvette Center Block" (no Action after Corvette).
Days Inn Effingham
1205 North Keller Drive
If you're interested in joining one of the several Caravans that are being planned, keep a watch on the Cruisefest 2010 Forum for all the latest news and information on this event.
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