Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the C5 Corvette
Corvette Funfest recognizes the introduction of the Fifth Generation
Effingham, Ill. – (February 03, 2016) – On Jan. 6, 1997, Corvette Engineers, Chevrolet Executives and our Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager, were on hand in Bowling Green to unveil the next generation of America’s Sports Car: the C5 Corvette. In honor of that historic occasion, Corvette Funfest 2016 will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the C5 Corvette’s introduction.
Corvette Funfest will showcase the unique Corvette Evolution, from C5 concept to completion. CERV 4b, along with the C5 Alpha and C5 Beta build Corvettes will chronicle the journey all the way up to the last C5 Z06 in a special display. Corvette Funfest 2016 is scheduled for Sept. 15-18. The weekend includes 4 full days of Expert Seminars, Celebrity Choice Awards, Product Demos and Corvettes as far as the eye can see on Mid America Motorworks’ Corporate Campus in Effingham, Ill.
“The C5 Corvette continued the forward momentum that the C4 brought back to the brand. We are looking forward to recognizing this important generation as one of the big chapters in Corvette’s impressive history,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks.
Two other major Corvette events will coincide with Corvette Funfest 2016. The Solid Axle Corvette Club will host its Annual Convention in Effingham, Ill. the week leading up to Corvette Funfest, while the Grand Sport Registry will invite all Grand Sports to the 20th Anniversary celebration of the 1996 Grand Sport during Corvette Funfest.
Registration is open now for Corvette Funfest 2016 at www.corvettefunfest.com. Make plans to attend the Largest Corvette Party in the World Sept. 15-18, 2016.