What are the Top Six Great Corvette Events Of The Midwest? Here’s the scoop.
- St. Jude Corvette Drive to Memphis from Washington, IL,
May 18 – 19
- Corvette Adventures at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI,
June 8 – 10
- Black Hills Corvette Classic, South Dakota,
July 12 – 15
- Vettes On The River at Le Claire, IA, Saturday,
- Mid America Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motor Works, Effingham, IL, September 14 – 17
- Fall Corvette Adventures at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, September 22 – 24
The St. Jude Peoria to Memphis Corvette Drive was founded in 2012. Every year, Corvette drivers and St. Jude supporters depart Washington, IL, for the 465-mile trek to Memphis, where they enjoy dinner, tour the hospital and visit with patients and doctors, and then return to Peoria having fun while raising money for the children of St. Jude.
Since its 2012 inception, the St. Jude Corvette Drive has raised more than $475,000 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2016, the St. Jude Drive raised $155,000 with 53 Corvettes involved and will continue to earn more funds for the kids of St. Jude!
Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual St. Jude Corvette Drive – Thursday, May 18 – Friday, May 19 www.stjudedrives.org
Corvette Adventures, June 8-10, in its tenth year, is America’s #1 Corvette driving event from one location. It is an event held at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI featuring multiple road tours of varying lengths leading to exciting and fun destinations such as wineries, breweries, cheese factories, local restaurants and other fascinating destinations. In fact, this event has become known among its participants as the event “Where the route is as interesting as the destination.”
Hot laps on Dells Raceway Park a 1/3 mile banked asphalt raceway will also be part of the events. Evening events include Surf ‘n Turf Sunset Dinner Cruise, a two-hour unlimited Sunset Cocktail Cruise, and an evening of dancing in the ballroom. The event begins on Thursday with a mystery tour followed by a beach party and ends Saturday evening with an awards banquet after an awesome parade of over 300 Corvettes, police escorted through downtown Wisconsin Dells.
Leave your lawn chairs at home – come drive with us!! www.corvetteadventures.com
Black Hills Corvette Classic, South Dakota, July 12 – 15. The Black Hills Corvette Classic, an annual event put on by the Sioux Falls Corvette Club to celebrate America’s favorite sports car. 2017 marks the 46th year of the Classic. It has grown from a small get-together of friends that started back in 1971 to one of the premier international Corvette events.
Each year over 400 Corvettes embark on the pilgrimage to join the party that is the Black Hills Corvette Classic. Starting on the eastern side of the state in Sioux Falls, SD, we’ll get the party started and then caravan 400 miles west to Spearfish, SD. Visit Mount Rushmore, explore the Badlands, and enjoy the vistas. It’s true what they say: we come for the car, but stay for the people!
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Vettes On The River, August 26th is on the levee in Le Claire, IA, Saturday, August 26th from 8AM to 4PM with a full day of Corvettes, Music, 50/50 Drawing, Silent Auction & Raffle, more awards, and of course, shopping and dining in the great city of Le Claire, IA along the Mississippi River.
If you have been to this event in the past, you know what we’re talking about, if you haven’t participated in this one yet, come find out for yourself why this show breaks Corvette attendance records every year.
Some impressive numbers from the 2017 event – over 500 Corvettes in attendance and over $20,000.00 for our Vietnam Veterans. www.vettesontheriver.com
Mid American Motorworks Corvette Funfest 2017 , September 14 – 17, Effingham, IL The largest Corvette Party in the World will celebrate the 1967 Corvette StingRay. Corvette Funfest attracts thousands of Corvette Enthusiasts from around the country, as well as internationally, with four full days of activities designed to promote the Corvette Hobby.
The event will pay tribute to the 1967 Corvette and will also feature special displays and parking for all Lucky Seven’s celebrating the anniversaries of 1957. 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2017.
Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce a new 1/8 mile Drag Strip Racing event for Corvette Funfest 2017.
1967 was the iconic Summer of Love with groundbreaking music and Corvette Funfest 2017 will welcome several of your favorite Classic Rock bands to the Funfest Amphitheater. www.corvettefunfest.com
Fall Corvette Adventures, September 22 – 24, in its fifth year, is similar to the June Corvette Adventures and is a Corvette driving event at Chula Vista Resort in the fall featuring exciting road tours to interesting destinations, including local apple orchards and hot laps on Dells Raceway Park.
The Fall Corvette Adventures event begins on Friday morning and ends Sunday with an awards brunch. Learn more at www.fallcorvetteadventures.com
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