Effing Music Fest is your source for the best outdoor concerts in Central Illinois! You can find us just off Interstates 57 and 70 in Effingham, IL, with a line-up of Country, Rock and everything in between! With big names in entertainment and our friendly Midwest atmosphere, you’re sure to have an Effing good time at Effing Music Fest!
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World Famous WWII Air-Cooled VW Collection on Display
at My Garage Museum
We're excited to welcome a display of rare and unique
WWII style vehicles to My Garage Museum. A selection from the world
famous collection of Dr. Mac Jones will make the journey to Effingham, IL and be on display through summer.
Included in the display will be a Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen and KdF-Wagen.
All three of these vehicles were produced by VW and used by the German military
during WWII. The Volkswagen Kübelwagen, literally translated as “tub truck,”
for its resemblance to a metal bathtub on wheels, was based heavily on Ferdinand
Porsche’s early Beetle designs and became a light military vehicle known internally
as the Type 82. The VW Thing sold in the 1970s and used by many European countries
as a responder and military vehicle was clearly designed along the simple lines of the Kubelwagen.
50,435 Kubels were produced. It is estimated that there are 150 in the United States and approximately 1,000 worldwide.
The Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen is an amphibious four-wheel drive off-road vehicle used extensively during the war
with a unitized bodytub structure for smooth movement through the water. The VW Type 166 is the most numerous mass-produced
amphibious car in history. 15,584 “Schwimms” were produced. There are approximately 100 on the Schwimmwagen registry
including 1 in New Zealand and another in Japan.
The KdF-Wagen was set up by Hitler’s “Strength through Joy” organization as an affordable car for the people.
Due to the shift to wartime production, no consumers ever received a KdF-Wagen; only a few military personnel had
possession of the vehicle. After WWII, the vehicles were ordered destroyed which makes them extremely rare.
This vehicle was the closest predecessor of what we now know as the Volkswagen Beetle. There are just 50 KdF-Wagens
on the register with 5 of them listed under the Dr. Mac Jones collection.
Year after year, Corvette Funfest continues to grow! With continued growth come changes to make your experience even better. We have lots of exciting plans this year and have added several events and activities to Corvette Funfest 2013.
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Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2013 is in the books!
Thank you to everyone who braved the unpredictable Illinois weather to spend the weekend with us for a Magical Mystery Funfest!
From rain to our annual Celebrity Choice awards and the first-ever indoor Funfest concert, click here to relive the fun!.