Corvette Funfest 2013 will be celebrity packed as we welcome the hosts of the new TV series titled “Corvette Nation!” The series will broadcast on Discovery’s Velocity Channel starting in September with hosts
Bill Stephens, Corvette enthusiast and television producer, host and writer, and Maria Prekeges, automotive and sport host and producer will be bringing their new TV series, “Corevete Nation” . Bill and Maria are bringing Corvette Nation to the Mid America Motorworks campus during Corvette Funfest, Sept. 19-22. The pair will discuss their 13-episode show celebrating “America’s Sports Car from various events and locations across the country.
Corvette Nation will broadcast on Discovery’s Velocity Channel Friday evenings, beginning September 13th, 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST, with a rebroadcast at 2:00am EST / 11:00 pm PST.
Prekeges comes to the show having managed a TV station for 10 years as well as working on various projects in the Los Angeles area in a variety of capacities including: Field Producer/ Sideline Reporter for USA Rugby, College Rugby - ESPN, ESPN2, & ESPNU; Field Producer/On Camera Host - College National Finals Rodeo – ESPNU; Producer/On Camera Host - 'On The Block' - ESPN2; and Field Producer/On Camera Host - Silver Collector Car Auctions, Live auctions - ESPN2, ESPN Classic to name just a few.
Bill Stephen is a self-proclaimed fan of Corvettes, and admits that “there are certain years and configurations of the Corvette which still make his rubbery in the knees.” A regular attendee at Bloomington Gold, Stephens has produced numerous documentaries about his passion.
In addition, Mid America Motorworks will also welcome John Kraman, Consignment Director for Mecum Auctions (the largest collector car auction company and world’s largest seller of Corvettes) to Corvette Funfest 2013 this year.John also acts as a commentator/analyst on the company’s live TV broadcast, Mecum Auto Auctions, Muscle Cars and More, as well as on Velocity by Discovery where he discusses market conditions, values and trends.
Other festival highlights will include the annual Corvette Funfest Charity Event, which will be held at the MY Garage Museum and will recognize a distinguished guest of honor within the Corvette industry. In addition, Mid America Motorworks will pay special recognition to its own Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager, as 2013 marks a Milestone Celebration – 20 years of Corvette Funfest, 40 years of Mid America Motorworks and 60 years of the Corvette.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the Lemon Brothers, as well as Bachman & Turner (“Taking Care of Business,” and “You Ain’t See Nothin’ Yet”).
For more information contact Funfest Events, P.O. Box 1368, 17082 N US Hwy 45
Effingham, IL 62401, 866.309.3973, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on “Corvette Nation” go to https://www.facebook.com/CorvetteNation