Another of the fun activities offered at the large Corvette gatherings each year is the Corvette Parade. Corvettes on Woodward, for example, is one such event in southeastern Michigan each August, pulling as many as 500+ Corvettes on a single day! Corvettes at Carlisle has a parade that leads into downtown Carlisle, where the cars fill the streets in city center, and enthusiasts fill the restaurants and bars. Bloomington Gold, held through this year in St. Charles, Illinois, is known for an outstanding ride through the surrounding area every time they meet.
And Corvette Funfest in Effingham is no exception! This "fun run" includes a ride through the nearby countryside, miles of Illinois corn, John Deere tractors, a railroad crossing, and plenty of farmhouse porches full of parade fans. The parade concludes downtown with a number of activities to please the crowds into the evening.
Last year, the parade was led by the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. This year, Mike and Laurie Yager rode as guests of honor (turned to face the hundreds of Corvettes behind them) in the world's largest Radio Flyer Wagon. The Wagon was built on an Oldsmobile chassis, and the interior still gives that fact away.
Proud owners Rick & Kathy Sullivan, shown standing by their "car," were kind to invite this blogger to take the driver's seat for a few moments. A few of my photos show Corvettes that paraded off the Mid-America Motorworks event field after the Flyer.
The final photo shows some of the traffic backed up on the county road, waiting for the hundreds of Vettes to get out of their way.
Also, see this video.