Swallows fly back to Capistrano every spring. Salmon swim upstream to the same spawning grounds. But where do Vettes go every summer? Well, for 17 years now, they've been flocking to the Mid America Motorworks Funfest.

But we don't return just purely out of natural instinct. Besides feeling at home there, we really look forward to the startling variety of cars, parts, and people. It's always a compelling place to find the wild, weird, and wonderful. So this year, instead of our regular event wrap-up, we decided to highlight some intriguing aspects-a sort of behind-the-scenes look at Funfest.

The wizard behind the curtain is, of course, MAM's irrepressible Mike Yager, who transforms the sweeping plains of farmland around Effingham, Illinois, into a cavalcade of Corvettes. We always enjoy his infectious enthusiasm for throwing one of the best and biggest Vette parties in the country. Count us in for next year, Mike.