A $500 bank loan was all it took for a young tool and die maker in Effingham to turn his Corvette dreams into a reality. Mike Yager began selling Corvette accessories in 1974 at regional car shows. This would be the start of Mid America Motorworks, a leading aftermarket supplier and manufacturer of Corvette and Air Cooled VW parts and accessories.
Now in its fourth decade of business, Mid America Motorworks regularly welcomes car clubs, tour groups and automotive enthusiasts to its 160-acre campus for tours of MY Garage Museum, as well as the Corporate Offices and the Performance Choice manufacturing division.
With MY Garage Museum and Retail Store, a restored 1910 Gas Station, annual Funfest events and an amphitheater with outdoor seating to accommodate 14,000 guests, Mid America Motorworks has become an entertainment destination for more than just Corvette and VW enthusiasts.
Rare and one-of-a-kind cars, antique automotive memorabilia, vintage collectibles, Corvette and Air Cooled VW apparel – the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store has it all! Visit the MY Garage Museum for a glimpse of privately-owned Corvettes and VWs used for research, experimental concept projects, iconic films and more.
Between 20 and 25 cars from the collection are on display at a single time, from the rare XP-819 prototype Corvette to the Last C4 Corvette and a custom VW Meyers Manx Dune Buggy. The display is constantly changing to feature as many of the vehicles as possible, so come back to see what’s new. In addition to the cars, MY Garage is home to thousands of collectibles and antiques. Neon signs, antique gas pumps, collectible model cars and even vintage display cases complete the experience. It’s a great location for your next event, as the Museum has hosted everything from club meetings, birthdays and weddings to reunions and business receptions.
The MY Garage Museum and Retail Store is also the place where the Mid America Motorworks catalog and website come to life. From Corvette and VW parts to apparel, board games, furniture and drinkware, the Retail Store has something for every enthusiast.