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1982 Collector Edition Corvette auctioned during Corvette Funfest 2011

By Andy Bolig - August 17, 2011 02:28 AM

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Teammates for Kids Foundation and Mid America Motorworks have added some perks to the auction of a 1982 Collector Edition Corvette. The Corvette will be auctioned on Saturday, Sept. 17 during Corvette Funfest 2011 at Mid America Motorworks' corporate campus in Effingham, Ill.

Garth Brooks co-founded the Teammates for Kids Foundation in 1999 to develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children’s charities that focus on health, education and inner city outreach programs. Twice each year, the Teammates for Kids Foundation conducts an auction to aide in their fundraising efforts. Since 1999, the foundation has donated over $83 million in cash, scholarships and gifts in kind to deserving charities in all 50 states, 10 Canadian Provinces and over 60 countries around the world.

Bidding is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 17 with bidders and Funfest guests on hand for the excitement. The 1982 Collector Edition Corvette underwent an interior restoration at PERFORMANCE CHOICE, the manufacturing division of Mid America Motorworks. In addition to the interior upgrade, the Corvette also features Garth Brooks' signature on the glove box door and B Pillar, as well as a new paint. The winning bidder will receive additional items with the car, such as a Garth Brooks hat, 2 VIP tickets and airfare to Corvette Funfest 2012, 2 tickets and accommodations to the 2012 Teammates for Kids Foundation Appreciation Event and more. 

The 1982 Collector Edition Corvette was donated to the Teammates for Kids Foundation with 46,000 original miles. It is number 5,901 of 6,759 Collector Edition Corvettes made in 1982. The Collector Edition has several unique features, including a frameless glass lift-up hatch, special finned wheels and distinctive cloisonné emblems.

Corvette Funfest 2011 is scheduled for Sept. 15-18, 2011. Each year, thousands of Corvette enthusiasts converge on Mid America Motorworks' campus to celebrate America's Sportscar with expert seminars, corporate tours and headlining Saturday evening entertainment. For the latest details and to register, visit www.corvettefunfest.com.

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