Midwest Speed, Inc. is the organizer of the Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO Racers Trade Show and Swap Meet held in Springfield, Illinois at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The first event was held in January 2004 and was met with great approval from both vendors and attendees. Nearly 2,000 people attended the first event and were witness to an outstanding event held in a state of the art facility boasting 39,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space.
The attendance has grown each year with the addition of the United Midwestern Promoters / DIRTCar championship awards banquet is held the same weekend in Springfield. With the banquet being held in conjunction with the trade show, Springfield becomes a haven for racers who can and do utilize the services and products of the exhibitors at the Speed Expo. U.M.P. will again crown all of their national champions which includes multiple classes, meaning a lot of racers from across the U.S. will be in town for the festivities.
Since 2004, when Terry Young organized the inaugural Midwest Sped Expo, each year as the snow flies the Midwest has grown accustomed to attending the show to catch up with a number of the industry leading manufacturers, sanctioning bodies, racing promoters and industry leaders in the field. This is where the racers can pick up new and used parts, discuss rule changes with local tracks and the united Midwestern Promoters sanctioning body, purchase their annual licenses and have a few cold ones as well as sample some great food and camaraderie with their fellow racers.
The show has been sold to Hoosier Tire Midwest to insure the longevity of the future of the event. Terry will still be involved in the pre-show activities in his role at Hoosier, dealing with the vendors and coordinating the activities leading up to the show, the same quality that you have grown to expect from the show over the years will continue under the new ownership. Kelly Kovski will take over the role as Show Coordinator and will handle the day to day activities at the show.
Terry Young would like to thank each of the vendors who have supported the show over the years, many of them who have been a part of the show from it’s inception. The faith that you have placed in my ability is appreciated and I assure you the show will continue to provide the same quality that you have expected from us.
The United Midwestern Promoters will continue to host their championship banquets in Springfield. We encourage you while you are in town, if you have the opportunity, check out our Route 66 attractions as well as the legendary historic Abraham Lincoln sites.
Exposure that can be attained by those companies exhibiting at the MIDWEST Speed Expo is invaluable, yet vendor spaces can be had for a low price of $75.00 per 10′ X 10′ booth. The value of putting your name in front of the racing community can not be identified, yet it is undisputable that the exposure you will gain is well in excess of the cost of exhibiting. Many vendors at previous shows have talked of making sales well into the summer months as a result of talking with someone at this event during the winter months!
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to increase your market share by exhibiting at the next MIDWEST SPEED EXPO Racers Trade Show and Swap Meet! Call us today to make arrangements for your booth space!