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Day 2 Offers A Step Back In Time for MCACN Spectators and Participants

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MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1961 Plymouth Savoy 413 Sonoramic Commando 2018 MCACN Day 2 Participant Owner; Danny Plotkin, Massachusetts Day 2 Offers A Step Back In Time for MCACN Spectators and Participants When we launched the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show nearly ten years ago, we knew there was a real void in the car show world. You see, if you own a real Yenko, Nickey or Mr. Norm’s modified car, you were relegated to the standard modified classes. These are great when it comes to judging fit and finish, but what about those who go the extra mile on true “Day 2” cars? The fact is, if you purchased a brand new ‘67 Yenko 427 Super Camaro, Don Yenko and his crew would immediately yank the original engine out and replace it with the hottest 427 they could get their hands on. In doing this, you would get hammered for “non originality” in Concours judging. Enter the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Day 2 Concours Judging. So what is Day 2 Concours, and what makes it differe…

MCACN Announces Official Featured Artist for 2018

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*2018 Sneak Peek Kris Steinkamp, MN
1968 Pontiac Firebird 400
MCACN 2018 Class of '68
Eric Schellinger of Schellinger Custom Guitars Named MCACN 2018 Official Featured Artist



Last year we introduced you to Eric Schellinger, Master Luthier, who created a series of custom made guitars that matched many of the cars that were on display at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Right up front was one of my favorites, created to match Dave and Kelly Molnars 69.5 Super Bee that was the first car unveiled last year. This awesome one-off creation nailed it, both color matched and featuring that familiar Bee engraved into the top.

Allow us to have Eric explain; “My dad, Monroe Schellinger III, came up with the design style of the MSIII traditional electric guitar. Dad – MS III – was a musician. We built custom guitars together for professional musicians. His interest in music rubbed off on my brothers and me! When I was in a rock band with my brothers and friends, we’d someti…

MCACN Official Videographer, V8TV Releases New Event Coverage!

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MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1964 Corvette Roadster 2018 Corvette Central Triple Diamond Contender Owner; Tim Cookson, Ohio
MCACN Official Videographer, V8TV Releases New Event Coverage!


One of the most common questions we get at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is if there is any good video coverage of the show. Of course, if you search YouTube, you will find all kinds of stuff dating back to our inception in 2009. This is cool and we always like seeing what gets posted. There is, however, only one “Official Videographer” for the MCACN show, and that is V8TV. We met Kevin and Kelly Oeste way back when we started the show and right away, I knew they understood exactly what we are all about. Of course, the fact that they live and breathe American Muscle and cool cars as much as we do certainly helps. Hopefully you have seen some of their coverage of our show over the years, and also the awesome episodes of Muscle Car of the Week, which features cars right from The Brothers Collection. These …

Auto World Limited Edition MCACN Die Cast Lineup Grows!

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MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
Owner; Shane Bryant, SC
2018 MCACN Participant


Auto World 1/18 Scale Limited Edition MCACN Replica’s; Your Car May Be Next!
There are a lot of reasons to show your car at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. For many, getting your car in one of the national magazines from being shot at the show is one of them, and with the amount of coverage we have been receiving, there are quite a few that have been published, and plenty more coming. Being a guy that still loves sitting down with a real magazine, I am always excited to see which cars are featured. Another neat thing that has happened is that quite a few of the editors and photographers use the MCACN show to find feature cars, and the list of cars that have garnered multi-page spreads continues to grow. Your car may be next!
Photo Credit: Marc Rozman

What we want to talk about today is yet another way the MCACN team is helping to immortalize your car. Working directly with the Auto Worl…

Enthusiasm Is At An All Time High For The Cars We Love!

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MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*


1970 Plymouth Superbird
2018 MCACN Participant
Owner; Franklin Finkenbinder, Indiana



Enthusiasm Is At An All Time High For The Cars We Love!
Each January, all of us who live and breathe cars look forward to the January auctions. Perhaps it is the post holiday hangover or maybe the thought that we have survived the insanity and within a few months, those of us who live in regions with less than desirable weather will have the chance to step outside for reasons other than to shovel snow. Brrrrrr...
Our Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Official Title Sponsor, Mecum Auctions really knocked it out of the park. Hosting the largest of the January auctions, over 3,000 lots were presented in Kissimmee, Florida. Those who were at the MCACN show in November were treated to some of the many Mecum feature cars that were offered, including several of the most significant drag cars ever to cross the block, along with Premium Muscle that we all dream of. Yes...records were set, bu…

Auction Action Kicks Off with Mecum Kissimmee!

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MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
2018 MCACN Participant
Owner; Mike Drees, Wisconsin


Over 3,000 Prime Vehicles in One Spot; Mecum Kissimmee


There is no doubt that January has become all about auctions for anyone into cars. With ten major auctions taking place on both sides of the country, if you are in the market for darn near anything, it’s probably out there for you. Kicking it into high gear is the huge Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Starting on the 5th and running a full nine days, the lineup this year is again one for the record books.
There are plenty of past MCACN cars hitting the block, including several coming out of major collections owned by some serious MCACN supporters. Wayne Schmeeckle will run seventeen cars, four trucks and three motorcycles from his incredible collection out of Colorado. You may remember his Stroppe Broncos, the GSS Demon, the Hurst cars or maybe the Boss 351 that he showed with us over the past few years that are being offered. Wayne h…

2017-Another Great Year for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

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MCACN 2017 Opening Photo Credit : Gary Gerstner
Another Outstanding Year For the MCACN Show; We Thank You!

With our 9th annual show now behind us, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team would like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of you. If you were at the show, you know we had another great year and the crowds were fantastic, packing the aisles both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, since we are dependent on the gate to be viable, this is great news for all of us.

The show sold out in all area’s earlier than ever this year, which certainly makes things a bit easier on our end. Of course, there really isn’t anything that is easy when it comes to producing what has become known as The Center of the Muscle Car Universe and The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars! We are very proud to be referred to in this way, and we work hard to not only maintain this status, but to continue to raise the bar, as I often say. And raise the bar we did! Clearly this was the most balanced show bra…