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Bill Stasek Chevrolet- The Official Chevrolet Dealer of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

MCACN 2015 Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
Jerry Mulick 1967 Corvette MCACN 2015
1967 Corvette Roadster
Owner; Jerry Mulick, Illinois
2015 MCACN Participant

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Revving up for Mid America Corvette Funfest This Weekend!

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
1965 Export Corvette Fuel Injected Coupe
Class of 1965 Invitational Participant
Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Owner- Harry Hood, Indiana

Corvette Funfest 2015
We love being able to spend quality time with our Official Sponsors, especially when it comes to participating in their events. This year we spent time at several outstanding Mecum Auctions, the Carlisle Mopar show, several events at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, the open house at Magnum Auto Restorations and had a visit to The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum. This weekend we head out to Effingham, Illinois for something that is exactly what the name implies; the Mid America Motor Works Corvette Funfest! Corvette Funfest 2015 Mid America Motorworks
The list of things to do and see at this event is long, with something for everyone, whether young or old, male or female. The show, seminars, a fashion show, a swap meet area, cars for sale, food and wine tasting, the MY Garage Museum, the Fun Run and of course, the big Saturday night Bar-B-Q and concert, featuring former Beach Boys guitarist, David Marks & Surf City Allstars. Now that is guaranteed to be fun! We’ll be set up in the midway talking about the MCACN show and enjoying the festivities. In addition to row after row of all generations of Corvette, you’ll see and be able to talk to plenty of parts suppliers, get all kinds of great deals and best of all, meet the awesome Mid America Motorworks staff and all kinds of people that are there to have fun. And that is what it’s all about! Be sure to look us up so we can get you up to date on all the things we have lined up for MCACN VII, November 21-22. For the full schedule of Funfest events, click here;
MECUM DALLAS, September 16-19, 2015- Here is another must do event, especially if you are in the market to expand your collection! The Mecum Auctions team is returning to Dallas, Texas this weekend. With 1,000 vehicles crossing the block, you are bound to score something cool. I was checking out the website and I see a gorgeous ‘69 Daytona, a sweet Lamborghini Countach and one of the latest creations from Petty’s Garage...and that’s just on the home page! And remember, if you aren’t able to attend in person, you can sign up for the free Mecum Infonet to watch the action in real-time.
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags 2015
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Racing Display 2015 MCACN
PURE STOCK MUSCLE CAR DRAG RACES Sept 17-19, 2015; But wait...we’re not done yet! Many of you saw the cool displays we had at MCACN featuring the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Racers. This year, the group, led by Donnie Brass, return with a whole new crop of show ready whompin’ stompin’ muscle machines. These cars are all prime examples of real American Muscle, and all could be award winners at local or national shows. Well, this weekend you can see them being raced, and raced hard, at the annual PSMCDR event in Stanton, Michigan. This is another event that is just plain old fashioned fun, almost like a step back in time. Racers all help each other out, sharing tips and tools, and everyone has a great time. For the full scoop including a map to the Mid Michigan Motorplex, go to And for a sneak peek at what you’ll see, check them out on YouTube.
2015 MCACN Car Show Magazine
MCACN MAGAZINE; We are wrapping up our new magazine, and I have to say I am very pleased with the results. Of course, having great content to work with makes it a bit easier! To get your FREE copy, sign up here.
SHOW ENTRY; As we get closer to the big weekend, more and more of our show categories are sold out. Remember, in order to keep the show fresh and balanced, we limit the amount of similar makes and models. We also “hold” previously shown cars, again to assure that the show is as fresh as it can possibly be. We do have openings in our Barn Find/Hidden Gems area and a few more for Triple Diamond Corvette certification, along with some other area’s. Bottom line is, if you are planning on joining us, let us know ASAP so that you aren’t left out by submitting an application here.  This also applies to automotive vendors, as we are now sold out of Commercial “A” (big room) space and have limited availability for Commercial “B”. With our rate being just $200 for a 12 x 10’ spot, there is no wonder why we’ll soon be sold out!
SELL YOUR CAR AT MCACN; We do have a few more openings in our VIP Car Corral for select high end cars at $250 per spot, and can accommodate about ten more cars in our standard Car Corral at the back of Hall “A” at $100 per spot. Cars must be nice and presentable, no projects or beaters! Click here to lock in your spot.
Presale Discount Tickets are available now online; Click here to get yours.
So that’s the latest from MCACN Headquarters...let the countdown begin!
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. “The Best Muscle Car Show on the Planet!” according to Muscle Car Review magazine! We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
With extreme appreciation;
Bob Ashton
Managing Member

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MCACN Consultant Ryan Brutt Has a NEW BOOK OUT!!

Discover the allure of forgotten cars!

Something that to the rest of the world is nothing but a forgotten automotive hulk slowly degenerating into a pile of iron oxide is to the car enthusiast something so much more. Like those who restore Victorian homes or antique furniture, car guys see not a decrepit piece of junk, but a desirable object that "just needs some attention." And should the vehicle abandoned in a field or lying in a creek bed be too far gone to resurrect, car enthusiasts can simply enjoy it for what it once was (while lamenting that it has come to such a sad end).

Finding a lost, restorable car is every auto collector's dream! Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics taps into the thrill of the hunt with hundreds of photos of lost cars - each accompanied by detailed information covering the nature of the find and details about the car. Ride along as author Ryan Brutt, the "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems.
$35 US

Ryan Brutt, "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems. He is a contributing editor to Hot Rod magazine, Muscle Car Review, Mopar Collectors Guide and organizes the "barn finds" class for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. He is based in Skokie, IL.
 Quarto Publishing Group USA
400 First Avenue N, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Thursday, September 10, 2015

NCM Insurance to Sponsor MCACN Class of 1965 & Muscle Car Adventures This Weekend!

Oldsmobile Starfire 4 Speed Convertible
Class of 1965 Invitational, Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Owner; Arnold Boris, Illinois

NCM Insurance 
Adam Boca and the Corvette Museum, along with NCM Insurance have been supporters of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show since our inception in 2009. This year, they are really kicking things up a notch by being our Official Sponsor of the Class of 1965 Invitational display.
The NCM Insurance Agency is more than an insurance agency. As part of the National Corvette Museum, they are pleased to offer Corvette insurance, collector car insurance and car club insurance. Their programs are not just limited to Corvettes, as they we will accept just about any make and model of collector vehicle. Be sure to meet Adam Boca, who will be onsite to discuss your specific needs. You’ll find Adam in the NCM display near the Class of 1965, and he’ll be ready to talk about your needs, whether for a single car, a collection or for your car club. Thanks NCM...we truly appreciate your continued support!
Dave Lambert 1965 Malibu SS Z16

So, speaking of our Class of 1965...we previously told you we have been putting together what is sure to be the largest gathering ever under one roof of real documented Z16 Chevelles. With expert assistance from Z16 owner/aficionado Jeff Helms, we will do exactly that. A mere 201 of these cars were built, and we will host several prime examples in each of the three colors that were offered. And to keep things interesting, you’ll see Concours restored cars, unrestored originals and even one that is coming in with the original owner. Whew...that alone is enough reason to join us!
So in addition to the Z16’s, you’ll see TWO Premier Unveilings. One is the Mr. 5 & 50 Plymouth drag car that was driven by Jack Werst, while the second is another notable drag racer; one of the two factory built drag Ford Fairlanes. Both of these cars have not seen the light of day for years, and both are being restored as this is being written. See the covers come off after extensive restorations Saturday morning, November 21! Oh...and did I mention noted Restorer Scott Tiemann will be joining us with his Fathers ‘65 GTO that he recently restored? This is the car that planted the seed for Scott, and it just took home National honors. Being from the Tiemann family, you know it’s a show-stopper!

Harry Hood 1965 Day 2 Corvette Coupe
Additional Class of 1965 cars include the 4-speed Olds Starfire convertible sneak peek car, a gorgeous red 442, an immaculate Riviera G.S. and the coolest true Day2 Corvette Coupe that you have ever seen! And that’s just the beginning...

MUSCLE CAR ADVENTURES THIS WEEKEND! For the past several years, we have joined forces with Nickey Performance, who is the Official Title Sponsor of the cool Muscle Car Adventures event in the Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort. Last year we had a blast behind the wheel of a Nickey Hot Rod Edition Super Camaro. This year, Automotive Archeologist and host of the MCACN Barn Finds & Hidden Gems display, Ryan Brutt, will be representing MCACN. Ryan will being taking part in several of the tours, while spreading the word about the MCACN show. He will also be making Award Picks and presenting Crystal awards. We understand there are still a few openings available and the weather forecast is looking great, so jump in and be a part of this fun event. Space is still available and while you can't register on-line anymore, walk-ins will be accepted and tours will be available on a space available basis. Call Ed Saari at 309-530-9235 for last minute information. So, drive in  this weekend and experience the best Muscle Car weekend driving event in  the Mid-West, driving on curvy lower Wisconsin roads in the fall with  the leaves turning along the roads- what a great way to spend the weekend. See their website at for the full scoop.
Oh...and I recommend a stop at the Mustard Museum!
Well...many of us sent the kids or in our case, the Grandkids, off to school this week, (or maybe even before the holiday weekend!) The MCACN team will really kick into high gear with preparations for the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Although some categories are now full for cars, and Commercial A is sold out, we do have openings in some  areas, so let us know asap if you would like to join us with your car, muscle bicycle or as an automotive related vendor. The show will take place Saturday, November 21, from 9 am -9 pm and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am 5 pm at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Next week; it's off to Effingham, Illinois for the big Mid America Motorworks Corvette Funfest.
Happy and safe Motoring!
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC Managing Member

Saturday, September 5, 2015

MCACN Invitational Displays Sure to Please!!

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
Darryl Zeman 1970 Mustang Sidewinder 2015 Class of '70 Invitational Display
1970 Mustang Sidewinder
2015 MCACN Class of ‘70 Invitational Display
Owner- Darryl Zeman, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have been hard at work writing feature stories for our new Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 72 page full color magazine. What I find is that it is hard to decide what to write about, because we have so much going on. We have previously talked about the big 426 Hemi E-body Mopar Convertible display sponsored by The Brothers Collection  and The Supercar Registry, our Corvette Central Triple Diamond competition and display, the Corvette Legends Display sponsored by Dr. Pete's Corvette Legends, the LS6 Display sponsored by Carlisle Events, the Class of 1965 Sponsored by NCM Insurance, the Post Sedan Showcase, our Vintage Certification, Sponsored by American Performance, LLC , Gasser Madness Sponsored by Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine, Muscle Bikes sponsored by Koolestuff , L79 Display sponsored by Ride On Appraisals and Barn Finds/Hidden Gems displays, but these are just a few. One that I am really excited about is the Class of ‘70 Invitational display, Sponsored by the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum.
Previously we mentioned that within this display will be the largest gathering ever under one roof of highly documented Buick G.S. Stage 1, 4-speed convertibles. These are among the most sought after drop tops ever built, and you will see a full circle of them. But that’s not all! We also have a GSX, several Superbirds, Challenger R/T and ‘Cuda convertibles and hardtops, an incredible pair of Cougar Eliminators, the best 340 Duster you’ll ever see, (unrestored and original), a gorgeous black 340 Dart Swinger, an outstanding SS 396 Chevelle, prime examples of the all new for 1970 Pontiac Trans Am and several Camaro’s, a gorgeous Plum Crazy Super Bee, a pair of 440+6 Roadrunner convertibles, and of course, some amazing Oldsmobile W-Machines, AAR ‘Cuda’s, Challenger T/A’s and more. And then we have the Sidewinder Mustang shown above that is joining us all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ever heard of one of these? Well, make a point of checking it out in our Class of ‘70 Invitational display, located near the big orange Reliable show truck, and meet the owner, who can tell you all about it. Once again, a rare opportunity to see something you may never see again...only at MCACN!
2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Car Show Magazine  Photo Credit: Bob Ashton
I am wrapping up our new magazine and have to say I am really pleased with the content and results. I work with Mike D’Alessio who creates the layout, (Mike is also our director of labor for the show!) and he does a great job of interpreting what would leave most just scratching their heads. We hope you will enjoy it, and will pass it around among your friends. The magazine is FREE, so if you haven’t already, sign up here to get your copy mailed out about 30 days before the show, or plan on picking yours up at the Mecum Chicago Auction, October 8-10, or at the big Lions Club show and swap in Morris, Illinois, Sunday, October 11. I would also like to thank the participants who signed up early and gave me plenty to work with! This is going to be an incredible year for the MCACN show.
  Muscle Bikes @ MCACN
Well, now is the time to enjoy the last days of summer, get the kids ready for school and if you haven’t already, book your rooms and flights for the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show! We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of all indoor exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. The DoubleTree O’Hare is almost sold out, but not to worry, as we have locked in FOUR additional Official Host Hotels, all offering great rates starting at just $105.00 per night, along with some special perks for MCACN participants and spectators.
To book your room now, click here.***
*The DoubleTree Hotel reports they have just 5 rooms left.
To submit an entry for your car, click here.
To lock in your Commercial “B” space, or to offer your car for sale, click here. We are now sold out of Commercial “A” spaces.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Hope you and your family have a great Labor Day holiday...get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun!
Bob Ashton
Managing Member