Presenting Sponsor

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

Title Sponsor

 

Official MCACN Transporter

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bloomington Gold Here We Come!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z-06
2016 MCACN Triple Diamond Gallery Sponsored by Corvette Central
Owner: Kent Hussey, GA
 

MCACN CREW HEADING TO BLOOMINGTON GOLD; WILL HOST A SPECIAL GUEST!

Bloomington Gold 2016

We wait all year for this one, the Grand-daddy of Corvette events, Bloomington Gold. Last year Guy Larsen and his team moved the show to the spectacular Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That alone is reason to attend! If you have been there, you know what I mean and if you haven’t, you need to check it out. This is one of the world’s best facilities and an icon of the Motorsport world. When you add 100’s of the best vintage Corvettes to the mix, along with hundreds of vendors, an Autocross, the track rides, a big swap meet, the Car Corral, the Goldtour and so much more, you have all the makings of a truly outstanding event. We will have a nice big display on the main aisle in the Indy Garages, space #GG 11, across from the beer tent and food concessions. Look for our big Corvette Central Triple Diamond tower sign! We will be talking about what we have going on for this years Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, and of course talking about our Corvette Central Triple Diamond display and competition. We will also be hosting a very special guest in our display Friday. Dr. Pete Gimenez, Corvette aficionado, author and publisher of the new Corvette Legends magazine, not to mention host of the MCACN Corvette Legends Invitational display, will be joining us. “I attended my first Bloomington Gold in 1981 and I have been a sponsor of the show and the Gold Collection in past years.”

Dr. Pete

Dr. Pete will be signing his book, Corvette Racing Legends from 2 pm –3 pm Friday (only) in our display, and offering a very special deal for our guests. You will be able to get your signed copy for just $40, a 50% savings over the list price of $80. Let me just say, this beautiful page hardcover is an absolute must have for any Corvette enthusiast. Dr. Pete will also be talking about his new Corvette Legends Magazine, which will be an annual issue and available at MCACN this fall. “These magazines are not only supplements to Corvette Racing Legends, the story of the L-88 option package, but they also include new and exciting article and photos of other low production Corvettes. It will be available to purchase at MCACN and at my Corvette Legends website” Dr. Pete said. For a preview, check out www.corvettelegends.com.

Corvette Legends

This is also a show where quite a few of our MCACN “Official Sponsors” have displays, so we encourage you to visit them, thank them for their support of the MCACN show and while you are there, buy something or engage their services, as they truly are the best. Here is who you will see;

Mecum Auctions; Our Official Title Sponsor will have the huge Mecum Experience rig there!

Bill Stasek Chevrolet; Our Official Presenting Sponsor is geared up and ready to sell you your next Corvette. Be sure to stop by and see Bill, Brent, Bob and the crew.

Corvette Central; Official Sponsor of our Triple Diamond display and competition. Check out the latest in new offerings along with all of the other parts for your Corvette of ANY generation, from C1-C7.

DFT Details; Official Detailers of the MCACN show; Yep, Erich and his team will be there ready to keep your corvette in tip-top shape.

Titan Lifts; The Titan crew, the MCACN Official Lift Company, will be there ready to meet your needs with their full line of High quality gargae lifts and accessories. They deal in only the good ones, not the cheapo imitations!

Trailex; Carl and his crew will be there with a variety of great trailers. Buy yours at Bloomington Gold to be ready for MCACN!

Carlisle Events; Lance and the crew will be there representing all of their outstanding events. Be sure to see what they have lined up for their 2016 season.

Hagerty Insurance; The Hagerty team is coming in to talk about what they can do to meet all of your insurance needs. They cover all the bases, so make a point of talking to their reps at the show.

NCM Insurance; Be sure to stop by and see Adam Boca in their booth. Adam knows the business inside and out, so be sure to see what he can do for you.

Triple Diamond Award

We have a lot to talk about and of course, I’ll be there shooting pictures of Triple Diamond entrants for possible use in our new MCACN 80 page magazine. And speaking of our magazine, if you want a FREE copy of the 2016 edition, stop by our booth to sign up for our mailing list and to enter our free prize giveaway. The new issue will come out in mid September, so if you have your Corvette at Bloomington Gold, whether a Triple diamond contender or not, if it is entered in the MCACN show, be sure to let us know so that I can shoot some pics! And of course, we will be accepting applications in our booth all weekend, so if you haven’t already, sign up with us this weekend!
 
MCACN 2012

This is the big one, so please make a point of joining us. The show opens Thursday and there is plenty to see and do all three days.

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. We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
 
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
 
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Friday, June 17, 2016

BUSY WEEK FOR THE MCACN CREW


MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1969 Yenko 427 Chevelle
Day 2 Invitational Display
Owner; Frank Chicherchia, New York


   BUSY WEEK FOR MCACN CREW

Once again, we have a busy week for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team... Auto World Die Cast
Auto World Die Cast
First off, we are pleased to announce we recently confirmed a strategic partnership with the Auto World die cast company, makers of some of the coolest collectible 1/64, 1/43 and 1/18th scale Limited Edition replicas on the market. The Auto World team has been attending our show for several years now, and of course, we discussed how cool it would be to replicate some of the actual cars that are at our shows. This led to further discussions, and as they say...the rest is soon to become Muscle Car history! The first offering will be the gorgeous Silver ‘66 Chevelle SS that was shown by Mr. and Mrs. Terry Davis. You’ll remember this one, because it was one of two that they had on display at last years show, side by side. The first will be in 1/18th scale, with loads of detail. What makes this especially neat is that it is not just any silver Chevelle; it is the Davis’ actual car, right down to the proper redline tires and full wheelcovers! This is the first of many more, and as mentioned, the MCACN series will be produced in various sizes. We have invited this car to be part of our Class of 1966 Invitational display, and the Auto World folks will be on hand with a display. And yes..they will be looking for more cars for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Series! Your car may be the next to be replicated... Terry Davis 1966 Chevelle for Die Cast
OLDSMOBILE HOMECOMING; we will be heading to Lansing, Michigan for the Oldsmobile homecoming this Saturday, June 18. This is the largest single day ALL Oldsmobile event in the world. We always find some great cars for the MCACN show, and we’ll have a display in the midway/swap area. This is an absolute must do event for any Muscle Car fan, whether you are an Olds guy or not.
 For more information on the show-click here.

EyesOn Design; It is once again time for the Fathers Day Tradition EyesOn Design show this Sunday, June 19. For over ten years now, I have assembled an outstanding group of Muscle Cars, including several MCACN participants and alumnus and a prime group of tastefully modified Tuners for this prestigious show. Held on the grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, we will have a booth to promote the MCACN show. And as if that isn’t enough, we will also have a very special display of 20+ Muscle Bicycles, which will include our Granddaughter Emily’s very own 1972 Ross Polo Jr. muscle bike as seen at MCACN! This Concours style event is a benefit for Henry Ford Health System's Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. EyesOn Design is a major source of funding for the DIO's research, education and support group programs for the visually impaired. Click here for full show and related activity information.

FATHERS DAY and some suggestions for Dad, Grandpa or any other enthusiast; We would like to say Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s and Grand-dads out there. I would also like to say that Car books make outstanding presents, and want to recommend a few that I have added to my own personal collection recently. First off, the latest from our good friend Wes Eisenschenk, titled Lost Muscle Cars. This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. Great reading and available now through Cartech. Second up is an absolutely gorgeous hardcover titled Wide Open Muscle. This one has some of the best convertibles from The Brothers Collection and was written by one of my all time favorite authors, Randy Leffingwell, with incredible photography by Tom Loeser. Yes...you will see some familiar cars that you have seen at MCACN in this one! Get this one through Motorboooks/Quarto Publishing. Of course these books are available through Amazon too! Third up is the new Boss 351 book from Rick Ybarra, Jr. If it pertains to the Boss 351, it’s in here! Contact Rick to get your copy of this one. Oh...and one more thing; all of these authors will be joining us at the MCACN show in November, so you will be able to get your books autographed!

Rick Ybarra "Boss 351"          Wide Open Muscle by Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser
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. We will host over 500 collectible cars filling nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Donald E. Stephens Convention center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Happy Fathers Day!
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

MCACN Featured in Legendary Motorcar TV Show!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1974 Plymouth Roadrunner
Factory Sunroof Invitational Display
Sponsored by the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
Owner; Rod Nevirauskas, Pennsylvania

   
Legendary Motorcars Chi-Town ‘Cuda hits the Velocity Channel! Legendary Motorcar
 
We are pleased to announce our Legendary Motorcars television episode featuring the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is now airing on Discovery’s Velocity channel. Legendary Motorcar is a show where Peter Klutt, along with his crew, spend time with Legendary cars and people. Peter Klutt at MCACN 2015
 Shot at our 2015 show, the main focus is on the incredible group of 1970 and ‘71 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles and ‘70 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles we featured. Playing host to 27 of the 42 produced was certainly record setting, and as Host Peter Klutt stated, “probably will never happen again!”
 
The entire show is devoted to the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals and it chronicles the Legendary Motorcars crews trek to participate in the show, not only with their own ‘70 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, but with a whole truck load of prime American Muscle. They discuss their quest for the Triple Diamond with a gorgeous 1967 427 Corvette, and they also talk about their ‘69 Baldwin-Motion Camaro that scored the Marty Schorr Celebrity Pick award. One of my favorite parts is the interview with Dave Blake, who joined us from Arizona along with his family and FIVE of their own Hemi E-body convertibles. Peter did a great job of capturing the essence of what we are all about. I enjoyed the comparison to Pebble Beach, where he noted that unlike Pebble, our participants and spectators are in jeans a T-shirts, but much like Pebble, the cars are often worth millions. As I always say, you just never know who may be next to you at MCACN, or as I call it, The Great Equalizer. Check your listings to see when our episode airs, or you can purchase the episode on I-Tunes and watch it any time. The title is Legendary Chi-Town Cuda and it is from Season 3, Episode 13. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Peter Klutt and his crew for joining us and helping us spread the word.
 
June is a busy month for the MCACN team, as we will be spreading the word with displays at the Oldsmobile Homecoming in Lansing, Michigan Saturday, June 18, the EyesOn Design show in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, Sunday, June 19 and then we are off to Bloomington Gold for the awesome and huge Corvette show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a big display, June 23-25. We will be accepting applications for cars and automotive vendors, and as always, you can also apply now by clicking here for your car or here for your vendor spots. Hyatt Regency Hotel O'Hare
 
We hope to see you at one of the upcoming events. As always, we welcome your input and suggestions and don’t forget to book your hotel rooms for MCACN now. We have FIVE area Official Host Hotels, all offering great rates, convenient access and extra perks for our participants and spectators. To learn more about our host hotels, including the rates and for direct booking links, click here;
 
Next week, we announce our newest strategic partnership. And here’s a hint; have you ever thought about how neat it would be to have your own Muscle Car or Corvette immortalized in 1/64, 1/43 or 1/18th scale?
 
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, aka MCACN ( “Ma-Kak-En”) is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. We will fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.

Have a GREAT week!
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016

MCACN TO HOST BOBBY UNSER!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
 
1969 Pikes Peak Boss 429 Torino
As Raced by Bobby Unser
Owners; The Brothers Collection

LEGENDARY RACER BOBBY UNSER TO APPEAR AT MCACN!
 
This weekend we celebrate the 100th running of the Indy 500 with a very exciting announcement. In the world of motorsports, the name Unser is at the top of the list. The Unser family name is instantly recognized in a wide variety of motorsports. Bobby Unser is the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser, and the uncle of Al Unser, Jr. and Johnny Unser. Bobby is one of ten drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 three or more times, and one of only two to have won the 500 in three different decades (1968, 75, 81). Bobby also holds records in Sprint Car, IROC and at the Bonneville Salt Flats and he has the distinct honor of winning the Pikes Peak Hill Climb an unprecedented 13 times! And that is where the MCACN comes in... Pikes Peak Race Car
We are pleased to announce Bobby Unser will be joining us at the MCACN show this year. You see, each year we have the honor of hosting a variety of vehicles from The Brothers Collection. When we were discussing what would be shown this year, I found out that they own one of the most significant cars ever to run at Pike Peak, and back in 1969, Ford hired Bobby Unser to race it. This Torino was specifically built for Pikes Peak and it set a record in 1969 that held for 7 years! It still has the BOSS 429 engine under the hood and is exactly as it was when raced. After running it was put in the Pikes Peak museum for several years then was shipped back to Bill Stroppe and stored away for several more years. It has remained untouched and original, right down to the original paint, motor, and even the Good Year Pikes Peak special tires are with the car!
Bobby Unser Pikes Peak Race Car
   We even hear there is a pair of racing gloves stashed inside,
and we’re going to find out if they fit Mr. Unser!
The Brothers Collection
Once again, thanks to The Brothers Collection, we are pleased to add another chapter to the Muscle Car history books when we welcome Bobby Unser to our show. Bobby will be appearing Sunday, November 20, right next to this incredible machine. Our friends from V8TV will be taping a full interview with Bobby Unser right at our show, and you can be a part of the action! Stay tuned for details and exact times, but plan on witnessing more history in the making at the MCACN show. Special thanks go out to The Brothers Collection for helping us make this happen!
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. We will fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Muscle Car Review magazine dubbed us “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars” so please plan on joining us to see why. The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. We have FIVE Official Host Hotels, all conveniently located and offering special rates and extra perks for our MCACN participants and spectators, so book your rooms now by clicking here. 
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
This holiday weekend we salute our Veterans and those who gave their lives in the name of our country while serving in the armed forces. Be sure to remember those we have lost and thank those who have served and those who are currently serving.
 
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

HEADING TO DANA MECUM'S 29TH ORIGINAL SPRING CLASSIC- INDY!

 
1971 GTO 455 HO
Class of ‘71 Invitational Participant
Owners; Dan & Julie McGuire
 

 HEADING TO DANA MECUM'S 29th ORIGINAL SPRING CLASSIC
Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic- Indy
 
 
January may be known as the big month for car auctions, but for those of us into Muscle, Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic is always a must do event. Whether you are buying or selling, with 2,000 vehicles crossing the block between May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, this is the place to be. Mecum Auctions is the leader and we are proud to have them on board as or Official Title Sponsor. Who could forget the incredible display the Mecum Auctions team had at our 2015 show? Several Hemi and 6-pack B and E-body Mopar convertibles, a ‘69 Trans Am convertible, a Superbird with under 1,000 miles along with several COPO’s, Yenko’s and Boss Mustangs were among the featured cars, and Dana and his team have since sold nearly every one of them. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year, when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, November 19-20! Yes indeed, they know how to get results so if you’re in the market, you really need to talk to the Mecum Auctions team. Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic-- Indy
 
The MCACN crew will be onsite at the auction with a display to talk about our show. We have some great things happening, so please make a point of stopping by, or stopping me if I happen to be running by! We will be accepting applications for cars, muscle bicycles and automotive related vendors. If you are considering joining us, don’t hesitate, as we are filling all area’s of our show faster than ever, and it certainly is not too soon. And remember, if you aren’t able to see us in Indy, you can submit your application online through our website right now. Enter soon because prices increase on June 1, 2016.
  SPECIAL DISPLAYS; Our Invitational and Special displays are filling fast and the cars that will be in these displays are absolutely incredible. As always, we have many cars that are seldom (if ever) shown and many that are being shown for the very first time after extensive restorations. To see what special displays we have in store for you this year, click here. Take a look and if you have an outstanding example for one of these displays, please send pictures and information asap to bashton426@gmail.com for consideration. We strictly limit the amount of cars in these displays and we’re looking for the best of the best, the rarest of the rare and we especially love seeing vehicles that are “off the radar” or seldom shown. Of course, if you own a prime example of massively overpowered American Muscle that does not match one of these displays, we would still love to have you join us! With over 500 cars on the show floor, we are looking for all makes and models of real factory muscle, so please consider joining us this year.
Photo Credit: Tim Costello Images
 
MODERN MUSCLE; Last year we launched our all new Modern Muscle section. The response was outstanding, and we are pleased to host this special gathering again for 2016 with a whole new group of cars. With just 39 cars total from 1984 to present in this section, it will be one of the first area’s of the show to be sold out. We will feature three separate blocks, each holding 13 cars; one block for GM, one block for Mopars and one featuring Fords. We have already received some truly outstanding entries, so if you want to be a part of the MCACN show and be on the inside, click here to submit your entry now; This area is for tastefully modified examples or uncommon special editions, not for factory stock late models.
 
Hoping to see many of you in Indy, stop by and let’s talk MCACN.
 
NEXT WEEK; Announcing a Very Special Guest; think Indy 500...and Pikes Peak!
 
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 show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm, filling nearly 400,000 square feet of the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
 
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com