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Friday, July 22, 2016

CMC Belvidere Car Show and Swap Meet THIS Weekend!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1969 Dodge Daytona
The “Disco Daytona”
2016 MCACN Real Day2 Invitational Participant
Owner; Stefano Bimbi

Chicagoland Mopar Connection Gears up for Belvidere! Belvidere Mopar Happening
 
The Chicagoland Mopar Connection group have been supporters of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show since our inception in 2009. For the past several years, club members, led by Roger and Diane Schmeling, have coordinated our cool Mopar Alley display, each year featuring a new group of prime examples of Mopar Muscle. Of course, they will be doing it again this year!
 
This weekend is one of their biggest and best events; the Belvidere Mopar Happening and Midwest Charger “show within a show”. This will take place with the Charger show kicking things off on Saturday, July 23 and the big show on Sunday, July 24. Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, Illinois, there is plenty of room for hundreds of cars. They also have a great swap meet and indoor vendors too. We will have a display inside to spread the word about MCACN, and we will be accepting applications for cars and vendors. I always find some great cars at this show and I am sure we will again. I am especially looking for sunroof cars for our very special Factory Sunroof Cars Invitational display Sponsored by The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, outstanding 1966 and 1971 model year cars for our Anniversary displays and of course, great Mopars in general for the show and for Mopar Alley. We’ll be set up both days, so please make a point of stopping by so we can tell you what we have in store for the show this year. We will also have our Velocity Channel television program; Legendary Motorcars Chi-Town Cudas playing, so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out...you might just see yourself or your car!
 
Speaking of Mopars, we would like to congratulate Ed Buczeskie and the entire Carlisle Events team for hosting another outstanding and record setting event last weekend. They played host to over 2,700 cars, again setting a new record! It was truly a great event, so make a point of putting this one on your calendar for next year. http://www.mcacn.com/images/ConcoursDElegance.jpg
 
Next week we gear up for the Concours d’Elegance of America, formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours in the Detroit area. I coordinate the Muscle Car group, and this year will host 15 of the wildest color 60’s and 70’s Muscle Machines you will ever see. Of course, nearly all of these cars are MCACN alumnus, and needless to say, the absolute best of the best. For full show and related event information, check out www.concoursusa.org
 
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the worlds 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 beautiful 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.
Hope to see you soon!
 
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Friday, July 8, 2016

All New MCACN Magazine in the Works!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1973 Super Duty 455 Formula Firebird
2016 Vintage Certification Entry
Owner; Steven Segal, New Jersey


The All New MCACN Annual Magazine Is In The Works!

Since our inception in 2009, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team has produced a full color magazine filled with features of our show. We are hard at work producing our latest edition, which will be distributed in October. Inside you’ll find 80 pages jam packed with some of the great cars and lots of the people you will see at this years show.
2015 MCACN Car Show Magazine

There is never any shortage for subject matter for our magazine, and this year is certainly no exception. You will read about some of the celebrities that you can meet at our show this year, including Courtney Hansen, Bobby Unser and Linda Vaughn, and many of our special Invitational displays, including our Class of 1966 and Class of ‘71 Anniversary displays, the incredible Cars of Carroll Shelby Invitational, the Factory Sunroof Invitational gathering, Sponsored by The Wellborn Musclecar Museum, the return of our 39 car Modern Muscle section, the Koolestuff Muscle Bicycle display and of course our Boss 351 special display and the Corvette Central Triple Diamond display and competition. And that’s just the beginning! If you want to see your own car in the magazine, you must be officially signed up, as we feature only vehicles that are registered and accepted. If you haven’t already, submit your application now for your car by clicking here or for your Muscle Bicycle by clicking here
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MCACN Car Show Guide Magazine advertising; We have just a few more spaces available for ads in our magazine. With rates starting at just $100 for a business card ad, you can’t go wrong! Let us know now if you would like to reserve ad space. We will invoice you for your ad in October. Contact bashton426@gmail.com to reserve your space.

If you would like your own FREE copy of the 2016 MCACN magazine, sign up for our mailing list here
. We will never give your information to anyone else.

MCACN Commercial Space; We are down to the last few Commercial “A” spots and Commercial “B” center and rear hall spots are 2/3 full. With rates of just $300 for Commercial “A” and $200 for Commercial “B” 10 x 12’ spots, we will again be sold out well in advance, so book your spots now! Automotive related vendors only. Please note; absolutely no headset hawkers, travel related businesses or flea market junk allowed.

The Embassy Suites Hotel in Rosemont Illinois

Hotel Update and important related note; We have secured great rates and special perks at FIVE Rosemont hotels. These are our Official Host Hotels, and all five are familiar with what we do. Rates start at just $108.00 per night at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare. Four of our five hotels are directly across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the aLoft is right behind the Crowne Plaza, across from the awesome 150+ store outlet center.

WE WILL NEVER CONTACT YOU, OR HAVE ANYONE ELSE CONTACT YOU REPRESENTING HOTELS! We have received calls and e-mails saying that some people have received calls stating they represent MCACN, Rosemont or our Official Hotels and have “great deals”, or that they are our agent. Some have even said they are the only ones that have access to our Host Hotels. If you get a call like this; HANG UP! They are in no, way, shape or form affiliated with our team or the Rosemont Tourism Bureau or anything else related to MCACN. We have secured rooms at all five of our Official Host Hotels and we will keep you updated as each approaches sold-out status. Use our direct links here  to book your rooms and take advantage of the great rates and extra MCACN perks.
 

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals 2016

Next week we gear up for the awesome Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
event in Pennsylvania, July 15-17 and the Mopar Collectors Guide Mopar Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Saturday, July 16. This show is one of the best Mopar events in the country, and we will be attending, looking for cars for the MCACN show and especially for some of our special displays. For information on Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, click here.

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. 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 with well over 500 of the coolest Muscle Cars and Corvettes that you will ever see, many from private collections.

Hope you are having a great summer and racking up some miles in your favorite Muscle Machine!
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

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