Presenting Sponsor

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

Title Sponsor


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Carlisle Events to Sponsor MCACN LS6 Display

1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible
Ken Nagel Collection
LS6 Invitational Display, Presented by Carlisle Events

 Ken Nagel LS6
When it comes to massive muscle, there aren’t many engines that top the 450 horsepower, 454 cubic inch Chevy LS6’s. One of the all time highest factory horsepower ratings of the day, if the horsepower didn’t get your attention, the massive torque certainly would! When introduced as an option for the 1970 Chevelle and the El Camino, it instantly demanded respect on both the street and the strip. In the collector car world, documented LS6’s demand top dollar, especially the few real LS6 Chevelle convertibles. These are clearly at the top of the heap, right next to the Hemi Mopar and Shelby convertibles on the “gotta have it” lists of any serious Muscle Car collector. Carlisle Events
Carlisle Events is one of the world's largest presenters of collector car and truck events, and they have been huge supporters of what we do at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals since our inception. This year, Carlisle Events will be the Official Sponsor of our LS6 Invitational display. What better display for them to sponsor than the LS6 Invitational, since it represents some of the biggest and best of the Muscle Car era, and they represent one of the biggest and best automotive event promoters in the business! We would like to say thanks to the Carlisle Events team for their continued support, and we encourage you to take part in any (or all!) of their events, whether in Pennsylvania or Florida. Believe me, they do it right! For the complete list of Carlisle events for this year, go to
In addition to being able to work with outstanding sponsors, we also get the opportunity to work directly with many other great people. In the world of Chevelles and LS6’s, two of the most respected authorities are Chris White and Rick Nelson. Both are long time enthusiasts and restorers, and these guys know Chevelles! We are pleased to announce that Chris and Rick will be coordinating our LS6 Invitational display. What this means is that you wont be seeing anything but the finest and rarest documented and real LS6 Chevelles, El Camino’s and Corvettes in this display. If you want to see real LS6 convertibles, I am pleased to say we already have two confirmed, along with both restored and unrestored examples of LS6 Chevelle hardtops. And to make it even more exciting, we’ll have one of the all time most recognized LS6 Chevelles ever; the Red Alert drag racer. Who doesn’t remember the many wheels up pictures of that one? And YES...each and every one of the cars in this display are real, absolutely no “clones” or “tributes” here! And speaking of restored and unrestored, you may have noticed we also mentioned LS6 Corvettes. 1971 Chevy offered the LS6 454 as a high performance 425 horsepower option package, and again, we have restored and unrestored examples confirmed for this display. Whew...what an awesome gathering! Special thanks go out to Chris and Rick, and of course, Carlisle Events for helping us to create yet another amazing special display this year. If you own a real, documented example of an LS6 powered car and would like to be considered to be a part of what may be the best gathering ever assembled under one roof, please e-mail with pictures, docs and information.

Carlisle Events GM Pick Award 2013 MCACN- Winner Irwin Kroiz 1967 Corvette L88
Carlisle Events GM Nationals
We are now accepting applications for cars, muscle bicycles and automotive (only) related vendors. We are always looking for any brand, make or model that emphasizes too much horsepower and is real, whether it is shiny or not. We also have a limited amount of spots open for our new Modern Muscle section. We especially love cars that are seldom, if ever shown. Vendor spots start at just $200.00 for our Commercial B area, and $300.00 for the Commercial A area, which is nearly sold out already!
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Super Cars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. “The Pebble Beach of muscle cars” according to Muscle Car Review magazine! 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, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare airport.  Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Did you know we have an online gallery of over 70 national magazine features from the MCACN show since our inception? Check it out here;
Have a great week and get out there and have some fun with your own muscle machine!
Bob Ashton
Managing Member

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Barn Finds/Hidden Gems Return to MCACN

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
1968 Chevy Malibu L79, 4-speed
2015 Barn Find/Hidden Gem Participant
Owner - Steve Augustin, Minnesota

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show may be best known for our special displays. Some, like our Anniversary displays, repeat annually but always with new (old) cars. One of our most popular area’s, and one that is certainly a lot of fun, is our Barn Find/Hidden Gems section. Started several years ago and hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt, you never know what to expect. This feature has been so well received that Muscle Car Review magazine did an entire feature just on this section of our show in the May issue! Last year this section featured nearly 30 cars. This included several Shelby’s, an AAR ‘Cuda, a W-31 Olds race car with mileage under 100, an altered wheelbase Chevelle, several GTO’s and Corvettes and of course, the two very real Boss 429 Mustang drag racers, with one shown on the back of a vintage Ford car hauler. As if that wasn’t enough, we also had an incredible vintage miniature promo Corvette. Whew...what a lineup! Barn Find Miniature Corvette
Once again, the search is on to find and dig out the rarest of the rare and give the owners a reason to bring them out. Some of these cars will be unexpected treasures, like the unusual ‘68 L79 Malibu shown at top that you will see this year, and some will be old race cars that were packed away for one reason or another. If you own something that is an example of real Detroit muscle or perhaps a retired old race car, and it has been packed away, please consider joining us. We don’t want your unfinished project car, we want rare examples that have not seen the light of day for a long time. Perhaps the years just got away or maybe you were the fortunate person to find it hidden away!
Dave & Kelly Molnar
Photo Credit Marc Rozman
We all dream of finding that elusive Hemi or LS6 car hidden in the barn or an old garage, and we have been fortunate to have the owners of many of these dream cars join us. Consider this; many of the cars shown in this area don’t run, and many have not been washed for 20 or more years. We have seen our share of bird droppings (and worse) and in many cases, the rougher they are, the more attention they get! Do you remember the ‘68 Yenko 427 Camaro that Andy from the Albaugh Collection brought in last year? At first glance, it looked like any other older modified Camaro, but was a real-deal 427 Yenko Super Camaro that somehow managed to be hidden away for years! How about the Boss 429 Cougar Eliminator that Ed Meyer showed with us in 2013? Ed found the basic remains of that one languishing in a field after years of chasing leads, and we look forward to hosting it again in the future, fully restored. Barn Finds 2014
Whatever the reason, if you are fortunate enough to own something that has a great story, is a true rarity or has interesting real race history and it is, well...not necessarily pretty, the MCACN Barn Finds/Hidden Gems display area is the place to be. It is also a great place to show something that you found and plan on restoring, before you start the restoration. (And here’s a 2016 preview. Remember that orange 69.5 440-6 pack Super Bee with the primer fender? Look for it next year as one of our Official Unveiling cars, fully restored!)
 Barn Find Pedal Car with Robbie
If you own something cool that you think would be a good fit for this unique and very fun area, please e-mail pics, the history and information directly to for consideration. Remember...this isn’t for unfinished projects, it is for unique “off the map” high performance Muscle Cars and Corvettes.
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 21, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Thanks For Your Continued Support, and please help us spread the word!
Bob Ashton
Managing Member

Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Sneak Peek

1968 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi Convertible
MCACN 2015 Participant
Owner: Bruce Eilenberger, Pennsylvania
 Bruce Eilenberger 1968 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi Convertible MCACN 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2015 Host Hotels

2015 Rates and Information

DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel
The DoubleTree-O'Hare will again serve as our primary host hotel.
It is conveniently located directly across the street from the convention center at 5460 North River Road in Rosemont.
We have secured a MCACN exclusive rate of $114.00  per night, single or double.
Rate requires Two-night minimum stay and non-refundable deposit of one nights room and tax
The DoubleTree O'Hare will also include the following perks for our registered MCACN guests;
Friday night welcome reception for registered DoubleTree/MCACN guests with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 6:30pm
$13.00  daily parking with in/out privileges in the adjoining Embassy Suites parking structure.
Beautiful fitness center, indoor heated pool and hot tub
Gibson's Steak House conveniently located right off the main lobby
 Call 847-292-9100 (Must say Muscle Car Show to get rate)

Embassy Suites O'Hare Hotel
Also located directly across the street, at 5500 North River Road
We have secured a MCACN exclusive rate of $134.00  per night King Bed
will be charged at the time of booking for each room reservation made
The Embassy Suites O'Hare will also include the following special perks for our registered MCACN guests;
Cooked to order full breakfast
Daily two-hour Managers Reception in the Garden Atrium
$13.00  daily parking with in/out privileges in the adjoining Embassy Suites parking structure
Beautiful fitness center, indoor heated pool and hot tub
Call 847-678-4000 (Must say Muscle Car Show to get rate)

Across the street at the corner of Balmoral, located at 5440 North River Rd.
We have secured a MCACN exclusive rate of $105.00 per night.
The Crowne Plaza will also include the following special perks for our registered MCACN guests;
Secured parking lot with no height limits.  $10.00  daily parking
Complimentary daily coffee coupon for On-the-Fly every morning
Beautiful fitness center, indoor heated pool
Double Priority points for members
Call 847-671-6350 (Must say Muscle Car Show to get rate)

aLoft Chicago O’Hare
MCACN rate of $115.00 per night plus tax for a standard king or two queens.
(Must say Muscle Car Show)
$10.00 overnight parking available
 Complimentary internet access
FREE Shuttle to the Convention Center
9700 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Tel 847 671 2064 Fax 847 671 2061

Book your rooms NOW!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sneak Peek 2015 MCACN

1965 Chevelle Z-16 Z-16 Invitational Display/Class of 1965 Dave Lambert of Michigan
1965 Chevelle Z-16
Z-16 Invitational Display/Class of 1965
Owner: Dave Lambert, Michigan