MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1969 Dodge Daytona
The “Disco Daytona”
2016 MCACN Real Day2 Invitational Participant
Owner; Stefano Bimbi
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.
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.
Hope to see you soon!