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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Much More Than Cars; Stars, Guitars and Music Too!

MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Unveiled at MCACN 2016 Presented by Scott Tedro, Restored by Ken Maisano and the MASCAR Team

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30
Unveiled at MCACN 2016
Presented by Scott Tedro, California
Restored by Ken Maisano and the MASCAR Team





Much More Than Cars; Stars, Guitars and Music Too!

For the past year we have been telling you all about the cars that you will see at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19. Today in our final e-mail before the show, we’d like to present even more reasons to join us.



The Stars; We will never be about wrestlers and strange reality show “celebrities,” but we do have the honor of hosting some real celebrities of our hobby, past and present. We are pleased to have Courtney Hansen joining us again, and what an honor to have NHRA Pro Stock Champion Jason Line unveiling his own 1970 Buick G.S. convertible. Wayne and Danny Jesel are joining us with their own personal cars as discussed on our last E-blast, and we have the cream of the crop when it comes to automotive authors, including Colin Comer, Marty Schorr, Tom Cotter, Randy Leffingwell, David Newhardt, Ryan Brutt, Tom Glatch, Darwin Holmstrom, Mike Yager, Tim Wellborn and Charlie Henry to name a few. From the automotive art world, again we have the best joining us includingMichael IrvineDavid Snyder and our 2017 Featured Artist, Dan McCrary along with five others.





Schellinger Custom Guitars -GIVEAWAY GUITAR 2017!


Guitars; I often use the term “raise the bar” and that is exactly what we are doing with guitars this year, and you will have a chance to win one! Remember when we did the Color My World display and matched cars to some cool G&L guitars? Well this year we are working directly with custom guitar Luthier Eric Schellinger of Schellinger Custom Guitars. To say his guitars are works of art is an understatement, and this year we teamed up with Eric to have him build some very special one-off guitars. Let’s say, perhaps you have a Hemi Orange 69.5 Super Bee or maybe even a ‘71 442 W30 convertible in Viking Blue that is being unveiled at the show this year. How cool would it be to have a matching guitar beside it at the show...and in your car building? Well, Eric has custom built over a dozen one-off guitars that match cars in our show. You can buy one right at the show, or have him build one to your specs. A truly one-off collectible, hand crafted in the U.S.A. And to stir up even more interest. Eric will be giving away one of these guitars in a raffle that is open to all of our spectators and participants. All you need to do is enter at the show. Winner will be announced Sunday afternoon, so be sure to sign up at the show!


Schellinger Guitars

LIVE Music; We are honored to be able to present THREE truly outstanding performances by some of the most talented musicians in three very different styles of music this year. Kicking off is Carmel Liburdi, who opened our Awards presentation last year. Joining us from Detroit, Carmel brings her unique blend of original “Punk and Funk” on her acoustic guitar. To learn more about Carmel, check out this review; She will be performing Saturday at 6:00 pm on our Awards/Ballroom stage.


Carmel Liburdi Musician


   After Carmel’s performance, be sure to catch some real Chicago blues with Marty “Big Dog” Mercer and his band. This award winning blues-master will blow you away! If you enjoy hot guitar and great lyrics, you need to make a point of joining us in the Awards/Ballroom area at 7:00 Saturday night for two sets. Read more about the Big Dog at www.bigdogmercer.com.

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But wait...that’s not all! Many of you know John Kramann of our Title Sponsor Mecum Auctions. John does an outstanding job as the on air guy for the Mecum TV coverage. Obviously he is a real car guy, but did you know he also plays guitar? Well, joining us direct from the Las Vegas Mecum Auction, John will jump on a plane Saturday night to join us Sunday with his awesome rock and roll band, Redline 7000! Now that is dedication. John tells us MCACN is his all time favorite show and he will do whatever it takes to be a part of it, so how is that for support of what we do? Redline 7000 will be kicking off our awards presentation at 2:00 Sunday in the Ballroom/Awards area with their High Performance Rock and Roll. Check out http://www.redline7000band.com/ for a preview, and don’t be surprised if there is a special guest appearance by some wanna-be rock star!

Redline 7000  Band

Free Seminars and Panel Discussions Saturday; When you want to take a rest after walking the miles of aisles, head over to the Awards/Ballroom area. We have seminars and special presentations starting with Jim Luikens with Special Guest Paul Goldsmith at 1:00 talking about the 50th Anniversary of the Daytona 500, Jim Mattison talking COPO at 2:00, the Norwood Ambassadors at 3:00, and Charlie Henry and Don Eichstadt of Kar- Kraft at 4:00 Saturday.

Free Seminars and Panel Discussions for Sunday; Sunday we present Tom Tignanelli and Jim Kramer talking about the Mopar A/WB cars with Geoff Stunkard serving as moderator at 10:00 am, the Norwood Ambassadors at 11:00, Jim Mattison at Noon, and “Rusty” Tires at 1:00 pm. All all free for our spectators and participants, and all incredibly informative. Take a rest and learn something at MCACN!

We are geared up and ready to present what may be the best MCACN show to date. No matter what brand you prefer, what model you like best or even what color you like, we have the bases covered with over 500 cars and 200+ automotive only vendor spots filled to capacity. We have incredible cars, the finest sponsors, awesome vendors, the best people, a dedicated staff and a truly outstanding show for the entire family with plenty of things to do and see. Please join us Saturday, November 18, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 19, from 9 am – 5 pm; you’ll need both days to take it all in!


 

Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet

Thanks and please help us spread the word, and bring along your friends and family...it’s show time!


Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member

Saturday, November 4, 2017

We Welcome the Jesel Brothers to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1956 Chevrolet 210 Owned by Wayne Jesel the "Yoo Hoo Too" for 2017 MCACN

1956 Chevrolet 210
2017 MCACN Feature; "Yoo Hoo Too"
Owner; Wayne Jesel, New Jersey



We Welcome the Jesel Brothers to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Keeping things fun, unexpected and interesting is what we are all about at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. And when we get the chance to host some guys that played (and play!) a key role in our hobby, we are all over it. This year we have some very special guests joining us with some incredibly cool cars.

If you read Car Craft magazine, you surely caught the recent feature on the Yoo Hoo Too ‘56 Chevy Junior Stocker wagon that our good friend Geoff Stunkard wrote about. This car is a re-creation of the car that Wayne Jesel built back in the 60’s that took the Junior Stock class to a new level. “Junior Stock was the place for the little guys in the heyday of the mid 1960’s, and while the costs of everything has gone up since, few who have seen this sedan delivery tribute would disagree that Wayne Jesel’s Yoo Hoo Too is breathtaking in its execution” Stunkard says in the feature. By researching the rules, the Jesels were able to get their ‘56 categorized as a truck, (it is a Sedan Delivery) which opened up all kinds of opportunities. Seriously...you need to hear the whole story from the source!

Now it is true that we don’t often feature tributes or clones at our show, but this one is an exception. You see, the Jesel name goes way back when it comes to racing and so much more. We all know the name well and I am pleased to say Wayne and his brother are still having fun. Wayne built the original with his brother Danny and his former partner Tony Massari. The Jesel brothers raced successfully in NHRA Modified and Competition eliminator as well as Stock, and then followed up by launching an extremely successful valve train manufacturing company, Jesel Valvetrain Innovations. Being around guys like Jere Stahl and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins can certainly keep that fire burning! Wayne and Danny Jesel were also recently inducted into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, and they had the new Yoo Hoo Too on display there as well.

Wayne had thought about re-creating his ‘56 for quite some time since the original car, in his own words “vaporized” years ago. When he finally found a nice clean unrestored delivery to start with in North Carolina, he was all in to do it right. Although the car was not for sale, Wayne was able to work a trade with his ‘32 Ford street rod. With an eye toward being as period correct as possible, numerous vintage parts were gathered up, and help from some key players was called in, including several that were involved in racing the original. Even the guy who did the original lettering was brought back to replicate his work from 1966! This car will take you back in time, and with Wayne and Danny joining us at the show, you’ll be able to relive those memories and hear the stories right from the source.

But wait...it gets even better! After talking to Wayne, we found out that brother Danny had something special in his garage also. Danny will be bringing in his 1958 Chevy Del Ray. Now this isn’t just any ‘58; it is a factory 283 fuel injected 4-speed, radio and heater delete car! Woo-Hoo...what a car! This one has been restored to its original glory and you’ll find it right behind Wayne’s Yoo Hoo Too. Now that’s a pair of Bow Ties!

Special thanks go out to the Jesel Brothers and also to Zach Straits who introduced us to the Jesel’s. Once again we are able to add another chapter to the history of our awesome hobby. Make a point of meeting Wayne, Danny and Zach at the show, Saturday and Sunday.



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MCACN Host Official Host Hotels; We have limited rooms available at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare at $115.00 per night, the Hyatt O’Hare at $124.00 per night and the aLoft at $125.00 per night, so click here for direct links to lock in your rooms at these great rates with extra perks for our MCACN spectators and participants.www.mcacn.com/hotels.htm before November 11. Be in the middle of all the action!


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Advance Discount Tickets; Available NOW through our website and also at our Pre-Sale discount ticket outlets.Click here to order yours online or click here to see the locations of our outlets. You can save $5.00 for every Adult pre-sale ticket purchased, and all tickets are good for either day. Remember...kids 12 and under always get in FREE with an Adult, so bring ‘em along!

SELL YOUR COLLECTIBLE CAR AT MCACN; We are completely full for show cars, and our stand-by list is very long. The only openings we have now are for cars that are offered for sale. Reserved only for nice clean collectible cars, no beaters or heaps and must be approved. We have an available spot in our fully stanchioned VIP area at $250.00 per car in the center hall, and a just a few in our regular Car Corral for sale area at the rear of the big room at $100.00 per spot. Click here to apply now.

PHONE CALLS; Due to the extremely high volume of calls we receive and our limited staff, (and the amount of preparation we are working on) we ask that you please use E-mail whenever possible with any questions or corrections on your entries. Vicki is monitoring my e-mails and will help to keep up on all requests and inquiries. E-mail bashton426@gmail.com
 

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 in the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport with well over 500 cars and 200+ automotive vendor spots filled to capacity.We work hard all year long to bring you the best and freshest show in the nation and look forward to having you join us whether you are showing a car, showcasing your automotive products or services or as an all important spectator. Plan on joining us Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19 and be sure to wear comfortable shows!
 


Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet

Please help us get the word out there by telling your friends and family, or better yet...bring them along!
With Sincere Appreciation-


Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 The First '67 Z-28 Owned by Jon Mello for the 1967 Z-28 Invitational

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
The First ‘67 Z-28!
1967 Z-28 Invitational Display Participant
Owner; Jon Mello, California


Hagerty Operation Ignite, Model Build, Hot Wheels and More For the Kids.
Photo Credit: Mike Lippeth of Lipgnosis
Photo Credit Mike Lippeth of Lipgnosis


Here at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, we like to provide an experience that is fun for all ages. No, you won’t find wrestlers or non automotive TV stars at our show, but you will find a wide variety of interactive things that are geared toward keeping things interesting for everyone, whether you are 6 or 60. Today I’d like to talk about some of the cool things we have in store for the younger folks this year, to encourage you to bring them to the show when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, November 18-19.


Hagerty Insurance

HAGERTY OPERATION IGNITE YOUTH JUDGING; One of the best ways to get the kids interested in our hobby is to give them a behind the scenes look at what we do and why. The Hagerty Youth Judging program is always a hit. Kids get to interact with some of our most fun car owner participants, and ask questions about why they like to show their cars. Several owners allow the kids to sit in their cars, and they open the doors, hood and deck to let them look inside. The Hagerty team leads the program and helps explain the cars and the enthusiasm of the owners. and as if that isn’t enough, they get an Official Tee-Shirt and hat to commemorate being an Official Judge! this is open to all kids from 8-16, whether a spectator or with a participant, and it is totally free. Please use this linkto pre-register now as entry is limited. This is an absolute must do for kids that are at the show, and I can tell you that my own Granddaughter Emily had a great time participating last year!


Operation Ignite
Do you have a child aged 8-16 who would like to be a Hagerty youth judge at the MCACN Show?
Pre-registration is required*


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Lucas Leone R/T Foundation Challenger Raffle; Sadly, we lost 12 year old Lucas to a tragic UTV accident. The Leone family is committed to spreading the word about UTV safety and the need for better safety requirements. I had no idea of how many kids are killed or injured on quads and other ATV’s. The Leone family is so committed to getting the word out there that they are raffling a beautiful 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Challenger to help get their message out. Please make a point of stopping by the display on the main aisle, and purchase a ticket to enter to win this car. The winner of the car will be announced right at our show Sunday, so you might be driving home in this car! Please see http://www.lucasleonertfoundation.org for full information. This is a 501c3 with proceeds benefiting some truly outstanding children's charities. Please help us support this program!


CAR RAFFLE to Benefit the Lucas Leone R/T Foundation


Photo Credit Mike Lippeth of Lipgnosis
Photo Credit: Mike Lippeth  Lipgnosis

MODEL KIT MAKE AND TAKE; This has been a hit for several years now and this year we expand the program to appeal to more kids. With the support from the folks at Auto World/Round 2,  we will have cool model car kits including some of the new Iron Man NASCAR snap kits.  So this year kids get a choice, and as always, there is no charge and kids get to take home their model kit. Adult assistance is provided if available.

(Limit one kit per child)

SCAVENGER HUNT; Each year many of our sponsors really step to the window for this! Kids can pick up a search card at our Info both right up front and start the hunt. Stop by the designated Sponsor booths along with several other fun stops, get your card marked and pick up a special free prize at each stop. When you’re done, return to the info booth and get a very special Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals exclusive collectible toy. (cough-cough, think fidget!) Prizes this year include collectible die cast cars, posters and more, and again, this is totally free.
NEW; COLORING CONTEST; This one is geared toward the little ones, although all kids are welcome to join in the fun. Get a coloring sheet in the Model Car/Hot Wheels Kids Fun Zone area and take a rest while the kids have some fun. Remember...all of these activities are fun and we have staff on hand to assist.
HOT WHEELS RACING; In our Kids Fun Zone in the center hall, I’ll have some of my own old school orange Hot Wheels track. Kids get a FREE Hot Wheels car to race the same way we used to when we were kids. I always have a blast setting up my old basic Hot Wheels track with the Grandkids, so show them what we used to do before we had I-pads, the internet and giant TV’s!


Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner Images
Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner Images

Koolestuff

MUSCLE BIKE “SHOW WITHIN A SHOW” SPONSORED BY KOOLESTUFF; OK, so this is really for kids of ALL ages. As many of you know, I am a somewhat out of control Muscle Bicycle collector. Several years ago we added this feature just to have some fun. This year we will have over 75 vintage Muscle Bicycles on display, including Schwinn Sting-Rays, Krates and Raleigh Chopppers, Ross Barracuda’s, Sears Spyders and so many more. This is not a competition, it is just about having fun and we will also have related ads and other memorabilia on display.
REMEMBER; KIDS 12 AND UNDER ALWAYS GET IN FREE WITH AN ADULT!
The future of our hobby depends on getting some younger folks involved. This is really a great hobby with awesome people, so please help us keep the momentum going so that we can produce this show for many years to come!

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SELL YOUR CAR AT MCACN; The show portion is now sold-out (full) and our “standby” list is quite long. The only openings for cars are in our VIP Car For Sale area, (just three remaining at $250.00 per car) and our regular Car For Sale area in the rear of the big room at $100.00 per car. If you want to sell your nice collectible car at the show, use this link to sign up now; Cars subject to final approval from Bob.
Commercial B Vendor Space; Just a few remaining at just $200.00 per 10 x 12’ spot. An excellent opportunity for you to get your automotive related business in front of plenty of qualified and eager buyers. If you aren’t automotive related or are a head-set hawker, please don’t ask! Click here to apply now;

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 in the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We work hard all year long to bring you the best and freshest show in the nation and look forward to having you join us whether you are showing a car, showcasing your automotive products or services or as an all important spectator. Plan on joining is Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19 and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.



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Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet

Thanks for the continued support.



Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Incredible Original Altered Wheelbase Mopars To Be Featured at MCACN


Clark Rand 1965 Plymouth A/WB- "The UFO"

1965 Plymouth A/WB-  The UFO

Owner: Clark Rand, Missouri


Incredible Original Altered Wheelbase Mopars To Be Featured at MCACN
 
“The Early Funny Car Revolution - Too Much was Just Enough" Geoff Stunkard

It is true that the primary focus of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is the finest and rarest examples of 60’s and 70’s American Muscle and Corvettes. Of course, we are committed to making sure we always keep you interested by adding some spice to the recipe. They can’t all be factory stock and showroom fresh! Sometimes they are completely off the wall, like the ‘48 Tucker or the vintage VW Bus we have featured in the lobby in the past. Other times, it makes sense and tells a story. That is the case with an incredible pair of Mopars we have joining us this year when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, November 18-19.

To see an original Altered Wheelbase Mopar drag car up close and in person is a real treat. What we have for you are two of them; the 1965 Plymouth known as the UFO and the 1965 Dodge known as The Hemi Honker. And talk about stories and history!

The UFO was recently found somewhat complete and living in Canada. This car was originally campaigned by the Tignanelli Brothers of the Shadowoods Auto Center out of Detroit, Michigan. Shadowoods was known for their expertise in building Chrysler race engines, and Tom Tignanelli served as the driver. This car was one of the earliest and wildest of the original cars to run in the new C/SX class. Powered by a 426 Hemi, the beautiful gold and black paint was complimented by the red tinted plexiglas windows making it a real stand out. It was also the only A/WB Mopar to run a far ahead of its time Aero front end cap at one time. This car was recently meticulously restored using only period correct parts.

Jim Kramer 1965 Dodge A/WB "The Hemi Honker"
1965 Dodge A/WB
The Hemi Honker
Owner; Jim Kramer, Pennsylvania 

As if that isn’t enough to get your heart pumping, right beside it will be Bud Faubel’s Hemi Honker ‘65 Altered wheelbase Dodge. Now when it comes to stories, this one has ‘em! Let’s start with the one about Bud driving this car home from the Amblewagon facilities in Detroit to his home in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in rather cold weather. Yes...again this is the actual car that Bud ran throughout the ‘65 AHRA and NHRA season. Notable victories include winning $1,000.00 in cash and prizes at one event and countless other victories. By the way...did we mention that before Bud took to the strip he was a fighter pilot and occasional NASCAR racer? Stories...we’ve got them! Jim Kramer restored this one, and it is like stepping back in time.

The Altered Wheelbase cars would eventually morph into what we now know as Funny Cars. It is often said that the term “Funny Car” was one that came to be because people often referred to these cars as funny looking due to their shortened wheelbases and unusual wheel placement. The fact is, the drag racing world would be changed forever and we will be able to get up close and personal with two of the most significant examples in existence. Special Thanks go out to Clark Rand and Jim Kramer who are the owners of these cars. Both have been restored to as raced back in the day, and they are truly sights to behold. We encourage you to talk to Jim and Clark and their crews, as they have encyclopedic knowledge of what these cars are all about.



 
BREAKING NEWS: I am pleased to announce that our good friend, noted author and historian Geoff Stunkard will host a panel discussion with Tom Tignanelli and Jim Kramer at the show Saturday. Hear what it was like to be right there driving The UFO when history was being made, and hear how Jim found and restored the Hemi Honker!
 
HOTEL UPDATE; We have rooms available at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare ($115.00 per night), the aLoft ($125.00 per night) and the Hyatt O’Hare ($124.00 per night). Use our direct booking links for these great rates and special perks for all of our MCACN participants and spectators. All three of these hotels are conveniently located near the convention center and the Rosemont Entertainment District, so sign up now and be right in the middle of the action.

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PRESALE DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Save $5.00 for every Adult admission ticket purchased byclicking here; If you prefer “hard” tickets, you can buy Adult Presale discount tickets at our Chicago area outlets and also from Denny Barker in Hudson, Michigan and Jim Thoren of Supercar Collectibles in Minnesota. Click here for the locations of our Presale outlets, and remember, Kids 12 and Under always get in FREE with an Adult!

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MCACN ANNUAL MAGAZINE ON THE WAY! Mailing of our new 80 page MCACN magazine has commenced. If you are on our mailing list, yours should be hitting your mail box any day now. If you aren’t on our mailing list, you will be able to get one from Nickey Performance in St. Charles, Illinois. We will also being posting the entire magazine online with free access soon. Note; we will not be able to mail individual copies at this time, as we quite simply are buried in show preparation!
 
SELL YOUR CAR AT MCACN; The show portion is now sold-out (full) and our “standby” list is quite long. The only openings for cars are in our VIP Car For Sale area, (just three remaining at $250.00 per car) and our regular Car For Sale area in the rear of the big room at $100.00 per car. If you want to sell your nice collectible car at the show,use this link to sign up now; Cars subject to final approval from Bob.
 
Commercial B Vendor Space; Just a few remaining at just $200.00 per 10 x 12’ spot. An excellent opportunity for you to get your automotive related business in front of plenty of qualified and eager buyers. If you aren’t automotive related or are a head-set hawker, please don’t ask! Click here to apply now;

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 in the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We work hard all year long to bring you the best and freshest show in the nation and look forward to having you join us whether you are showing a car, showcasing your automotive products or services or as an all important spectator. Plan on joining is Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19 and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
 

Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet

Thanks for the continued support.

Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

The LAST Grand National To Be Featured at MCACN

The Last Grand National Owned by Bob Colvin for the "G" Body Invitational MCACN 2017
 
The LAST Grand National
Owner; Bob Colvin, Louisiana
2017 MCACN G-Body Special Display

 The LAST Grand National To Be Featured at MCACN
Over the years at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, we have had the honor of hosting some very significant firsts and lasts from the Muscle Car world. This year is no exception, and the list of firsts and lasts is the most extensive to date. Today we want to tell you about one that is truly a significant piece of Muscle Car history. The 80’s are certainly not thought of as the best years for American Muscle, but there were several cars that certainly left their mark. The Buick turbocharged T-Types and Grand Nationals are at the top of the list, and gave us all some hope. With the black out trim and a high winding Turbocharged V6, the GN certainly is a prime Muscle Machine. When introduced, the national media took notice and in ‘84, the sleek black screamers really took off. Grand Nationals have it all; comfort, handling, style and incredible performance. If you’ve ever driven one, you know what I mean and if you haven’t, you will be surprised! Produced from 83-87, they are already sought after collectibles.

With that being said, I am thrilled to announce we will be hosting an amazing display featuring the very last GN. This car was purchased by a performance minded GM dealer named Bob Colvin in Louisiana who took delivery right off of the Pontiac, Michigan assembly line on December 11, 1987. The entire process was documented and they even did an official documentary titled "Black Air"  that chronicled the car and the event. Mr. Colvin built a special addition to his home specifically for this car and all of the related memorabilia. He has owned this car since the day it left the line, and it has been shown just three times since. We are truly honored to be able to host such a significant piece of American Muscle Car history, and the family that took delivery. You will be able to hear the whole story right from the source including how he obtained this car. He actually did not know this was the very last Grand National until the day he arrived to take delivery! This car is a true time capsule and Mr. Colvin’s collection of related goodies is truly a sight to see.
 
The Last Grand National

In addition to this amazing GN, we will have a very special display of General Motors G-Bodies from 1983-1987. This includes a one-off Hurst prototype, a gorgeous 83 Hurst/Olds and one of the nicest Monte Carlo SS’s you will ever see. The 80’s may not have been the hey-day of muscle, but there certainly were some awesome cars being built!
 


We are just five weeks away now, and nearly every part of the show is full. Thanks to all who signed up and made the commitment. We have just a few more Commercial B vendor spots available at just $200.00 each, VIP Car For Sale spots at $250 per car and regular Car For Sale spots at the back of the big room for just $100 per car. If you want to sell a car, it must be something nice, (no beaters or project cars) and there are no additional fees.
This is a great way to get your collectible car in front of qualified eager buyers without breaking the bank!
 
Car Show Magazine
 
New MCACN Magazine; The new 80 page magazines will be sent out starting Monday, so keep an eye on your mail box. Let us know what you think of it, and keep in mind, this is just a sampling of what you will see at the show this year.
 
MCACN Host Official Host Hotels; We have rooms available at the Crowne Plaza, the Hyatt and the aLoft, so click here for direct links to lock in your rooms at great rates with extra perks for our MCACN spectators and participants. www.mcacn.com/hotels.htm Be in the middle of all the action!
 
Advance Discount Tickets; Available NOW through our website and also at our Pre-Sale discount ticket outlets. Click here to order yours online or click here to see the locations of our outlets. You can save $5.00 for every Adult pre-sale ticket purchased, and all tickets are good for either day. Remember...kids 12 and under always get in FREE with an Adult, so bring ‘em along!

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 in the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We work hard all year long to bring you the best and freshest show in the nation and look forward to having you join us whether you are showing a car, showcasing your automotive products or services or as an all important spectator. Plan on joining us Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19 and be sure to wear comfortable shows!      
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet
 
Thanks for the continued support.

Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com