MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1968 Shelby GT500 EFI Experimental ST203
Owner; Jose Armario, IL
2016 MCACN Cars of Carroll Shelby Invitational
If you are like me, you may wonder about the future of this great hobby of ours. Clearly, with all of the distractions and incredible popularity of computers and social media, it has become increasingly rare to even find a young enthusiast. Sure...we have a few, but there clearly is nowhere near the amount of younger guys and girls coming in to this hobby as there are old guys going out. And let’s face it...none of us are getting any younger!
I am very fortunate that my son Ian, who has been participating in car events with me for years, is nearly as enthusiastic as me and is passing this enthusiasm down to my Grandson Robbie. And of course, some of you know my Granddaughter Emily absolutely loves anything with wheels. Sadly, we are among a minority. And that is where we need your help, and we have a pretty awesome incentive to go with our request.
Dennis Curlee of Titan Lifts, our Official and Exclusive Lift Company, has also been concerned with this trend. We recently met and Dennis really stepped up to see if we can “plant the seed” for some future hobbyists, and encourage those who may already have some interest. How does donating a FREE Titan Lift sound? That is exactly what Dennis and his crew have decided to do!
To qualify to win your very own Titan 4-post lift with a retail value of over $2,500,00, you must bring in one or more younger enthusiasts to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show next month. To qualify as a “younger enthusiast” he or she must be 21 years of age or younger with proof of age. To make things even better, those who are 21 and younger that you bring with you will be granted FREE ADMISSION to the MCACN show, compliments of Titan Lifts. In addition to the younger enthusiast receiving an entry for the lift upon check in at the show, (one per person), we will also reward you with an additional entry to win the lift. One entry per person, and you must purchase a ticket to attend the show or be one of our participants to receive your entry form. The Under 21 year old participant admission pass will be disbursed at the Titan Lifts check in table in our lobby upon arrival Saturday or Sunday.
Now that is stepping to the window to encourage the next generation! Of course, we will also have our Hagerty “Operation Ignite” Youth Judging program, our FREE Model Car Make and Take, FREE old school Hot Wheels races, our new Kids Photo Contest , FOUR awards presented by Pro Arc Electrical Contracting to vehicle exhibitors that are 25 years old and younger, and our fun Muscle Bike “Show within a Show” Sponsored by Koolestuff.
We are committed to the future of this hobby and encourage you to help us spread the word. If you know a younger enthusiast, have kids or relatives or even a neighbor kid that has expressed interest in your car at one point or another, please bring them to MCACN and show them how cool our cars, and even more importantly, our fellow enthusiasts are!
Very Special Thanks go out to Dennis Curlee and the entire Titan Lifts crew for making this happen. As always, please remember to support our Official Sponsors by buying their products and utilizing their services. We really do have the best of the best in the industry as Official Sponsors, as you can see here!
CAR ENTRY/Cars Offered For Sale; We are down to just a few more openings in our Modern Muscle area for tastefully modified cars from 1982-present, and we can take a couple more Barn Find/Hidden Gems and a few more VIP Car Corral and regular Car for Sale vehicles. ALL other area’s are now sold out and we have a “standby” list to fill any cancellations. If you want to be put on our standby list, please send clear photos and information to email@example.com. If we get any openings, we will accept the very best applicants that have not been shown with us previously.
HOTEL AVAILABILITY; The DoubleTree O’Hare and the Embassy Suites O’Hare are now sold out. We do have rooms available at the Crowne Plaza at a rate of $108.00 per night with $10.00 daily parking, and also the Hyatt Regency O’Hare at a rate of $119.00 per night with $10.00 daily parking and complimentary internet. In addition, we have rooms available at the aLoft, right across from the big outlet mall with a rate of $127.00, with FREE parking and direct door to door shuttle service. If you haven’t already...book your rooms now!*
We are now are less than 30 days away from the show that Muscle Car Review magazines says “is the best muscle car show in the country” and “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars.” We will host over 500 of the finest examples of American Muscle and the rarest Corvettes along with nearly 200 automotive related booths featuring the best automotive vendors and restorers from across the country. The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. Special guests this year include Courtney Hansen and Linda Vaughn and also Trey Hansen and Charles Handler of the new History Channel TV Show Big Easy Motors Saturday and Sunday and extra special guest Bobby Unser, Sunday only.