Presenting Sponsor

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

Title Sponsor

 

Official MCACN Transporter

Friday, February 2, 2018

Enthusiasm Is At An All Time High For The Cars We Love!

MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1970 Plymouth Superbird Owner: Franklin Finkenbinder 2018 MCACN


1970 Plymouth Superbird
2018 MCACN Participant
Owner; Franklin Finkenbinder, Indiana




Enthusiasm Is At An All Time High For The Cars We Love!

Each January, all of us who live and breathe cars look forward to the January auctions. Perhaps it is the post holiday hangover or maybe the thought that we have survived the insanity and within a few months, those of us who live in regions with less than desirable weather will have the chance to step outside for reasons other than to shovel snow. Brrrrrr...

Our Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Official Title Sponsor, Mecum Auctions really knocked it out of the park. Hosting the largest of the January auctions, over 3,000 lots were presented in Kissimmee, Florida. Those who were at the MCACN show in November were treated to some of the many Mecum feature cars that were offered, including several of the most significant drag cars ever to cross the block, along with Premium Muscle that we all dream of. Yes...records were set, but if you just wanted to dive in and buy a great car to cruise in, there was no problem finding something that fit the bill. When all was said and done, nearly $100 million changed hands and over 2,200 cars were hammered sold. Whew...those are some incredible numbers! Yes, enthusiasm is at an all time high for our hobby. So is it a new administration bringing positive thoughts? Are people feeling comfortable with the increases in their 401k’s? Well if you have the answer, let me know! The bottom line for me is that this all adds up to increased interest in our hobby, the cars we love and the passion. Yes, I truly believe that although many may be in this for hopes of financial gain, I see more and more people enjoying the hobby because they truly want to have some fun. And that is what we’re all about.

Out west, the many Arizona auctions also saw plenty of fun and enthusiasm. I again witnessed records being set, more “regular guys” buying great affordable cars and a whole lot of people simply enjoying the cars and the people. For those of you who sold cars, I congratulate you. Hopefully you got everything you hoped for. For those of you who purchased cars, well here’s a big high five! Let’s hear what you took home and more importantly, let’s hear what you will be showing with us this year at MCACN.

2018 is going to be a great year, and we are geared up and ready to present our Tenth Anniversary Edition of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, November 17-18.

We are finalizing plans for some really exciting Invitational and Special displays. We have an all new website that we are dialing in right now that will be launched real soon. Yes...2018 will be another for the record books and we certainly hope you’ll come along for the ride.



The DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont Illinois

Official Host Hotels; Each year we go to bat to bring you the absolute best deals for conveniently located Official Host Hotels. I am pleased to announced that the contracts have been signed and the blocks secured for all FIVE Official hotels. Each of our Official Host Hotels offer special rates, extra MCACN exclusive perks and reduced rate parking. And best of all, they are all within walking distance, meaning once you arrive, there is no need to drive anywhere. And with the adjoining Rosemont Entertainment District and 130+ store outlet mall, there is plenty for the whole family to do and see, even if they don’t want to spend two days checking out the cars. Yes...MCACN really is geared up and ready for your family even if they aren’t car people!

For direct booking links and full explanations of all five Official Host Hotels, click here. Rates start at just $117 per night at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare and top out at $169 at the Embassy Suites O’Hare, (includes the awesome breakfast buffet and made to order omelets!) with each hotel offering their own unique features. All five know and understand what we do and what we like. As always, the DoubleTree, (aka MCACN Party Central) and the Embassy Suites will be the first to sell out, and all five sold out last year, so book your rooms now to be right in the middle of all the action. We make it easy!



Accepting Car Applications Now; We are now accepting applications for cars by clicking here. Please understand that submitting an entry does not guarantee acceptance, as we are committed to presenting a balanced show of the highest quality. Cars that have been previously shown with us will be held until 10-15 and then reviewed, if we have openings to assure a fresh show for our spectators. If you would like to pre-qualify your car, send pictures and information to bashton426@gmail.com. Our emphasis is always on prime 60’s and 70’s American Muscle and the finest and rarest Corvettes, especially those that are rarely if ever shown. Interesting special interest cars of all vintage are always considered. We like to keep the show interesting!

Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted; Same spaces are held for our previous vendors until 2-15. All vendors must be automotive related. If you are a headset hawker, sell home improvements or other non car stuff, please don’t ask. After 2-15, spaces are assigned on a first paid basis, meaning those who pay first get the best remaining spots. Vendor pricing will increase sometime after 2-15.

To lock in your vendor spaces now, click here.

As I look at the falling snow outside, I know that the countdown is on. The national magazine features are hitting the mailboxes and news-stands now and the excitement is already starting to build. Please plan now to join us when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. The show will take place Saturday, November 17, from 9 am – 8 pm, and Sunday, November 18, from 9 am – 5 pm. We have been called “The Center of the Muscle Car Universe” by Muscle Car Review magazine. If you don’t know why, you really need to see for yourself!


 

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

With Sincere Appreciation


Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Auction Action Kicks Off with Mecum Kissimmee!

MCACN 2018 Sneak Peek*

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Owned by Mike Drees of Wisconsin foir 2018 MCACN

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
2018 MCACN Participant
Owner; Mike Drees, Wisconsin



Over 3,000 Prime Vehicles in One Spot; Mecum Kissimmee

Mecum Kissimmee 2018


There is no doubt that January has become all about auctions for anyone into cars. With ten major auctions taking place on both sides of the country, if you are in the market for darn near anything, it’s probably out there for you. Kicking it into high gear is the huge Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Starting on the 5th and running a full nine days, the lineup this year is again one for the record books.

There are plenty of past MCACN cars hitting the block, including several coming out of major collections owned by some serious MCACN supporters. Wayne Schmeeckle will run seventeen cars, four trucks and three motorcycles from his incredible collection out of Colorado. You may remember his Stroppe Broncos, the GSS Demon, the Hurst cars or maybe the Boss 351 that he showed with us over the past few years that are being offered. Wayne has the best of the best and these are no exception!

Nick Smith has joined us with some of the most significant Drag cars ever shown at MCACN, and several are hitting the block. You can bid on the Landy A/WB ‘65 Dodge and the Gas Ronda A/FX Mustang to name a few, and he has a total of 17 cars crossing the block.

And then we have our good friend Kayo Irwin from Tennessee. Kayo is another that only settles for the best and rarely parts with anything. He is offering some truly prime cars from his collection. Unrestored originals, ultra low mile survivors and some really significant drag cars are among the offerings here, with 17 of his cars being offered.

Of course, there are plenty of other great cars that you’ve seen at MCACN hitting the stage. Some of the real stand-outs for me are Patrick O’Leary’s red on red ‘68 Hemi Roadrunner, Chris Coulson’s ‘70 Plum Crazy 426 Hemi Coronet R/T (the one and only one sold in Canada!) and the ‘70 Ram Air IV GTO Judge convertible you saw twice at MCACN; first as a Barn Find/Hidden Gem and then just this past November restored to perfection in our Ram Air convertible display.


Now that’s a rare opportunity to buy one of the most sought after examples of Pontiac Muscle ever built! With over 3,000 lots crossing the block, chances are you can find it in Kissimmee.


We are truly honored to have Mecum Auctions as our Official Title Sponsor and wish Dana and the entire Mecum team the very best of luck. There is nobody that sells more Muscle than Mecum, (Nobody!) and once again they have put together a truly stellar lineup. We look forward to seeing many of these cars at upcoming MCACN shows and hope that everyone that is headed to the auction comes home with some prime examples of American Muscle, whether it is to show or to cruise and enjoy with your family. There is no better way to relive and create memories, and there is no better place to find that special car. If you are selling, we wish you luck with that too. And if you really want a boat, a motorcycle or even a plane, the Mecum crew has that covered also, and of course they will again offer some of the coolest Road Art ever to cross the block.

The Mecum Auction kicks off Friday, January 5 at 9:30 am and continues to Sunday, January 14. For a full list of all of the vehicles and Road Art being offered, go to https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2018/ and remember, if you can’t make it to the auction, sign up for the FREE Mecum Infonet for real-time auction action and much more. The Infonet system runs during all auction hours, so when you aren’t catching the action on TV, you can live-stream it. To sign up for the Mecum Infonet, click here; https://www.mecum.com/infonet/sign-up/. You’ll be happy that you did!



The Mecum Experience - MCACN 2017
The Mecum Experience Display at MCACN 2017





HOTEL UPDATE; Contracts have been signed for our Official Host Hotels. We will be posting the full information and direct booking links soon. We work very hard to get you the best possible deals along with special rates on parking and additional perks, so be sure to book your rooms using the links.

CAR APPLICATIONS; We are now accepting applications for cars through our website. It may seem like November is a long way off, but remember that each year we sell out earlier. Priority is given to cars that have not been shown with us previously to ensure a fresh show. We will also be announcing our Special and Invitational displays over the next few months and we welcome your suggestions and feedback. To submit your application for a car, click here;https://form.jotform.com/70226333785154

VENDOR APPLICATIONS; We are accepting applications through our website now for automotive related only vendors. Same space spots for our previous vendors are held until 2-15-18. After 2-15, remaining spots are assigned on a first paid basis and vendor rates are subject to increase. Remember...we are 100% automotive related; if you aren’t automotive related, don’t ask! To submit your vendor application, click here-https://secure.jotform.com/form/91904054196Email Vicki if you were a vendor in 2017 and would like to reserve the same space for 2018.

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 beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois with over 500 cars. Please plan on joining us Saturday, November 17, from 9 am – 8 pm, and Sunday, November 18 from 9 am – 5 pm. We will be announcing special rates and perks at our Official Host Hotels within the next few weeks.



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




Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017-Another Great Year for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

2017 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Opening Day

MCACN 2017 Opening
Photo Credit : Gary Gerstner


Another Outstanding Year For the MCACN Show; We Thank You!

With our 9th annual show now behind us, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team would like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of you. If you were at the show, you know we had another great year and the crowds were fantastic, packing the aisles both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, since we are dependent on the gate to be viable, this is great news for all of us.

The show sold out in all area’s earlier than ever this year, which certainly makes things a bit easier on our end. Of course, there really isn’t anything that is easy when it comes to producing what has become known as The Center of the Muscle Car Universe and The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars! We are very proud to be referred to in this way, and we work hard to not only maintain this status, but to continue to raise the bar, as I often say. And raise the bar we did! Clearly this was the most balanced show brand wise ever. We saw quite an increase in participation from Buick, Ford, Oldsmobile and even Studebaker owners this year. Needless to say, our Chevrolet and Mopar presence was off the hook, with our ‘67 Z28 and Shaker Invitational displays being among the most popular hot spots. For the Ford fans, our Pinnacle competition saw four of the worlds best examples of FoMoCo muscle take top honors, while the Kar Kraft Invitational showed many that there was a lot more to these guys than just Boss 429’s. (and we had several of the best Boss 9’s in the display!). Our special guests Charlie Henry and Don Eichstadt were busy all weekend in the Kar Kraft display. And speaking of special guests, Courtney Hansen certainly brought plenty of smiles! What a sweetheart...

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Gallery

When we opened the floor Saturday morning, Bullet stopped everyone in their tracks with the National Anthem. Did you know that the guy that was out on the floor helping you get set up was also so talented? (We did!) Kicking into high gear with Dave and Kelly Molnar’s Unveiling of their previous Barn Find 69.5 Super Bee, the tone was set. Next up was NHRA Pro Stock Champion Jason Line with his ‘70 Buick G.S. convertible. What a great guy, who bent over backwards to accommodate us in every way possible, including getting up super early Sunday morning to help us spread the word with WGN TV. Another 17 Premier Unveilings followed with Oldsmobiles, Mopars, an outrageous AMC, several Shelby’s, a one-off Yenko, a RA IV GTO convertible, not only one but TWO of the original ‘69 Ford Drag Team cars, a Super Duty Trans Am, a ‘69 Daytona, the ‘68 Hard Times Firebird and our largest Unveiling car ever, Charley Lillards show-stopping ‘66 Bonneville with a 421 tri-power backed by a 4-speed under the hood. So all said, we had six Mopars, one Buick, three Fords, two Shelby’s, one Oldsmobile, a Yenko, four Pontiacs, and an AMC unveiled. How’s that for a balanced variety!

Photo Credit- Geoff Stunkard - Car Craft Magazine
Photo Credit: Geoff Stunkard Car Craft Magazine
Shaker E-Body Display Sponsored by Wellborn Musclecar Museum

We had over 200 "first time shown within 200 miles of Chicago"  cars this year, and even more than were shown at MCACN for the first time, and we are already confirming Official Unveilings for our 2018 show with some incredible cars that will again blow you away. I was particularly pleased to see seven Unveilings from our Official Sponsors; a 1970 ‘export ‘cuda 440-6 convertible from the Apex crew, the ‘71 Olds 442 W30 convertible and ‘71 Sport Fury GT from the Magnum team, the ‘70 SCJ Mustang convertible, ‘73 Super Duty Trans Am and the over the top ‘69 SC/Rambler MCACN Tribute from our friends at MASCAR
, the “Blood Money” ‘71 Hemi ‘cuda from Frank Badalson’sAmerican Performance, LLC and the gorgeous ‘69 Daytona from Mike Mancini’s American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc. Whew!! Of course, our team of over 100 judges had their hands full, as we had the highest number of judged entries to date and more Concours and Concours Day 2 cars than ever. We also enjoyed one of our largest fields ofCorvette Central Triple Diamond contenders. We had so many we had to again utilize the Awards/Ballroom area to accommodate them!

Studebaker Legends 2017
Photo Credit: Ed George

After the Official Unveilings, we kicked it into overdrive. I enjoyed seeing so many young ones participate in theHagerty Youth Judging
 program, and we thank the owners that played a huge part in the fun and success. Kids were also having a blast with the model car make and take Presented by Auto World, hot wheels racing, coloring contest and of course, the Scavenger Hunt. Kids big and small were all over the Muscle Bicycle display, which was our largest ever. Thanks go out to Gary Wold and the Koolestuff crew for making this so much fun. Seminars kicked off after the unveilings, and every one of them was a hit. Nothing like hearing the stories right from the source! Thanks go out to Jim Mattison, Phil Borris and the Norwood Ambassadors, Jim Luikens with special guest Paul Goldsmith, Rusty “Tires” Small, Tom Tignanelli, Jim Kramer and Clark Rand, and of course Charlie Henry and Don Eichstadt from Kar Kraft. The rest of the days brought countless stories, all kinds of memories and then...live music from Carmel Liburdi and Marty “Big Dog” Mercer!

Photo Credit Benoit Lavigne

Sunday was another great day and the kids jumped in to enjoy the fun. A great day of story telling, shared passion, checking out all the vendor booths and cars and fellowship where old friends reunited and new friendships were formed. Now that is really what its all about! We were honored and pleased to pull the winning ticket for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker on behalf of the Lucas Leone Foundation and John Kramann, fresh from his flight from Las Vegas, brought some life to the stage before the awards presentation with his awesome band Redline 7000. Being the rock-star wanna-be that I am, I joined them on the drums for their final song, which I have re-named Running Out of Steam, formerly known as Running Down a Dream when Tom Petty did it. Thanks Redline 7000; OK, so I sucked, but it was fun and that’s what it’s all about. Maybe next year I’ll practice before the show! lol

Needless to say we are very proud of what we have created. A show of this caliber does not happen without a dedicated team that truly shares the passion and enthusiasm that has become the trademark of our event. We may not be perfect and we are already working on correcting some issues, but rest assured we do not sit back and rest on our laurels. This show will always be a work in progress and we strive to make each year better. We work very hard to make this a fun and must do event for the entire family, and as always, we welcome your idea’s and feedback. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and participation, whether you were a participant showing your car, showing your automotive goods or services, as an all important Official Sponsor, as a spectator or as a member of the MCACN team. Each and every one of you play an important part in our continued success.



Dates for our 2018 show are November 17-18, as we are always the weekend before Thanksgiving. Official Host Hotel booking links will be posted after the holidays, again with great rates and special perks. Applications are now being accepted for cars and automotive vendors, with
 same space vendor spots held until 2-15-2018. I have already started inviting special cars and will kick into high gear in January in Florida, Arizona and California. We will be announcing our first round of Invitational displays in our next E-Blast, and we welcome your suggestions. We are also looking for people to assist in hosting and assembling some special displays for our 10th Anniversary show, so if you have something you would like to see and have the connections to make it the best gathering ever, please let me know; bashton426@gmail.com

This is just the beginning and we look forward to having you join us for our 10th Anniversary show, Saturday November 17, and Sunday, November 18, 2018. 

No matter what brand you prefer, what model you like best or even what color you like, we will 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.



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


Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

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.

http://www.mcacn.com/images/Mercer.jpg


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!


Buy Tickets for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

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