Presenting Sponsor

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

Title Sponsor

 

Official MCACN Transporter

Sunday, September 18, 2016

INTRODUCING BRANDEN HOCHSTETLER, 2016 MCACN FEATURED ARTIST

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1963 Studebaker Avanti
Ron Hall Bonneville Racer
Owner; Luanne Hall
MCACN 2016 Studebaker Performance Display
 

INTRODUCING BRANDEN HOCHSTETLER, 2016 MCACN FEATURED ARTIST
Over the years we have had the distinct honor and privilege of showcasing some of the finest automotive artists in our hobby at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Being an enthusiastic collector myself, it is always exciting to see the new pieces that these fine artists create. Several of our favorite artists, David Snyder and Michael Irvine, have become Official Sponsors, and we truly appreciate their continued support. And of course, along with David and Michael, we also love having Mary Watt-Yeadon and Steven Macy as participants again this year.
Today we are pleased to announce our newest Official Featured Artist, Branden Hochstetler. Automotive Art by Branden may not be a name you instantly recognize, but I am sure that is about to change. Specializing in Realism Automotive Art, Branden works with acrylic on canvas and also has a line of color pencil sketches. He has an impressive array of Limited Edition prints and he has created some truly outstanding wall murals.
Brandens commitment to his art is showcased through his incredible diversity. “I have been drawing things ever since I was little. My mother never put the crayons away, because I was always using them. I started out with pencil, then progressed to Prisma-color pencils. About seven years ago, I started painting with acrylics on canvas. That is my favorite medium to work with” he stated. His work ranges from several beautiful Corvette pieces to Studebakers that take you back in time. If you are a Mustang enthusiast, he has it covered, and you are a Porsche or VW aficionado, you will be very happy to see what he has to offer.
For a preview of Brandens work, check out his website www.autoartpaintings.com and make a point of helping us welcome him to our show. We are truly honored to bring in a “new guy” this year! And remember, automotive art, (especially signed art from MCACN purchased directly from the artist) makes a great gift for your favorite car freak, and Christmas is coming!
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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN...AND LADIES! We are looking to expand our show staff this year. If you want to get a real “behind the scenes” look at how we do what we do, this may be for you. The pay is minimal, the hours may be long, and although we emphasize having fun, it is a whole lot of work! We have positions to fill starting Thursday afternoon both inside and outside, working with car placement, in security positions and more. If you would like to become a member of our staff, whether for a few hours or a few days, please e-mail me at bashton426@gmail.com with your availability and what you may be interested in doing. Must be a “people person” and willing to spend a lot of time on your feet!
The outdoor season is not over yet, as there are still plenty of great events. Get out there and enjoy them!
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 the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes away from the Chicago O’Hare Airport with over 550 prime and very muscular cars along with the country’s finest automotive related vendors. For more information, go to www.mcacn.com and watch our facebook page, as we post nearly every day and we certainly have a lot to talk about!
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
 
With Sincere Appreciation
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

Next Up- Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1966 Olds 442 L69
Owner; Dave Heilala, Michigan
2016 PSMCDR Display Participant
 

PURE STOCK MUSCLE CAR DRAG RACE; YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT!
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race

One of the coolest and most active area’s at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race
display. For the past several years, Donnie Brass and his crew have assembled a stellar group of cars, each worthy of garnering top show awards, but used exactly as they were originally intended. Smokey burnouts? You bet! Rubber on the quarter panels? Absolutely!
Kent Gardner 1971 Buick GS

Kicking off Thursday, September 15 for check in and tech with racing both Friday and Saturday at the Mid Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Michigan, you are invited to join in for some fun and activity, whether as a participant or as a spectator. Here is what they say about it; The Pure Stock Drags is a heart-pumping, octane-boosting race for stock muscle cars held every September at Mid-Michigan Motorplex. What distinguishes our race is that drivers may make only limited modifications to their cars, ensuring the Detroit muscle remains just like when it rolled off the assembly line. The result is more than one hundred beautiful, high-quality cars—that do more than sit in the garage. Yep...well over 100 of the coolest examples of American Muscle will be on hand slamming gears and mixing it up.

Jim Keyes 2016 MCACN PSMCDR Participant

If you saw the PSMCDR displays at our previous shows, you know these cars are prime examples, and the only thing better than seeing them at our show is to see them blasting down the track. This reminds me of “old school” racing, when we were all happy to lend a hand or some tools so that everyone has fun. Since there is no big money or trophies being handed out, it’s all about having a good time with great cars and cool people. This is one of my favorite events of the year, so please plan on joining us. For full information including directions to the track, check out www.psmcdr.com along with their facebook page
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So with that being said, we are pleased to announce that Donnie has again rounded up a “best of the best” group of cars representing the Pure Stock Muscle Car drags for MCACN this year. A whole new group featuring an even dozen cars will be on display, with a great variety of makes and models. Among them is Dave Heilala’s ‘66 442 shown above, Kent Gardners ‘71 Buick G.S., Jim Mahers ‘67 Chevelle SS and Jim Keyes with his ‘67 GTX and ‘67 Coronet R/T. How’s that for a balanced and exciting display!
 

WE REALLY NEED...Our Special Invitational displays this year are nearly all full with truly outstanding cars that again include some of the rarest and most sought after examples of American Muscle and Corvettes ever gathered under one roof. We do, however, have a few from my “Hit List” that I hope to find. We need two more colors to have all 11 of the standard colors for our Boss 351 Invitational; Medium Gold and Grabber Lime. We also have some available spots for our Factory Sunroof Display, Sponsored by The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum. I would love to add a Duster 340 and a Demon 340, a Chevelle Laguna or 73 Chevelle SS, any HURST cars with a factory sunroof, especially a Hurst SSJ Grand Prix and Hurst/Olds, AMC’s and how about a Studebaker? Of course, any other muscle bound cars that have a factory hole in the roof are also of interest. Dr. Pete Gimenez has a few more spots available for significant Corvettes in the Corvette Legends display, especially 66’s and 71’s, and cars with real race history. We also have a few more openings for our Corvette Central Triple Diamond display and competition, so if you are planning on getting your Bloomington Gold certification in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 14-15, you can still apply to earn the Triple Diamond award and certification this year!

CAR ENTRY; Filling faster than ever, but we do have limited openings. If you own a prime example of American Muscle and would like to join us, please submit your entry now by clicking here. If it is a prime example of tastefully modified Modern Muscle from the years 1972-2016, click here. The last remaining spots will go to the best examples with an emphasis on cars that have not been shown in the Chicago area previously. We are committed to presenting the best of the best for our spectators and keeping our show fresh and new. Being on the “inside” is an incredible experience, so if you have something that fits this criteria, please consider joining us.

VENDOR SPACE; We have limited space available for automotive related (only) vendors starting at just $200 per 10 x 12’ spot. This is an excellent opportunity for you to present your goods and services to qualified enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada, so please sign up now by clicking here.

PRESALE DISCOUNT TICKETS; Online Presale Discount Tickets are available now through our website and here. Purchase your online Adult Admission tickets and save $5.00 per ticket off the at the gate price. And remember, kids 12 and under always get in FREE with an Adult! To purchase your tickets now, click here.  Presale Discount tickets from our Chicago area outlets will be available October 1st.

Hope to see you at the Pure Stock Drag Races!

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to the finest and rarest examples of prime American Muscle and rarest Corvettes. We will host over 550 of the best of the best joining us from across the country and Canada filling nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. Please plan on joining us Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm.

Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcoming Vans Auto and Muscle Car Adventures Coming Up!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
2015 Dodge Challenger “T/A”
Owner; Michael Parent, Michigan
2016 MCACN Modern Muscle Participant
 

Vans Auto Joins MCACN Family of Sponsors and
 Muscle Car Adventures Coming Up!
Vans Auto Restoration Parts

One of the key elements of success for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is our truly outstanding Official Sponsors. You see, being one of our Sponsors takes more than just writing a check and getting your company names plastered all over. Our Official Sponsors must maintain the same integrity and commitment to the hobby that we have for the MCACN show. They are the “best of the best” and you know that our endorsement assures you that they indeed are the best at what they do. With that being said, we are pleased to announce our newest Official Sponsor, Vans Auto out of Waupun, Wisconsin. Now those of you who attend the various major Mopar events already know these guys, as they specialize in great parts at great prices for your Mopar, whether it is a B-body, E-body or even a C-body. They have literally thousands of parts in stock and they know how to talk the talk. We are truly honored to have them on board and want to encourage you to talk to the owners, Tom Zietlow and Duane Schneider, who will be at the show with a nice display. In fact, they will also be showing an exceptionally cool winged B-Body that has been in the works for quite some time!

So here is their story; Digging in a scrap yard for old ‘68 Charger parts, Tom and Duane found something that would change their lives forever. A Chance Meeting of Gearheads. In 1995, years before their discovery, Tom and Duane met at a swap meet in Iola, WI. Tom was a door finisher with a knack for sales, while Duane was a maintenance mechanic at a cheese factory. Both were lifelong gearheads. They quickly became friends and combined their knowledge of Mopars to start a joint effort buying and selling parts on a very small scale.

Vans Auto - Affordable Restoration Parts

Vans Bets Big on Reproduction Parts…and Wins
In 2004, Vans introduced their first new line of parts: door handles and new window cranks for the ‘63-’66 Mopars. They also attended their first show in a Chrysler minivan with two card tables with a few NOS & reproduction parts. In 2005, when prices for scrap quadrupled, they sold most of their unwanted salvage cars (mainly GM and Ford) and used that money to fund their growing reproduction parts business. Well...that was over 20 years ago, and now they run one of the largest Mopar parts businesses in the country! We are honored to have Tom and Duane and the Vans Auto crew on board, and we encourage you to spend some time meeting them and checking out their vast inventory.


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2016 Muscle Car Adventures Sponsored by Nickey Performance

Muscle Car Adventures, September 9-11; OK, so the kids may be back in school, but the season for enjoying your car outdoors isn’t over yet! The 4th Annual Muscle Car Adventures at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sponsored by MCACN Official Sponsor, Nickey Performance, is geared up for their best event to date. The list of driving tours and events has expanded, and they have a variety of road tours throughout the Wisconsin Dells area that are just plain fun. Of course, you will see plenty of great Nickey cars on the tour, but it is open to all Muscle Cars, both modern and vintage, along with Corvettes. We have had the pleasure of enjoying this event several times over the past few years and we highly recommend signing up. It isn’t too late, so check out www.musclecaradventures.com for full information, including a list of the tours, the sights and more. It is not too late to join the fun!
Nickey Performance

MODERN MUSCLE AT MCACN; And speaking of Modern Muscle...we have limited openings for our Show within a Show featuring the best in tastefully modified examples of Modern Muscle, from 1982-2017. Once again we will have a special area with three individual blocks of 13 cars each, one for Ford, one for G.M. and one for Mopars. If you own a prime example of modern American Muscle, please consider joining us. This area will sell out well in advance, so please submit your application now by clicking here;


The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest All Indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the rarest and finest Corvettes. We will again host over 550 prime examples of American Muscle filling nearly 400,000 square feet at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We are often called “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars” so please plan on joining us Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm.

Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com

Sunday, September 4, 2016

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek

Lance Lindenmuth
My Muscle Car Memories
1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455
2016 MCACN

Friday, August 26, 2016

Corvettes at Carlisle This Weekend!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
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1965 Fuel Injected Corvette
Owner; Frank Pelly , Ohio
2016 Triple Diamond Contender
 

Corvettes at Carlisle Expands with Four Full Days!
  Corvettes At Carlisle 2016
 
We are proud to have the Carlisle Events folks as an Official Sponsor of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The Carlisle crew hosts some of the finest events in the world with a special emphasis on fun. This week one of their biggest events of the season kicked off Thursday, with four full days of activities. This is what they say about it; The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, burnouts and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. The excitement continues with an incredible shopping experience, including a huge swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley. And if you are thinking this is an exaggerated claim like many of the other shows that are out there, let me assure you, it isn’t!
Corvettes at Carlisle 2016
 
The show kicked off Thursday this year, expanding the official activities to FOUR full days. Row after row of Corvettes of all generations, row after row of swap spots, a midway jam-packed with many of the finest Corvette related businesses and even a variety of fun activities for the kids. That is the way they do it! This event is an absolute must do for any car enthusiast and a great family event. For full show information, go to www.carlisleevents.com.
 
Hotel Update; The Official MCACN Host Hotels are filling faster than ever. We have five of them with four being right across the street. All five are offering great deals with extra perks, so click here to book your rooms now. Remember, we will never have anyone call you to book your rooms, so use our direct links or call the hotels directly for special MCACN deals.
 
Modern Muscle; This area was launched at MCACN last year and it was a big success and a lot of fun. This section is devoted to tastefully modified examples of American Muscle from 1982-2016. We will again have three separate blocks with just 39 cars total; one block for Ford, one for G.M. and one for Mopars. If you would like to join us with your Modern Day Muscle Car, click here now to lock in your spot.

Muscle Bike “Show within a Show” Sponsored by Koolestuff, This awesome and fun feature returns, bigger and better than ever. You can enter your 60’s or 70’s Muscle Bicycle for just $25, or for free if you have a car officially entered. Click here to sign up now.
 
We have had some great shows over the past few weeks and there are plenty of others to come. Of course, November is right around the corner, so please put that big red circle on your calendar now for the weekend of November 19-20 and remember to help us spread the word by telling your friends.
 
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. Often called “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars”, we will again host over 550 cars filling nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago) Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
 
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com