We are truly honored to have the Carlisle Events team as one of our Official Sponsors. Their lineup of events has grown over the past few years, and they really know how to produce the best shows of their kind. This weekend is one of their biggest, the Corvettes at Carlisle show, swap and so much more. This is the one of the world’s largest Corvette events, with over 5,000 Corvettes of all generations on display. You’ll also find a wide variety of Corvette specialty and other vendors offering everything from parts and accessories to complete cars. Of course, you’ll find some of our other MCACN Official Sponsors there too with big displays, including Corvette Central, Mid America Motorworks, Trailex, Car Art by David Snyder , NCM Insurance and our 2015 Featured Artist, Dana Forrester. Be sure to make a point of stopping by to see what they have to offer, and also to say THANKS for supporting what we do! Corvettes at Carlisle starts Friday, August 28, and continues through Sunday the 30th. Believe me when I say, three days is not enough to cover the row after row of cars and vendors, not to mention the burn-out contest, the autocross, the kids activities, a variety of onsite installs and even a big parade that ends in downtown Carlisle. This event is all about having fun, so if you can make it, shine up your Corvette, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes and be ready to have a blast. For full information, go to http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/corvettes-at-carlisle/
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Once again we are pleased to introduce a new Official Sponsor for the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Grundy Insurance has participated with us in the past, but this year they stepped right up. Grundy Insurance is ready to insure ALL your vehicles at agreed value with their MVP Motor Vehicle Program, and their team will be on hand at the show to tell you what they can do for you.
In 1947, Jim Grundy, Sr. created the "Agreed Value" insurance policy with low rates, specifically to cover the collector cars owned by his friends. "We can do this because we're the only company providing services to car collectors, in any industry - not just insurance, with four generations of experience," says Jim Grundy, Jr. "Additionally, we use some of the best insurance companies in the world, including Philadelphia Indemnity, Chubb and Chartis." Make a point of talking to the Grundy Insurance reps that will be at the show. Grundy also offers insurance for Special Collections and they were recently named Preferred Insurer for the Classic Car Club of America. Thanks Grundy...we look forward to seeing you at the show! For more information on the Grundy Insurance Company, check out www.grundy.com and be sure to tell them THANKS for supporting MCACN and what we do!
Friday, August 14, 2015
Part of the big news for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals this year is that we are hosting the largest gathering ever of real-deal, fully documented 426 Hemi Mopar E-body convertibles. This display will include 1970 426 Hemi Challenger R/T convertible, along with both ‘70 and ‘71 426 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know these are at the top of the list when it comes to rarity and desirability in the Muscle Car world, no matter what brand you like best. If you were at the MCACN show last year, you saw the gorgeous B5 blue ‘71 ‘Cuda that the Mecum team sold in Seattle, setting a world record for an American Muscle Car sold at auction, with a final hammer price of 3.5 million dollars. Well...get ready, because this year at MCACN you’ll see a whopping twenty-five 426 Hemi E-body converts, and with some luck, maybe 26! What you will see are restored and unrestored examples that are coming in from all across the country, and also Canada. Each and every one is real with full documentation and known history, absolutely no “clones” or tributes. Now that is reason enough to join us, but then we have the other 500+ cars and trucks and the best of the best in automotive vendors and restorers that are coming in.
So, how can you join in on the fun? Well, this weekend one of these coveted drop tops is crossing the auction block in Monterey at the Mecum Daytime Auction, and YOU can bid to own. Of course, if you are the lucky winner of the final bid, we want to extend this personal invitation to join us for our record setting gathering. This gorgeous example has impressive history, being an executive car formerly owned by John Herlitz. This beauty is triple black and is one of just nine built with the Torqueflite automatic. The Mecum team is expecting bids in the 2.5-3 million dollar range, so don’t let this exceptionally rare opportunity pass you buy! These cars rarely come to the market, so if you have the means, we hope you can add this incredible machine to your collection and then join us November 21-22 to make even more history!
We are truly honored to be able to host this amazing group of automobiles. We salute the owners who have made the commitment to share these automotive treasures with all of us so that you can see them in person. You will also be able to meet many of the owners and hear the stories and history. And let's not forget, we will also be offering a Limited Edition (200) hardcover book that will tell some of the history of each of the participating cars. These books will be available only at the show!
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
MCACN Participants, Past and Future to be Showcased at Concours d'Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John
Sneak Peek 2015 MCACN*
1955 Chevy 4400 Truck + ‘55 Chevy Gasser
2015 MCACN Gasser Invitational Sponsored by Car Kulture Deluxe
Owner- Larry Frees, IL
2015 MCACN Gasser Invitational Sponsored by Car Kulture Deluxe
Owner- Larry Frees, IL
CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA AT ST. JOHN THIS SUNDAY
As you know, working on the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is what I do. Putting together a show of this caliber means long hours, lots of travel and plenty of work, all year long. What some of you may not know is that I am also a member of the Vehicle Selection Committee for the prestigious Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John, (formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours) here in the Detroit area. Without a doubt, one of the top Concours events in the country, it shares the spotlight with Amelia Island and Pebble Beach when it comes to showcasing the absolute finest and rarest collector cars in the world. Similar to MCACN, but with all kinds of Classics, Exotics, Brass era cars and way too much more to list. With over 250 cars converging on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John in Plymouth, Michigan, (suburban Detroit area), it is a must do event no matter what kind of wheeled vehicles you prefer.
2014 Concours d'Elegance of America Aero Warriors Display
Of course, my focus is on assembling an outstanding group of American Muscle, and each year I choose a specific theme. This year we are spotlighting Pony Cars, and as you have probably guessed, I have an incredible group of cars that have been shown with us at past MCACN shows, and several that will be joining us this year for the first time. Past MCACN participants that you will see include the beautiful ‘67 Z/28 shown by Ken and Chris Jacobs (TX), the ‘68 Cougar 427 GTE MCACN magazine cover and poster car owned by Kenn Funk, (CA) Ken Nagles gorgeous ‘68 Shelby GT-500 KR convertible, (IL) one of the fine 1969 Trans Am convertibles that is joining us from The Brothers Collection, (CA), the #1 real Indianapolis 500 ‘69 Camaro Official Pace Car that was unveiled last year at MCACN, owned by Vernon Smith, (NF) the Olsonite AAR ‘Cuda owned by Eldon Meyers, (MO), Larry Greif’s 70 Z/28, (IL), and of course, we have AMC well represented with Roger Nelson's Big Bad Blue ‘70 Mark Donahue Javelin, (IL) and Terry Weiner’s immaculate ‘71 Javelin/AMX, (IL). Over in the Drag Car special display, you'll find Irwin Kroiz' beautiful Bill Maverick Golden '64 Hemi Dodge. Irwin is another MCACN alumnus and long time supporter of our show. And then we have the future MCACN participants...more about those later! And as if that isn’t enough, I have Terry Michaelis of Pro-Team bringing in the one-off Pontiac Trans Am Kammback Concept Car for a special display. I am extremely proud of this lineup and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have made the commitment to join us Sunday, July 26. As you can see, these cars are coming in from as far as Newfoundland Canada, Texas and California.
2014 Concours d'Elegance of America Duesenbergs Photo Credit: Don Wood
And some more about the event. The Concours d’Elegance of America is a beautiful and very diverse show held in an absolutely gorgeous shady golf course setting. In the late 1940s, St. John’s Provincial Seminary opened its doors. In 1955, its remarkable chapel was dedicated and it remains exactly as it was to this day, and still offers Sunday mass at 7 am year round. This historic setting in itself is enough reason to join us, and adding over 250 wheeled works of art on the surrounding grounds of all era’s makes it even better! For full information on the Concours and a variety of related events, check out www.concoursusa.org. And speaking of art, our good friend and 2014 Featured Artist David Snyder will also be there along with many of our other favorite automotive artists.
Reliable Carriers Delivering Cars to the Concours d'Elegance
I AM LOOKING FOR...there are a few specific cars I am in search of for some of our special displays. If you own a prime example that is real and documented and would like to join us, please let me know. I want a ‘70 Buick GSX for Class of ‘70, 1965 Shelby Mustang and a prime ‘65 K-code Mustang for Class of 1965, Corvettes with interesting race history for Dr. Pete’s Corvette Invitational, more real Barn Finds and Hidden Gems, straight axle Gassers for our expanded Gasser display, and as always, prime examples of interesting American Muscle, whether freshly restored or with real patina. The show is filling at a rate faster than ever, with many of our special displays and some categories already full. The “big room” is 75% full and our new Modern Muscle section has just four openings remaining. Commercial “A” space is nearly sold out. If you are planning on joining us as a participant or vendor, submit your entry now to avoid being shut out. Remember...to keep the show balanced and interesting, we limit the amount of similar car makes and models.
Hope to see you at the Concours d’Elegance of America on Sunday, or at one of the many other shows this summer.
*See a V8TV Video of the Mr. Chevy Truck /Gasser Race Car Sneak Peek Car above
Thanks for your continued support and please remember to help us spread the word by telling anyone and everyone to join us Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. We will again showcase over 550 prime Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes, along with 200+ automotive only vendor spots and a cool display of Muscle Bicycles. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.