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Friday, November 6, 2015

Courtney Hansen Joins Stellar Lineup for MCACN Show!

1957 Corvette
2015 Corvette Central Triple Diamond Contender
Owner: Terry Giles, Wisconsin

We Welcome Courtney Hansen To the MCACN Show!
Promoters like to use words like outstanding, incredible, amazing and yes...even Stellar. Of course, I am as guilty as the next guy, but I have to say, as we approach the big weekend, it is hard to contain my excitement. Yes, we really do have a Stellar lineup, and it is not limited to the cars.
Courtney Hansen
Today we are pleased to announce a very special guest will be joining us. Courtney Hansen will be with us both Saturday and Sunday. Kicking things off with our thirteen (!) Première Unveilings, Courtney will be helping us pull the covers off of seven of them, starting at 9:45 with the incredible Phil Bonner Thunderbolt. From there, our good friend Kelly from Texas will step in to assist with the second Unveiling, then back to Courtney. You get the idea! I mean sure, our Official EmCee and Coordinator of Automotive Tomfoolery, Dennis Pittsenbarger may be kinda cute, but he sure isn’t Courtney or Kelly!
Courtney Hansen may be best known as the Original Co-Host of Overhaulin’
and the host of the Spike TV Powerblock.
What you may not know is that she is indeed a real “car girl” having grown up in Minnesota at her families Brainerd Raceway. (Yep...they owned it!) Never afraid to get her hands dirty, she learned all about cars and racing and was anxious to be in the middle of the action. Over the years she has owned and owns some really neat cars, and she has a real passion for massively over-powered examples of American Muscle. Make a point of meeting Courtney at the MCACN show and be sure to check out her very own brand new line of cool clothing, Auto Angel, featuring great wearable's for men, women and kids. To see what Courtney is up to, check out her new website, Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with Courtney many times and I can tell you she is the real thing, a truly fun and passionate enthusiast. Welcome aboard, Courtney.

MCACN Sneak Peek Richard Petty 43 JR

Richard Petty 43 JR Ron & Richard George MCACN 2015 Feature  

Richard Petty 43 JR
Owners; Ron & Richard George
2015 MCACN Feature Car is the Real Thing!

Sunday, November 1, 2015



I often say that we work with the best of the best when it comes to our Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals “Official Sponsors” and I really mean that. You see, we don’t just take a check and make you a Sponsor, you have to “get it” and have an understanding of what we do and who we deal with. So here is another example.

Carl Carbon is the National Sales Manager for Trailex Inc. and to say he is excited about being a part of the MCACN show is an understatement! You may have seen Carl and his crew out there, as they are also big supporters and participants of the Carlisle Events and Bloomington Gold along with many other events. They aren’t new to this, and they are the manufacturer. Carl is a car guy himself, and in fact he is bringing in his very own recent Barn Find, a really amazing and highly optioned 1967 Camaro convertible that you really need to see...and you will!

Anyway, we got to talking and Carl decided to create a special deal for our participants and spectators alike. So here is what he has to offer--

Take $500 off the MSRP on any open car trailer, or take $750 off any enclosed car trailer, and get 50% off the current delivery charge to any state in the continental U.S. If you have been considering the purchase of a top quality lightweight aluminum trailer, now is the time to take advantage of this MCACN Special Offer and show support for those who support what we do! For full product information and details, check out or call 800-282-5042. Sorry, no freight discounts for pick ups. Options sold at MSRP. Whew...our sponsors really are the best!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Muscle Car Review Kicks Things Off With Cover Cars Display Preview!

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
1967 “DC1” Dana Camaro
2015 MCACN Participant
Muscle Car Review Feature Car
Owner; Mr. & Mrs. Colin Campbell

I can’t lie...I love Muscle Car Review magazine. Not just because Editor Drew Hardin and staff writer/photographer Arvid Svendsen are huge supporters of what we do, but because it is just an excellent magazine. Only problem is, when I get my hands on a new issue, I have to sit down and read it cover to cover!
This months issue features the cars that you will see this year in the Muscle Car Review Cover Cars Invitational display at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, November 21-22. As you can see, the cars are an incredible W-30 442 4-speed convertible, a “B” scheme SC/Rambler, a 900 original mile Hemi ‘Cuda and an original owner 4,300 mile
Mach I that Stefano Bimbi told me was the nicest unrestored muscle car he has ever seen! Now that is a strong statement. And what makes these cars even better is that they are all unrestored originals, and they have amazing stories and history. I’m not going to spoil it, but if you’d like a preview, buy the magazine now and then plan on checking them out in person at the show. To quote the article; “These four cars are the best examples of the most elite muscle cars in existence.” Special thanks go out to Drew and Arvid along with the owners of these awesome cars. Be sure to meet them at the show. I know they all have some great stories to share! Another notable car in this issue that you will see is “DC1” which is a pretty incredible 1967 Camaro!
Geoff Stunkard preparing for the MCR Photo Shoot
Oh...and that 2.25 million dollar John Herlitz Hemi ‘Cuda convertible that Mecum sold?
Yep, that will be joining us too!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hitting the Road for Mecum Chicago and Morris Lions!

Sneak Peek  2015 MCACN*
1965 Cobra Dragonsnake
CSX 2472
Owner: The Last Detail
2015 MCACN Show Entry

  2015 MCACN Car Show Magazine
With less than six weeks until the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, we are really on the countdown! This week we are taking our last “grass roots marketing” trip and ending the season with a bang. My first stop will be in Wisconsin to pick up our brand new MCACN magazine. Packed with 80 full color pages, it is the largest ever and I am really pleased with the results. Although there is no way to capture everything we have in store for this years show, it does have plenty of features and some great photos. If you are on the fence about joining us, hopefully this will convince you! We will be handing them out for FREE at the Mecum Auction, but if you can’t make it; we will be mailing next week to everyone on our mailing list. If you want a FREE copy, stop by our display at the auction or Sign Up Here sign up here to join our mailing list.

Mecum Chicago 2015
Mecum Chicago Auction in Schaumburg, October 8-10. This is a really neat venue and Dana and the crew have some outstanding offerings. We are honored to have Mecum Auctions as our Official Title Sponsor and nobody sells more muscle...Nobody! We’ll be set up Thursday-Saturday with our display right by the entrance, so make a point of stopping by to see what we have in store for MCACN VII. I will be accepting applications onsite for the last few cars for the MCACN show. Many of our categories are full, so let me know what you have. We also have a few Commercial “B” spaces remaining for automotive only vendors, so don’t miss out!
With 1,000 vehicles crossing the Mecum auction block this week, you will certainly be able to find something for your collection. And remember, if you aren’t able to attend in person, you can catch the action on NBCSN, and of course, the Mecum Infonet to get full access to the live feed from the auction and instant sales results. To sign up for the Mecum Infonet, click here;

Morris Lions Club Fall Car Show 2015
MORRIS LION CLUB SHOW AND SWAP SUNDAY; Looks like the weather is going to be great, and this annual show and swap is sure to pack them in on Sunday, October 11. I will be set up in the swap area and again, handing out our new MCACN magazine. C’mon by and let’s talk MCACN! If I’m not in the display, I will be either out there spreading the word about the show, or maybe combing the aisles looking for more Muscle Bikes for my collection. (and if you happen to have one you’d like to sell, let me know, or better yet; bring it!) This show has drawn over 1,000 cars in the past and the swap is one of the largest in the area. This is a great way to wind down the outdoor show season and have some fun. For show information and directions, click here.

MCACN Car Entries; We are down to the end and nearly full/sold out for car entries. We can squeeze a few more in..but not many! I am specifically looking for some Ford products for our new Modern Muscle section, (GM and Chrysler is now full!) so if you have a Roush, Saleen, Shelby or tastefully modified example of FoMoCo Modern Muscle, please consider joining us. I would prefer to fill the last regular show spots with Buick’s, Mercury’s, AMC’s and Oldsmobiles, but will consider anything that is cool, muscular and hasn’t been shown with us previously.
SELL IT AT MCACN; Did you know you can offer your Muscle Car or Corvette for sale at MCACN? We have limited spaces available for your car for sale at just $100.00 per spot. We move in our standard Car Corral vehicles Saturday morning between 7:00 – 8:30 am. Cars must be nice and presentable, (no projects or rust buckets!). To lock in your Car Corral spots, click here;
Hope to see you at one or both of these cool events this week!
Bob Ashton
Managing Member