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Friday, August 19, 2016

Another Great Week for Car Folks!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1970 Pontiac GTO
Owners; Tom Coughlin & Paul Lesiczka
New Hampshire
2016 MCACN Participant
 

Woodward Cruise and Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction Happening NOW!
 
Mecum Monterey Lot S97

It really is a great time to be a Car Guy or Car Girl. The hobby is at fever pitch and we have the luxury of having hundreds of great events to go to nearly every day. With that being said, this week we have two at different ends of the map that are must do for all of us. Over in California, it is
Monterey that is serving up the action. With the Pebble Beach Concours being the original draw, it has now become a full week of action and auctions ranging from cruises to shows to the big Concours event. With so much to do and see, we recommend checking out The Daytime Auction being hosted by our Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Title Sponsor Mecum Auctions. Dana and the crew have some of the rarest and most sought after collector cars ever offered crossing the block, so make a point of checking this out. And as always, if you aren’t able to make it to Monterey, sign in to their awesome Mecum Infonet system for live real-time auction coverage. I guarantee you, there are going to be numerous record setting sales this week!
 
Woodward Dream Cruise 2016

Woodward Cruise; Here in my area, the huge Woodward Cruise is happening right now. Yes, they say it is a single day event Saturday, but the fact is it goes on all week. Actually, I like the days leading up to the cruise, as it is much easier to see more cars and not be stuck in traffic.  I’ll have my trusty yellow AMC out there with a spot among the AMC’s in downtown Birmingham Saturday, so if you’re out there, stop by and say Hi. Of course, I’ll be out roaming Woodward and all of the many parking lots looking for cars to invite to MCACN, and spreading the word. If you are in town for the cruise and have a car that you would like to show at MCACN, let me know so that I can check it out and shoot some pics. 586-549-5291, and text is always best.


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 fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. Show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. We have special rates and perks with our FIVE Official Host Hotels. Here is a direct link to lock in your rooms now; Please note; We will NEVER have anyone call you with deals on hotels, so if you get any call regarding MCACN hotels, hang up!
 
Hope to see you out there enjoying the cars, the people and some sunshine!

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sneak Peek 2016 MCACN

Barry Blomquist
1964 Stingray Corvette Coupe
 


Friday, August 12, 2016

TWO Must Do Events This Weekend!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1969 427 COPO Camaro
Owner; Grady Burch, Ohio
MCACN REAL Day 2 Invitational Display

INDIAN UPRISING AND THE NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND!

On any given day throughout the summer, we can choose a cruise or car show, but on some weekends there are shows that are must do events. This is one of those weekends, and I wish I could be at both!
 

Cruisin Tigers Indian Uprising 2016

Indian Uprising; Our good friends from the Cruisin’ Tigers do a truly outstanding job on this one, and they work all year long to make it a success. The show takes place Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 in St. Charles, Illinois. With the addition of the all makes cruise-in Saturday at 4:00 pm, they took a good thing and made it even better. Sunday brings the all Pontiac show, and they will draw 500+ cars to the Pheasant Run Resort. Along with the “two” shows, they have a swap meet, an indoor car display, the midway, seminars and much more. We really love this event, and even if you aren’t a Pontiac person, it is nothing but fun. MCACN is an Official Sponsor, so you know it is a good one! For full details, go to www.cruisintigers.com
 
Mopar Nationals 2016

The Nationals
; OK, so yes...it is true that some say I have a bit of a Mopar bias, but bottom line is I appreciate them all. Anyway, I have participated in The Nationals, or what we all know is really The Mopar Nationals since its inception back in 1980. Geez...I am old! Anyway, if you want to see non stop racing, find your parts in the huge swap meet or see row after row of all types of Mopars, then this is the place to be this weekend, August 12-14. We have a huge display in the midway, right on the end of the aisle across from the check-in/souvenir tent. Look for the MCACN banners and stop by to see what we have in store for 2016. We always find great cars for the show here, and I already have lots of out of state people coming by to show me their cars. I am especially looking for Factory Sunroof cars, 1966’s and 1971’s, (especially ‘66 street Hemi’s!) for our Invitational displays, prime examples of tastefully modified Modern Muscle and as always, anything that is cool and unusual. We also need a few more Mopar Barn Finds and Hidden Gems, so let’s hear about them! For full information on The Nationals, go to www.moparnats.org.

MCACN HATS; Trade in to Trade up at The Nationals! OK, so we are always looking for ways to spread the word about the MCACN show so here’s the deal. Bring me ANY old hat, and trade it in for a brand spankin’ new Offical Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals hat! Yep...easy as that; bring your old, tired, ratty hat, and leave the tent wearing the coolest hat of them all. And for the ladies, by popular demand we have our new White with Pink logo MCACN hats! (OK..you guys can wear them too). Our booth is located in Row Zero, spaces 3-4, and you can miss our banners, so stop by any time Friday through Saturday while supplies last. One catch...you gotta wear it to help us spread the word!

So there you have it...another great weekend for us car freaks. Hope to see you at The Nationals or if not, have fun at the Indian Uprising and please help us spread the word.

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest All-indoor specialty event 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 well over 500 of the coolest high horsepower cars that you will ever see.


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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Premiere Unveilings; An Incredible Year for MCACN!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1970 Mercury Cyclone GT
Owner; Roger Franson, Wisconsin
2016 MCACN Participant

MCACN Exclusive Premiere Unveilings; Another Incredible Year!

If there is one thing that really makes the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show an absolute must see event, it is our Premiere Unveilings. This was one of the original features of our show when we launched in 2009, and each year the bar is raised. Over the years you have seen the cover come off of many truly one-off Muscle Cars, including the “Four-A-Nado” 442 and the 1969 Hurst/Olds Convertible, the One and Only 1967 Shelby GT-500 Convertible, the 1972 440+6 factory sunroof equipped Roadrunner/GTX and way too many more to list. Well...with that being said, let me be the first to say that 2016 is going to be a banner year for Unveilings!
 


Kicking things off Saturday morning will be a “Twin” Unveiling, with the first being the 1969 Pontiac Trans Am convertible that was long thought to be gone. Yes...this is the only one of the original eight that hasn’t yet been to MCACN. The cover will come off this one and another incredibly significant ‘69 Pontiac first thing in the morning.
 
Unveiling Car 2016

Many of our MCACN Official Sponsors have pulled off the wraps, and this year is no exception. MASCAR out of California is prepared to blow us away with several Official Unveilings. (think Black!) Let me say that one of them may just be the most significant Mercury Muscle Machine ever shown...and that is just the beginning. Of course Mike Mancini and the American Muscle Car Restorations, Inc. team out of Rhode Island has stepped up each and every year, and this year they are shaking things up a bit with a 1967 big-block Corvette. What about Magnum Restorations, Inc? Well, this year you will see another gorgeous Factory Sunroof Mopar from Mark and his team; a 1970 Charger R/T that is sure to be a stunner. And speaking of ‘70 Charger R/T’s that have factory sunroofs, would you believe we have THREE of them being unveiled this year? Nowhere else but MCACN! And speaking of Chargers, our good friends Craig and Michelle Dozeman have been spending some late nights working on a gorgeous 1971 Charger Super Bee that will be unveiled. This one is actually Michelle’s car and I know that she is doing a majority of the work! And speaking of long time MCACN supporters and participants, we are truly honored to have Rick and Peg Campbell from Indiana choosing MCACN as the place to pull the wraps off of their 1969 Shelby GT-500 in our Shelby Invitational display. Being the owners of what has been dubbed as the World’s Best Boss 429, we know this one will be another show-stopper. Additional Unveilings include an exceptionally rare and unusual 1967 Yenko 427 Camaro, a RA IV GTO convertible, an over the top Duster that is like nothing you have ever seen before. Of course there will be several more announced and maybe even a couple more with just two seats. More on those later!
 
Cruisin Tigers Indian Uprising 2016

Next Week is another big one for all of us. The Cruisin’ Tigers will be hosting their outstanding Indian Uprising in St. Charles, Illinois, while over in Ohio, the Nationals (cough-cough Mopar Nats!) will again fill National Trail Raceway in the Columbus area. We’ll have a huge display at The Nationals, so there is no excuse to not get out there and enjoy our great hobby over the next few weeks!

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the worlds largest All Indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the rarest and finest Corvettes. We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful and convenient Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. The show will take place 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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MCACN Participants will Shine at Concours d'Elegance of America!

MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
 
 
1971 Buick G.S. Stage 1
2016 Class of ‘71 Invitational
Owner; Dr. Ajesh Parikh

http://www.mcacn.com/images/ConcoursDElegance.jpg  
CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA TO SPOTLIGHT PRIME MCACN MUSCLE CARS

Many of you know that I am highly involved with the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John, formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours in the Detroit area. For the past several years, I have coordinated a category devoted to the country’s finest examples of American Muscle. Each year I decide on a specific theme, and this year I borrowed one from a previous MCACN show. I am sure many of you remember our “Color My World” Invitational display, which featured all makes of muscle in the hottest and wildest colors of the era. Well...this is exactly what you’ll see at the Concours d’Elegance of America on Sunday, July 31. Fifteen of the hottest cars in the hottest colors, and twelve of them have been featured at the MCACN show over the past several years. Of course, you’re likely to see the other three at MCACN this year!

So what will you see? The gorgeous Rally Green ‘69 Z/28 that was unveiled by Larry Christensen and Mike Slaughter last year. Then we have the ‘69 GTO Judge that Tim Schell brought in along with the Cougar Eliminator CJ 428 that Gordon Nelson showed in our Class of ‘70, both joining us from Canada. Our good friends Rick and Peg Campbell will show their incredible Grabber Blue Boss 429, while another long time MCACN supporter, Mark Hassett (and his son Mark) will show their Hurst equipped Yenko Deuce. And speaking of long time MCACN supporters, (and another Father and Son), Len and Lenny Grimsley will show TWO of their ‘cuda’s; the wild Moulin Rouge/Pink stripe ‘70 and the unrestored original ‘71 Hemi ‘cuda that they actually bought at MCACN. Curtis Corr is joining us with his one-off CJ 428 Mustang that was restored by MCACN Official Sponsor SEMO, while John and Vickie Saewert will show the factory sunroof equipped GTX that was restored by another MCACN Sponsor, Troy Angelly Restorations. Of course, if you are a fan of M-code lift-off hood 6-Pack Mopars, you’ll remember Ron Schneider’s gorgeous 69.5 Super Bee, joining us from Colorado. And then we have Jeff Filz joining us with his Big Bad Orange Mark Donahue Javelin. And speaking of that “Color My World” name, it was Jeff who originally suggested it.

Concours d'Elegance of America 2015

Speaking of Colorado, of the remaining three cars that haven’t yet been shown at MCACN, is a 1969 427 COPO Camaro that is fresh from the Level One Shop in Arvada. Can’t wait to see Gary Riley’s latest, as he is always working on great cars and has unveiled several at MCACN, including The Brothers Collection Hurst/Olds convertible and several others! (and yes; Gary will be unveiling several new restorations this year) The other two we hope to see at MCACN; a gorgeous Stage 1 GSX and a super cool 1969 Shelby GT-350 Hertz car, (yes; 1969!). Hopefully a bit of peer pressure from the other participants will get these owners to join us.

I also invited our good friend Ken Nagel to join us for the American Postwar category with his Fuel Injected ‘59 Chevy convertible, a true show-stopper, and J.R. Amantea and his Dad, who will be showing a Triple Diamond winning ‘63 split window Corvette.

Concours d'Elegance of America 2015

The Concours d’Elegance is among the most prestigious Concours events in the world. We will host over 300 of the absolute best of the best ranging from a 1907 Thomas Flyer on up to the newest and rarest Exotic Supercars, including the brand new Ford GT and the best from Ferrari. Bugatti’s and Duesenbergs will also be on the field along with a row of (real) GT40’s and many more than I can list here. Suffice it to say, this truly is one of the finest Concours events in the world, and I am proud to be a part of it. For full information on the show and related events, go to www.concoursusa.org

We will be on hand spreading the word about the upcoming MCACN show with a display tent on the field all day Sunday. Please stop by and see what we have in store for MCACN VIII, as we are geared up for our best show ever!

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, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. You will see well over 500 examples of American Muscle, many from private collections rarely, if ever shown. The show will take place 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.
 Hope to see you Sunday
Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com