Presenting Sponsor

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

Title Sponsor

 

Official MCACN Transporter

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GEARING UP FOR MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS ANNUAL MAGAZINE


2014 MCACN Car Show Magazine

2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Magazine- Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image, LLC
Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image LLC

 

Since our inception in 2009, we have produced an annual full color magazine for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Inside, you’ll find features on what you will see at the show, along with all of the information you need, including directions, official host hotels and much more. What started as a 58 pager has grown into a nice 72 page glossy publication, filled with full color features, stories on many of the cars you will see and of course, our Special and Invitational displays. You see, we have so much to talk about, the hardest part is deciding what and who to put in there!

2013 MCACN Car Show Magazine

2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Car Show Magazine Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image LLC
Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image LLC

 

If you have entered a car, you submitted at least one photo. If you want to have the best chance of making the cut for the magazine, please make sure the pictures we have are good ones. We only include cars and vendors that are officially registered, so if you have some great shots of your car that may be better than what you sent with your app, send them to me at bashton426@gmail.com. Also, if there is some history or a story about your car that I may not know, please submit it for consideration. Of course, we can’t use them all, but the ones we find to be most interesting certainly have a good chance of being included! We all know there are some great stories, so let’s hear them. If you haven’t yet entered your car, do it now, as you still have a chance to make the cut!  

2012 MCACN Car Show Magazine
Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image LLC

 

In addition to the stories and features on the cars, participants and our sponsors, we also have a limited amount of advertising space available. You can place a business card size ad for just $100, or secure a quarter page for $225, a half page for $400 or a full page for $800. We invoice for your ad in October, but you need to place your ad order now. We are gearing up for a 30,000 issue print run, and this is more than many of the specialty monthly magazines. We mail out a majority of them for free to everyone on our mailing list, and we’ll start distributing them in person at several of the big events that are before the MCACN show, like the Mecum Chicago Auction in Schaumburg, Illinois, October 8-10. If you have already signed up to be on our mailing list in the past, you’ll receive yours in the mail, but if you haven’t, click here to make sure you get your very own free copy! http://www.mcacn.com/carshowmagazine.htm Remember...the MCACN official magazine is free, so sign up to get the inside scoop on what you’ll see at the show this year!

2011, 2010 and 2009 MCACN Magazines
  2011 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Car Show Magazine   2010 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Car Show Magazine  2009 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Magazine

 

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest All Indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the best and rarest Corvettes. We will occupy 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. We are the “Pebble Beach of muscle cars” according to Muscle Car Review magazine, so please plan on joining us Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 23, from 9 am – 5 pm.

 

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

 

 

Bob Ashton
MCACN, LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com
www.facebook.com/MCACN

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mike Guarise Offers Four Stellar Cars from His Private Collection at Mecum Indy 2015


  Mike Guarise Collection Mecum Indy 2015

Another interesting group of cars comes from one of the MCACN Members, Mike Guarise. Many of you know that Mike likes the best of the best, and he will be offering four prime cars from his collection, including several you have seen at previous MCACN shows. To read about the  examples of maximum muscle that Mike is offering, click here;
 

Friday, May 8, 2015

MECUM TEAM RETURNS TO INDY- MAXIMUM MUSCLE AND MORE TO HIT THE BLOCK!

 
It is only May and the Mecum Auctions team has already been breaking records and making history. With records being broken in nearly every segment of the automotive hobby, including “Road Art”. The Mecum team has been hard at work maintaining their reputation as the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. We are proud to have Mecum Auctions as our Official Title Sponsor, and next week they take on Indianapolis with over 2,000 offerings for the 28th Original Spring Classic. If you are looking to buy or sell Muscle and more...Indy is the place. No matter what make or model, or what price, you are likely to find it there. The Indiana State Fairgrounds will be jam packed and the choices are abundant.
 -------------------------------------  
Mid America Motoroworks
There are all kinds of very special cars coming up for auction, including some prime pieces from another one of our long time Official Sponsors, Mid America Motorworks. Mike Yager, the Chief Cheerleader for Mid America Motorworks has decided to sell some prime Corvettes from the MY Garage Collection, making this a rare opportunity to expand your Corvette collection. These cars will cross the block Thursday, so plan on being there early to get in on the action! To learn more and see what Mike is offering, Click Here Mike Yager My Garage Collection at Mecum Spring Indy 2015
 ---------------------------------------------
Another interesting group of cars comes from one of the MCACN Members, Mike Guarise. Many of you know that Mike likes the best of the best, and he will be offering four prime cars from his collection, including several you have seen at previous MCACN shows. To read about the  examples of maximum muscle that Mike is offering, click here;
  Mike Guarise Collection Mecum Indy 2015
-----------------------------------------
Another very special collection being offered comes from Larry Gerig, a long time supporter of the MCACN show. Larry has shown numerous Corvettes with us over the years. Larry had all eight of these 1958 fuel injected Corvettes in a special feature display several years ago, and needless to say, it was amazing. Now, you will not only be able to see these cars together again, but you will be able to bid to own any (or all!) of them when they cross the block individually Saturday afternoon. Again...this is a rare opportunity that you don’t want to miss. To see this collection, click here; 1958 Fuelie Collection
 
If you like non stop auction action, the best way is to be there in person, but if you aren’t able to, you can catch live coverage on NBC/SN and also real-time coverage can be watched online through the Mecum Infonet program. I highly recommend signing up for this, (which is free!) so that you can stay in the loop. The Infonet program not only allows access to all of the Mecum Auctions while they are happening, but it also allows direct access for all the final sale prices for sold cars, motorcycles, tractors and Road Art. There is a wealth of information here, and I often use this to track past sales and so much more. This is without a doubt one of the best resources available to our hobby, and you can access it for free!
NBCSN - Broadcast Mecum Sprin Auction!
 
The MCACN Crew will be set up at the Mecum Auction Thursday- Saturday with a display ready to talk about the MCACN show and what we have in store for you. I will also be accepting applications for cars and automotive (only) vendors, so let’s get you locked in! I’ll be available to answer any questions, tell you about the Official Host Hotels and the area,  or anything else related to our show.
 
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. “The Pebble Beach of muscle cars” according to Muscle Car Review magazine! The show will take place Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
 
Looking forward to the Indy Mecum Auction and seeing you there!
 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

DR. PETE GIMENEZ TO SPONSOR CORVETTE LEGENDS INVITATIONAL

1970 Baldwin Motion Phase III Corvette Corvette Legends Invitational Display MCACN 2015 Owned by Dan McMichael
1970 Baldwin-Motion Phase III Corvette
Corvette Legends Invitational Display
Owner: Dan McMichael, Indiana
Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner

 
 
Since our inception in 2009, Dr. Pete Gimenez, author of the outstanding book Corvette Racing Legends, The Story of the L/88 Option Package, has been a huge supporter of what we do. He has been buying, selling and restoring Corvettes since the early 70’s, and is truly a pioneer when it comes to sharing his passion. In fact, his first Corvette website was launched back in 1995, long before many of us even knew what the internet was! Dr. Pete’s first book, a 424 page hardcover, contains an incredible collection of over 500 photos, many never published. His intense research reveals something that only a person that is truly passionate could assemble. He has had the pleasure of having direct contact and developing friendships with many of the people who were there “back in the day”, including Tony DeLorenzo, Gib Hufstader and many others, and he has assembled facts and stories right from the sources. When Dr. Pete decided to take on this project, he was committed to doing something that had never been done before, and his is truly one of the finest Corvette books ever published.
Corvette Racing Legends by Dr. Pete
 
For the past several years, Dr. Pete has joined us at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, signing his book, and talking about the hobby and Corvettes, with our participants and spectators. This year, he has decided to step things up a notch by sponsoring and assembling a very impressive group of notable Corvettes, with an emphasis on the 45th and 50th Anniversary years of 1965 and 1970. Not limited to racers, this diversified group will include Dan McMichael’s Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT, along with additional unique 1965 and ‘70 models from the Pro Team Private Reserve, Werner Meier and Ed Foss Collections. Each of these cars is something incredibly rare and unique, and each of the owners is a well respected long term enthusiast, people you really need to meet!
http://www.mcacn.com/images/Volume2.jpg
Dr. Pete will be at the show to also talk about his new book, Corvette Racing Legends, Volume 2. This one continues the original story of Corvette Racing Legends into the 21st Century. This volume highlights Corvette racing from the early 80’s into the 90’s, and finally into the 21st century with coverage of the C4 Corvettes, the C5 Corvettes, and the C6 Corvettes. All of the photos are from the personal collection of Dr. Pete and have never been published. If you want to learn more about who, how and why, both of these books are absolute must haves. Believe me, you need to make a point of meeting Dr. Pete and the group of owners at the show this year for this very special gathering. Corvette Legends Volume 2

 Corvette Legends Vettura Publishing
We are truly honored to have Dr. Pete Gimenez joining us as an Official Sponsor this year, and we thank him, along with the owners of these great cars, that once again allow us to “raise the bar” at the MCACN show. If you are a Corvette enthusiast, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the true movers and shakers of the Corvette world right at our show, both past and present. For a preview of Dr. Pete’s books and a variety of services that he offers, go to his excellent website; www.corvettelegends.com. http://www.mcacn.com/images/drpetetonyd.jpg

Monday, May 4, 2015

Carlisle Events to Sponsor MCACN LS6 Display

1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible
Ken Nagel Collection
LS6 Invitational Display, Presented by Carlisle Events

 
PREPARE TO SEE MASSIVE MUSCLE IN THE
MCACN LS6 INVITATIONAL DISPLAY THIS YEAR
 
 Ken Nagel LS6
When it comes to massive muscle, there aren’t many engines that top the 450 horsepower, 454 cubic inch Chevy LS6’s. One of the all time highest factory horsepower ratings of the day, if the horsepower didn’t get your attention, the massive torque certainly would! When introduced as an option for the 1970 Chevelle and the El Camino, it instantly demanded respect on both the street and the strip. In the collector car world, documented LS6’s demand top dollar, especially the few real LS6 Chevelle convertibles. These are clearly at the top of the heap, right next to the Hemi Mopar and Shelby convertibles on the “gotta have it” lists of any serious Muscle Car collector. Carlisle Events
 
Carlisle Events is one of the world's largest presenters of collector car and truck events, and they have been huge supporters of what we do at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals since our inception. This year, Carlisle Events will be the Official Sponsor of our LS6 Invitational display. What better display for them to sponsor than the LS6 Invitational, since it represents some of the biggest and best of the Muscle Car era, and they represent one of the biggest and best automotive event promoters in the business! We would like to say thanks to the Carlisle Events team for their continued support, and we encourage you to take part in any (or all!) of their events, whether in Pennsylvania or Florida. Believe me, they do it right! For the complete list of Carlisle events for this year, go to www.carlisleevents.com http://www.mcacn.com/images/RedAlert_5.jpg
 
In addition to being able to work with outstanding sponsors, we also get the opportunity to work directly with many other great people. In the world of Chevelles and LS6’s, two of the most respected authorities are Chris White and Rick Nelson. Both are long time enthusiasts and restorers, and these guys know Chevelles! We are pleased to announce that Chris and Rick will be coordinating our LS6 Invitational display. What this means is that you wont be seeing anything but the finest and rarest documented and real LS6 Chevelles, El Camino’s and Corvettes in this display. If you want to see real LS6 convertibles, I am pleased to say we already have two confirmed, along with both restored and unrestored examples of LS6 Chevelle hardtops. And to make it even more exciting, we’ll have one of the all time most recognized LS6 Chevelles ever; the Red Alert drag racer. Who doesn’t remember the many wheels up pictures of that one? And YES...each and every one of the cars in this display are real, absolutely no “clones” or “tributes” here! And speaking of restored and unrestored, you may have noticed we also mentioned LS6 Corvettes. Yes...in 1971 Chevy offered the LS6 454 as a high performance 425 horsepower option package, and again, we have restored and unrestored examples confirmed for this display. Whew...what an awesome gathering! Special thanks go out to Chris and Rick, and of course, Carlisle Events for helping us to create yet another amazing special display this year. If you own a real, documented example of an LS6 powered car and would like to be considered to be a part of what may be the best gathering ever assembled under one roof, please e-mail bashton426@gmail.com with pictures, docs and information.

Carlisle Events GM Pick Award 2013 MCACN- Winner Irwin Kroiz 1967 Corvette L88
Carlisle Events GM Nationals
 
We are now accepting applications for cars, muscle bicycles and automotive (only) related vendors. We are always looking for any brand, make or model that emphasizes too much horsepower and is real, whether it is shiny or not. We also have a limited amount of spots open for our new Modern Muscle section. We especially love cars that are seldom, if ever shown. Vendor spots start at just $200.00 for our Commercial B area, and $300.00 for the Commercial A area, which is nearly sold out already!
 
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Super Cars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. “The Pebble Beach of muscle cars” according to Muscle Car Review magazine! 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.  Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
 
Did you know we have an online gallery of over 70 national magazine features from the MCACN show since our inception? Check it out here; http://www.mcacn.com/Media.htm
 
Have a great week and get out there and have some fun with your own muscle machine!
 
Bob Ashton
MCACN, LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com
www.facebook.com/MCACN