Maple Leaf Muscle

*2022 Sneak Peek

1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440-6 Pack, FM3 Panther Pink
Owners: Wade and Aster Ogle, California
2022 MCACN Maple Leaf Muscle Invitational Participant 

American Muscle, Canadian Style at MCACN!

There is no doubt that the primary focus of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show will always be on good old fashioned American Muscle and the finest examples of America's favorite Sports Car, the Corvette. But then, we do like to add a twist now and then, so allow me to talk about a conversation I had a while back with my good friend Wade Ogle, You see, Wade is as passionate about American Muscle as I am, and is always thinking outside of the box. With his own collection of prime American Muscle that includes three 426 Hemi E-Body convertibles, several Yenko's, two Judge convertibles, a couple 427 Cobra's and....well, you get the picture! Yes, Wade has shown nearly every one of these cars at MCACN over the years, and he has more to come! 
THANKS Wade and Aster!

So, in thinking outside of the box, we were chatting about how many cool Muscle Machines were originally sold in Canada. Perhaps we were talking about one of our many mutual friends that join us every year from north of the border, or one that has been expanding their collection? Anyway, Wade mentioned that several of his cars were originally sold in Canada. This led to more discussion about the cool stories and how many of the rarest and most sought after Muscle Cars started life in Canada, and how many are up there now!

Oh..and another thing; when Wade comes up with an idea, he steps to the plate. So allow me to introduce an entirely new and very special Invitational display that we will be hosting this year: the Maple Leaf Muscle Invitational, Presented by Muscle Cars, Bone Stock & Modified magazine! 
Now this is going to be fun.

Yes, you will see several Beaumonts, but that's not all. This will be a mixed make display and we already have some of the rarest examples that you have ever seen signed up. This will include a very special '69 Cobra Jet Cougar convertible unlike any you have ever seen, a '70 W30 convertible, several unrestored cars and of course, some of the most colorful Mopars, as seen above. Oh...and this is just one of the three cars Wade will be showing, as he will also bring his Sassy Grass '71 Hemi 4-speed 'cuda. (And as if that isn't enough, Wade is bringing what may be the wildest Hemi Challenger you'll ever see, which will be in the Mr. Norm's special display!)

I am sure this gathering will be a lot of fun and I can assure you, we will host cars that you have never seen in person. may have never even heard about several of them! And that is what the MCACN show is all about. Consider this a salute to not only the cars, but also the owners, both past and present, that either knew their way around an order sheet or know how to preserve Canadian Muscle.

If you have a car that has ties to the great white north, and would like to be a part of this very special display, please send pics, information and history to me at I can assure you, between the cars and the owners, this is going to be one of the hottest spots on the 2022 MCACN show floor.


Car Entry: We are again tracking way ahead of previous years with well over 100 cars already officially entered. Whether your car fits into one of our many Special or Invitational displays or not, if it is a fit for the MCACN show we'd love to hear about it. Send pics and information for consideration to As always, priority is given to cars that are rarely (if ever!) shown and we strive to present the freshest show with the best of the best and the rarest of the rare.


Website Updates: We have updated our Features Page, so take a look to see what our Special and Invitational displays are this year. We have some truly unexpected surprises in there, as we always want to present a fresh and in many cases, unpredictable show for the entire family, even if you aren't an obsessed car freak like me.


Joining us From Out of Town? We work very hard to make sure that we can accommodate each and every spectator and participant in the easiest way possible. With the super convenient location just minutes from the Chicago O'Hare Airport, if you fly in you don't need to rent a car and if you're driving, you can bypass downtown Chicago by staying on I-294. And when you arrive, The Rosemont Entertainment District has everything you could ever want within walking distance of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.


Hotel Update: And that of course means great accommodations and a variety of options. We have SIX Official Host Hotels, with five being right across the street, two directly connected via overhead skywalk and one that offers direct door to door shuttle service. Rates start at just $119.00 per night and each Hotel is familiar with who we are and what we do. To read about all SIX, see the special MCACN rates and the extra perks that each offers along with direct booking links, click here:

While November may be a way off, it is not too early to plan ahead. Several of the hotels will sell out many months before we hit town so book your rooms now and be sure to tell your friends and family. We are gearing up for another stellar year, as the passion and enthusiasm for our awesome hobby builds!

With Sincere Appreciation for your Continued Support and Participation

Bob Ashton
Managing Member


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