The Quest for the Triple Diamond, Next Stop: Bloomington Gold!

*2022 Sneak Peek

 1960 Cunningham Le Mans Corvette

The REAL Thing!

MCACN 2022 Special Display
Owner: Irwin Kroiz, Pennsylvania


There is no doubt that the passion and enthusiasm for America's favorite sports car is at fever pitch. With the introduction of the state of the art C8, we are seeing not only long term Corvette fans but lots of new people getting into our hobby. Whether it is the C8 or one of the originals, there are more people into Corvettes than ever. Just ask our friends at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, Illinois #1 Corvette dealer and our Presenting Sponsor! The biggest problem they have is having enough Corvettes in stock, both new and used, to meet demand. And if you have to have a problem, that's not the worst one.

This week marks the return to Bloomington for Guy Larsen and his team. And not just the annual event, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, but also a return to the city of Bloomington, Illinois where it all started. And think about it; an event does not survive for 50 years without a lot of reasons! Between the coveted Gold Certification, Benchmark and Survivor judging, a swap meet and a wide variety of vendors, free seminars and so much more. If it is Corvette related, it is there and don't forget that they have also added Camaro's to the mix and have opened the door for modified Corvettes, due to the increased interest and popularity of the Resto-Mods. Of course, you'll find special displays of these along with Camaro's and the best of the best in the Gold Collection!

So if you are on the quest to add the MCACN Corvette Central Triple Diamond award to your trophy case, Bloomington Gold certification, along with NCRS certification is required. These cars truly represent the best of the best, so take a close look at these prime examples, as many will be joining us in November!

Oh...and while you're there, be sure to say thanks to MCACN Official Sponsors Mecum Auctions, Corvette Central, Titan Lifts, Trailex, NCM Insurance and Car Capsule, who will all have displays at the show. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, be sure to take it all in and embrace the return to Bloomington! Our Judging Supervisor, Bill Braun will be representing MCACN, so be sure to say hello to Bill and don't hesitate to ask him any questions.

HOT ROD POWER TOUR: I am thrilled to announce the Hornet is alive! Ian and I will be hitting the road to do the entire Power Tour in our 390 powered '73 AMC Hornet for the Long Haul, spreading the gospel of MCACN. We'll be leaving from the Detroit area to hit Memphis, Nashville, Hoover, AL with a stop at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, then on to Pensacola, Fl and then Atlanta! Thanks go out to Ed and Brian for the entire rebuild of the drivetrain and to MCACN Official Sponsor Summit for some of the great parts. If you are hitting any of the stops, be sure to chase us down!

OLDSMOBILE HOMECOMING: Vicki will be setting up at the Oldsmobile Homecoming in Lansing, Michigan Saturday, June 18, with assistance from Jeff Stolowski who is bringing in his REAL 1970 Indy Pace Car. Look for our MCACN display in the swap area! For full info, Click Here

MCACN MUSCLE CAR MEETUP AT THE GILMORE MUSEUM: The response has been pretty overwhelming, and we are set to have an awesome event. Cars, cool people, live music, a MCACN Premier Unveiling and even a funny car start-up are on the schedule. We will have over 50 cars in a very special MCACN display area, so if you have shown at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals or are planning to this year, please plan on joining us. You must be approved and pre-registered to be in our special display area, so email pics and info for pre-approval to For full information on the MCACN Muscle Car Meet-Up, Click Here

Things are really heating up with our awesome hobby, so get out there and immerse yourself in not only the cars, but the people. If you would like to join us at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in November, whether as a participant or a vendor, email your information for Pre-Approval to  And if you are joining us as a spectator, put the big red circle on your calendar now for November 19-20. You can book your rooms now at great rates and with special MCACN exclusive perks at any of our SIX Official Host Hotels by clicking here:

Be safe, be fun and please help us spread the word!

Bob Ashton
Managing Member

Our Title Sponsor