Official Transporter of MCACN
MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1971 Pilot 426 Hemi Challenger R/T
2016 MCACN Participant
Greg and Lori Steffes, Minnesota
We are truly honored to have some of the absolute best of the best from the automotive art world joining us at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. A few weeks ago we introduced you to our 2016 Official Featured Artist, Branden Hochstetler. This week we want to share the latest from Michael Irvine, who joins us from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. Michael has several new offerings that are right on target for the MCACN 2016 show. With our Cars of Carroll Shelby Invitational display as a big feature this year, Michael’s latest painting, “Snakin’ Through The Snow” is sure to be a hit. This is his latest Shelby Mustang painting, which features the 2008 Shelby GT500KR and it’s classic predecessor, the 1968 Shelby GT500KR, and it is the third installment in Michael’s ‘Now and Then’ series. “Ford has definitely kept the muscle car alive with its continuous production of the Mustang”, says Michael, “And what better cars to hug the curves and handle the slippery slopes than the ‘kings of the road’, the classic and modern Shelby GT500KR.” The original watercolor painting pays tribute to two of Ford Motor Company’s high performance Shelby Cobras. 2008 marked the 40th Anniversary of Ford Motor Company’s original King of the Road and in celebration, the 540 hp retro designed Shelby GT500KR was released. Michael chose to feature these cars handling the dangerous curves of a still ice-covered road, each one’s reflection its ‘other generation’ counterpart.
And if you are a Mopar enthusiast, Michael is excited to announce the release of “Right On Spaulding!” A long time coming, this incredible high impact painting pays tribute to a Mopar icon in Michael’s captivating “story in the reflection” style. “I’d been thinking about a Grand Spaulding Dodge painting for a while, but really wanted to do something unique. Meeting Mr. Norm last year, ultimately was the catalyst that got me going ahead with it”, says Michael.
This original watercolor painting features the 1970 Plum Crazy Dodge Super Bee as it turns “right on Spaulding” Avenue. (Coincidently, since Spaulding is a one way, there is only one way to travel on it … the right way!) In the reflection, you’ll discover the busy dealership, Norm’s mini Charger, a ‘Cuda, a Six Pack car, the Charger 500 and Mr. Norm himself. Of special interest to collectors, 300 of the 800 limited edition prints have been cosigned by Mr. Norm and have a Grand Spaulding Dodge logo printed Remarque, and you can get yours at the show. Of course, Mr. Norm will be joining us with his own big display of memorabilia and he will be at the show Saturday and Sunday.
Automotive art makes an excellent gift for your favorite car enthusiast, and there is nothing better then purchasing directly from the artist. Please plan on seeing the displays from Michael and Branden along with David Snyder, Mary Watts-Yeadon and Steven Macy and taking home something for yourself and your favorite car nut.
Car Entry; We have limited openings in our Barn Find & Hidden Gems area and our Modern Muscle section. If you have a car that is not a Barn Find/Hidden Gem or is not 1982-present, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with full details and pictures for consideration.
SELL Your Collector Car at MCACN; We have openings for select Muscle Cars and Corvettes in our VIP Car Corral area. This is in the center hall, fully stanchioned with larger spots and we have a staff member on hand during open show hours. Price per spot is $250.00 and we have just a few available. Our standard Car Corral for sale area, located at the back of the “big room” has spots available at just $100.00 per car. There are no additional fees, making both of these truly outstanding ways to offer your cars to qualified potential buyers. To lock in your spot now, click here.
VENDOR SPACE; We are sold out in the “big room” aka Commercial A. We have about five spots remaining in our Commercial B area, at just $200.00 per 10 x 12’ spot. Must be automotive related! Absolutely no headset-hawkers, travel agents or anything else that doesn’t relate to what we are all about. To lock in your space now, click here.
HOST HOTELS; It is true that both the DoubleTree and the Embassy Suites are now sold out. Not to worry as we have extended our room blocks at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare ($108.00) and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare ($119.00), which are both located across the street from the convention center. We also have rooms available at the cool aLoft ($127.00), which is behind the Crowne, right across from the big outlet mall, and they provide direct door to door shuttle service and FREE parking. We have negotiated great rates and extra perks for all registered MCACN guests, whether you are a participant or a spectator, so use our direct links now to book your rooms.
We’re truly on the countdown now!
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 fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. Special guests this year include Bobby Unser, Courtney Hansen, Linda Vaughn and Charles Handler and Trey Hansen from the new History Channel TV show Big Easy Motors.