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MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*


Clark Rand 1965 Plymouth A/WB- "The UFO"


1965 Plymouth A/WB-  The UFO
Owner: Clark Rand, Missouri



 Incredible Original Altered Wheelbase Mopars To Be Featured at MCACN
“The Early Funny Car Revolution - Too Much was Just Enough" Geoff Stunkard
It is true that the primary focus of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is the finest and rarest examples of 60’s and 70’s American Muscle and Corvettes. Of course, we are committed to making sure we always keep you interested by adding some spice to the recipe. They can’t all be factory stock and showroom fresh! Sometimes they are completely off the wall, like the ‘48 Tucker or the vintage VW Bus we have featured in the lobby in the past. Other times, it makes sense and tells a story. That is the case with an incredible pair of Mopars we have joining us this year when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, November 18-19.
To see an original Altered Wheelbase Mopar drag car up close and in person is a real treat. What we have for you are two of them; the 1965 Plymouth known as the UFO and the 1965 Dodge known as The Hemi Honker. And talk about stories and history!
The UFO was recently found somewhat complete and living in Canada. This car was originally campaigned by the Tignanelli Brothers of the Shadowoods Auto Center out of Detroit, Michigan. Shadowoods was known for their expertise in building Chrysler race engines, and Tom Tignanelli served as the driver. This car was one of the earliest and wildest of the original cars to run in the new C/SX class. Powered by a 426 Hemi, the beautiful gold and black paint was complimented by the red tinted plexiglas windows making it a real stand out. It was also the only A/WB Mopar to run a far ahead of its time Aero front end cap at one time. This car was recently meticulously restored using only period correct parts.


Jim Kramer 1965 Dodge A/WB "The Hemi Honker"

1965 Dodge A/WB
The Hemi Honker
Owner; Jim Kramer, Pennsylvania 

As if that isn’t enough to get your heart pumping, right beside it will be Bud Faubel’s Hemi Honker ‘65 Altered wheelbase Dodge. Now when it comes to stories, this one has ‘em! Let’s start with the one about Bud driving this car home from the Amblewagon facilities in Detroit to his home in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in rather cold weather. Yes...again this is the actual car that Bud ran throughout the ‘65 AHRA and NHRA season. Notable victories include winning $1,000.00 in cash and prizes at one event and countless other victories. By the way...did we mention that before Bud took to the strip he was a fighter pilot and occasional NASCAR racer? Stories...we’ve got them! Jim Kramer restored this one, and it is like stepping back in time.
The Altered Wheelbase cars would eventually morph into what we now know as Funny Cars. It is often said that the term “Funny Car” was one that came to be because people often referred to these cars as funny looking due to their shortened wheelbases and unusual wheel placement. The fact is, the drag racing world would be changed forever and we will be able to get up close and personal with two of the most significant examples in existence. Special Thanks go out to Clark Rand and Jim Kramer who are the owners of these cars. Both have been restored to as raced back in the day, and they are truly sights to behold. We encourage you to talk to Jim and Clark and their crews, as they have encyclopedic knowledge of what these cars are all about.


BREAKING NEWS: I am pleased to announce that our good friend, noted author and historian Geoff Stunkard will host a panel discussion with Tom Tignanelli and Jim Kramer at the show Saturday. Hear what it was like to be right there driving The UFO when history was being made, and hear how Jim found and restored the Hemi Honker!
HOTEL UPDATE; We have rooms available at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare ($115.00 per night), the aLoft ($125.00 per night) and the Hyatt O’Hare ($124.00 per night). Use our direct booking links for these great rates and special perks for all of our MCACN participants and spectators. All three of these hotels are conveniently located near the convention center and the Rosemont Entertainment District, so sign up now and be right in the middle of the action.


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PRESALE DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Save $5.00 for every Adult admission ticket purchased by clicking here; If you prefer “hard” tickets, you can buy Adult Presale discount tickets at our Chicago area outlets and also from Denny Barker in Hudson, Michigan and Jim Thoren of Supercar Collectibles in Minnesota. Click here for the locations of our Presale outlets, and remember, Kids 12 and Under always get in FREE with an Adult!


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MCACN ANNUAL MAGAZINE ON THE WAY! Mailing of our new 80 page MCACN magazine has commenced. If you are on our mailing list, yours should be hitting your mail box any day now. If you aren’t on our mailing list, you will be able to get one from Nickey Performance in St. Charles, Illinois. We will also being posting the entire magazine online with free access soon. Note; we will not be able to mail individual copies at this time, as we quite simply are buried in show preparation!
SELL YOUR CAR AT MCACN; The show portion is now sold-out (full) and our “standby” list is quite long. The only openings for cars are in our VIP Car For Sale area, (just three remaining at $250.00 per car) and our regular Car For Sale area in the rear of the big room at $100.00 per car. If you want to sell your nice collectible car at the show, use this link to sign up now; Cars subject to final approval from Bob.
Commercial B Vendor Space; Just a few remaining at just $200.00 per 10 x 12’ spot. An excellent opportunity for you to get your automotive related business in front of plenty of qualified and eager buyers. If you aren’t automotive related or are a head-set hawker, please don’t ask! Click here to apply 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 again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space in the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We work hard all year long to bring you the best and freshest show in the nation and look forward to having you join us whether you are showing a car, showcasing your automotive products or services or as an all important spectator. Plan on joining is Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19 and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.


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Thanks for the continued support.

Bob Ashton
Managing Member