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Official Transporter of MCACN
Sneak Peek 2013 Show*
1972 Day 2 Roadrunner
MCACN 2013 Roadrunner Invitational Display
AMAZING ‘72 DAY 2 SURVIVOR TO BE FEATURED IN MCACN ROADRUNNER INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
When it comes to recognizing real Day 2 cars as true Concours quality muscle machines, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the leader, not a follower. When we launched the show in 2009, we established our Day 2 Concours classes to recognize the incredible dedication and attention to detail that owners and restorers are giving to cars like Yenko and Nickey Super Cars, Mr. Norm’s GSS cars and occasionally, cars that were modified by their owners right off the showroom floor. The big difference between true Day 2 cars and our Street Stock/modified cars is that Day2 uses period correct parts, some that may be over the counter factory parts and some that may be aftermarket, but from “back in the day.” So...a ‘69 with Radial T/A’s and a CD player isn’t going to cut it for Day 2, but is welcome in Street Stock/Modified. If your car is a “time capsule” with all of the vintage parts, or you have gone to great lengths to chase down those date coded wheels, valve covers, intakes and other goodies, sounds like you have a Day 2 car!
So, since the two 1967 Yenko/Gibb/Harrell 427 Super Camaro’s that you will see at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals this year are obviously authentic Day 2 cars, we thought we would show you the other end of the spectrum. In 1971, a guy in Wisconsin decided he would buy a brand spankin’ new Roadrunner for his son for his high school graduation. He took him to Hub Chrysler-Plymouth and allowed him to check all the right boxes. 440-4 barrel; check! 4-speed with the pistol grip shifter; check! G60-15” tires; check! high impact paint; check! And the list goes on and on. The order was placed and in November of 1971, a beautiful ‘Runner was in his driveway. Bet this guy didn’t have any problem getting dates! As was often the case, it wasn’t long before the young owner wanted to take things a step further...and boy did he ever!. New rims, fatter tires and some suspension mods started the ball rolling, and it wouldn’t stop until he had created a truly one-off car that has miraculously been preserved and survives to this day. Since everyone was swapping wheels and tires, the owner decided to take things even further. He hooked up with a custom painter by the name of Butch Brinza. Now Butch was already known nationwide as an incredibly talented custom painter. He painted cars for movie stars, for Rolls Royce and a number of others. Like many artists, you didn’t tell him what you wanted, you allowed him to do his magic his way. After many sleepless nights, (without the car!) the owner finally got the call to pick up his car from Butch. So what you will see at MCACN this year in our Roadrunner Invitational display is this very car, a true Day 2 survivor that wears the exact paint that Butch Brinza applied back in ‘72! This car is a mind-blowing time capsule that I am sure will be a huge hit.
In 1977, the original owner sold the car for a mere $2,100, looking absolutely stunning with its wild paint and the many mods. The new owner, Bill Waara, knew he had something very special, and he has preserved this step back in time, bringing it out very sparingly ever since. In fact...the only time it has left Wisconsin is when he trailered it out to the big All Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle meet in 2012, where it was featured in the Invitational display. Needless to say, people were blown away, and he even scored a full feature in one of the major Mopar magazines.
We are honored to be able to host this blast from the past in our special Roadrunner Invitational display, November 23-24. On one end, you’ll find legendary drag racer Don Grotheer with his blue, white and orange lift-off hood 6 barrel racer, while on the other end you will find this beauty. In between will be some of the finest examples of Plymouth’s Roadrunners with 383, 440+6 and 426 Hemi drive trains. Hardtops and convertibles including one of the very first 68’s and several M-code 6-barrel 69.5’s. Hemi convertible? You bet! But wait....that’s not all. Michelle and Craig Dozeman, hosts of last years Super Bee Invitational will be showing all kinds of incredible Roadrunner memorabilia from their extensive collection. This alone is worth the price of admission! Believe me, you don’t want to miss this display, no matter what brand you prefer, this will just be good old fashioned FUN.
We have again expanded our block at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare, but rooms are going fast! With a rate for MCACN spectators and participants of just $92 and the great location right across the street, if you haven’t secured rooms yet, better do it now! Here is a direct link;
We also have rooms at the aLoft, a really neat new hotel just a few blocks away. They offer a rate for MCACN spectators and participants of $112 single or double, and they are providing free door to door shuttle service. Here is a direct link to book your rooms at the aLoft; https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1301299794&key=5EFD7
Available now through our website by clicking here; http://mcacn2013.eventbrite.com/
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Next week we head to the Mecum Muscle Cars and More auction at their new home in Schaumburg, Illinois, Thursday-Saturday, and then over to the huge Morris Lions Club show and swap on Sunday, where we will be set up in the swap area. Hope to see you at both!