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J.B. Tinney, Texas  1968 Shelby GT500 KR  Color My World Invitational Display Sponsored by the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and G & L Guitars

J.B. Tinney, Texas
1968 Shelby GT500 KR
Color My World Invitational Display

Sponsored by The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and G & L Guitars


 "The Champion" by Automotive Artist Michael Irvine


We always have a lot going on at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. One thing that I always recommend is doing some early Christmas shopping for your favorite enthusiast. Since it is hard to tell exactly what someone may already own, (especially among us collectors!) I often recommend automotive art to those who ask me. You see, at the MCACN show, we host some of the absolute best automotive artists in the world, each having their own unique style. This week we would like to talk about last years MCACN Featured Artist and Official MCACN Sponsor, Michael Irvine.
One of Michael’s latest paintings is titled “The Champion” and it is the third in his Racing Legends Series. Depicting the Parnelli Jones Boss 302 racer in action, the colors jump off of the canvas. In Michael’s own words; Race rules dictated, that in order to qualify, a number of cars had to be made available to the public. So, for a lucky few who would own one, Ford built a street version Boss 302. I like the idea of getting behind the wheel of a powerful machine that was originally built to race! In this painting, I wanted to pay tribute to the history of the Boss 302s and the legendary men that raced them. You need to see this one in person, it is awesome!

Michael Irvine Automotive Artist

Michael and his wife Linda will have a beautiful display up front with a wide variety of his work. In addition to original pieces, you’ll find Limited Edition reproductions that are embossed with his Studio Seal, and all prints include a Certificate of Authenticity. Be sure to take the time to meet Michael and see what inspires his work. No matter what make or model you prefer, he will have something for you. Like Mopars? Check out his new Wing Car print or his Mopar Farm series. If it is GM cars you like, see his Camaro work, (both old and new) along with the Judge, 442 and various Corvettes prints. He has the bases covered! For a preview and to see his online gallery, go to Michael is also accepting advance orders for delivery to our show, so why not do a bit of early shopping today!

MCACN 2014      Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Photography


MCACN Magazine Update; To say I am excited about our new MCACN magazine is an understatement. We expanded to 72 pages and although it is a mere sampling of what you’ll see at the show, I am very proud of how it turned out. Working with Mike D’Alessio on the creative work via e-mail is quite a chore. Mike has done a great job interpreting my vision, which I am sure is a real challenge! Photographer extraordinaire Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC allows us to step it up each year, and his cover and center spread work is once again absolutely gorgeous. Our new onsite Liaison/Poster Girl Addy adds special something too! Thanks go out to all involved and also to our advertisers and Sponsors. We will be mailing on the 15th, and I will be distributing them at the Mecum Chicago Auction October 9-11 and the big Morris Lions Club show Sunday, October 12th, so stop by and see me! If you can’t make it to these events, sign up now on our mailing list for your free copy.


Host Hotel Update; As you know, we have great rates and special perks for our participants and spectators at FOUR area hotels, all within walking distance.   The Embassy Suites, with the awesome full breakfast, full suites and more is filling fast, but has availability. This one is also a favorite, especially for families and those who want to actually get a bit of rest. The Crowne Plaza O’Hare offers our lowest rate at just $99 per night, and is also directly across the street from the convention center. Behind that is the trendy aLoft, one of the area’s newest hotels and a really neat place. If you have a shopper with you, this one is located across from the new 150 store outlet mall and they run a door to door shuttle right to the lobby of the convention center. Book your rooms now and be the middle of all of the action! The DoubleTree O'Hare is SOLD OUT.

Mecum Auctions

1974 Chevrolet Nickey Camaro Stage III   The Last Known Conversion by Nickey Chevrolet

MECUM Chicago Next Week! When the Mecum team moved their auction to Schaumburg, Illinois last year, they found a perfect home for their Chicago area event. This year, they have over 1,000 cars crossing the block October 9-11 along with plenty of prime pieces of Road Art. Among the offerings is the 1974 Last L/88 Nickey Camaro, (unveiled at MCACN last year) and several Gen 5 Nickey Camaro’s, including one of the new Hot Rod Magazine Special Editions. We will be there distributing our new magazine and spreading the word, so plan on being there! For a complete list of offerings, click here.


Car Entries and Vendor Space; I am finalizing the floor-plan now, and as stated earlier, we are filling in all area’s faster then ever. The “big room” is basically full for Commercial A, with just a few remaining spots in the car corral for sale area. Most of the Invitational Displays are complete. If you were invited to participate in one of these special displays but have not yet registered, don't delay because once I complete the floor plan, no further vehicles will be added. Commercial B space is filling fast, so if you want to join us as a vendor, please sign up now as we will be sold out! We have limited space available for cars, so don’t hesitate...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. Title Sponsor; The Mecum Auction Company. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Next week; The Mecum Auction and Morris Lions Club show; hope to see you there!

Mecum Chicago 2014

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Just restored by Mike Mancini and  American Muscle Car Restorations, Inc.

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