Hagerty Operation Ignite, Model
Build, Hot Wheels and More For the Kids.
Photo Credit Mike Lippeth of
Here at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, we like to provide an
experience that is fun for all ages. No, you won’t find wrestlers or non
automotive TV stars at our show, but you will find a wide variety of
interactive things that are geared toward keeping things interesting for
everyone, whether you are 6 or 60. Today I’d like to talk about some of
the cool things we have in store for the younger folks this year, to
encourage you to bring them to the show when we return to the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois,
HAGERTY OPERATION IGNITE YOUTH JUDGING; One of the best ways to get the
kids interested in our hobby is to give them a behind the scenes look at
what we do and why. The Hagerty Youth Judging program is always a hit.
Kids get to interact with some of our most fun car owner participants, and
ask questions about why they like to show their cars. Several owners allow
the kids to sit in their cars, and they open the doors, hood and deck to
let them look inside. The Hagerty team leads the program and helps explain
the cars and the enthusiasm of the owners. and as if that isn’t enough,
they get an Official Tee-Shirt and hat to commemorate being an Official
Judge! this is open to all kids from 8-16, whether a spectator or with a
participant, and it is totally free. Please use this
link to pre-register
now as entry is limited. This is an absolute must do for kids that are at
the show, and I can tell you that my own Granddaughter Emily had a great
time participating last year!
Do you have a child aged 8-16 who
would like to be a Hagerty youth judge at the MCACN Show?
Let us know!
Lucas Leone R/T Foundation Challenger Raffle; Sadly, we lost 12 year old
Lucas to a tragic UTV accident. The Leone family is committed to spreading
the word about UTV safety and the need for better safety requirements. I
had no idea of how many kids are killed or injured on quads and other
ATV’s. The Leone family is so committed to getting the word out there that
they are raffling a beautiful 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack
Shaker Challenger to help get their message out. Please make a point of
stopping by the display on the main aisle, and purchase a ticket to enter to win this
car. The winner of the car will be announced right at our show Sunday, so
you might be driving home in this car! Please see
http://www.lucasleonertfoundation.org for full information.
This is a 501c3 with
proceeds benefiting some truly outstanding children's charities. Please
help us support this program!
Photo Credit: Mike
MODEL KIT MAKE AND TAKE; This has been a hit for several years now and
this year we expand the program to appeal to more kids. With the support
from the folks at Auto World/Round 2, we
will have cool model car kits including some of the new Iron Man NASCAR snap kits.
year kids get a choice, and as always, there is no charge and kids get to
take home their model kit. Adult assistance is provided if available.
one kit per child)
SCAVENGER HUNT; Each year many of our sponsors really step to the window
for this! Kids can pick up a search card at our Info both right up front
and start the hunt. Stop by the designated Sponsor booths along with
several other fun stops, get your card marked and pick up a special free
prize at each stop. When you’re done, return to the info booth and get a
very special Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals exclusive collectible toy.
(cough-cough, think fidget!) Prizes this year include collectible die cast
cars, posters and more, and again, this is totally free.
NEW; COLORING CONTEST; This one is geared toward the little ones, although
all kids are welcome to join in the fun. Get a coloring sheet in the Model
Car/Hot Wheels Kids Fun Zone area and take a rest while the kids have some
fun. Remember...all of these activities are fun and we have staff on hand
HOT WHEELS RACING; In our Kids Fun Zone in the center hall, I’ll have some
of my own old school orange Hot Wheels track. Kids get a FREE Hot Wheels
car to race the same way we used to when we were kids. I always have a
blast setting up my old basic Hot Wheels track with the Grandkids, so show
them what we used to do before we had I-pads, the internet and giant TV’s!
Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner
MUSCLE BIKE “SHOW WITHIN A SHOW” SPONSORED BY KOOLESTUFF; OK, so this is
really for kids of ALL ages. As many of you know, I am a somewhat out of
control Muscle Bicycle collector. Several years ago we added this feature
just to have some fun. This year we will have over 75 vintage Muscle
Bicycles on display, including Schwinn Sting-Rays, Krates and Raleigh
Chopppers, Ross Barracuda’s, Sears Spyders and so many more. This is not a
competition, it is just about having fun and we will also have related ads
and other memorabilia on display.
REMEMBER; KIDS 12 AND UNDER ALWAYS GET IN FREE WITH AN ADULT!
The future of our hobby depends on getting some younger folks involved.
This is really a great hobby with awesome people, so please help us keep
the momentum going so that we can produce this show for many years to
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
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!
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.
Auctions. Presenting Sponsor;
Bill Stasek Chevrolet
Thanks for the continued support.