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OFFICIAL UNVEILINGS KICK OFF 2015 MCACN SHOW NEXT WEEKEND!
Photo Credit Gary Gertsner
One of the coolest and certainly most exciting parts of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is our Premiere Unveilings. This year we have a record setting FOURTEEN scheduled, and each and every one of them is truly outstanding. Unveilings kick off shortly after the gates open, and will continue every fifteen minutes. The first, which is the incredible Phil Bonner Thunderbolt, will be at 9:45 am. Preston Bonner, Grandson of Phil, along with original members of the T-Bolt crew will be on hand for this one, along with our very special Co-Host Courtney Hansen.
From there we will pull the cover off of a car that some may remember from the 2012 MCACN show that was in our Barn Finds/Hidden Gems Display. This 1972 440+6 barrel Roadrunner/GTX, from The Brothers Collection, certainly looks different now thanks to MCACN Official Sponsor Magnum Restorations. From there, you will witness an additional twelve Unveilings, with prime muscle from Chevy, Ford, Plymouth and AMC represented. Whew!! And here is a tip; be sure to hang around for all of the Unveilings, as the last one will be a very special presentation that you really don’t want to miss. I am not going to tell you what it is, so make a point of being with us to see the continuation of some true Muscle Car history!
To keep the ball rolling, after the last cover is pulled away, we will have another special presentation. You will meet members of the Cotton Owens family and crew and hear about not just one, but TWO cars with direct ties to Cotton and his team. If you saw the recent issue of Mopar Collectors Guide that featured the MCACN show and what you’ll see, you know what we’re talking about! This special presentation will take place at 1:15.
And things continue from there, with our new Celebrity/Trivia Stage, Sponsored by MASCAR and featuring Dennis Pittsenbarger. Dennis will kick off with Free Prizes and Trivia and will be doing hourly interviews. Plenty to do and see at MCACN this year!
IN SEARCH OF THE HOLY GRAIL; I am thrilled to announce that we are now ready to accept Pre-Orders for our new hardcover collectible book, titled "In Search of the Holy Grail" featuring all 27 of the 426 Hemi E-Body convertibles you will see at MCACN this year. This 72 page hardcover book has individual stories on each and every one of them!
To make it even better, you will read an introduction from E-Body enthusiast/owner Wade Ogle, the forward by Ola Nillson, who runs the E-Body convertible Registry, and heartfelt stories from Dave Blake of Phoenix, Arizona, who is one of the first enthusiasts to study and collect Hemi E-body convertibles. This book is not about specs and technical stuff, it is an easy read with some really neat stories and plenty of history. Ever wonder where these cars came from or who bought them when they were new? Curious as to what people did with these cars “back in the day?” This book will answer those questions. We will be selling just 200 of these books at $100.00 each. We are now accepting Pre-Orders for pick up at the show by clicking here. After the show, we will offer any remaining copies if there are any, but this is a one time run, so don’t miss out! I suggest placing your order now, picking up your book up at the show, and having the owners sign it. What an incredible opportunity!
We are now about a week away from the big event. The show will take place Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. We will fill nearly 400,000 square feet of all indoor exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. Nearly 600 prime examples of American Muscle and the finest and rarest Corvettes and nearly 200 automotive related vendor spots will be filled, with car owners, sponsors and vendors joining us from across the country, Canada and even Sweden this year! Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Advance discount Pre-Sale tickets are available now online and also at Chicago area and Western Michigan outlets. Click here to get yours.
For an updated list of show features, the schedule of Premier Unveilings and much more, see our recently updated features page by clicking here.
Thanks and we look forward to hosting our best show ever!
Note to our participants; we have a very small staff and at this point, it is next to impossible to keep up with phone calls. We have several people monitoring Bob’s e-mails, so after reading ALL of your move-in instructions, if you have questions please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show is now FULL in all area’s and our stand-by lists are extensive, meaning if you have not already signed up and received your confirmation, you need to plan on joining us for our 2016 show. Registration for the 2016 Show will open in December of 2015.