2012 Corvette Central Triple Diamond Contender
FEATURED ARTIST MARY WATT-YEADON, SPONSORS DAVID SNYDER AND MICHAEL IRVINE AND MORE!
Here at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, we are truly honored to be able host so many great cars, automotive vendors, and restorers to our show. 2012 is sure to be another record year for MCACN, with close to 550 cars confirmed, along with over 200 vendor booths for our show that will take place Saturday, November 17 from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 18, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), Illinois. One of my favorite things in our show is our outstanding automotive artists. Today we want to tell you more about these talented folks that bring yet another element to our show, and certainly some color!
2012 Featured Artist; Mary Watt Yeadon/Bellflower Art; This year we are honoring a very special lady with incredible passion and talent. Being a real “car girl” is clearly evident in her work, which varies from full on Muscle Cars to visions of dreams that have past. You will find Cuda’s, Mustangs’s, Camaro’s, Corvettes, 50’s classics and much more in the realism style that is a true reflection of her passion. And don’t think for a minute that Mary is afraid to get her own hands dirty...she has been a hands on participant in the restoration of several cars in her families collection, that range from 50’s Caddies to Trans Ams. Be sure to check out her display, and ask her about “Mad Car Disease.” www.marywattyeadon.com
Eye Candy Award Sponsor; David Snyder; David and his wife Marion have been long time supporters of what we do and he is certainly one of the world’s most recognized automotive artists. His unique style takes you back in time, with visions of colorful days and colorful cars. Step back to the Mr. Norm’s or Nickey showrooms or even the GM Motorama displays for a moment...or perhaps the high banks of one of the big tracks, to relive the wild days of the Aero Warriors. David covers all the bases with incredible detail. He will have a wide variety of his work available, including several new pieces. In addition to offering his Limited Edition prints and some original pieces, he will be presenting his Eye Candy Award. This very special award, hand crafted by David, will be given to a participant who is showing the car that epitomizes the passion and commitment to make their car truly stand out. In addition, David has kindly donated a VERY special gift for all of our car owner/participants that will be found in your goodie bags upon check in! Be sure to make a point of seeing his newest offerings, including works featuring the Aero Warriors, Cars of Hurst and of course, his beautiful Nickey and Grand Spaulding Dodge pieces! www.davidsnydercarart.com
Platinum Level Sponsor; Michael Irvine Art; Bringing a true international element to our show, Artist extraordinaire Michael Irvine and his wife Linda join us from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. You may have seen some of Michaels high-impact and vibrant water color art gracing the cover of Mopar Collectors Guide magazine several times. With a truly unique style, Michael captures the mood of a variety of vintage and modern muscle cars, along with some outstanding sports cars ranging from long forgotten muscle in the fields to Shelbys wildest creations. Be sure to check out Michael’s display and make a note of seeing his “They Came With the Farm” series along with “Sox & Martin In The Barn.” www.michaelirvine.com for a sneak preview.
In addition to our featured Artist and Artist Sponsors, we are also pleased to have last years featured artist, Steven Macy joining us again, as well as Steve Petrosky/Drivers Road, both offering their unique and beautiful automotive art.
Remember, automotive art makes an outstanding gift for your favorite car enthusiasts. All of these talented artists will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday ready to sign your art to make it even more unique. I also recommend viewing all of our artists websites in advance, as they will be a happy to bring your art directly to the show if ordered in advance, thus eliminating the shipping charges.
MORE MCACN SHOW UPDATES;
aLoft Hotel added as Official Host Hotel; Due to incredible demand, we have sold out THREE of our host hotels. The DoubleTree O’Hare, Embassy Suites O’Hare and Crowne Plaza O’Hare have reported “sold-out” status, but not to worry! We have added a fourth host hotel for your convenience. the aLoft is located behind the city parking structure, approximately 3 blocks from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This all new hotel is offering a rate of $109 for MCACN participants and spectators, along with $10 daily parking and FREE internet access. Reports from our people last year say this is an awesome hotel, very stylish and upbeat and they will also be running door to door shuttle service for MCACN people. Here is direct link to book your rooms; https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1210236310&key=15CEC
Car Show Entry; We are officially “sold out” for the car show portion. Fact is....I have close to 550 cars registered for 536 spots! We do have a standby list, but as you can see, the “overflow” will obviously take priority before we can accept any additional entries. Thanks to everyone who has signed up, especially those who made the commitment way back in December and January! FYI; applications for our 5th Annual show, November 23-24, 2013, will be accepted in the show office starting November 17, 2012.
Vendor Opportunities; I am pleased to announce that both Commercial A and Commercial B are completely sold out. We do have a limited amount of swap spaces available and 3 standard Car Corral spots, but at just $100 per 10 x 12’ or car corral spot for both days, I am sure they will be snapped up. Click here to lock in your space; https://www.jotform.com/form/91904054196
Cover Girl Search Contest Saturday Night; In addition to our Saturday night FREE concert with The Vinyl Highway Band, www.vhband.net, we will hosting our first Annual Mopar Collectors Guide Cover Girl Search. If you have what it takes to become a national magazine cover girl, this is your chance! And to make things even better, the Ledfoot News gang has also stepped up and will be joining the fun, with a second opportunity to be a cover girl, for Ledfoot News! Our MCACN Official Photographer, Al Rogers/ Freeze Frame Image will be onsite and the actual cover shoots will take place right at the show. To submit your entry and for rules and regs, click here; The finals will be held at 5 pm Saturday, with the winners announced after The Vinyl Highway Bands break at 6:45. Hosted by Hot Rod Magazine Radios’ Dennis Pittsenbarger and MCACN magazine cover girl Kimmie Dombrowski.
National Magazine Coverage; Participants will be pleased to hear that we have national magazine representatives and editors coming in from across the country and also Quebec to cover our show. We have been very fortunate to have full features in nearly every national magazine devoted to our hobby over the past three years! If you have dreamed of having your car featured in one of the national Muscle Car or Corvette magazines, this may be your best opportunity. PLEASE keep the covers off of your car once you have arrived, as the photos will be searching for potential feature cars from Thursday-Monday. We have several area locations set up for shooting individual magazine features, along with Al Rogers onsite “studio” set up right in Hall A, so be ready! Click here to see some of our past show coverage; http://www.mcacn.com/Media.htm
Advance Discount Ticket Sales; In addition to our online Discount ticket offer, we also have our area outlets with hard tickets in hand now. Purchase your advance Adult single day admission tickets for $15 each, a savings of $5 off the at the door price, and bypass the lines! You can visit Nickey Chicago in St. Charles, Bill Stasek Chevrolet in Wheeling, Tamraz Parts Discount Warehouse in Plainfield, State Farm Agent Chris Bimbi in McHenry and Todd Wenzel Chevrolet in Hudsonville, Michigan. Discount offer can not be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Remember; Kids 12 and under always get in FREE with an adult, so bring them along! Click here for addresses. http://www.mcacn.com/ordertix.htm
Facebook; We have exploded on Facebook, expanding from about 14,000 “likes” to nearly 25,000 in just two weeks! The “buzz” is incredible, and I do updates on our Facebook page every day. We also have a contest running right now with daily ticket giveaways and four big MCACN Grand Prize packages, with a night of lodging at one of our host hotels, VIP entry to the show and some sweet MCACN wearables, so please sign on and “like” us.
The countdown continues and we’re almost there. Looking forward to seeing many old friends, and making lots of new ones at the World’s Largest All Indoor Specialty Show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the country’s finest Corvettes. Special thanks go out to all of our fantastic sponsors, who allow us to produce our show. Please show your support by thanking them, buying their products and using their services. We can’t do it without them!