Presenting Sponsor

Bill Stasek Chevrolet- The Official Chevrolet Dealer of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show

Title Sponsor

Mecum Auctions Title Sponsor of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

 

Official Transporter of MCACN

Reliable Carriers- The Official Automotive Transporter of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

 

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

 

Chris Piscitello and Anthony with their 1962 409/380 BelAir and Hertz Promo Convertible from MCACN 2015

 

1962 409/380 Bel Air
+ Hertz Promo Corvette
2015 409 Invitational Display
Owner- Chris Piscitello & Anthony

MCACN TITLE SPONSOR MECUM AUCTIONS READY TO ROCK!

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2016

All of us know that January kicks off the year with incredible Collector Car Auction action. If you are like me, you look forward to this, whether you are attending any of the auctions in person or watching on television or online. This year is a bit different, as the huge Mecum Kissimmee, Florida event is taking place before the various Arizona auctions this year. Someone from the Mecum team came up with the term Monumental Muscle, and anyone who was at the MCACN show knows, that pretty much sums it up!

“This auction will be one for the record books,” said Dana Mecum, President and Founder of Mecum Auctions, and the Official Title Sponsor for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. “The opportunity to witness these monumental million-dollar muscle car collections, the likes of which the world has never seen, as they all converge in one place, at one time … it’s unprecedented. These are collections that include Hemi Cudas and Pontiac Trans Am Convertibles, Yenko Supercars, Boss Mustangs, Shelbys and more.”

 

Mecum Experience at MCACN 2015- Photo Credit Tim Costello Images

Photo Credit: Tim Costello Images

The Mecum display at MCACN was absolutely awesome, with some of the very best Kissimmee offerings on display. ‘70 and ‘71 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles along with a Hemi Challenger R/T convertible joined the 24 Hemi E-body convertibles we played host to, and that was just the beginning. The outrageous King Cobra, the ‘69 Trans Am convertible, various Yenko’s and more helped us in our quest to continue to “raise the bar” for our show. And then there are the outstanding cars that our good friend Wayne Schmeeckle is rolling across the block; 23 of the absolute best of the best, many previously shown at MCACN, will be offered. We all know Wayne’s cars are among the best in the world and this alone is a rare opportunity. And that is just a few of the 3,000 cars that will be crossing the block, starting Friday, January 15 and rolling along for nine full days for cars and ten days for Road Art. Of course, every day has some truly amazing offerings and cars in all price ranges. There are more Muscle Cars and Corvettes than you can imagine, but if you are looking for something a bit more affordable or perhaps you want to expand your Ferrari collection, they have the bases covered there too! Hopefully you can attend the auction in person, but if not, you can catch much of the action on TV or through the Mecum Infonet system online for free. This is a really neat deal, as it is online in real time from beginning to end, so you can stay on top of the action and even bid. To sign up now, click here; https://www.mecum.com/infonet-sign-up.cfm For the full television schedule, click here; https://www.mecum.com/tv-times.cfm

 

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We wish the best of luck to all of our MCACN friends that are selling or buying, and also to the entire Mecum team. They work incredibly hard and we are honored to have the Mecum Auctions team as our Official Title Sponsor. We cant wait to see what they have in store for MCACN VIII, when we return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, November 19-20, 2016. Oh...and one more thing; don’t think for a minute that Wayne Schmeeckle is bailing out of the Muscle Car hobby, as he has plenty of other great cars, trucks and bicycles in his Colorado collection, and he’ll be joining us again this year. Good Luck, Wayne!


MCACN 2016 Features Photo Credit: Al Rogers FreezeFrame Images

Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image


SPECIAL DISPLAYS FOR 2016; OK, for many of us, it may seem like November is a long way off, but nearly two months have already passed since our 2015 show. Planning goes on all year, and in many cases we are working on features several years in advance, as we did with the Hemi E-Body convertible display. For 2016, we have a very special Shelby gathering that has been in the works for well over a year that I promise will be right up there in quality, diversity and yes, even dollar value! We have confirmed some absolutely amazing cars and again, many have never or have rarely been shown. This will be another one time only happening that you don’t want to miss. Additional confirmed special displays include Boss 351 Mustang, Factory Sunroof cars, Big Block 1st Gen Camaro, REAL Day2 and of course, our Anniversary displays which this year feature the years 1966 and 1971. Returning special displays include our fun Barn Find/Hidden Gems, Vintage Certification for unrestored original cars, and we will host the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Racers and our Modern Muscle groups with all new cars. I am also pleased to announce that our Corvette Legends Invitational display, sponsored by Dr. Pete Gimenez returns, this year featuring the mighty LS6 Corvettes.  Of course our Corvette Central Triple Diamond Corvette display and competition, one of our most popular features, will again grab the spotlight, along with the Muscle Bicycle display, Sponsored by Koolestuff. Additional special displays are in the works and will be announced later. If you have an idea or would like to host or help us coordinate something special, let me know asap and we will consider! bashton426@gmail.com

 

MCACN Show Car Entries- Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner

Photo Credit Gary Gerstner

REGISTRATION FOR CARS IS NOW OPEN; No...it is not too early to sign up. Every year we fill up, (as in Sell Out, can't squeeze any more cars inside the building) earlier than the previous year. We have already received entries for 2016! Whether you have a car that fits into one of our special displays or not, we are ready to accept your application now. If you do have a car that fits one of the special displays, e-mail with a full description, history and pictures asap for approval. I allocate a certain amount of space for the special displays well in advance, (we are already working on the floor plan!) and I am looking for the finest examples. Cars must be real and documented, and priority is given to cars that have not been shown with us, or are rarely if ever shown! We are committed to keeping the show fresh and exciting for our spectators, so let me know what you have. To enter your car now, click here.

REGISTRATION FOR VENDORS IS ALSO OPEN; Our previous vendors will be receiving the same space reservation forms soon. We hold these spaces until April 1st, at which time they are released and assigned on a first paid basis. If you are a previous vendor and want to lock in your same spots, please sign up promptly. If you wish to expand your space or move, let me know asap and I’ll work directly with you. If you are a new vendor, spaces are assigned on a first paid basis, meaning the faster you sign up, the better your spots! Here is a direct link to lock in your space;

 

The DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont Illinois

OFFICIAL HOST HOTELS; Once again, we went to bat to work out the best possible prices for our participants and spectators with some great deals on the most convenient area hotels. We have ALL FIVE of our Official Host Hotels confirmed now and they are ready!  All are offering great rates and special perks exclusively for us. Of course, the DoubleTree O’Hare will again serve as “party central” with our kick-off party for Double Tree Guests on Friday, Nov 18. This is always the first one to sell out, so once again I say, no...it’s not too early!

Well that’s it for now. We hope you will be able to take part in any, or maybe even all of the January auctions in one way or another. It’s a great time to be a part of the Muscle Car and Corvette hobby!

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 host well over 500 prime examples annually of American Muscle, many rarely if ever shown, and we fill over 200 vendor spots featuring the best automotive (only!) vendors, suppliers and restoration specialists. Our 8th annual show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes away from the Chicago O’Hare Airport at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.

Thanks and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com