Sneak Peek 2013 Show*
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2013 MCACN Show Registrant**
SOME GREAT MCACN ALUMNUS HIT THE AUCTION BLOCKS!
If you are a Car Guy (or Car Girl), you have to be excited about the January auctions. Whether you are headed to Arizona for any of the variety of auctions out there, or heading south to Florida to see the thousands of cars that 2012 MCACN Title Sponsor Dana Mecum and his team will be offering, there is no doubt that it is likely to be out there for you. If you are lucky, you will first fly west, then fly south, hopefully with a whole lot of cash! If you aren’t necessarily a buyer, that’s fine, because all of the auctions are a blast to attend and lots of fun to watch on TV too.
I will be heading west, where the week will be filled with auction action and plenty of meetings. I also am fortunate to be meeting with several collectors to lock in some outstanding features for our 2013 show, (including an incredible unveiling...more on that later) which will be taking place November 23-24, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), Illinois. Several of the MCACN Members will be in Arizona and several will also be heading to Florida, so we will be representing!
I thought it would be neat to let you know about some very significant Chevy’s and Corvettes that have been participants in past MCACN shows that will be crossing the block. Several of these cars are truly one time opportunities and several are the best of the best. First, we have a pair of very special 1969 Camaro’s. First up is the LeMans Blue #14 427 ZL1 that was a show stopper for us in 2010 in our ZL1 Reunion display. This 4-speed beauty has all kinds of documentation and known history, truly one of the best. If you prefer a real-deal Yenko, then check out the beautiful Daytona Yellow sYc 427 Super Camaro that was part of our Don Yenko Meet the Mean Ones in Chicago display in 2012.. This one is very special as it is a Jack Douglas sold Yenko, again with known history and lots of paperwork. BTW; if you prefer a modified ‘69 Camaro, Stefano Bimbi of Nickey Chicago has a one-off Chip Foose built pro touring ‘69 that will blow you away being offered Saturday night in Arizona.
If you are looking for a Corvette for your collection, I want to tell you about two very special red beauties. First we have a 1962 being offered by our friend Dave Brewer from Florida. Those of you who know Dave, a long time supporter of our shows, know he always has outstanding automobiles and this one is no exception. Awarded the coveted Corvette Central Triple Diamond award at our show last November, this is the one! 4-speed, fuel injected, wide factory steel wheels...whew! See this one on the block Saturday in Arizona, If it is a C2 you want, it doesn’t get any better than a 427 powered red roadster! Well....actually it can, if it was originally owned by Apollo astronaut Gus Grissom. You may remember this one from our inaugural show, where it was on display right on the lobby. MCACN Member Bill Sefton is offering this one over in Arizona along with several other fine cars from his extensive collection. Indeed, this may be the only time this piece of history is offered for sale!
Perhaps you are thinking about a race car, maybe even something nobody else has. Well, how about the Nova on a Sunday? Yep, this is the “body in white” car that was purchased brand new in IL. by Rich and Cindy Vitiritti back in the day, that you saw at MCACN in 2009 and 2010. Rich and Cindy are the original owners are they are offering this historical racer for sale , again...a once in a lifetime opportunity! But wait...we have another! Our very good friend Floyd Garrett will be offering several of his prime muscle machines ; a beautiful Cranberry red ‘70 LS6 Chevelle, a ‘67 GTO and what may well be the finest 1962 409 Chevy on the market. Yep...this is the absolutely gorgeous red 409 Bel Air you saw in our “Class of ‘62” Invitational display last November. Everyone knows that Floyd has been in this hobby for a long time, and he knows his cars and parts. If you have ever dreamed of owning an authentic ‘62 409 car, you need to jump on this one! Floyd is also offering a 427 ZL1 engine (on a stand) that was on display in his museum. Whew...what an opportunity!
There are plenty more! Over in Kissimmee, Florida starting on the 18th for ten full days, the Mecum Auction team will be offering an astounding 3,000+ collector cars. This is nothing short of incredible. Imagine combining ALL of the big auctions in AZ into one BIG auction and that is what you’ll find in Kissimmee. If it isn’t there, you aren’t likely to find it. Muscle Cars, classics, Corvettes, micro cars, sports cars, exotics, boats, motorcycles, and lots of “road art” will be offered by our 2012 Title Sponsor. You don’t want to miss this one!
So there you have it...whether you are traveling to the auctions or watching on television, the next few weeks promise some great times for us car freaks. Take some time to share our hobby with your friends and family and have some fun.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. We are the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to the country’s finest and rarest Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and Corvettes. If you would like to show your car or join us as a Vendor, please sign up asap, as we always sell out well in advance. We are finalizing contracts with our host hotels now and direct booking links will be added to our website soon.
Hope to see you soon! If you are in AZ this week and want to talk about the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, please give me a call on my cell; 586-549-5291.
With Sincere Appreciation of your continued support;