Sneak Peek 2012 Show*
1969 Ford Talladega
2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Entry
NATIONAL PRINT MEDIA HITS THE STANDS AND MAILBOXES WITH MCACN COVERAGE!
One of the most exciting things for me is when the national magazines start hitting my mailbox with Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals coverage inside. Well...it has begun! Last week I received an e-mail from the Muscle Car Review crew alerting me that we were in the February issue. I kept watching for my mailman to bring my new issue, but by the time I left for AZ, it had not made it. Well...while sitting waiting for my plane at Detroit Metro, I decided to take a walk to the news stand and wha-la; the new issue was there! What awesome coverage inside. With a 2-page spread opening the article, titled Ain’t No Slackin’ at MCACN” by Arvid Svendsen, featuring the outstanding ‘71’s from Tim and Pam Wellborn and the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, to the ten additional shots inside, Arvid did a fine job of capturing the feel. This is indeed quite a task, considering we had over 500 cars in the show, all worthy of coverage. Here is a quote from Tim Wellborn; “It was the largest and finest collection of muscle cars I’ve ever seen assembled in one place.” Thanks Tim! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, run down to the store now and snag one, and after you read it, send in the subscription card, you’ll be glad you did! Many thanks go out to Arvid, who has been on board since our inception, and has helped immensely by allowing us to spread the word about our show.
Another awesome magazine that has hit the stands with MCACN not only inside, but also on the cover, is Mopar Collectors Guide. Remember those pretty ladies up front near that gorgeous one-off Shelby GT-500 convertible that was unveiled Saturday morning? Well, MCG Publisher Rob Wolf grabbed Samantha Styles, (owner of not only that particular Shelby, but also the black GTO Judge, the red Boss 429 and the red Hemi Cuda that were in the show) and talked her into posing for the cover, inside the beautiful ‘67 Hemi GTX convertible owned by Walt Keller that was in the Totally Auto “Before and After” display! Inside, Rob gives his thoughts on the show, and even though they never do show coverage, we manage to get some great plugs and pictures in his intro. Thanks Rob! I also have to thank our official MCACN photographer Al Rogers of Freeze Frame Image for that awesome cover shot. I am betting this will be one of the best selling issues of MCG to date. If you aren’t a subscriber, (and you should be), run down to your local Barnes and Noble book store, you won’t miss the cover!
Speaking of Al Rogers, he also shot the cover and inside photos for a story I wrote for the new issue of Ledfoot News, (formerly Gearhead News) on the wild ‘61 Corvette Gasser built by John Tinberg and Nickey Chicago that was in our “Class of ‘61” Invitational display. There is also a feature story on MCACN in this one! If you don’t have your copy or don’t live in the Chicagoland area, check out www.gearheadnews.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours. Al also alerted me that an upcoming issue of Canadian Hot Rod will have a big full color feature on MCACN. This one is available at Barnes and Noble too, so keep an eye out for that in the upcoming weeks.
Well, we are still recuperating from our Arizona trip, where we confirmed some great stuff for MCACN 2012. (more about that later). Remember, if you purchased a car at one of the AZ auctions and would like to join us November 17-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), IL. Registration is NOW OPEN. Registration for vendors is also open and we have some excellent sponsorship opportunities. Let us know how we can serve YOU! As always, we welcome your suggestions, feedback and comments. We are committed to “raise the bar” and continue to produce a world class family friendly all indoor event devoted to the country’s absolute best Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and Corvettes.
Oh yeah...one more thing; if you didn’t find that car in AZ, get online or get on a plane, as the Mecum Kissimmee, Florida Auction is happening RIGHT NOW, and they are running over 2,000(!) cars.
With Sincere Appreciation of your continued support;