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Joe Salvo 1970 Chevelle SS, Arcadia, CA. Class of ‘70 Invitational display

 

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Class of ‘70 Invitational Display

 


RECORDS SET FOR 2014 MCACN SHOW, AND GETTING READY FOR MCACN VII

If you were able to join us for the 6th Annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show last November, you know what a great show it was. With record attendance, the show was sold out in all area’s well in advance. In fact, faster than ever! We continue to stay true to our commitment of hosting the best of the best, the rarest of the rare and also vendors that are automotive related only, and again, the best of the best. You can’t just send in a check and get into this show! I want to personally thank everyone who joined us, whether you showed a car, were one of our vendors or sponsors, as an all important staff member, or as a spectator. We need all of you to make sure we continue to thrive!

2014 MCACN RA IV Unveiling Photo Credit: Tim Costello

Photo Credit Tim Costello

I’ll let the upcoming national and international media coverage tell the stories, as darn near every muscle car and Corvette magazine had representatives and editors covering the show. What an honor it is to have the real movers and shakers of the industry on our show floor, mixing it up with our participants! Each year our media list grows and this year we added quite a few International media members to the list. We know it is always great to work for and earn awards, but there may be nothing cooler than seeing your car in print, so keep an eye on your favorite news stand to see 2014 MCACN show coverage in the upcoming months. Of course...we’ll keep you posted! And let's not overlook the online coverage that kicked off right from the show floor, and seems to expand every week. Be sure to google MCACN to check it out, and also scope out all of the cool coverage from the show on Youtube!

Photo Credit: Geoff Stunkard 2014 MCACN 426 Hemi Display Sponsored by Magnum Restorations

Photo Credit: Geoff Stunkard Mopar Max Magazine

So, as you can imagine, to build a show of this caliber it takes an entire year or more of preparations and networking. The MCACN team is always working on idea’s for the upcoming years and for 2015, several of our Invitational displays have been in the works for well over a year now. One of the most exciting is our 1970-1971 Hemi ‘Cuda and 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible Invitational. Yes...we said Convertibles! If you were at the show in 2014, you saw the gorgeous 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible B5 beauty that was right up front that our Title Sponsor Mecum Auctions sold last August, (setting a world record!) and of course, seeing even one of these is a treat. Well, in 2010 we played host to Four of the ‘70 Hemi ‘Cuda converts and several of the ‘70 Challenger R/T converts, with a follow up in 2011 featuring four of the ‘71 Hemi ‘Cuda converts. This was record setting, and for 2015 we are continuing to “raise the bar” by doing what nobody has ever dared to do. As I write this, we have TEN Hemi E-body convertibles confirmed...and several more are pending! This is certainly Muscle Car History in the making, and something you don’t want to miss.

Donald E Stephens Convention Center Rosemont Illinois

We will return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), Illinois, right in the shadow of the Chicago O’Hare Airport, November 21-22. 2015. This location has proven to be tailor made for our event, and a great place to bring the whole family. The Rosemont Entertainment District continues to grow, with more cool things to do and see every year for the whole family. Did any of you do some indoor sky diving this year? We are finalizing contracts with our Official Host Hotels right now, and special pricing, perks and booking links will be added to our website within the next few weeks.

Dave & Kelly Molnar MCACN 2014

Additional Special Displays confirmed for 2015 include our LS6 Invitational, hosted by noted LS6 Authorities Chris White and Rick Nelson, a very special gathering of Buick G.S. Stage 1, 4-speed Convertibles, and our Anniversary displays celebrating two great years for Muscle Cars and Corvettes with our Class of 1965 and Class of ‘70 Invitationals. Of course, our Vintage Certification, Sponsored by Frank Badelson’s American Performance, LLC, the Corvette Central Triple Diamond display and competition and our fun Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by Automotive Archeologist Ryan Brutt will return, as will the cool “Show within a Show” featuring Muscle Bicycles, Sponsored by Koolestuff.

Boss Mustangs MCACN 2014 Photo Credit Tim Costello

Photo Credit Tim Costello

We have several other special displays that will be announced in the coming months, and as always, we would love to hear what you would like to see. And if you want to step up to help us coordinate a special display, please contact me at bashton426@gmail.com and let me know what you have in mind. So that is a sneak peek at what we are working on now to make sure that 2015 is yet another great year for you and for MCACN.

Mecum Kissimee 2015

January is certainly the month of the auctions. Of course, our Title Sponsor, Mecum Auctions offers the perfect place to be with the largest auction of them all in Kissimmee, Florida. With TEN DAYS of auction action and 3,000 vehicles crossing the block, this is the undisputed king of the collector car auctions and a definite must do event. Why Mecum? Let me tell you; They are ranked No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and this particular auction is the world’s largest collector car auction. Whew...now that is impressive! And as if you needed another reason to head to Florida this month, another one of our Official MCACN Sponsors, Tim Wellborn of the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum in Alabama is offering some of the finest Mopars and other prime examples of American Muscle ever to cross an auction block in Kissimmee, many previously shown at MCACN over the past few years. No...Tim is not closing the doors on the coolest Muscle Car Museum in the world, he is simply getting ready for a steady rotation to keep things fresh and exciting. Gee...that formula sounds familiar! With that being said, with this auction, you can see nearly as many vehicles in one spot as you will see in all of the auctions combined out west. MCACN team members will be there, spreading the word and having a blast. With the incredibly diverse lineup, it will be hard not to expand your fleet, or find the exact car you dream of owning! 

Of course, as everyone knows, there is also plenty of action happening out west, with a variety of collector car auctions. MCACN team members will be hitting the pavement at several of these auctions and I will be meeting with some of our favorite collectors throughout the week while out there, extending invites for MCACN 2015, and finalizing more special displays. Every year some great stuff comes together in January and we are all looking forward to sharing more news in the coming months. There is no doubt that with the momentum we have and the current strength and interest in our great hobby, 2015 will be another record year for all of us.

The youngest member of the MCACN Team and Ashton Clan-Rob in a Nickey Camaro!

Registration is NOW OPEN and we are accepting applications for cars and vendors. Although it may seem like November is a long way off, it will again sneak up on us. We work on and confirm our displays and features now to assure the best possible show for our spectators and participants, and believe me, it doesn’t happen by sitting on my hands! If you have a car that you would like to show, you can apply here right now; http://form.jotform.com/form/91852225146   If you are an Automotive (only!) Related Vendor and would like to secure your space, click here; http://form.jotform.com/form/91904054196   Pre-Registration Vendor letters will go out at the end of the month for our previous vendors.

The state of the hobby is at fever pitch and I am honored to be right smack in the middle of all the action. Once again, the entire MCACN team would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone that supports what we do, and allow us to produce the World’s best and largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. The 2015 show will take place Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. We will again host over 550 collector cars and 200+ automotive only vendor spots, filling nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space. Please mark your calendar now and plan on joining us!

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions. Hope to see you at one of the auctions, or someplace under blue sky's, surrounded by great cars and awesome people!

 

Bob Ashton

MCACN, LLC

Managing Member

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