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John Clements of South Australia

 Ford FPV Boss 335 Falcon

2014 MCACN


“Pleased to assist, had just hoped someone may have wanted to see the car, never imagined that to be one of the best shows in the US.”

It all started with a simple e-mail inquiry; "Hi Bob, I recently purchased a Dec 2013 built Ford FPV Boss 335 (KW) (450 HP) Supercharged  Falcon, like the one in the following video. I'm intending to bring it Stateside next year and wondered whether it would have a place in your post 1980 display? " John C. Adelaide, South Australia. Now, I get a LOT of e-mail inquiries, and I read each and every one of them. Some are pretty normal but every week I get a few that jump out...this was one of them! After a flurry of e-mails back and forth, a plan was set in motion and we are pleased to announce, our good friend John will be bringing in his Ford FPV 335 Supercharged Falcon to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, November 22-23! Now, if you aren’t familiar with this car, (and most of us aren’t), let me tell you more about it. Fords FPV is the performance group for Ford Australia. Think SVT or even Shelby American for those of us who have been around for a while! FPV stands for Ford Performance Vehicles, and they often reference a slogan we all remember from the 60’s; Total Performance. They take some of their top of the line automobiles and transform them into limited production high performance models that are not only fast, but have extensive suspension upgrades and unique appearance features both inside and out.

And that reference to 335 kw? That means 450 horsepower!


John Clements of South Australia   2013 Ford FG Falcon FPV GT MK2 Sed S/C 5.0L V8 Auto


What makes this story even better is John’s enthusiasm not only for his car, but also for American Muscle and sharing our passion with the next generation. His plan was not to just put his car in a display with some ropes around, that wouldn’t work at all! John will have his car open for all to see, feel and even sit in. Most of all, he wants to show the kids something they may never get a chance to see, up close and personal. Since the most obvious difference is the right hand steering layout, we plan to have some fun with this! John has been in contact with Ford Australia and also several of his favorite magazines out there, so this is going to bring some new excitement to our show. With Johns generosity and willingness to make sure we all get the full experience of what modern Australian Muscle is all about, you know this is going to be a blast! And of course, his car will be a stop for our Kids Scavenger Hunt and also will be a part of our Hagerty Insurance “Operation Ignite” Youth Judging program.


So how does one go about shipping a car from Australia to be sure it gets stateside in time to be on the floor of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center? Well, we start by giving a call to Bob Sellers, General Manager of the MCACN Official Transporter, Reliable Carriers. Yep...Bob can help with your transportation needs even outside of the country! Within a few days, the logistics were worked out and dates booked. Since exact times vary based on weather conditions, customs requirements and more, John and Bob agreed to ship the FPV 335 early enough to be sure we have it  in the area with time to spare. We also needed to find a place to safely receive and take care of it once it arrives in the Chicago area. A quick call to Stefano Bimbi, MCACN Member and CEO of Sponsor Nickey, and we had a “home” for it while stateside! “What an honor to have John make the commitment to the MCACN show to bring something as cool as his FPV 335” Stefano stated. “We will certainly treat it as we do our own cars!” Uh-oh....maybe I better have a little chat with Stefano before it arrives!
To learn more about the Ford FPV Boss 335 and the Ford Performance Vehicles from Australia, check out this video; We are truly honored to have John joining us this year allowing us to offer yet another reason to be in Rosemont in November. Oh...and one other thing; John mentioned he would like to see a Bears game and maybe experience some other true American and Chicago traditions, so help me make sure that John has an experience he never forgets, not only at the MCACN show, but also while he spends some time with us here in the states!

Bill Stasek Test Drive Event

Bill Stasek Chevrolet, The Official Presenting Sponsor for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is hosting their Annual Corvette Test Drive Event this Saturday, March 22, from 11 am – 3 pm in Wheeling, Illinois. This is your chance to check out and test drive the all new C7 Corvettes and get the absolute best deal from a dealership that talks Corvette. Bill Stasek Chevrolet is one of the country’s highest volume Corvette dealers, and they know these cars inside and out. They even keep their huge inventory of Corvettes indoors during the “off season” so you get the cleanest and freshest Corvettes and a great selection that is right in stock and ready to roll. And when we say they have inventory in stock, we mean it! They currently have coupes and convertibles, including the wild 2014 Z51’s, and being the #1 volume Callaway dealer, they have several Callaways in stock. (I also noticed they have a supercharged Callaway Tahoe available!) If you prefer the C6, they are down to the last few brand spanking new ones, so give Corvette Specialists Brent Baker or Bob Clegg a call right now! 888-847-2260. Bill Stasek Chevrolet offers The Stasek Vette Advantage, which is much more than a slogan, so for a preview and to read about what The Stasek Vette Advantage is, click here

Chicagoland Mopar Connection

Chicagoland Mopar Connection Swap Meet Rescheduled from last month due to the massive piles of snow, the Annual CMCC Swap Meet out in Elmhurst, Illinois is Sunday, March 23 from 8 am – 2 pm. For directions and more information, go to We’ll be there and will be accepting applications for cars and vendors and we will have our new MCACN Mopar magnets, MCACN T-shirts and a special prize drawing. We are especially looking for some prime 1964 and 1969 Mopars for our Special Anniversary displays and also the wildest colors for Color My World Invitational display, and of course, Ryan Brutt, aka The Automotive Archeologist, will be there to recruit some Barn Find/Hidden Gems for our 2014 show too!
Hope to see you at one or both of the events this weekend. If you aren’t able to make it, applications are now being accepted for cars and automotive only venders through our website. Our four host hotels are accepting reservations now with special perks and pricing for MCACN spectators and participants, so book your rooms now to be right in the middle of all the action, as it is not too soon!
Bob Ashton
Managing Member


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