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MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1971 Chevelle SS
V8 PASSION, VETTE & PONCHO PERFECTION SPOTLIGHT MCACN
If you are a car guy like me, nothing can replace the good old print magazine. Sure...online coverage is cool and allows instant access, but being able to sit down in your favorite chair, (aka the “big chair” for me!) and spending some time unwinding with your favorite car magazine is something special. Call it nostalgia if you like, but being able to touch and feel the pages and read about stuff you may not have access to otherwise simply can not be duplicated online. And that is what we are here to talk about today. Here at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, we have been fortunate to receive unprecedented coverage in a wide variety of print magazines. Each year the coverage expands, and I have to say this is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. Seeing so many of our participants receiving accolades for all the hard work and dedication to our hobby, and being able to re-live the show, if even for a few minutes is pretty cool.
Did you know our website has a designated area that has nearly 100 feature articles about the MCACN show? You can see the evolution and hopefully, see your own car or maybe the car of your dreams in the coverage that dates back to our inception in 2009. Indeed, we have hundreds of pages of show coverage in articles linked to our website!
V8 PASSION; This one puts us into the international coverage world. V8 Passion comes out of Quebec and is published by our good friend Fabrice Monceaux. I met Fabrice and his awesome photographer Kiki Dubois in Toronto in the early days of MCACN. I was showing a gorgeous ‘69 Rally Green 427 COPO Camaro for Stefano Bimbi of Nickey Performance. Fabrice and Kiki allowed me to tell them all about what we were doing in Chicagoland, and they accepted my invitation to join us. Now, the V8 Passion team has been with us every year since, and they have done some truly outstanding coverage. This year photographer B. Lavigne captured the essence of the show with some great photos. To see this feature click here. "27 Sur 42" -"Un titre qui sonne comme une note moyenne, mais il n’en est rien. Bien au contraire!” Thanks V8 Passion; you guys are the best! Click here to learn more about this outstanding magazine.
VETTE; This time our good friends Geoff Stunkard and Official MCACN EmCee Dennis Pittsenbarger covered the show for VETTE magazine. This cool feature is in the June issue and opens with an awesome shot of Dr. Pete Gimenez Corvette Legends Invitational display and the row of L/88’s that Kevin Mackay coordinated. Whew...what a lineup! Here’s a quote; “At the MCACN show, something you see as the cream of the crop at any other car show might just be mundane, but that’s what makes the MCACN so great. If you want to see the best of the best I can’t recommend this show enough.” Thanks Dennis and Geoff! Click here to see this feature
PONCHO PERFECTION; This one holds a special place in my heart for several reasons. First, because publisher Don Keefe and I go back many years, and especially because he launched his new venture right at our show. Don has been involved in the hobby for years with a special passion for Pontiacs. Saying Don is passionate about our hobby is truly an understatement, and he has done an outstanding job with this new venture. The magazine is online and in print, so get on board and sign up now so that you don’t miss anything. In the March issue, you’ll find page after page filled with great shots of many of the prime Pontiacs that were at the MCACN show. Another reason is that much of the coverage was captured by MCACN staffer/photographer Tim Costello. I introduced Tim to Don, and now he is working as one of Don’s staff photographers. Add that to his work at Mopar Collectors Guide and many other magazines, not to mention all the “special assignments” we give him, and Tim is making his mark! Click here to get your subscription.
This represents just a few of the many magazine features we have scored this year. Add that to the others dating back to 2009, and I have to say we must be one of the most covered muscle car events in the world! We truly appreciate the continued support from the many magazines, especially considering what a challenge it is to cover an indoor show.
To see many more features, click here.
This week; we gear up to spread the word about our “Show within a Show” featuring Muscle Bicycles, at the huge Ann Arbor/Saline (Michigan) Bike show.
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 will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes away from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. You will see over 500 prime collector cars, nearly 100 Muscle Bicycles and the finest automotive related (only) vendors from across the country and around the corner.
Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions.
Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
Thanks and hope to see you soon!