VINTAGE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM THRIVES
There are many different aspects of the Muscle Car and
Corvette Nationals show. We refer to some of them, like
the Muscle Bicycles area, as a “show within a show” as
they highlight a very specific segment of our hobby. One
of the most popular and educational is our Vintage
Certification area, Sponsored by
American Performance, LLC.
The Vintage Certification area focuses on Preservation
instead of Restoration. Led by MCACN Member Steve
Shauger, a team of highly recognized marque authorities
pore over every square inch inside, outside, and
underneath of the subject vehicles. The program focuses
on unrestored cars and provides status, recognition,
provenance and appreciation for these rare vehicles. Our
certification team provides each owner with a
comprehensive listing of findings in a full detailed
report. The ultimate goal is to uncover new information,
share it with the participant and act as a repository
for factory standards and processes. Each of the cars
are inspected on the ground and then on a lift, supplied
by the MCACN Official Lift Company,
Titan Lifts. If you
want to learn about how these cars really were built
back in the day, this is the place!
Photo Credit Gary
This year we will be expanding the display area for our
Vintage Certification program. Moving Vintage
Certification to the ballroom, previously used as
our awards, seminar and band area, will allow greater
access for our spectators. Although the cars are stanchioned, they will be placed in a way that will
allow expanded viewing. You will also be able to better
see exactly how our team inspects the vehicles,
especially when they are up in the air on the
In the new issue of Muscle Car Review magazine, you will
see an awesome full feature devoted to our Vintage
program, and the 2015 participants. Editor Drew Hardin
did a great job telling the stories of some of the cars
and also shot some great pictures. As you can imagine,
each and every one of these cars has amazing history!
Check out the
online version of the feature.
As I always say, show your support for
Review magazine by buying this issue, or better yet,
subscribing! This is the third full feature in Muscle
Car Review on the 2015
MCACN show this year, so if you were a participant, you
may just find your own car in the coverage. Check out
our media section on our website to see these features,
along with over 100 other national features.
Photo Credit Gary
If you are interested in having your unrestored car
Vintage Certified, please send information about your
car to Steve Shauger at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Steve at 613-514-9765. This area always sells out well
in advance and slots are limited, so don’t hesitate!
HOST HOTELS; We have made very special arrangements with
FIVE area Official Host Hotels for your convenience.
Each is offering special perks and great rates for our
MCACN participants and spectators and all five are
conveniently located. Hotels are already reporting brisk
early booking, (especially the DoubleTree O’Hare!) so
click here for direct
CAR AND BICYCLE ENTRY; We are now accepting applications
for cars and Muscle Bicycles. To submit your car entry,
To enter your Muscle Bicycle,
VENDOR ENTRY; We are now accepting applications for
automotive (only) vendors. Spaces start as low as $200
per 10 x 12’ spot. We offer unprecedented access to
highly qualified buyers that want the best of the best,
so if you offer quality products or services and are the
best in your field, please consider joining us. No
“headset-hawkers” at this show! To submit your vendor
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 fill nearly 400,000 square feet of
exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago),
Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport.
The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9
am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm.
Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor;
Next week...introducing another New Official Sponsor!
We truly appreciate your continued support.
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