Presenting Sponsor

Bill Stasek Chevrolet- The Official Chevrolet Dealer of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show

Title Sponsor

Mecum Auctions Title Sponsor of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals


Official Transporter of MCACN

Reliable Carriers- The Official Automotive Transporter of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals


MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*


1967 Pontiac GTO Owned by Terry Weiner- 2016 MCACN Participant Windy City Goats Display


1967 Pontiac GTO
Owned by Terry Weiner, Illinois
2016 MCACN Participant
Windy City Goats Display



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 Frank Badalsons American Performance, LLC.


Frank Badalson's 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!


2014 Vintage Certification at MCACN. Photo Credit Gary Gertsner

Photo Credit Gary Gerstner

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 Titan Lifts.

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 Muscle Car 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.


2014 Vintage Certification at MCACN. Photo Credit Gary Gerstner

Photo Credit Gary Gerstner

If you are interested in having your unrestored car Vintage Certified, please send information about your car to Steve Shauger at 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 booking links.

CAR AND BICYCLE ENTRY; We are now accepting applications for cars and Muscle Bicycles. To submit your car entry, click here.  To enter your Muscle Bicycle, click here.

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 application, click here.

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. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.

Next week...introducing another New Official Sponsor!

We truly appreciate your continued support.

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Bob Ashton
Managing Member