Official Transporter of MCACN
MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1969 Pikes Peak Boss 429 Torino
As Raced by Bobby Unser
Owners; The Brothers Collection
LEGENDARY RACER BOBBY UNSER TO APPEAR AT MCACN!
This weekend we celebrate the 100th running of the Indy 500 with a very exciting announcement. In the world of motorsports, the name Unser is at the top of the list. The Unser family name is instantly recognized in a wide variety of motorsports. Bobby Unser is the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser, and the uncle of Al Unser, Jr. and Johnny Unser. Bobby is one of ten drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 three or more times, and one of only two to have won the 500 in three different decades (1968, 75, 81). Bobby also holds records in Sprint Car, IROC and at the Bonneville Salt Flats and he has the distinct honor of winning the Pikes Peak Hill Climb an unprecedented 13 times! And that is where the MCACN comes in...
We are pleased to announce Bobby Unser will be joining us at the MCACN show this year. You see, each year we have the honor of hosting a variety of vehicles from The Brothers Collection. When we were discussing what would be shown this year, I found out that they own one of the most significant cars ever to run at Pike Peak, and back in 1969, Ford hired Bobby Unser to race it. This Torino was specifically built for Pikes Peak and it set a record in 1969 that held for 7 years! It still has the BOSS 429 engine under the hood and is exactly as it was when raced. After running it was put in the Pikes Peak museum for several years then was shipped back to Bill Stroppe and stored away for several more years. It has remained untouched and original, right down to the original paint, motor, and even the Good Year Pikes Peak special tires are with the car!
We even hear there is a pair of racing gloves stashed inside,
and we’re going to find out if they fit Mr. Unser!
Once again, thanks to The Brothers Collection, we are pleased to add another chapter to the Muscle Car history books when we welcome Bobby Unser to our show. Bobby will be appearing Sunday, November 20, right next to this incredible machine. Our friends from V8TV will be taping a full interview with Bobby Unser right at our show, and you can be a part of the action! Stay tuned for details and exact times, but plan on witnessing more history in the making at the MCACN show. Special thanks go out to The Brothers Collection for helping us make this happen!
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 Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Muscle Car Review magazine dubbed us “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars” so please plan on joining us to see why. The show will take place Saturday, November 19, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 9 am – 5 pm. We have FIVE Official Host Hotels, all conveniently located and offering special rates and extra perks for our MCACN participants and spectators, so book your rooms now by clicking here.
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