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

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Mecum Auctions Title Sponsor of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

 

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MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*

 

Glinda Gassman with a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk for the MCACN 2016 Studebaker Legends Display

 

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Owner; Glinda Gassman, Virginia
2017 MCACN Studebaker Legends Display

 


SDC Michiana Hosts Big Annual Show and Gears Up for MCACN 2017

 

Tim Costello MCACN 2016 Photos

Photo Credit: Tim Costello Images

If you were at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show last year, you saw the incredible showing of exceptionally significant high performance Studebakers. We had a Bonneville record holding Avanti welcoming you when you came into the lobby, and that was just a tease as to what we had inside. Our good friend Ed George and his family coordinated what may have been the coolest gathering of high performance supercharged Studeys ever assembled under one roof. Several national record holders, several first time shown cars and each and every one of them had a factory installed supercharger under the hood. Yes...it is true that Studebaker created some pretty amazing high performance cars way before there was even the thought of jamming a big engine into a smaller car, ala GTO!

 

Studebaker Club

So first off, we want to tell you about the outstanding show and swap that is happening right now in South Bend, Indiana at the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds, from May 3-6. Actually it is two shows; the 53rd Annual International Studebakers Drivers Club meet along with the 36th Annual Studebaker show and swap. This is one of the most fun events I have ever been to. Let me just say that Studebaker owners are truly among the most passionate car people out there and they love to have fun. And as if the show isn’t enough, you also have to check out the Studebaker National Museum downtown. This is one of the neatest and most interesting car museums I have ever been to, and I have been to quite a few. To get the full information on the show and swap,  click here.  To learn more about the Studebaker Museum, go to; studebakermuseum.org

 

 

Studebaker Legends Display 2017



So what does this all have to do with MCACN? Well, let me tell you. With the huge success and excellent response we received from last years Studebaker Invitational display, Eddie and the gang, with support from the Studebaker National Museum, will be returning with a whole new group of supercharged Studebakers. This year we will step back in time with a display featuring the Hawks. You will see some of the finest and rarest examples and again, each one is packed with high performance features and loads of horsepower. Did you know that in 1956 McCullough offered a supercharger kit for the Golden Hawk? Well it was even easier in 1957 when the supercharged engine package, rated at 275 horsepower, became a factory option. Was this the first real muscle car? Some people certainly think so. Be sure to plan on spending some time talking to Eddie and all of the owners, as there is an incredible amount of knowledge and enthusiasm. This very special display will be one for the record books, and we cant wait to again feature something truly unexpected.

 




Special Displays; We are now accepting applications for all aspects of the show. If you have a prime example of American Muscle or a prime Corvette, now is the time to submit your app as we are tracking way ahead of last year. I do have a few “must have” cars on my hit list for our Class of ‘67 display. This includes Shelby’s and Mustangs, Mercury Cougars, Olds 442’s, and prime examples of 426 Hemi cars. We need some AMC representation for Class of ‘67 and Class of ‘72 and I would love to have a ‘72 LT1 4-speed a/c Corvette in the mix, or better yet, both a hardtop and a convertible side by side. We are also considering commemorating the year 1962, so if you have a prime example of ‘62 muscle that you’d like to show, let me know! We have a few more openings in our Barn Find & Hidden Gems area, (and what a great mix we have already!) and just a couple more for our 50th Anniversary First Gen Firebird side, reserved only for the absolute rarest and best ‘67-‘69 Firebirds. (We are all set on the Camaro side, and it is going to blow you away!) Would love to have a few more N96 Mopar E-bodies in our Shaker Hood Showdown display, Sponsored by the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum. Of course, even if it doesn’t fit in with our special or Invitational displays, if it is a prime example of American Muscle or a best of the best Corvette, we’d love to have you join us, especially if it is rarely, if ever shown. Whether it is restored, an unrestored original or even just dragged out of the barn, if it has way too much horsepower, let us know what you have.

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and Corvettes. We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space with 500+ cars and 200+ automotive (only) related vendor spots, at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport.

 

 

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

Hope to see you soon!


Bob Ashton
MCACN LLC
Managing Member
www.mcacn.com