Official Transporter of MCACN
Sneak Peek 2015 MCACN*|
1965 Oldsmobile 442
Class of 1965 Invitational Participant
Owner: Jasen Ramsey, Michigan
OLDSMOBILE HOMECOMING AND EYESON DESIGN THIS WEEKEND IN MICHIGAN
Photo Credit : Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image, LLC
Many of you know that although the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is in the Chicago area, Vicki and I actually live in Michigan. Well...being near the Motor City, you know there are always plenty of car shows and cruises around here! This weekend is one of my favorites, as we have two of the best shows of the summer. First off is the big Oldsmobile Homecoming in Lansing, Michigan. This long running marque specific show will take place Saturday, June 20 from 9 am – 3 pm, and it is the largest all Oldsmobile show in the country. We will be set up there to spread the word and see who we can recruit to join us at the MCACN show. I am especially looking for 1965 and 1970 cars for our Anniversary Invitational displays, but any high-horsepower Olds, especially W-Machines, are always welcome at our show. If you are planning on heading over to the Oldsmobile Homecoming, please make a point of stopping by our display. Vicki and I will both be there, and we will also have a very special young lady with us that would love to meet you! For full information on the Saturday show and also the Friday cruise and Saturday night events at the Oldsmobile Museum, go to; http://www.reolds.org/homecoming.htm
On Sunday we will converge on the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores for one of the most prestigious events in Michigan. The 28th Annual EyesOn Design show is a Concours style show that is a benefit event for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, a very worthy cause. I was the Event Chairman last year, and I am very involved in various aspects of the show. I coordinate the Muscle Car group, (of course!) and also the Tuner group, which is exclusive for this type of event. This year we have several past MCACN participants joining us in both categories, and of course, the rest will be invited to join us this year! The variety we have showcased in the muscle group is something I am very proud of, and over in the Tuner group, we have Baldwin-Motion and Nickey representing! The setting for this show is just beautiful and the Ford House will be open for tours. This has become a Fathers Day Tradition for many, myself included, now with three generations of Ashton’s on hand, with Ian and Laura and my Grandson Robbie joining us. The show will take place from 10 am – 4:30 pm on Sunday, and we will host nearly 300 cars and motorcycles of all types, from 1905-2015, including full classics, exotics, and just about everything else you can imagine. Being a design-based show, you will see some really unique and unexpected vehicles, including a variety of concept and one-off cars.
Please see http://www.eyesondesign.org/carshow for full information on the show and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and their mission.
Power Tour was awesome, and I would like to say THANKS to Stefano and Beth Bimbi from Nickey, along with Denny Barker, who provided a brand spankin’ new Stage II Nickey Hot Rod Special Edition Camaro for my use. I had the car on display in the Magnuson booth, (Thanks Magnuson!) which allowed me to talk about MCACN at every stop. I distributed several thousand postcards, flyers and magazines and found that the recognition and excitement level for the MCACN show is exceptionally high. Was great seeing plenty of old friends and MCACN supporters and meeting lots of new ones! Oh...and having close to 560 Magnuson supercharged ponies under the hood sure made for a whole lot of fun! I am still amazed that after 2,000 miles, I didn’t get any tickets...or end up in jail!
Next week we head to Indianapolis for the big Bloomington Gold Corvette show. We will have a much larger display this year, as we are very excited about their new home. The Indy 500 grounds are worth seeing any time, but when you add the Granddaddy of Corvette Shows to the mix, it becomes and absolute must do event! www.bloomingtongold.com for show information.
Summer is in full swing now, so get out there and enjoy it...I know I am!