Official Transporter of MCACN
Sneak Peek 2015 MCACN*
1972 Roadrunner/GTX 440+6
2015 Official Unveiling Car
Owners: The Brothers Collection
MCACN MEMBERS HIT POWER TOUR WITH A STOP AT
MAGNUM RESTORATIONS OPEN HOUSE
Lots of show promoters talk the talk, but how many walk, (or in this case, drive!) the walk? Well for the MCACN team, we live and breathe cars and car stuff each and every day! So in the interest of good old fashioned fun and grass roots marketing, several of us are hitting the highways for the Hot Rod Power Tour. For me, I’ll be breaking in a brand spankin’ new Magnuson supercharged 2015 Nickey Super Camaro. I know, I know...it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! Yes, the Hornet passed inspection, but when Stefano Bimbi, CEO of Nickey and a MCACN Official Sponsor and Member offered up one of his latest creations, how could I resist?
There certainly is something to be said for nearly 600 horsepower, a fine sound system and air conditioning! In addition to this one, which you’ll see in the Magnuson display, you’ll find Stefano and Beth Bimbi in Beth’s ZL1 convertible Nickey Camaro and additional Nickey clients enjoying the best of the best in Modern Muscle. Last year the Nickey crew launched the Hot Rod Magazine Special Edition Nickey Camaro’s during the Power Tour, so plan on seeing several of those, including one that Hot Rod magazine staffers will be leading the pack with. Be sure to take a close look at all of these cars, as each is different. There is a whole lot more to these cars than just bolting on a supercharger! Each one has a long list of mods inside, outside, underneath and of course...under the hood!
Photo Credit Gary Gerstner- Sneak Peek Car Before Restoration
Speaking of MCACN Official Sponsors, you certainly noticed the in progress Sneak Peek 1972 Roadrunner pictured at top. This is the one that was shown in our Barn Find/Hidden Gems area a few years ago, looking...well, kinda rough. This is one of two 1972 Roadrunners built with the GTX package and a 440+6 barrel engine and it is currently owned by The Brothers Collection. YES...Mother Mopar really did build build a V-code 440+6 ‘Runner in 1972, and here it is! Fully documented with known history, this car is currently undergoing a full restoration to as new by MCACN Official Sponsor Magnum Auto Restorations, Inc. in LaSalle, Illinois. You’ll remember the Magnum crew, as they sponsored our Hemi 50th Anniversary display last year and unveiled a show stopping Limelight 426 Hemi Superbird. This year they are stepping up as a Platinum level sponsor, and they will be unveiling this car, fully restored and looking like it just left the factory. Oh...and did I mention this is also a factory electric sunroof car? Whew!
If you would like to see the progress of this car and some other prime Mopars, both complete and in progress, Mark Sekula, Owner of Magnum Auto Restorations, Inc. would like to extend a personal invitation to you to join him for their Open House, Sunday, June 6, from 10 am – 2 pm. Their shop is located just a few miles from the Hot Rod Power Tour route on the way to Champaign, IL. from Madison, WI. so make a point of checking them out. I can assure you...it is worth the stop, no matter what brand you prefer! The address is 11 Gunia Dr., LaSalle, IL. and we’ll be stopping by, so hope to see you there.
You will also find another MCACN Member, Charley Lillard, out there mixing it up in his Mark Steilow built Pro Touring ‘69 Camaro dubbed “Hellfire”. This beast is the cover and feature car for a brand new magazine called Pro Touring, which just hit the stands. Look for the magazine now to see what state of the art means, and look for Charley and this car during Power Tour. Now let me warn you...keeping up with Charley on the road will be a challenge, so best to check out his ride at one of the stops! Charley has been on all of the Power Tours as a Long Hauler, and believe me, he likes to have fun, so be sure to say HI to him and have a few laughs.
So that is the latest from the MCACN team. We are now accepting applications for cars, muscle bicycles and automotive (only) related vendors. Even though it may be hard to be thinking about November, keep in mind that we are filling at a rate faster than ever, so don’t hesitate to sign up now. I am also in the process of putting together our new MCACN 72 page full color magazine, and if you aren’t officially registered, you won’t be in it! Sign up here to get your FREE copy.
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 occupy nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois with over 550 cars, a fine assortment of vintage muscle bikes and 200+ automotive related vendor spots. Muscle Car Review magazine calls us “The Pebble Beach of muscle cars” and we certainly appreciate that!
Hope to see you during the Power Tour!