Official Transporter of MCACN
Sneak Peek 2015 MCACN*|
1955 Chevy 4400 Truck + ‘55 Chevy
CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA AT ST. JOHN THIS SUNDAY
As you know, working on the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is what I do. Putting together a show of this caliber means long hours, lots of travel and plenty of work, all year long. What some of you may not know is that I am also a member of the Vehicle Selection Committee for the prestigious Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John, (formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours) here in the Detroit area. Without a doubt, one of the top Concours events in the country, it shares the spotlight with Amelia Island and Pebble Beach when it comes to showcasing the absolute finest and rarest collector cars in the world. Similar to MCACN, but with all kinds of Classics, Exotics, Brass era cars and way too much more to list. With over 250 cars converging on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John in Plymouth, Michigan, (suburban Detroit area), it is a must do event no matter what kind of wheeled vehicles you prefer.
2014 Concours d'Elegance of America Aero Warriors Display
Of course, my focus is on assembling an outstanding group of American Muscle, and each year I choose a specific theme. This year we are spotlighting Pony Cars, and as you have probably guessed, I have an incredible group of cars that have been shown with us at past MCACN shows, and several that will be joining us this year for the first time. Past MCACN participants that you will see include the beautiful ‘67 Z/28 shown by Ken and Chris Jacobs (TX), the ‘68 Cougar 427 GTE MCACN magazine cover and poster car owned by Kenn Funk, (CA) Ken Nagles gorgeous ‘68 Shelby GT-500 KR convertible, (IL) one of the fine 1969 Trans Am convertibles that is joining us from The Brothers Collection, (CA), the #1 real Indianapolis 500 ‘69 Camaro Official Pace Car that was unveiled last year at MCACN, owned by Vernon Smith, (NF) the Olsonite AAR ‘Cuda owned by Eldon Meyers, (MO), Larry Greif’s 70 Z/28, (IL), and of course, we have AMC well represented with Roger Nelson's Big Bad Blue ‘70 Mark Donahue Javelin, (IL) and Terry Weiner’s immaculate ‘71 Javelin/AMX, (IL). Over in the Drag Car special display, you'll find Irwin Kroiz' beautiful Bill Maverick Golden '64 Hemi Dodge. Irwin is another MCACN alumnus and long time supporter of our show. And then we have the future MCACN participants...more about those later! And as if that isn’t enough, I have Terry Michaelis of Pro-Team bringing in the one-off Pontiac Trans Am Kammback Concept Car for a special display. I am extremely proud of this lineup and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have made the commitment to join us Sunday, July 26. As you can see, these cars are coming in from as far as Newfoundland Canada, Texas and California.
And some more about the event. The Concours d’Elegance of America is a beautiful and very diverse show held in an absolutely gorgeous shady golf course setting. In the late 1940s, St. John’s Provincial Seminary opened its doors. In 1955, its remarkable chapel was dedicated and it remains exactly as it was to this day, and still offers Sunday mass at 7 am year round. This historic setting in itself is enough reason to join us, and adding over 250 wheeled works of art on the surrounding grounds of all era’s makes it even better! For full information on the Concours and a variety of related events, check out www.concoursusa.org. And speaking of art, our good friend and 2014 Featured Artist David Snyder will also be there along with many of our other favorite automotive artists.
Reliable Carriers Delivering Cars to the Concours d'Elegance
I AM LOOKING FOR...there are a few specific cars I am in search of for some of our special displays. If you own a prime example that is real and documented and would like to join us, please let me know. I want a ‘70 Buick GSX for Class of ‘70, 1965 Shelby Mustang and a prime ‘65 K-code Mustang for Class of 1965, Corvettes with interesting race history for Dr. Pete’s Corvette Invitational, more real Barn Finds and Hidden Gems, straight axle Gassers for our expanded Gasser display, and as always, prime examples of interesting American Muscle, whether freshly restored or with real patina. The show is filling at a rate faster than ever, with many of our special displays and some categories already full. The “big room” is 75% full and our new Modern Muscle section has just four openings remaining. Commercial “A” space is nearly sold out. If you are planning on joining us as a participant or vendor, submit your entry now to avoid being shut out. Remember...to keep the show balanced and interesting, we limit the amount of similar car makes and models.
Hope to see you at the Concours d’Elegance of America on Sunday, or at one of the many other shows this summer.
*See a V8TV Video of the Mr. Chevy Truck /Gasser Race Car Sneak Peek Car above
Thanks for your continued support and please remember to help us spread the word by telling anyone and everyone to join us Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. We will again showcase over 550 prime Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes, along with 200+ automotive only vendor spots and a cool display of Muscle Bicycles. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions. Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.