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1970 & 1971 Hemi 'Cuda Convertibles
2015 MCACN Hemi E Body Convertible Invitational
The Brothers Collection
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM THE MCACN CREW
The July 4th holiday brings thoughts of freedom, independence and just how fortunate we are to live in the good old U.S. of A. We salute those who have served in the past and are currently serving, who allow us to enjoy the freedom that we can all enjoy on a daily basis.
With that being said, let me tell you about a trip I just returned from. Someone said that if you love your job, you never have to work a day...or something like that. Well, let me tell you, I really love my job! I just returned from the West Coast, where I went to photograph eight of the most desirable muscle cars ever built for our new Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals magazine and a very special Limited Edition Commemorative book. (more on that later!).
Being able to get “up close and personal” with any one of these cars is a treat, but that was just the beginning. You see, I also had the opportunity to view what may be the finest collection of Muscle Cars ever assembled. Now, I have viewed many collections over the years, but this one is simply mind blowing. LS6 Chevelles; check...Shelby Cobra’s; check!, Hemi Mopars; check! Yenko’s; check...Hurst/Olds; checkeroo! And how about muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s with original mileage in double-digits? Yes...I mean 14 miles, or 42 miles...you get the picture! If you have been following the excellent V8TV Muscle Car of the Week segments, or have been to the MCACN show, you know we are talking about The Brothers Collection. We have been very fortunate to have been able to showcase a variety of cars from this incredible collection since our inception in 2009. Remember those Trans Am convertibles and the Hurst/Olds convertible with the huge shifter? How about the Ram Air IV Firebird convertible and G.S. Stage 1, 4-speed convertibles that were unveiled at MCACN last year? Yep; Brothers Collection cars! In Randy Leffingwell’s outstanding book, Top Muscle,
(which by the way, is an absolute must have!), MCACN Member Charley Lillard summed it up by saying “If you are a car guy, you’re a car guy, and the brothers love cars. They don’t have a handful of muscle cars to showcase, we are talking about several hundred cars in the collection.” And let me tell you, we are talking about the best of the best and the rarest of the rare, all meticulously maintained and ready for action. Yes...I love my job!
I had the distinct honor of shooting nearly 1,000 photos. Tops up, tops down, and inside and outside. You will see the results in the upcoming MCACN 72 page magazine, which you can get for free by signing up for our mailing list here; We are planning on a 30,000 print run and I have to say it is coming along great. In addition to our magazine, I am also working on a very special and very Limited Edition hardcover commemorative book that will feature each one of the 20+ 1970 426 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles and ‘70 and ‘71 426 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles that you will see at MCACN this year. A gathering of this magnitude has never happened, (even back in the day!) and it is unlikely that it will ever happen again, so mark your calendar now and plan on joining us November 21-22. Shown above is a “teaser” shot of what you will see on the cover and in the centerspread of this years MCACN magazine. I am pleased to say this display is Sponsored by The Brothers Collection along with the www.Yenko.net Supercars website. To learn more about The Brothers Collection, pick up Randy Leffingwell’s fine book and subscribe to the V8TV Muscle Car of the Week YouTube channel.
While out west, I also met with our good friend and Official MCACN Master of Ceremonies, Dennis Pittsenbarger. We are working on an all new feature this year, where Dennis will be interviewing some of our notable attendee’s, and we are also working on a really fun Muscle Car Trivia feature for our participants and spectators. Picture a Tonight Show format, with Dennis at a desk doing what he does best, and a comfy sofa, where our guests will be interviewed in front of several rows of seats for you to kick back and relax...and maybe even win some schwag! It is all about having fun and enjoying the cars and most importantly, the people that make this hobby of ours so great.
So there you have it...the latest updates on the show and what I have been up to. Next week I head over to the All Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. One of the coolest events of the year, as MCACN Official Sponsor Carlisle events always does a truly outstanding job! Check out www.carlisleevents.com for full information.
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, in the shadow of the Chicago O’Hare Airport. The show will take place Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 22, from 9 am – 5 pm. Title Sponsor; Mecum Auctions, Presenting Sponsor; Bill Stasek Chevrolet.
We are accepting applications now for cars, automotive related (only) vendors and muscle bicycles. We also have limited ad space available in our new MCACN full color magazine with rates starting at just $100.
Have a GREAT and Safe Holiday!