Official Transporter of MCACN
MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*
1972 Buick G.S. Stage 1, 4 speed Convertible
MCACN 2017 Class of ‘72 Invitational Participant
Owner; Mike Guarise, Illinois
MCACN CLASS OF ‘72 INVITATIONAL DISPLAY PROMISES PLENTY OF MUSCLE!
Many think that 1971 marked the end of the true Muscle Car era. Although there was certainly a shift in emphasis and advertising, in light of increased insurance costs and government regulations, there were still some great Muscle Cars available if you knew your way around an order sheet. Mother Mopar still had the 440 available in the B-Bodies, and even a few 6-packs slipped out. Ford had the HO 351’s, which were basically Boss 351’s without all the stripes. AMC was putting 401’s in the Javelin/AMX and for General Motors, you had quite a few choices. H.O. 455’s could be had in Firebirds and GTO’s, Oldsmobile had the W-30 455’s, Chevy offered the 402’s and 454’s in the Chevelle and of course, Buick offered the stout Stage 1 455. So was performance dead? Absolutely not, and we’re going to prove it!
Two years ago in our Class of '70 Invitational display, we featured seven of the sixty-seven Stage 1, four speed Buick G.S. convertibles, roughly 10% of the cars built. This year in our Class of '72 Invitational display, we already have registered five of the fifteen Stage 1, four speed convertibles built for the model year. By comparison, that represents more than 25% of this rare model's production. We also have four W-30 equipped Olds 442’s signed up, including several prime unrestored examples. This promises to be a banner year for Buick and Oldsmobile muscle car participation in this display and throughout the show, and the search continues for more of these elusive four speed Stage 1 converts.
The Anniversary displays at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals are always a hit, and this year we have several. The Class of 1967 and Class of ‘72 along with the displays within the displays spotlighting the 1967 Z-28 and of course our incredible feature display commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Generation Camaro and Firebird. This display will blow you away with the absolute rarest of the rare, many never shown, including Concept, Race, Firsts and more. It just keeps getting better and better!
The search continues for a few specific cars; Of course, we are always searching for all makes and models of prime American Muscle for the show. We have about 300 cars already signed up, and entries are being received faster than ever. If you have something prime that you would like to show with us, please submit your application now by clicking here; or e-mail me directly with information; firstname.lastname@example.org. There are still a few specific cars from my “Hit List” that I really want to see, so if you own a muscular Mercury Cougar, a Duster 340 or Demon 340, (especially 1972!) an AMC product, a supercharged Studebaker, a RO or WO Mopar, a 1967 L/88 Corvette or an interesting candidate for our Barn Finds & Hidden Gems area, let’s hear from you. We also have a few more openings in our Corvette Central Triple Diamond certification area.
VENDOR UPDATE; We are down to the last few Commercial A spots in the “big” room and we are well over half full in our Commercial B area. With 10 x 12 spots starting at just $200, this is an excellent opportunity for you to get your automotive related (only!) business in front of the most qualified buyers you’ll ever see. Our spectators join us from all over the world, so this is a great way to see plenty of new prospects, if you are among the best of the best.
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 again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. We will host over 500 of the best of the best along with 200 automotive related vendor spots filled to capacity. Muscle Car Review magazine recently called us “The center of the Muscle Car universe” so please plan on joining us, Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19.
Wishing you the best for another great week. Next week; Mopar Nationals!