Sneak Peek 2012 Show*
1965 Buick Riviera
SHINING STAR AWARDS FOR UNDER 25 YEAR OLD PARTICIPANTS EXPANDED for 2012
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team is pleased to announce expansion of our Shining Star awards, for participants under the age of 25. After a talk with Dominic Rossi and Stacy Walters-Rossi, owners of TWO Corvettes that are entered in the show this year, about ways to encourage the younger hobbyist to participate, we came up with a way to expand the appeal. Joining forces with their company, ProArc Electrical Construction Company, Dominic and Stacy have stepped up to allow us to expand this year to present not just one, but THREE of these very special awards for 2012. “We really like to see the younger folks who are getting into the hobby,” Dominic stated. “We asked Bob how we could help out, and we all agreed that by expanding the awards, it would help to encourage more participation.” So this year, we will be presenting three very special crystal awards to three of our younger participants. These awards will be presented Saturday to the lucky winners right at their show vehicle, so that they can enjoy the accolades while the show is still open. Of course, we will also be announcing these winners at our Sunday awards presentation!
To be eligible for these awards, applicants must provide proof in advance that the vehicle entered is titled in the name of the under 25 year old participant. The winners will be chosen from the best with additional consideration given for the candidates participation and enthusiasm. The actual awards will be unlike any of our others, as they are very modern and futuristic crystal awards that will be admired for many years to come. If you, or someone you know, has entered or plans to enter and is under 25, and has his or her name on the title, please let us know. The show is filling up at a record pace, (many categories are already full), so get your entry and proof of ownership to us today.
Thank You Stacy and Dominic!
ADDITIONAL SHOW UPDATES; We have been informed by the DoubleTree O’Hare that they are virtually Sold Out, but not to worry! We have rooms available at both the Embassy Suites O’Hare, ($109 per night with $6 daily parking) and the Crowne Plaza O-Hare, ($87 per night with $10 no height limit daily parking). Both of these hotels are also right across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), Illinois. Here is a direct link to book your rooms, so don’t hesitate...do it now! http://www.mcacn.com/hotels.
LOOKING FOR SOME SPECIFIC CARS FOR SPECIAL DISPLAYS; Thanks to everyone that responded to my call for specific cars for some of our Invitational displays. Some absolutely outstanding car entries have allowed me to check a few more off of my list, but we still have a few more to go. Looking for fine examples of stock restored or original 1962 Dodges, Plymouths, Fords, Mercury’s and Buick’s. If you own a performance oriented model that is an outstanding example, please let me know. Also hope to find several more 1972 Mopars for our “Class of 1972” display and Javelins, Boss 302 Mustangs and Cougars for our “Trans Am Terrors” display. Would like to add some track/competition cars for this one too! If you have a possible candidate and want to be a part of the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the country’s finest Corvettes, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 586-549-5291
PRESALE DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE NEXT WEEK; Adult discount pre-sale tickets will go on sale through our website next week. Discount Adult tickets will be $15, (a savings of $5 off of the box office price). This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or pre-sales. Adult discount pre-sale tickets will go on sale October 10 through several Chicago area outlets and also in Western Michigan. Remember...kids 12 and under always get in FREE with an adult, so bring them along!
MCACN CAR SHOW GUIDE MAGAZINE; We will be mailing out our new 64 page full color magazine next week, so if you are on our mailing list, keep an eye on your mailbox. We have also posted the entire magazine online for your viewing pleasure, so if you want to check it out now and see some of what we have in store for 2012, click here;
MORE BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING NEXT WEEK; We are finalizing details for several new celebrity appearances, more super special cars and we will also tell you about our Saturday night concert and Guitar Giveaway. We are quickly approaching the big weekend, and as always, we welcome your feedback and idea’s. This is a car show, swap meet and car for sale opportunity for enthusiasts, owned and run by enthusiasts who “get it,” so please plan on joining us. Show hours are Saturday, November 17 from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 18 from 9 am – 5 pm. We are geared up and ready and we look forward to seeing YOU at the show! www.mcacn.com for more information.
THANKS for your continued support and please remember to tell, or better yet, bring a friend!