2013 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM
2013 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
(Additional features and displays TBA)
NICKEY CHICAGO Special Display:
Check out a historical display of the very best cars from Nickey Chicago.
This display will feature only
real documented Nickey cars
from this Chicago Icon. You will also be able to meet
current and past staff members..
2013 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS:
A Salute to the Super Duty
Featuring the absolute
“Top Dog” Pontiac Super Duty Muscle Cars from the years 1963 and 1973.
These are among the highest performance and most sought after of the Pontiac
Muscle Cars and they ruled the streets and the tracks back in the day.
Plymouth Roadrunner Invitational, Presented by
The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum:
was launched in 1968 to show that it was indeed possible to buy a true high
performance machine without breaking the bank. The Roadrunner would evolve to be
among the most recognized Muscle Cars ever built, with a variety of performance
engines and drivetrain options along with their instantly recognized beep-beep
horns and cartoon character bird.
- Motion Madness
Back by popular
demand, this special gathering will feature many cars never before seen in the
Chicagoland area. Joel Rosen of Motion Performance, along with Baldwin
Chevrolet, created some of the most outrageous Super Cars ever built. With an
instantly recognized national ad campaign created by Marty Schorr, these ultra
rare machines are among the rarest and most valuable Muscle Cars ever built.
A Celebration of the
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Back in 1967,
Chevrolet introduced the 302 small block powered Camaro Z/28 to compete in the
new Trans Am race series, and a mere 602 were built for the public. With an
emphasis on handling and a high revving small block engine under the hood, an
entirely new genre of Muscle was introduced to the masses. This display will
feature only the absolute finest and rarest examples of real-deal, documented
Z/28's of various years.
Back by popular demand,
this special feature returns with the finest and rarest Shelby American
automobiles, featuring the Shelby Cobra. The Shelby Snakepit will feature a
whole new crop of Shelby's finest documented authentic creations from 1965-1970,
featuring some of the rarest and most significant Shelby automobiles ever built. Hosted by Colin Comer, noted author and
Corvette Triple Diamond
Showcase and Competition,
Sponsored by CORVETTE CENTRAL:
Featuring a historic
walk through time with the country's finest restored and original Corvettes that
have already achieved NCRS Top Flight AND Bloomington Gold status. Owners
will compete for the coveted Triple Diamond award, considered one of the
industries most prestigious. Entrants range from 1953-2003.
Class of 1973;
The Buick GS
manufacturers were not focusing on High Performance the way they did in previous
years, but there were several exceptions. In the Buick lineup, it was still
possible to check the right boxes and put a 455 under the hood along with other
performance options. This display will feature examples of these rarely seen
automobiles, including several with the coveted Stage 1 option.
We launched our
Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt,
last year and it was a hit. Featuring "off the map" rare Muscle Cars and
Corvettes fresh from the fields and barns, or maybe just packed away for years
for one reason or another, unknown. Expect to see the unexpected in this area!
Members Showcase & Desert Classics
A very special
gathering of authentic dealer-built Supercars and Muscle Cars,
Absolutely no “clones” or “tributes” here!
Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes
This one was a
big hit for us in 2012, so we will again offer this "show within a show" for
your enjoyment. For many of us, it was bicycles that started the fever. A
revolution began in June
of 1963 with the introduction of the very first Schwinn Stingray, and one by
one, kids everywhere jumped on the bandwagon. 1968 brought the introduction of
the Schwinn Krate bikes, along with the Raleigh Choppers out of England, and
bike companies everywhere started producing "Muscle bikes", inspired by Drag
Racers and the hot cars of the era. Join us in celebrating these cool bikes,
which in some cases, will be paired with the cars that inspired them.
If you have
an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please
contact Bob Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org
As host of Hot Rod Magazine Radio, Dennis is living his dream, traveling
throughout the country talking about cars with some of the coolest people
ever; Car Folks! Dennis will be broadcasting LIVE at the show Saturday and
also taping for future segments both Saturday & Sunday.
Jim is known world-wide for his Pontiac Historical Services, but he also
played a key role in COPO programs and the ZL1 "back in the day." Jim will host several
seminars this year, and will also share some great stories about his
personal experiences with many interesting personalities. Saturday & Sunday.
behind Grand Spaulding Dodge will be joining us, ready to take your order! Saturday and Sunday.
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2013 FEATURED ARTIST:
Nominations for 2013 Featured Artist can be sent to email@example.com
(2012 Featured Artist Mary Watt
(2011 Featured Artist Steven Macy)
(2010 Featured Artist; Dan McCrary)
(2009 Featured Artist: David Snyder)
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURES:
Triple Diamond Corvette
Gallery and Competition,
Sponsored by CORVETTE Central:
See the finest restored
and original Corvettes that have already achieved Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top
Flight status. These are truly the “best of the best” in the Corvette world!
Display is set up in chronological order to show the history of the Corvette
featuring Corvettes from 1953-1993.
MUSIC SATURDAY NIGHT
ACTION DIRECT FROM THE MECUM ANAHEIM MUSCLE CARS AND MORE AUCTION
We are pleased
to announce the Mecum Auction will be piped in LIVE from Anaheim California!.
The Mecum Lounge will have several big screens along with comfortable leather
couches in their first class lounge, right up front.
We are pleased
to host "Unveilings" of very notable Muscle Cars, all being shown for the
very first time after extensive restorations and uncovered for your viewing
pleasure for their very first time Saturday morning.
Special Host; Dennis Pittsenbarger of Hot Rod Magazine Radio.
1968 Dodge Charger, owned by CREED
and Alter Bridge Guitarist Mark Tremonti, restored by Totally Auto of
A VERY SPECIAL One-off Oldsmobile will be unveiled. Additional information to be
Premiere Unveilings TBA
If you own a
significant Muscle Car or Corvette that is currently under restoration and
would like to show it for the very first time at the 2013 Muscle Car and
Corvette Nationals show, please send information to Bob Ashton at
Car must be documented and real and have significant full history, or
interesting story to be considered.
Certification Program for Unrestored Original Muscle Cars
We are proud to host
our Vintage Certification Program for unrestored, original Muscle Cars
and Corvettes. This program is designed to encourage owners to maintain their
cars in original condition, as they left the factory. These cars are used to
document build methods and other significant and historical features.
2nd Annual MCACN COVER GIRL SEARCH, Presented by Mopar Collectors Guide & Ledfoot News
We are proud to
present our SECOND annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Cover Girl
Search, Presented by Mopar Collectors Guide magazine. You can enter to win a pro
photo shoot with noted photographer Al Rogers, who will shoot for upcoming
covers of Mopar Collectors Guide magazine and another for Ledfoot News onsite
right at the show. The winners
will be announced Saturday night
after a run-off of our top five contestants, and the actual photo shoots will
take place at the show. For details and to enter,
Our inaugural Cover Girl search resulted in FIVE magazine covers and several
Rescue 1 Fire Safety For Kids:
Meet Driver/Fire Fighter Jeff Steere
and see their latest projects. Kids will get the latest
Fire Safety coloring books and other neat stuff while learning the importance of
home fire safety. www.firesafetyforkids.org
Located in Hall B.
See a variety of
automotive related vendors offering goods and services. Join Mid America Motorworks,
Reliable Carriers, Inc., Hagerty Insurance, DFT Detailing and restoration specialists including, The Finer Details, American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc. and others. Your chance to talk directly to the
best nationally recognized service providers in the industry!
COLLECTION, CARS FOR SALE:
This area is reserved
for 12 of the finest collector cars offered directly by the owners. Cars must
apply to be accepted in this very special gathering!
Find the collector car
of your dreams in this area featuring cars offered for sale. (Saturday
morning move-in) Limited to 25-30 select approved cars for 2013.
CONTEST, Presented by Model Empire
We are pleased
to present our 4th Annual Model Car
Contest. This feature is totally FREE to enter for both Adults and Kids. Bring your model in
Saturday to enter. We will offer stock and modified classes for Junior, (12 and
under), Senior, (13-17) and Adults, along with special classes for Dioramas and
a Misc. class. Awards will be presented for 1st -3rd place and ALL Junior
entrants, (Age 12 and under) will receive a FREE model car kit, compliments of
Model Empire. Contest registration runs Saturday 11:00am- 7pm and participants
will get a re-entry ticket to return Sunday. Awards presented Sunday at 2:00.
Located in Hall B.
REVELL Model Car "Make and
feature allows kids to participate with a hands-on actual build, supervised by
our friends from Revell. This is totally
FREE and all participants get to take home the model car that they build right
at the show. We encourage parents to bring the kids in and introduce them to the
great hobby of model car building, which is where many of us started. Located in
Ignite; Presented by Hagerty Insurance
Kids get a
behind the scenes peek and a chance to meet some of our participants, and then
do some actual judging right at the show. Kids Pick awards will be presented to
the participants of their choice.
Meet some of the very
best nationally known automotive writers and expand your library with a
personally signed copy of their latest releases.
Author of Million
Dollar Muscle Cars and his beautiful book; The Complete Book of
Shelby Automobiles; Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes. Saturday and Sunday.
John has authored way
too many books to list here, including the popular Standard Catalog
series, and he currently writes for several national magazines. Saturday and
Dr. Pete will be offering his “Corvette
Racing Legends, The Story of the L-88 Option Packages” book and will also be
discussing his latest book which focuses on Chevrolet's COPO option cars.
Saturday and Sunday.
Mike is the Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks. In addition to
creating one of the world's greatest American Dream success stories, he has
authored an outstanding book titled "The Corvette Bible." The new revised Second
Edition was recently released, and mike will be signing in the Mid America
Motorworks display. Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to being Editor of The Smoke Signals magazine, Don has authored
numerous articles and an outstanding book titled "Grand Prix, Pontiac's
Performance Luxury Car". Don will be signing his book and will also host several
interesting seminars. Saturday and Sunday.
Mark will be signing his book, Pro Touring; Engineered Performance, next to
Mayhem, his latest creation, Saturday and Sunday.
KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT:
MCACN is devoted to
making this event for ALL of the family, so we have created a Kids Scavenger
Hunt. Kids will get a special game card and map at the Info Booth so they can search for “clues”
at our Sponsor booths and other show landmarks. When they complete the search
and turn in their cards, they will be awarded free prizes. REMEMBER; Kids
12 and under always get in free!
We will be
hosting a variety of FREE informative Seminars throughout the weekend. Subject
matter for each of the seminars along with exact times will be announced prior
to the show. Seminars will be conducted by the following;
Mr. Petris will take you on a tour of the Corvette Central "Cutaway" C4
Corvette. See what makes your Corvette tick and learn all about how the
electronics and other parts work. Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 in the Corvette
All About collector car appraisals, the how and why. Dennis is the proprietor of
rideon appraisals, and will explain why you really need the proper written
appraisal for your collector car. Saturday and Sunday on the ballroom stage,
Presents "Where the
Rubber Meets the Road" which is all about current offerings and the ins and outs
of reproduction tires for your Muscle Car and Corvette. Presented by Rusty
Small, Saturday and Sunday on the ballroom stage.
Acclaimed Photographer/Author for a number of national publications; How to get
your car in the magazines. Learn what the editors and photographers look for in
a magazine feature car. Saturday and Sunday.
Noted Author and Historian. John will join Al Rogers to share with you what it
takes to get YOUR car into the magazines. Saturday and Sunday.
Editor of Smoke Signals and noted Author and Historian. Don will cover "Pontiac,
The Future and the Past", covering the current state of collectible Pontiacs of
all years. Saturday & Sunday.
Jim will be joining us again for 2013. Subjects covered TBA. Saturday & Sunday.
Quad Shop proprietor Jim McGowen has been rebuilding and restoring carbs for
many years. See what it takes to bring your carb up to the highest standards
both mechanically and visually. Saturday at 1:30.
Gary is the proprietor of V-Tech, one of the country's foremost C2 and C3
Corvette restoration sources specializing in suspension components and much
more. Gary will share his knowledge on what it takes to bring a variety of
components back to their former glory. Saturday at 2:00.