Presenting Sponsor

Bill Stasek Chevrolet- The Official Chevrolet Dealer of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Title Sponsor


Official MCACN Transporter



Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL. 60018



1971 426 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible

You have read about this one, recently sold by our Title Sponsor, Mecum Auctions. This is your opportunity to see this significant Muscle Car up close and in person.

NICKEY CHICAGO Special Display:

Nickey Chicago

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.. 



The Chrysler Hemi

50th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by


Magnum Auto Restoration



This display will feature prime examples of the Dodge and Plymouth Hemi powered vehicles from the years 1964-1971. again, nothing but the rarest of the rare and best of the best, including several one-off cars. This display will feature factory stock cars along with some very significant historical race cars.

Color My World Invitational Display

Featuring the "mod" colors of the late 60's and early 70's

Presented by

"Featuring G & L Guitars"  G & L Guitars

Of course, we all recognize and covet the wild Mopars painted in Plum Crazy, Curious Yellow and Panther Pink, but let's not forget AMC's "Big Bad" colors, Carousel Red from Pontiac, the "Grabber" colors from Ford and more. This colorful display will feature nearly all makes, and the rarest of the rare. 

Vintage Certification

Presented by American Performance LLC


Frank Badalson's American Performance LLC


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. Learn all about this outstanding program by clicking here;


Corvette Triple Diamond Showcase and Competition,


Corvette Central Official Sponsor of the Triple Diamond Gallery


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 1954-1988 and will be joining us from across the country and Canada.



Ford Performance/The Cat House

Featuring Cobra Jet Cougars and Mustangs

We pride ourselves in showcasing the rare ones, and this display brings something new to the show floor. You will see a row of 428 Cobra Jet Cougar Convertibles and hardtops and a variety of 428 Cobra Jet Mustangs, along with several Torinos.


Class of '69; 45th Anniversary Display

For many, 1969 is the ultimate year for the Muscle Car. The 426 Hemi was offered in various cars, the 440+6 came out, Chevrolet offered the outrageous 427 ZL1 and Ford brought out their own Hemi headed Boss 429. Small block screamers were also in the mix with the Boss 302 and Mopars hot 340's. This group will spotlight the hottest offerings from the Big Three.

Plastic Fantastic, featuring authentic fiberglass drag and race cars and more!

Here is something entirely new for 2014. In this special display, you will see prime examples of fiberglass race cars from the 60's and 70's. Among them will be Devins and some incredible original Funny Cars. We are also proud to present our first "Unveiling" of a 1964 Cheetah!

The Class of 1964 Invitational


Featuring the absolute  “Top Dog”  1964 performance cars including the earliest examples of the Dodge and Plymouth Hemi. You will also see a fine group of 427 R-code Ford convertibles and additional vehicles from Chevrolet, Pontiac and Studebaker

Barn Finds/Hidden Gems

We launched our Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt, in 2012. It was a huge hit, and was expanded in 2013 with over 20 rare gems. 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 rare and unusual in this area, with a whole new group of off the radar cars!

Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race Display

We had so much fun with this last year, we are pleased to announce the PSMCDR display will return with all new cars. If you think that all the cars at our show are "Trailer Queens" you are in for a big surprise. See twelve of the fastest Muscle Cars that appear exactly as they left the assembly line....but with some rubber on the quarters! These show stoppers are used exactly as they were intended, and each is show ready. AMC, Buick, Chevy, Ford, Mopar, Oldsmobile and Mercury will all be represented.

Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes

Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc

This has been such a hit and so much fun, this "show within a show" will return for 2014 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.


Sponsored by Ride On Appraisals


Ride On Appraisals


Many consider the Pontiac GTO as the original Muscle Car. Shoehorning a big block engine under the hood, (contrary to GM's corporate ban) and creating a memorable advertising campaign led to the GTO being among the most recognized muscle cars ever built. Wild colors and higher performance drivetrains and more great advertising made the GTO among the most desired Muscle Cars ever built. See prime examples of 1964-1974 GTO's in this very special display.


MCACN Cover Girls Onsite Magazine Feature Shoots

for MCG & CK DeLuxe

We are proud to host our 3rd Annual Mopar Collectors Guide magazine cover shoots with Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC. Al will be shooting covers for upcoming issues of MCG and new this year, for Car Kulture Deluxe magazine!


A Celebration of the Chevrolet L89

Sponsored by Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events


Over the years, Chevy has offered some outstanding high performance engines. LS5 and LS6, ZL1, and L78 come to mind, but are you familiar with the aluminum head L89 396's? Offered for just a few years, those in the know could check the box and own one of the hottest performance engines ever dropped into a select few Chevelles, Camaro's and Corvettes. See the best of the best in documented L89's in this gathering.


 Buick GSX Invitational



Most recognize the 1970 Buick GSX, but did you know they offered the GSX in 1971 and 1972 also? These rare and sought after cars are the epitome of Buick performance with a wild visual 70's twist. You will see all of the available colors and prime examples from each year.

The REAL Pace Cars

Presented by the Sloan Museum Auto Fair

Anyone can put together a group of Pace Car replicas, but how many real Pace Cars, (as in the actual cars that led the race), have you seen in person? Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars will be featured, but you will also see additional real Pace Cars. To make things even better, we will be hosting our first "twin" unveiling Saturday morning, with the #1 and the #2 1969 Camaro Official Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars!




If you have an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please contact Bob Ashton at



Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals crew is pleased to announce that Jim Wangers will be appearing at the show, both Saturday and Sunday. Known as “The Godfather of the GTO”, Wangers will be appearing along with a select group of 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO’s in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of this iconic Muscle Car.

Jim Wangers God father of the GTO

Dennis Pittsenbarger

As host of the new Discovery show, Highway to Sell, Dennis is living his dream, traveling throughout the country talking about cars with some of the coolest people ever; Car Folks! Dennis will be serving as our Offficial "MC" and will be broadcasting LIVE at the show Saturday, and also taping for future segments both Saturday & Sunday.

Dennis Pittsenbarger


Jim Mattison


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.

Jim Mattison Pontiac Historical Services


Jim Luikins

Jim Luikens is known as one of the first people to sell High Performance parts through mail order. As the Performance Manager for Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim was in the middle of the action in the late 60's and early 70's. Jim will be presenting a special seminar Saturday with stories of what it was like "back in the day."

Tony DeLorenzo

Corvette Racer, Hall of Fame and Bloomington Gold Great Hall Honoree Tony DeLorenzo will be joining us Saturday and Sunday in our special Corvette Race Car display. Known worldwide for racing various Corvettes including one of the earliest L/88’s, Tony will be sharing stories of his very interesting career that spanned what many consider the most exciting years of Corvette racing.

Norwood Ambassadors

We are pleased to host The Norwood Retiree Ambassadors, made up of a group of Norwood, Ohio General Motors assembly plant employees and key members of the management team. Meet members of the team that actually built and had direct involvement of many of our favorite Muscle Cars, including the iconic first and second generation Camaro’s. The Ambassadors will be sharing stories in front of a very early production 1967 Camaro, one of the earliest known examples.


Golden Commandos
The Golden Commandos Club was conceived in 1962 by members of Chrysler Corporation Central Engineering Department in Highland Park. The Golden Commandos stormed onto the Super Stock drag racing circuit as Plymouth’s flagship drag racing team. Akin to Plymouth’s version of Dodge’s “Ramchargers” racing and performance team, The Golden Commandos reached the pinnacle of their fame with their altered wheelbase A/FX’er in 1965, but their innovations and racing activities continued throughout the 1960's. Meet original team members, who will be sharing stories, signing autograph’s and making even more memories!


Additional Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.



David Snyder CarArt

David Snyder CarArt 2014 MCACN Featured Artist


Nominations for 2015 Featured Artist can be sent to

(2013 Featured Artists Michael Irvine)

(2012 Featured Artist Mary Watt Yeadon)

(2011 Featured Artist Steven Macy)

(2010 Featured Artist; Dan McCrary)



Triple Diamond Corvette Gallery and Competition, Sponsored by CORVETTE Central:

Corvette Central Official Sponsor of the Triple Diamond Gallery

Corvette Central Triple Diamond Award

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.



Redline 7000

See REDLINE 7000 Featuring John Kraman


They will be playing Saturday night, November 22




Performing the Blues Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm


Marty Big Dog Mercer


2014 PREMIERE Unveilings;

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 exclusive viewing pleasure Saturday morning. Special Host; Dennis Pittsenbarger of Hot Rod Magazine Radio.


1969 Pontiac Trans Am Prototype, Shown by Curt Richards, Lexington, Kentucky

1970 Plymouth 426 Hemi Superbird, Restored by Magnum Auto Restoration, LaSalle, Illinois

1969 Camaro Indianapolis Official Pace Car #1, Shown by Vernon Smith, Newfoundland, Restored by Level One Restorations of  Arvada, Colorado

1969 Camaro Official Pace Car #2, Shown by Wade & Aster Ogle, California, Restored by Level One Restorations of Arvada, Colorado.

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 427 R-code Convertible, Shown by Dean Klein, North Oaks, Minnesota

1964 Cheetah Drag Racer, Shown by Clark Rand, Fairgrove, Missouri

1972 Pontiac Trans Am 1 of 1 "Adrian", Shown by Greg SanMarco, San Antonio, Texas

1970 Plymouth 426 Hemi Superbird, Restored by American Muscle Car Restorations, Inc. Rhode Island

1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible, Ram Air IV, Shown by The Brothers Collection, USA

1970 Buick G.S. Stage 1 Convertible, Shown by The Brothers Collection, USA



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 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, please send information to Bob Ashton at Car must be fully documented and real and have significant full history, or interesting story to be considered for Official Unveiling.

Vintage 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. this year we will be inspecting a variety of factory muscle cars and corvettes including a 1966 L78 Chevelle and a 1978 Official Pace Car Corvette.

3rd Annual  MCACN COVER GIRL SEARCH, Presented by Mopar Collectors Guide

Cover Girl Contest

We are proud to present our THIRD annual  Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Cover Girl Search, Presented by Mopar Collectors Guide magazine. You can enter to win an ONSITE pro photo shoot with noted photographer Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC, who will shoot for upcoming covers of Mopar Collectors Guide magazine right at the show. The winners will be announced Friday and Saturday, and the actual photo shoots will take place at the show in our onsite photo studio. For details and to enter, click here; Our first two Cover Girl searches resulted in ELEVEN magazine covers and several full features!


See a variety of automotive related vendors offering goods and services. Join Mid America Motorworks,  Reliable Carriers, Inc.,  Hagerty Insurance, DFT Detailing, Motorbooks and restoration specialists including, The Finer Details, American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc. Apex Motorsports and others. Your chance to talk directly to the best nationally recognized service providers in the industry! 

This area is reserved for the finest collector cars offered directly by the owners. Cars must apply to be accepted in this very special gathering! Only a few more spots available!


Sell your Muscle Car or Corvette at our show. Deal directly with potential buyers. No commissions or buyers/seller fees! We have just a few available spots remaining and all applicants must be approved in advance with photos and information to

REVELL Model Car "Make and Take"

This awesome 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 Hall B.


Hagerty Insurance

Operation 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.


CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNINGS, Presented by Motorbooks International

Meet some of the very best nationally known automotive writers and expand your library with a personally signed copy of their latest releases.

Colin Comer: Author of Million Dollar Muscle Cars and his beautiful book; The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles; Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes. Saturday and Sunday.

Randy Leffingwell: Randy has authored a wide variety of titles, including my personal favorite, "American Muscle" that told the story of the Otis Chandler Collection and a brand new offering featuring prime Muscle from The Brothers Collection. Randy will be joining us Saturday and Sunday.

Mike Yager Corvette Bible

Mike Yager: 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."


David Newhardt; Noted Author and Photographer David Newhardt has shot thousands of the finest collectible automobiles and has his work in many beautiful books.

Chris Petris: Info TBA

Dr. Pete Giminez: Dr. Pete will be signing his “Corvette Racing Legends, The Story of the L-88 Option Packages” book in our 1967 Corvette L/88 Invitational display. Saturday and Sunday.

Don Keefe: 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.

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;

Chris Petris: Mr. Petris will be joining us with something totally new this year. Details to follow! Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 in the Corvette Central display.

Dennis Parus; 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, Times TBA

Rusty Tires 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. Times TBA

Don Keefe; 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 on the Ballroom stage, Times TBA.

Jim Mattison; Jim will be joining us again for 2014. Subjects covered TBA. Saturday & Sunday. Ballroom stage.

Jim McGowen: 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 in Hall B.