2016 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY
NOV 19, 2016 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY NOV 20, 2016 9AM - 5PM
2016 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
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The Cars of CARROLL
FEATURING COBRA'S, GT40'S AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
SHELBY MUSTANGS EVER GATHERED UNDER ONE ROOF
This is your opportunity to see some of the rarest and most sought after
Vintage Shelby automobiles ever built. Each and every one of them is real and fully documented!
This will include several one-off's and prototypes.
2016 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS:
Special Thanks to Tim Costello
Images for photo contributions
Presented by American Performance LLC
We are proud to host
our Vintage Certification Program for un-restored, original Muscle Cars
and Corvettes. This program is designed to encourage owners to maintain
their cars in original un-restored condition, as they left the factory.
"Preservation, not Restoration" is the theme. Learn all about
this outstanding program by clicking here;
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 and certification, considered one of the
industries most prestigious. Entrants will be joining
us from across the country and Canada.
The Class of 1966 Invitational
Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Featuring the absolute “Top Dog” 1966 performance cars including
early examples of the Dodge and Plymouth Hemi's. This display will feature
prime examples from GM, Ford and Chrysler, along with a very special
gathering of Boss 351 Mustangs.
Class of '71: 45th
1971 is one of the hottest years for the Muscle Car,
and marked the end of an era. The
426 Hemi and 440+6 engines were offered in various Mopars, Ford offered the 429
and a variety Small
block screamers were also in the mix.
This group will spotlight the hottest offerings from the Big Three and AMC.
Hosted by Ryan Brutt, the
We launched our
Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt,
in 2012. It continues to be a huge hit, with 24
cars and a truck featured in 2014. 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. Expect to see
rare and unusual in this area, with a whole new group of off the radar cars!
Day 2; The REAL Thing
This group will spotlight real
Day2 modified cars. The modifications you will see on these cars are
authentic to the day, with two years of the
production year of the car.
Featured will be cars from Nickey, Yenko,
Mr. Norm and Royal Pontiac
along with owner modified cars that were done "back in the day" using all
period correct parts and modifications.
by Dr. Pete Gimenez
This special display will
return with an entirely new group of special
Corvettes with an emphasis on
the 1966 and 1971 model years, each representing the high point for Corvette
performance and engineering.
FACTORY BUILT SUNROOF CARS
Sponsored by The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
This special group will feature Muscle Cars that were built with
factory option Sunroofs. Among the rarest and most sought
after Muscle Cars ever
built, you will see prime examples from Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury and GM
Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes
Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc
within a show" will return for 2016 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 first Schwinn Stingray, and one by
one, kids everywhere jumped on the bandwagon. 1968 brought the introduction of
the Schwinn Krate bikes, along with 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 and
relive the memories.
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race Display
Featuring real cars of the PSMCDR group
We are pleased to announce the PSMCDR display will return with
another all new group of 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.
Modern Muscle Special Collection
This section was
launched last year to rave reviews. For 2016, we will
feature two blocks
featuring Fords, Mopars and GM modern muscle machines. Not for the typical shiny Camaro
with nice wheels, this area will showcase the finest in tastefully modified
examples of modern high horsepower automobiles.
BIG BLOCK First Generation Camaro
This special gathering will showcase some of the finest and rarest
of 1969 Chevrolet Camaro's with big-block power under the hood. The
Camaro is one of the most popular Muscle Cars of all time
and this group will
spotlight the best of the best and the rarest of the rare.
For the first time since the early 60's, you will see THREE Avanti's that
set records at the Bonnevolle Salt Flats. These cars have never been
together under one roof! In addition to that, we will host a variety of
Supercharged Studebakers along with several notable Studebaker dignataries.
Mustang Boss 351 Invitational
We are pleased to follow up our Boss 429 Invitational (2014) and Boss 302
Invitational (2015) with this special gathering. We hope to gather all
eleven colors of the Boss 351 this year and the display will include several
If you have
an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please
contact Bob Ashton at
CELEBRITY APPEARANCES for 2016
Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce
Courtney Hansen of Overhaulin' and past host of the Spike TV Power Block
will be returning to the MCACN show. Courtney will kick off activities with
the Premiere Unveiling of the "lost" 1969 Pontiac Trans Am convertible at
9:45 Saturday morning and appearing both Saturday and Sunday.
Legendary racer Bobby Unser
will be joining us Sunday, November 20. Meet Bobby and see his 1969
Pikes Peak Boss 429 powered Torino. Presented by The Brothers Collection and
sYc Yenko.net SUNDAY ONLY
As project engineer for the GT350 program, Chuck Cantwell was the driving
force behind the design and production of the street and track-attacking R
model., not to mention nearly everything Shelby Mustang related. He was also
a GT350R test driver and Shelby’s Project Engineer for the Mustang project-
basically the father of the GT350. His “handle” is “Mr. GT350.”
Saturday and Sunday in the Cars of Carroll Shelby Invitational display.
TREY AND CHARLES -BIG
Meet Charles and Trey Of Big Easy Motors., the New History Channel
Television Show. Charles and Trey will be unveiling the "Color Chip Cuda"
they built for Tim Wellborn. Appearing Saturday and Sunday.
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 Official
"MC" and also hosting onsite interviews throughout the weekend on our
The First Lady of Motorsports
will be signing her new book at
MCACN in 2016, presented by
Car Tech Books.
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."
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.
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2016 FEATURED ARTIST
Automotive Art by Branden
2015 Featured Artist: Dana
2014 Featured Artist David Snyder
2013 Featured Artist Michael
2012 Featured Artist Mary Watt
2011 Featured Artist Steven Macy
2010 Featured Artist; Dan McCrary
2009 Featured Artist David Snyder
Bruce Shaw, Esquire;
Bruce is known
nationwide for his expertise in legal matters pertaining to collectible cars.
He will present a
Collector Car Fraud Seminar.
unlawful and “gray area” transactions regarding sales and purchases of
collector cars to the unwary. Subject areas include internet and auction
problems, engine re-stamping, numbers matching, and fraudulent advertising.
Do not miss this opportunity to be well informed! Saturday at
along with several special guests; Why Only One?
Did you see the Unveiling of The one and only 1967 Shelby GT500 convertible at
our show back in 2011? Well, after the show, owners Samantha and Brian Styles
continued their quest to fill in the blanks. "Why was only one built?"
That question has been asked hundreds of times over the last three decades --
ever since the 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible was first discovered in the
late 1970s by Jamie Ventrella. It was only in the last 18 months, that the
question was finally put to rest -- not by further scrutiny of the car, but
rather by stepping back and taking a closer look at the company that built the
car. What's been discovered will surprise everyone that follows the hobby --
spoiler alert: the car was never a "prototype." Saturday at 2:00.
Jim has an entirely new seminar this year titled The Chevrolet COPO
Program; Behind the Scenes. Many of you think of Jim as
being the Pontiac guy, as owner of Pontiac Historical Services. Did you know
he also spent years working with the Chevy COPO program? Here is your chance
to learn from the source! Saturday at 3:00 and Sunday at Noon.
Rusty “Tires” Small;
Inside look at collector car tires. If you know me, you know how much I
despise Radial T/A’s on 60’s and early 70’s Muscle Cars. Sure...they are great
tires for driving, but your E-Body Mopar, Boss 429 or Corvette L/88 should be
on the proper Bias Ply tires. Learn all about what is available now in
reproduction tires that will provide the proper look without sacrificing
safety. You will also learn about dating vintage tires and how to see if those
vintage tires that look good could be a real safety hazard.
Saturday at 4:00.
An Inside Look at the 60’s/70’s Supercar Dealers.
As Performance Manager of Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim was
smack-dab in the middle of all of the action. Remember those cool magazine ads
with the dashing young man in the Chevy jacket? Jim is that guy and
he was one of the first to offer a full line of factory and aftermarket
performance goodies right over the counter at a major dealership. As one of
the most successful purveyors of High Performance, Jim will step back to those
glory days with some great stories and insight...again, right from the
source! Saturday at Noon and Sunday at 11:00.
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.
2016 PREMIER 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, Automotive Tomfoolery Expert
OF 2016 UNVEILINGS
1. 9:30 AM
1969 Pontiac Trans Am convertible, Rick Mahoney, PA
1968 Pontiac RA II Firebird convertible, Rick Mahoney, PA
2. 9:45 AM Presented by
MCACN Official Sponsor Magnum
Auto Restoration, Inc
1970 Dodge Charger RT/SE; Greg & Lori Steffes, MI
3. 10:00 AM Presented by MCACN
Official Sponsor MASCAR
1970 Cougar Eliminator Boss 302; Stefano Bimbi, IL.
1971‘cuda 440+6; Scott Tedro, CA.
1971 442 W-30; Stefano Bimbi, IL
4. 10:30 AM Presented by MCACN
Official Sponsor AMCRI
1967 Corvette 427/435, Owner, Mike Mancini, RI
5. 10:45 AM
1960 Ford Starliner, Owner; Nick Smith, FL.
6. 11:00 AM Presented by
MCACN Official Sponsor
1968 426 Hemi Roadrunner, Owner; Darryl Wischnewski, FL
7. 11:15 AM
1969 Shelby GT-500, Tony King, OK
8. 11:30 AM
1971 GTO Judge Convertible, Owner; Dr. John Randall, IN.
1971 Charger Super Bee; Owner; Michelle Dozeman, MI.
9. 12 Noon
1962 Impala Z11, Owner; Jim Mattison, MI.
10. 12:15 PM
1967 Yenko 427 Camaro, Owners; The Brothers Collection, U.S.A.
11. 12:30 PM
1970 Charger RT-Plum Crazy, Owners; The Brothers Collection, U.S.A.
1970 Charger R/T-SE-B7 Blue, Owner; Bill Woessner, PA
12. 12:45 PM
1970 Chevelle SS LS6 convertible, Owner; John Hill, AZ
LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY NIGHT!
We are pleased to have Boys and Toys performing live
Saturday night, kicking off at 6:15 pm. These guys know how to rock and have
fun, playing many of your favorite songs from the 60's on to present day. C'mon
out and rock with us!
LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY!
me to introduce you to Carmel Liburdi. Carmel is a singer/songwriter
from the outskirts of Detroit, MI who is out to change the way we look
at solo acoustic artists. Her unique blend of influences includes:
jazz, punk, blues, ragtime, and folk and her music is full of rhythm,
soul, and wit. Whether political or personal, Carmel's music
has energy and humor that will lift your spirits and make you
want to dance. Please plan on joining us
Saturday in the Awards/Ballroom area,
kicking of at
2:30 before the awards presentation.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a spectator or a participant.
Certification Program for Unrestored Original Muscle Cars
Sponsored by Frank Badalson's
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. We will be inspecting a variety of factory muscle cars and
See a variety of
automotive related vendors offering goods and services. Join Shulteis Corvette,
Reliable Carriers, Inc., Hagerty Insurance, DFT Detailing, Motorbooks,
CarTech and restoration specialists including American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc., Magnum Restorations,
Apex AutoSports 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 the finest collector cars offered directly by the owners. Cars must
apply to be accepted in this very special gathering! Only a few more
Sell your Muscle Car or
Corvette at our show. Deal directly with potential buyers. No commissions or
buyer/seller fees! We have room for just 16-18 cars and all
applicants must be approved in advance with photos and information to
CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNINGS
Meet some of the very
best nationally known automotive writers and expand your library with a
personally signed copy of their latest releases.
Dr. Pete will be signing his “Corvette
Racing Legends, The Story of the L-88 Option Packages” book in our 1967
Corvette Legends Invitational display.
Saturday and Sunday.
"Boss 351, A Comprehensive Owners Guide and Story"
Celebrity Book Signings
Presented by Motorbooks in 2015 - See the Book Mobile at the Show!
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 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."
Noted Author and Photographer David Newhardt has shot thousands of the finest
collectible automobiles and has his work in many beautiful books.
Archeologist" and host of our Barn Finds/Hidden Gems area will be signing his
new book, Amazing Barn Finds and Hidden Relics.
Marty, noted author and historian, will be joining us to sign his latest
book, Ford Total Performance along with many others.
Tom has written all about his many adventures in various
"In The Barn" series of books along with several others.
Celebrity Book Signings
Presented by CarTech Books in 2016 - See their booth at the show!
Scott Ross- The
Definitive Barracuda and Challenger Guide 1970-1974
Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and
and Martin: The Most Famous Team in Drag Racing"
Dale McIntosh -
"Chevelle Data & ID Guide: 1964-1972"
Wes Eisenschenk -
"Lost Muscle Cars: 45 Stories of Hunting the most
elusive and valuable Muscle Cars"
|Diego Rosenberg -
"Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit
Iron in the 60s and 70s (The Mopar Cover Art if Finalized)"
"Pontiac Concept & Show Cars"
Geoff Stunkard- "Landy's
Dodges- The Mighty Mopars of Dandy Dick Landy"
Vaughn, The First Lady of Motorsports"
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.
KIDS FREE 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!
Model Car "Make and
feature allows kids to participate with a hands-on actual build, supervised by
our staff. 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
the center Hall B.