2013 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM
2013 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
THE GREAT AMERICAN
MUSCLE CAR GIVEAWAY
We will be announcing the Winner
the 1970 Oldsmobile Rally 350 Saturday night, November 23 at 7:00 pm
Special Thanks go out to Jeff and Johanna
Stolowski who have made their vision a reality by giving back to the hobby they
love with their incredible generosity. 100% of the $10.00 per raffle ticket
sales go directly to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes mission is to
improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and
infant mortality. To purchase tickets call the Traverse City March of Dimes at
(231)947-2488 or e-mail
We will also be presenting the 2014 Great
American Muscle Car Giveaway car, which is being restored
right now by Thornton Muscle Cars in Quakertown, Pennsylvania!
Click Here to learn about being a part of the 2014 Restoration.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE HALEY REINHART, AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST AND
RECORDING STAR WILL BE JOINING US SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
FROM 12:00 - 2:30.
HALEY WILL BE SIGNING HER NEW CD, MEETING FANS AND
HAVING A BLAST!
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3002
See the very first 427 Cobra that
was the combined effort of Shelby American, AC, and the Ford Motor Company.
1956 Corvette SR2 Racer
See the actual SR2 Racer, the car that
Zora Arkus-Duntov created to instill fear in all competitors!
NICKEY CHICAGO Special Display:
Check out a historical display of the very best cars from Nickey Chicago,
including the unveiling of one of the last true Nickey Super Camaro's, Saturday
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:
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. You will also be able to meet special guest
Don Grotheer and see his 1969.5 6-barrell Roadrunner.
The Class of '63
Featuring A Salute to the Super Duty
Featuring the absolute
“Top Dog” 1963 performance cars featuring the Pontiac Super Duty Muscle
Cars from the years 1963 and 1973. See the highest performance and most
sought after 1963 and 1973 Muscle Cars and that ruled the streets and the tracks back in the day.
Included in this display will be the largest gathering ever under one roof
of documented "Swiss Cheese" Super Duty Catalina's.
"The Final Word "
The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
So, who really owns the
last Hemi Mopar built?
Join us at the MCACN show to see
the Final Word display and you decide! This display will include several
very notable 1971 Hemi Mopars.
Original Owner Invitational
What could be
better than hearing how it was right from the original owner? This special
showcase display will feature cars presented by the guys who bought them brand
spankin' new. See a 1969 ZL1 Camaro, a 1968 Ram Rod Olds Cutlass, a 1965
Corvette and others and hear the stories right from the source! Participating
cars range from 1962-1974.
- 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. We
are also pleased to announce Joe Oldham will be a part of the display this year with
something very special!
Back by popular demand,
this special feature returns with the finest and rarest Shelby American
automobiles, featuring several Shelby Cobra's. 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
A Celebration of the
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Sponsored by Carlisle Events
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, including the one-off 1968 Pete Estes Z/28 convertible.
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 1954-1972 and will be joining
us from across the country and Canada.
We launched our
Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt,
last year and it was a huge 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 rare and unusual in this area,
with a whole new group of off the radar cars! Included this year is a very
unusual Funny Car and several unexpected surprises. (hint....look under those
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Display
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.
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; http://www.mcacn.com/vintagecert.htm
Class of 1973; 40th
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 along with a
variety of Pontiac Super Duty Trans Ams...and an ultra rare Super Duty 455
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.
highest performance offerings from Oldsmobile for the years 1966-1972, you will
see some of the most desirable Olds muscle machines ever gathered under one roof.
Of special interest will be the row of real W-30 4-speed convertibles,
each well documented and highly sought after.
MR. NORMS ANNIVERSARY DISPLAY
Help us celebrate Mr. Norm’s
50th Anniversary in the business with this cool display. See a
variety of real Mr. Norm’s Supercars and Grand Spaulding Dodge sold Muscle
Machines, along with the man himself, Mr. Norm Kraus.
FORD PERFORMANCE DISPLAY
New for 2013, we will be hosting some of the rarest and most
sought after examples of Ford and Mercury performance cars ever seen in the
Chicagoland area. Several Boss 429 Mustangs along with Muscle Machines from
Mercury and several Pro Stockers will be joining the Border Bandit, Barrie
Poole, with two of his cars. Also included in this display is an absolutely
staggering collection of Ford and Shelby American performance parts.
If you have
an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please
contact Bob Ashton at
Charley Hutton will be with us both days and will
be unveiling his latest restoration, "The Cherokee" from The Brothers
Collection, Saturday morning.
Joel “Mr. Motion” Rosen
Meet the man himself, Joel
"Mr. Motion" Rosen who will be surrounded by a variety of his finest and
wildest Super Car creations.
Wil Cooksey served as the Corvette Assembly
Plant Manager from 1993-2008. A Corvette Museum Hall of Famer, he is also
serving as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Corvette Homecoming in Bowling
Green, Kentucky. Mr. Cooksey will be signing his new book, No Time to Cry
in the Corvette Homecoming booth in Hall B, Saturday and Sunday
Legendary Corvette racer Tony DeLorenzo will
be joining us in our 1967 Corvette L/88 Invitational display. You
will find Mr. DeLorenzo beside the original '67 L/88 that he raced "back in
the day." Saturday and Sunday in Hall A.
The Legendary "Border Bandit"
will be joining us from the great white north along with TWO of his vintage
race cars, Saturday and Sunday. Meet Barry and hear how he was able to
strike fear in his U.S. opponents.
When it comes to making waves
in both NHRA and AHRA, Don Grotheer certainly left his mark! Meet Don and
see his immaculately restored 1969.5 Roadrunner in our Roadrunner
Invitational display, Saturday and Sunday.
Marty Schorr is the man behind
al those awesome Baldwin-Motion advertising campaign, and was also the Editor of CARS magazine
and many other major publications. Meet Marty in our "Motion Madness III"
display, Saturday and Sunday.
"Mr. Norm" Kraus
Help us celebrate Mr.
Norm's 50th Anniversary. Norm will be surrounded by a dozen of his hottest
cars ranging from 1963-1973.
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 serving as our Offficial "MC" and 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.
Joe Oldham was there "back in the day" road
testing and writing about the cars we love. Recently he authored Muscle
Car Confidential, Confessions of a Muscle Car Test Driver. Meet Joe and
see his latest creation in our Motion Madness display in Hall A.
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2013 FEATURED ARTIST:
Nominations for 2014 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
See The Vinyl Highway Band . “Classic Rock Gone Wild”
They will be playing Saturday
night from 5 pm – 6:45 pm.
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, and you will be able to
place your bids right from the MCACN Mecum 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.
A VERY SPECIAL One-off Oldsmobile, the "Four-A-Nado" will be unveiled to
kick off the show. This car (and the display) will be worth the price of
10:30 am- 1967
L/88 Corvette Roadster. Witness the unveiling of one of the finest 1967 Corvette
L/88 Roadsters that is joining us from the Perham Collection out of California.
This '67 L/88 will be flanked by matching 1968 and 1969 L/88 Roadsters from The
10:45 am- 1966
Chevy II Nickey Tribute Racer. See the latest out of D&M Corvette Specialists
Mercury Comet. We are pleased to present our very first Mercury
unveiling this year.
11:15 am -The
Cherokee Camaro, from The Brothers Collection, this historic Camaro is being
restored right now by Charley Huttton, of Chip Foose/Overhailn' fame. Charley will be on
hand to pull off the cover, and will be with us Saturday and Sunday!
11:45 am- 1973
Duster 340; An Original Owner car that was just restored back to its original
glory. See this unveiling in our Original Owners Invitational display.
12:00 Noon- 1972 Camaro
Z/28. Witness the unveiling of another Original Owner car, a beautiful
'72 Z/28 that is joining us from Colorado.
The 2014 Great
American Muscle Car Giveaway car, restored by Thornton Muscle Cars of
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, will be unveiled at a Private Showing for MCACN
participants Friday night at our kick-off party at the DoubleTree O'Hare hotel.
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 2014 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. this year
we will be inspecting a 1954 and a 1965 Corvette, a 1972 Trans Am, a Challenger
T/A, s 1964 GTO, and TWO Dodge Little Red Express trucks; one 1978 and one 1979.
2nd Annual MCACN COVER GIRL SEARCH, Presented by Mopar
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 an
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. 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.
Apex Motorsports 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! Only a few more
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. Note; less
than 8 spots left!
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.
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.
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. 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.
Marty will be on hand signing his book, Motion Performance; Tales of a Muscle
Car Builder both Saturday and Sunday.
Joe was there "back in the day"
and authored countless magazine features along with his outstanding book, Muscle Car Confidential which chronicles the
"Confessions of a Muscle Car Test Driver."
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 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.
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.
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 be joining us with something totally new this year. Details to
follow! 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.
In addition to being the High
Performance Parts Manager for Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim is
credited with creating some of the coolest and most recognized performance parts
ads of all time. Jim will be sharing memories from "back in the day" and will
tell us how those ads brought national attention to one of the original Super
Car dealers. Saturday Only, Ballroom stage, time TBD.
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 on the Ballroom stage.
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 on the Ballroom stage.
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.
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 in Hall B.
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 in Hall B.