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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL. 60018
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2016 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY NOV 19, 2016 9AM - 9PM & SUNDAY NOV 20, 2016 9AM - 5PM


 2016 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES

 Additional Features and Special Displays will be announced as they are confirmed.

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Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze Frame Image LLC

A CELEBRATION OF SHELBY

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

 

Vintage Certification

Presented by American Performance LLC

 

Frank Badalson's 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; http://www.mcacn.com/vintagecert.htm

Corvette Triple Diamond Showcase and Competition

Sponsored by CORVETTE CENTRAL

 

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 and certification, considered one of the industries most prestigious. Entrants will be joining us from across the country and Canada.

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The Class of 1966 Invitational

Sponsored by NCM Insurance

 

National Corvette Museum 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 Anniversary Display

 

 

 

 

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.

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Barn Finds/Hidden Gems

Hosted by Ryan Brutt, the Automotive Archeologist

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

 the 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.

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Corvette Legends Invitational

Presented by Dr. Pete Gimenez

 

Corvette Legends Vettura Publishing

 

 

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

 

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Offical Sponsor of the Class of 1971

 

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

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Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes

Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc

 

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This "show 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

 

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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.

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Modern Muscle Special Collection

This section was launched last year to rave reviews. For 2016, we will

feature three blocks with thirteen different cars in each, one featuring Fords, one for Mopars and one for 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. To be considered for this area, send pics and specs to bashton426@gmail.com for approval.

 

BIG BLOCK First Generation Camaro Invitational

 

This special gathering will showcase some of the finest and rarest

examples of 1967-69 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.

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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 original owners!

 

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If you have an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please contact Bob Ashton at bashton426@gmail.com

 

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES for 2016; TBA

See our 2015 Celebrities Below:

Courtney Hansen

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 Saturday and Sunday. Courtney will kick off activities with the Premiere Unveiling of the "lost" 1969 Pontiac Trans Am convertible at 9:45 Saturday morning!

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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 Official "MC" and also hosting onsite interviews throughout the weekend on our Celebrity stage.

Dennis Pittsenbarger

 

Peter Klutt

Peter Klutt of Legendary Motorcars will be joining us and also taping for an upcoming episode of the television show, Legendary Motorcars. Tapings will take place both Saturday and Sunday!

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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."

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Linda Vaughn

 

The First Lady of Motorsports will be signing her new book at

MCACN in 2016, presented by Car Tech Books.

 

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Additional Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.


 

2016 FEATURED ARTIST

 

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Branden Hochstetler

Automotive Art by Branden

 

2015 Featured Artist: Dana Forrester

2014 Featured Artist David Snyder

2013 Featured Artist Michael Irvine

2012 Featured Artist Mary Watt Yeadon

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

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.


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

 

EXACT SCHEDULE OF 2016 UNVEILINGS TBA

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435

1967 Yenko 427 Super Camaro

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible

1970 Charger R/T 440+6 w/Factory Sunroof

1970 Sunflower Yellow Yenko Deuce

1970 "Top Secret" Mercury TBA

1971 MOPAR TBA

Three Additional Unveiling cars will be announced as confirmed!

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 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, please send information to Bob Ashton at bashton426@gmail.com. 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

Sponsored by Frank Badalson's

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. 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 Corvettes.

INDOOR COMMERCIAL VENDORS:
See a variety of automotive related vendors offering goods and services. Join Coffman Corvette,  Reliable Carriers, Inc.,  Hagerty Insurance, DFT Detailing, Motorbooks and restoration specialists including American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc., Magnum Restorations and others. Your chance to talk directly to the best nationally recognized service providers in the industry! 

VIP 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 spots available!

COLLECTOR CAR CORRAL:

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 bashton426@gmail.com

 

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. 

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Dr. Pete Gimenez: 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.

Corvette Legends Vettura Publishing

"Corvette Racing Legends" by Dr. Pete Gimenez

 

Rick Ybarra: "Boss 351, A Comprehensive Owners Guide and Story"

Rick Ybarra "Boss 351"


Celebrity Book Signings Presented by Motorbooks in 2015 - See the Book Mobile at the Show!

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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.

 

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles; Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes

 

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."

"Top Muscle" by Randy Leffingwell

 

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

"Art of the Muscle Car" By David Newhardt

 

Ryan Brutt: The "Automotive Archeologist" and host of our Barn Finds/Hidden Gems area will be signing his new book, Amazing Barn Finds and Hidden Relics.

Amazing Barn Finds by MCACN Barn Find Coordinator Ryan Brutt

Marty Schorr: Marty, noted author and historian, will be joining us to sign his latest book, Ford Total Performance along with many others.

Ford Total Performance

 

Tom Cotter: Tom has written all about his many adventures in various

"In The Barn" series of books along with several others.

"Barn Find Road Trip" by Tom Cotter


 

Celebrity Book Signings Presented by CarTech Books  in 2016 - See their booth at the show!

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Geoff Stunkard: Geoff has been a huge supporter of what we do, and this year, he will be signing his new book "Hemi: Chrysler's Unique V-8 in Competition"

"HEMI- A History of Chryslers Iconic V-8 in Competition" by Geoff Stunkard

Steve Lehto: "Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition"

"Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird" by Steve Lehto

Jim Schild:  "Sox and Martin: The Most Famous Team in Drag Racing"

"Sox and Martin- Most Famous Team in Drag Racing" by Jim Schild

Dale McIntosh - "Chevelle Data & ID Guide: 1964-1972"

"Chevelle- Data ID Guide 1964-1972"

 

Wes Eisenschenk - "Lost Muscle Cars: 45 Stories of Hunting the most elusive and valuable Muscle Cars"

"Lost Muscle Cars" by Wes Eisenschenk

Diego Rosenberg - "Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s (The Mopar Cover Art if Finalized)"

 

"Selling the American Muscle Car" by Diego Rosenberg

Don Keefe- "Pontiac Concept & Show Cars"

Pontiac Concept & Show Cars by Don Keefe

 

 

Geoff Stunkard- "Landy's Dodges- The Mighty Mopars of Dandy Dick Landy"

Geoff Stunkard "Landy's Dodges"

 

Linda Vaughn-"Linda Vaughn, The First Lady of Motorsports"

The First Lady of Motorsports-Linda Vaughn

Scott Ross- The Definitive Barracuda and Challenger Guide 1970-1974

Barracuda & Challenger Guide 1970-1974

 

   

 

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.

Operation Ignite

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!

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REVELL Model Car "Make and Take"

This awesome feature allows kids to participate with a hands-on actual build, supervised by our staff, Presented by 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 the center Hall B.

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