2017 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY
NOV 18, 2017 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY NOV 19, 2017 9AM - 5PM
2017 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
50th Anniversary F-Body Invitational
FEATURING 13 of the rarest and most significant First Generation Pontiac
Firebirds and 13 of the rarest and most significant First Generation Chevrolet
Camaros Ever gathered under One Roof.
This is your opportunity to see some of the rarest and most sought after
1967- 1969 G.M. F-Bodies ever built. Each and
every one of them is real and fully documented! This will include several
one-off's, several "firsts" and some very special race cars, many seldom if ever
shown to the public.
2017 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS
Kars of Kar Kraft Invitational
Kar-Kraft’s story doesn’t
begin and end with the GT40 that took the win away from Ferrari at Le Mans.
Cars were prepared for Trans-Am, NASCAR, NHRA, and Can-Am competition with
Mustangs, Talladegas/Cyclone Spoilers and Boss Cougars among them. Street
versions of the Boss 429 and Boss 351 Mustangs and prototypes including the
LID Mustang, Boss 302 Maverick, Boss 429 Maverick, Composite Mustang(s),
Special Bronco and Mach 2C were all assembled in Ford's contracted race
shop. And then, out of the blue, its doors closed for good on a cold day in
1970. See a variety of the cars and the Bronco that came out of the Kar
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.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Invitational
This group will spotlight
documented and real examples of the earliest Z/28's from 1967, including the
very first. A mere 602 of these Trans Am inspired cars were built, making
them among the most desirable G.M. muscle cars of them all. Hosted by Z/28
aficionado Jon Mello, you will see factory stock cars along with owner
modified cars and racers that were done "back in the day" including several
very significant racers.
Class of '72: 45th
The writing was
on the wall for all out performance and horsepower, but if you knew your way
around an order sheet, you could still buy a 440+6 Mopar or a 455 powered
Oldsmobile, Pontiac or Buick. If you were a Camaro enthusiast, this would be the
last year for the 396 and Chevelle and Corvette buyers could opt for a 454 and
if it was AMC, you could still get the 401. It is true that 1972 marked the end of an era. 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 2016. 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!
Featuring High Performance 70-74 Formula Firebirds
This one will feature the often
overshadowed second generation 1970-74 Pontiac Formula Firebirds. Everyone
recognizes the Trans Ams, but did you know Pontiac also offered high
performance versions of the Formula? H/O and Super Duty 455 engines
along with high output versions of the 400 were among the offerings,
along with a wide variety of handling and performance goodies. See fifteen
of the hottest and rarest examples in this very special display.
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;
by Dr. Pete Gimenez
This special display will
return with an entirely new group of very special
Corvettes with an emphasis on
the 1967 model year, each representing the high point for Corvette
performance and engineering. The outrageous 427 L/88 was introduced as a
factory option package in '67, and we will feature some of the finest
examples in existence, in both factory stock and race trim.
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.
Shelby & Mustang PINNACLE Display and
This special gathering will showcase
select examples of the country's finest and rarest examples of
Mustangs and Shelbys that have already achieved both SAAC and MCA Gold
certification. This is an intensive judging program which includes putting
these cars on a lift for inspection inside, outside and underneath.
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.
The Class of 1967 Invitational
Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Featuring the absolute “Top Dog” 1967 performance cars including
early examples of the Dodge Coronet R/T and Plymouth GTX's along with RO and
WO Hemi's. Also featured are 442's GTO's, G.S's. Shelbys and more. This
display will feature prime examples from GM, Ford and Chrysler, along with
an additional separate display of the very first Z/28 Camaros in both stock
and race trim.
Studebaker Legends II
With the huge success of our
initial Studebaker Legends Invitational display last year, Eddie George is
again hosting a very special group of South Bends hottest. With an emphasis
on the early supercharged models, this gathering is sure to once again raise
the bar for the high performance Studebaker enthusiasts, and will certainly
raise awareness of the many innovations that started long before what
you may have thought.
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.
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 some of our Official Unveilings along with
doing onsite interviews throughout the weekend. It's all about having fun!
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.
2017 FEATURED ARTIST
TBA; Nominations now
being accepted. E-mail to
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 Yeadon
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
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.
2017 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 and Kevin Oeste
of V8TV along with several very special guests.
EXACT SCHEDULE TBA
1969 Dodge Super Bee 440-6 Pack
Originally shown in our 2014 Barn
Finds & Hidden Gems display!
Owners; Dave & Kelly Molnar, Texas
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30
Originally shown in our 2016 Barn
Finds & Hidden Gems display!
Presented by MCACN Official
Sponsor Magnum Auto Restorations, Inc.
Owners; Jeff & JoHanna Stolowski,
Traverse City, MI.
1971 Plymouth Sport Fury GT
Presented by MCACN Official Sponsor
Auto Restoration, Inc
1969 Ford Mustang 428 Super Cobra
Presented by MCACN Official
Owner; T. Scott Tedro, Costa Mesa,
1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty
Presented by MCACN
Official Sponsor MASCAR
Owner; T. Scott Tedro, Costa Mesa, CA.
1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
Owner; Fred Mandrick, Scottsdale,
1969 Shelby GT-500 Convertible
Owner; Rick & Peg Campbell, IN.
1969 Pontiac GTO RA IV Convertible
Owners; The Brothers Collection,
Restored by Level One, CO.
1969 Hurst/Olds Prototype
Owners; The Brothers Collection,
Restored by Level One, CO.
LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY NIGHT!
We are pleased
to announce the return of Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marty "Big Dog"
Mercer and his incredible band. Marty and his band will be performing live
Saturday night, kicking off at 6:15 pm. These guys are known nationwide as being
among the best blues rock band in the country, garnering national acclaim and
numerous awards. This is your chance to see some real Chicago blues up close and
LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY!
Last year we introduced you to Carmel Liburdi,
who was a huge hit. 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.
Celebrity Book Signings
Presented by Motorbooks
See their booth at the show and stay tuned for their complete list of 2017
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.
Celebrity Book Signings
Presented by CarTech Books --
See their booth at the show and stay
tuned for their complete list of 2017 signings.
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.