2015 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM
2015 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
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1971 426 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible
The Brothers Collection
Mopar E-Body 426 Hemi Convertible Display
Sponsored by the Brothers Collection &
The Supercar Registry
This is your opportunity to see some of the rarest and most sought after
American Muscle Cars ever built up close and in person.
2015 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS:
Note: Additional Invitational and
Special Displays TBA
The Chrysler Hemi
E-Body Convertible Invitational Display
Sponsored By The Brothers
Collection & The Supercar Registry
We have nearly twenty 1970 & 1971 426 Hemi 'Cuda and 1970 Challenger R/T
426 Hemi convertibles confirmed! A rare opportunity to see some of the most
sought after and valuable examples of American muscle ever produced.
Chevrolet LS6 Invitational Display
Sponsored By Carlisle Events
Featuring 1970 Chevelles and El Camino's featuring
the legendary 454 cubic inch 450 horsepower drive train. Included in this display
will be several documented original LS6 Chevelle convertibles and several
historic race cars.
Presented by 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 unrestored condition, as they left the factory. 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, considered one of the
industries most prestigious. Entrants will be joining
us from across the country and Canada.
Buick Stage 1, 4-Speed Convertible Special Display
We pride ourselves in
showcasing the rare ones, and this display will feature another "show within
a show" for your viewing pleasure. You will see an entire row
of 1970 Buick Stage 1, 4-speed Convertibles. Among the rarest and most
desirable Buick Muscle Machines ever built, this will surely be the largest
gathering of these prime examples of American Muscle ever shown.
Class of '70: 45th
1970 is clearly
one of the hottest years for the Muscle Car. The
426 Hemi and 440+6 engines were offered in various Mopars, Chevrolet offered the
outrageous 396 L78 and 454 LS5 and LS6's and Ford offered their Cobra Jet's and
the 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 and AMC.
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!
The Class of 1965 Invitational
Featuring the Z16 396 Chevelle
Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Featuring the absolute “Top Dog” 1965 performance cars including early examples of the
Dodge and Plymouth Max Wedges and Hemi's. This display will also showcase a
very special gathering of Z16 Chevelles, Chevy's first 396 powered
and additional vehicles from Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Ford, Mercury and Buick.
by Dr. Pete Gimenez
In this very special
display you will see a wide variety of special C2 and C3 Corvettes. Among them
is a Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT, a very unique 396/425 Roadster and
several notable racers.
Presented by Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine
See some fine examples of
real straight axle cars, Gassers and vintage hot rods in this section.
Special awards to be by Car Kulture Deluxe magazine!
Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes
Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc
within a show" will return for 2015 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.
409 Invitational Display
The legendary 409 engine was
introduced in late 1961 as the first big block Chevrolet engine offered in a
passenger car, and it would continue until 1965. History would be made at
race tracks and on the streets. See some of the finest examples of real,
documented factory built 409 cars in this very special invitational display,
including a rare 1963 Z11 racer, one of the finest examples in existence.
L79 Special Display
Although Chevy may be best
known for the legendary 409, 427's and 454's, they also produced a high
winding small block known as the L79, that offered incredible performance in
a light weight 327 cubic inch package. Offered from 1965-1967 for the Chevy
II, Chevelle, El Camino and Corvette, you will see rare and sought after
examples of each in this display.
Muscle TRUCKS Invitational Display
Not all muscle machines have a
trunk! In the late 60's and through the 70's Chevy, Ford and Dodge produced
some muscle influenced trucks. This year we showcase some of the finest
factory built muscle trucks, including the two shown below that are joining
us from Colorado.
Modern Muscle Special Collection NEW!
This new section will
feature three blocks with thirteen 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
firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
If you have
an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please
contact Bob Ashton at
Corvette Racer, Hall of Fame
and Bloomington Gold Great Hall Honoree Tony DeLorenzo will be joining us
Saturday and Sunday in our special Corvette 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.
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 will
be hosting onsite interviews throughout the weekend on our new Celebrity
stage, right in the center of the "big" room.
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 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."
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2015 FEATURED ARTIST: DANA FORRESTER
Nominations for 2016 Featured Artist
can be sent to
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)
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.
2015 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.
OF 2015 UNVEILINGS TBA
Wheelbase Plymouth Drag Car
1969 Boss 429
Mustang KK 1365
A PAIR of 1970 Trans Am Javelins
Mustang GT500 #480025
A PAIR of Dueces; 1970 Yenko Deuces
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.
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. We will be inspecting a variety of factory muscle cars and
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!
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
REVELL Model Car "Make and
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.
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.
Archeologist" and host of our Barn Finds/Hidden Gems area will be signing his
new book, Amazing Barn Finds and Hidden Relics.
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.
Additional book signings;
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"
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.
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 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!
Below is a list
of our 2014 Seminars. Some will be returning due to popular demand, and we will
be announcing more in the upcoming months. 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.
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. Times TBA
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 will be joining us again for 2015. 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.