MCACN Invitational & Special Displays

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Wings Over America; The Mopar Aero Warriors, Presented by The Brothers Collection.

This year we put the spotlight on the wild winged Mopars of 1969 and1970. Certainly, among the most outrageous Muscle Machines ever built, you will see some of the rarest and most desirable examples. Dodge Daytona’s on the right, Plymouth Superbirds on the left with 440-4 barrel, 440-6 barrel and mighty 426 Hemi’s from mild to wild. Presented by The Brothers Collection.

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Class of ’72 Invitational, Presented by Garner Customs & Restorations.


While the writing was on the wall, those in the know could still order a true Muscle Machine. Olds offered a W30 455, Buick had the Stage 1 455 and you could still purchase a Cobra Jet Ford or Mercury. The Roadrunner/GTX had a 440 under the hood and you could check that box for the Charger also. And lets not forget, Pontiac also offered the hot 455 H.O. for the GTO, Trans Am or Formula! Presented by Garner Customs & Restorations.


2022 Corvette Triple Diamond Showcase and Competition
Sponsored by CORVETTE CENTRAL Hosted by Bill Braun

Featuring a historic walk through time with the country's finest restored and original Corvettes that have already achieved National Corvette Restorers Society (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. Sponsored by Corvette Central 

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If you knew your way around an order sheet in ‘72, you could still build a hot Oldsmobile Muscle Machine. The “X-Code” 455 W30’s are strong performers and of course, still featured the cool fresh air induction system with air intake scoops under the front bumper. You will see an entire row of these sought-after rarities.

Presented by Garner Customs & Restorations

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Class of 1967 Invitational, Presented by NCM Insurance.


.1967 may not be the first year you think of when it comes to American Muscle but think about it; the new Plymouth GTX and Dodge Coronet R/T’s were introduced along with the Pontiac Firebird and Chevrolet Camaro. Olds W30’s became readily available while Mercury introduced the Cougar. It would also be the final year for the C2 Corvette, and a variety of 427’s were offered. And that’s just a sampling of what you will see in this very special gathering.

Presented by NCM Insurance.

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Buick G.S. Special Display, Hosted by Dr. Ajesh Parikh

 Once again, we present a “Display within the Display” for our 50th Anniversary area. For the past several years Ajesh has assembled a stellar group of Buick’s hottest performers, and this year he is coordinating this gathering with an emphasis on the rare 1972 Stage 1 G.S. models. Think about it…when was the last time you saw a prime ’72 G.S.? This year you will see an entire row of them at MCACN.


To be announced soon.

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Maple Leaf Muscle: A Salute to Canadian Muscle, Presented by Muscle Cars, Bone Stock & Modified Magazine.

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 For years we have enjoyed the support and participation from our “north of the border” friends. Fact is, there is a LOT of American Muscle with strong ties to our Canadian neighbors. In addition to the Beaumonts and Acadians, many original Hemi cars, W30’s and so many more were originally purchased and live in Canada. Join us for a salute to some of the finest Canadian cars along with some really cool and enthusiastic owners. Presented  by  Muscle Cars, Bone Stock & Modified Magazine

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Malaise Era Muscle, 1973-1987 Invitational, Hosted by Brad Schroeder.

While performance may have been dying, there were a few decent performers, and you could always “look” the part! And fortunately, by the late 80’s a resurgence in performance was on the horizon. This display may surprise you, as there were a few actual performance cars that you may have never heard of. Yes, you could still get a big block in the new G.M. Colonnade cars, Dodge introduced the final B-Body Magnum and Ford offered a 302 in the King Cobra, complete with 60’s inspired graphics.

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Performance Wagon Invitational

Yes, even station wagons can have a performance twist! This display will feature a variety of Station Wagons that have huge engines under the hood along with high performance features. You’ll see 4-speeds, 8-lugs and multiple carburetors here. Several of these cars are truly “one of one” built.

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2022 Shelby & Mustang PINNACLE Display and Competition Hosted by Bob Perkins and Rick Campbell

This special gathering will showcase select examples of the country's finest and rarest examples of Mustangs and Shelby’s that have already achieved both MCA Gold and SAAC or Mid America Ford/Shelby Nationals Concours certification. This is an intensive judging program which includes putting these cars on a lift for inspection inside, outside and underneath. We offer the judging in two levels; Division I and Division II. Cars must be pre-approved by Bob Perkins. Lifts provided by Titan Lifts

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.This year we spotlight the ultra-rare and desirable C2 “Tankers”. First offered in 1963, these Corvette Coupes were developed for racers who needed the extended range a large tank offers. When combined with heavy duty suspension, brakes and more, these C2’s were among the most competitive track ready Corvettes ever built. Rare even when new, we will have an incredible display that will spotlight every year, from 1963-1967.  Sponsored by Corvette Mike and Corvette Mike Midwest


2022 Vintage Certification Presented by American Performance LLC - Hosted by Steve Shauger

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: 

Lifts provided by Titan Lifts.  Sponsored by American Performance LLC


2022 Studebaker Legends Hosted by Ed George and the Studebaker Museum

You will never find a more dedicated group of enthusiasts than Ed George and his Studebaker friends. Ed returns to host a very special group of South Bends hottest, with an emphasis on the 60's supercharged models. This gathering continues to 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. As always, this will be an entirely new group of these seldom shown cars that join us from across the country along with some neat interactive features.


2022 Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race Display Featuring Real Cars of the PSMCDR Group Hosted by Donnie Brass

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.


2021 Nashnutz AMC Invitational Display Hosted by Rich Corsello and Ian Webb

The Nashnutz American group will again welcome an entirely new and fresh group of American Motors Muscle. You'll share in viewing rare and outstanding examples of AMC Muscle Cars, in a dealer/auto show themed display complete with some truly outstanding related memorabilia. This area has become one of the most popular features of the MCACN show!


Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Dodge Invitational, Hosted by Larry Weiner.

In memory of our good friend and longtime MCACN participant “Mr. Norm” Kraus, a Chicago and National Legend, we present an historical overview of the hottest performance cars that came out of Grand Spaulding Dodge. From the earliest 440 powered Darts to Turbocharged Demons to modern day interpretations, you will see it all…along with some unexpected surprises!


Big Body Muscle, Featuring the 1962 Model Year.

Not all performance cars are mid-size or Pony Cars! This gathering will feature Big Body Muscle from several manufacturers. Post Bodies and Coupes along with some unexpected surprises. 421 Catalina’s, 409 Biscaynes and again multiple carburetors will be seen.

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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! Sponsored by Miller Car Care Stock Restorations & Restomods


Keep on Truckin; The Vans of the Disco Era Invitational, Hosted by Mark Coates

Sometimes you just have to do something purely for fun. This hand-selected gathering will present real “Disco Era” custom vans of the 70’s. Step back in time to the era of bellbottoms, pooofy hair and wild murals and sidepipes. This display is all about having fun and will have some cool related memorabilia that will blow you away.


 Milestone Certification

Our new Milestone Certification program for select O.E.M. restored vehicles. This takes things to another level. To qualify, the restored cars must be restored entirely to original specs, using original and date code correct parts and build and paint techniques. Not for the faint of heart, point deductions will be taken for any reproduction parts, for base/clear paint and other non factory deviations. Pre-Qualification is mandatory and this will be strictly limited. A team of highly qualified marque specific experts will serve as our Judges and our Advisory Committee. Personalized Crystal awards along with numbered certificate will be presented, and a lifetime registry number will be assigned to qualified participants.

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2022 Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes Presented by Koolestuff, Inc

This "show within a show" will return 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. Register your Muscle Bike Here- Sponsored by Koolestuff.

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2022 Vintage Mini Bike Special Display Presented by Koolestuff, Inc

​Last year we added another fun "Show Within a Show" with a special display of Vintage Mini-Bikes. With the excellent response, we decided to continue the fun. You will see Honda Mini Trails and CT70's, Yamaha Mini Enduro's, ‘Lil Indian, Ruttman and Rupp Mini Bikes and others. If you own a Vintage Mini Bike, please consider showing it at with us. This is just for fun with no judging.

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2022 Vintage Motocross Special Display, Presented by Jeff Schwartz

We are pleased to present an incredible display of vintage MX motorcycles brought to you by Jeff Schwartz, 2017 Car Craft Pro Builder of the Year and past MCACN Living Legend award recipient. This display will feature “The Dirty Dozen” from various manufacturers including Maico, Bultaco, Yamaha and others. Jeff will again show an entirely different group of bikes this year!