MCACN Invitational & Special Displays

GENERAL MOTORS 1970 “TOP DOGS” INVITATIONAL DISPLAY; Presented by The Brothers Collection

This year our red carpet special display will spotlight the hottest performance offerings from General Motors for the 1970 model year. Think Chevy’s LS6, Pontiac’s Ram Air IV, Oldsmobile’s W30 and Buick’s Stage 1. On the right side you will find the rarest and most desirable convertibles while the left side will feature hardtops. Of course, you’ll also find a LS6 El Camino and a L78 Camaro on the left!

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 


Many consider 1970 to be the pinnacle year for American Muscle, and who are we to disagree? We saw the introduction of all new G.M. A-bodies and of course, Firebirds and Camaro’s, Mother Mopar introduced the Challenger and an all new Barracuda and ‘cuda, the Torino and Cyclones saw major updates and the engine choices were over the top. 426 Hemi’s and 44-6 Mopars ruled the road while 450 horsepower LS6’s were readily available. Cobra-Jets and Boss 429’s carried over and the new generation of “insurance beaters” like the W31’s and Rallye 350 from Oldsmobile found loopholes. AMC introduced yet another wild Red, White and Blue screamer dubbed The Machine and Buick made sure everyone knew they were serious with the GSX. Join us as we commemorate what many consider the absolute hottest year for the cars we love.

BUICK G.S. INVITATIONAL, Presented by NCM Insurance, Hosted by Dr. Ajesh Parikh

We are known for our “displays within the display” and this year we have a very special gathering of 1970 Buick G.S.’s, with an emphasis on the Stage 1. You will find hardtops and convertibles and the very first Prototype.

We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of these one-year-only small block screamers with a huge display of the 340-6 pony cars. We would love to host all the available colors, and you will also see several very notable and real vintage race cars.

Pontiac Ram Air Firebird Invitational, Hosted by Jim Mattison

Last November Jim Mattison assembled what may be the finest group of Ram Air GTO’s ever gathered under one roof. Chronicling the history, Jim returns this year with the spotlight on the Ram Air Firebirds. You will see the history of one of Pontiac’s hottest offerings with Firebirds from 1967 on up with the highest performance engines under the hoods. Of course, this will include Trans Ams and some unexpected surprises.

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

This year we spotlight the wide variety of engines that were offered in 1969 for the Corvette. Everything from the mild-mannered to the truly outrageous, Chevrolet offered them all! Imagine stepping into your local dealership and checking the box for an aluminum head big block 427 or maybe even an aluminum block 427! We are gearing up to host prime examples of one of each of the different engine offerings, from the 350 small-block with 300 horsepower all the way up to the triple carb 427’s with 435 horsepower. And let’s not forget the race spec L88’s and ZL1! Did you know that in ’69, when you factor in the transmission offerings, there were fifteen different drivetrain combinations offered? Sponsored by Corvette Mike and Corvette Mike Midwest

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

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.

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.

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!

REAL Day 2 Invitational

We once again will host a very special gathering of REAL Day2 Muscle Machines. These cars represent what it was really like back in the day, when new owners drove them off the showroom floor, immediately added headers, fat tires and mags, and a variety of other go-fast goodies. Not just cars with some aftermarket parts thrown on, these are prime examples that have stood the test of time. You will see Nickey’s, Yenkos, Baldwin-Motions, and various dealer-modified Super Cars along with some that the owners modified themselves. The common denomin’ator here is that these are actual cars from back in the day, not modern interpretations! You can also count on seeing some of the most outrageous paint jobs ever!

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

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.

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.

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!


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21 & 22, 2020
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
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Saturday November 21: 9AM - 8PM
Sunday November 22: 9AM - 5PM
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