Ford & Mercury Boss Invitational, Presented by The Brothers
Expect the unexpected for the big “Red Carpet” display up front! Of course, you will find prime examples of ’69 and ’70 Boss 302 and Boss ‘9 Mustangs, but that’s not all. You will see one of the Boss 429 Mercury Cougars and the one and only 1971 Boss 302 Mustang. The colors and diversity will set this very special display apart from anything we have ever done before. Hosted by Bob Perkins with assistance from Rick Campbell and Jim Cunningham. Special Guests TBA Sponsored by The Brothers Collection
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.
Better Idea Big Blocks Ford & Mercury Invitational, Hosted by Marty Burke
Here is another unlike anything we have done before. You will see 390, 428 and 429 powered NON Mustangs from the 1966-1971 Ford and Mercury intermediate line. This includes Torino’s, Cyclones and Talledegas with some ultra rare variations. There were some really neat "alternative" Muscle Cars coming out of Dearborn back in the day. Please plan on joining us Saturday morning for a very special unveiling!
Class of 1968 Invitational Sponsored by NCM Insurance
1968 was an incredible year for factory muscle for so many reasons. Think about it; Ford had the Cobra Jet, General Motors brought out entirely new Chevelles, GTO’s, G.S.’s and 442’s, and the highly anticipated new Corvette was introduced. For the Mopar camp, the affordable Roadrunner was introduced and the new Charger R/T really shook things up. American Motors introduced the Javelin and America’s “other” two-seater, the AMX. And that’s just the “new” ones, as the Camaro and Firebird came into their own and Dodge offered not only the Coronet R/T, but also the Super Bee.
Saleen: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
With Modern Muscle coming on strong, we will be hosting a very special gathering of Saleen Mustangs in celebration of their 40th Anniversary, along with an S7 Supercar and the brand spanking new S1. Steve Saleen is also joining us! See a timeline historic display starting with one of Steve's earliest creations right up to his latest, along with a whole lot in between. Both stock and race cars will be shown, and Steve will be presenting a discussion covering his story and the 40 year history of the company that bears his name on Saturday, open to all participants and spectators.
Big Body Buick Invitational, Hosted by Dr. Ajesh Parikh
This year Ajesh will host an incredible display of Big Body Buick Muscle. This will cover various years with some of the rarest and most sought- after examples of BIG Buick Muscle, including Wildcats, Rivieras and some very unexpected and ultra-rare 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
Class of ’73 Invitational, Presented by Garner Customs & Restorations.
While 1973 is not the first year you think of when it comes to American Muscle, there were some worthy contenders if you knew your way around an order sheet. 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!
Chevrolet Impala Invitational: The History of The Hot Ones 1958-1969
One of the most recognized nameplates in American automobile history, the Impala was introduced in 1958 as a higher-level full size. While a vast majority may be somewhat boring passenger cars, there were always a few that had a performance twist. With multiple carbs and fuel injection offered in the early days and a long list of performance options, it was easy to create a true Muscle Car if you knew your way around an option list. Of course, the Super Sport models of ’61-69 will be highlighted with both hardtop and convertible body styles of various years. Dedicated to the Memory of Tom Dietz
Evolution of the Dodge Charger Presented by the Wellborn Musclecar Museum.
When Dodge introduced the all new and sleek Charger in 1966, the Muscle Car world be forever changed. '68 brought the "Coke Bottle" styling that would be instantly recognized and would last last until 1970. In '71, an entirely new Charger would be introduced and continue for several years. Join us as we feature an evolutionary display with prime examples of the first three generations of the Dodge Charger.
Ford GT40 & GT: A Historical Perspective
Could there ever be a more iconic and notable story than that of the original GT40? You saw the movie and now you will see up close the evolution. Imagine for just a minute seeing a row of original GT40’s along with the 2004-2006 GT’s next to the beautiful 2016- 2022’s. Setup in a “timeline” fashion, this display will also have several additional features that have never been publicly seen. Special Guests TBA.
Modern Muscle: Nickey Performance Invitational Sponsored by Camaro Central
Utilizing the same formula as “The Original Supercar Headquarters”, Nickey Chevrolet, Nickey Performance makes a great car even better. When the Gen 5 Camaros were introduced back in 2010, the Nickey team created Stage I, Stage II and Stage III packages with up to 1,000 horsepower. Of course, the mods are not limited to what’s under the hood as a wide variety of suspension mods make these car world class performers on the street and on the track. See nine of the hottest Nickey Camaros from 2010-2022 in this timeline display in the center hall. Sponsored By Camaro Central
Malaise Era Muscle Invitational, Featuring the General Motors
Colonnade Cars of 1973-1976.
While horsepower ratings drastically dropped during this era, a bit of research and creativity could result in a pretty neat automobile with a performance twist. In fact, you could still get a 454 in some Chevy’s, a 455 in the Pontiac GTO or Buick G.S. and Oldsmobile continued their relationship with Hurst. Prime examples from all four divisions will be featured in this display.
Little Indians Invitational
Before there was a GTO, there was the Tempest and LeMans. Under the direction of John Delorean, it was possible to create a true high performance version with several different drivetrains. From lightweight post bodies to sleek bucket seat convertibles, the possibilities were endless. This display will feature stock, tastefully modified and race versions and even a few one-off custom creations that will blow you away. Dedicated to the Memory of Jim Luikens.
Nashnutz AMC Invitational Display Hosted by Rich Corsello , Terry Weiner 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!
Corvette Legends Invitational
This year we celebrate real Corvette Legends with an emphasis on Corvettes with true race history. See C1, C2 and C3 Corvettes that have been raced at Daytona, Sebring, LeMans and other notable tracks. Another rare opportunity to see some cars that are rarely, if ever shown!
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
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.
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.
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.
Barn Finds/Hidden Gems Sponsored by Miller Auto Care and Stock Restorations & Restomods, Hosted by Ryan Brutt, the Automotive Archeologist
We launched our Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt. 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!
Vintage Mini Bike Special Display Presented by Koolestuff, Inc
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.