2014 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM
2014 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
1971 426 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible
You have read about this
one, recently sold by our Title Sponsor,
Auctions. This is your
opportunity to see this significant Muscle Car up close and in person.
NICKEY CHICAGO Special Display:
Check out a historical display of the very best cars from Nickey
Chicago. This display will feature only
real documented Nickey cars
from this Chicago Icon. You will also be able to meet
current and past staff members..
2014 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS:
The Chrysler Hemi
50th Anniversary Celebration
This display will feature prime
examples of the Dodge and Plymouth Hemi powered vehicles from the years
1964-1971. again, nothing but the rarest of the rare and best of the best,
including several one-off cars. This display will feature factory stock cars
along with some very significant historical race cars.
Color My World Invitational Display
Featuring the "mod" colors of the late 60's and
"Featuring G & L Guitars"
Of course, we
all recognize and covet the wild Mopars painted in Plum Crazy, Curious Yellow
and Panther Pink, but let's not forget AMC's "Big Bad" colors, Carousel Red from
Pontiac, the "Grabber" colors from Ford and more. This colorful display will
feature nearly all makes, and the rarest of the rare.
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 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 range from 1954-1988 and will be joining
us from across the country and Canada.
Ford Performance/The Cat House
Featuring Cobra Jet Cougars and Mustangs
We pride ourselves in
showcasing the rare ones, and this display brings something new to the show
floor. You will see a row of 428 Cobra Jet Cougar Convertibles and
hardtops and a variety of 428 Cobra Jet Mustangs, along with several Torinos.
Class of '69; 45th
For many, 1969 is the ultimate year for the Muscle Car. The
426 Hemi was offered in various cars, the 440+6 came out, Chevrolet offered the
outrageous 427 ZL1 and Ford brought out their own 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.
Plastic Fantastic, featuring authentic
fiberglass drag and race cars and more!
Here is something entirely new for
2014. In this special display, you will see prime examples of fiberglass race
cars from the 60's and 70's. Among them will be Devins and some incredible
original Funny Cars. We are also proud to present our first "Unveiling" of a
The Class of 1964 Invitational
Featuring the absolute
“Top Dog” 1964 performance cars including the earliest examples of the
Dodge and Plymouth Hemi. You will also see a fine group of 427 R-code Ford
convertibles and additional vehicles from Chevrolet, Pontiac and Studebaker
We launched our
Barn Find/Hidden Gems display, hosted by The Automotive Archeologist, Ryan Brutt,
in 2012. It was a huge hit, and was expanded in 2013 with over 20 rare gems.
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, unknown.
Expect to see the rare and unusual in this area, with a whole new group of off
the radar cars!
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race Display
We had so much fun with this last
year, we are pleased to announce the PSMCDR display will return with all new
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.
Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes
Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc
This has been
such a hit and so much fun, 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 very first Schwinn Stingray, and one by
one, kids everywhere jumped on the bandwagon. 1968 brought the introduction of
the Schwinn Krate bikes, along with the 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,
which in some cases, will be paired with the cars that inspired them.
THE PONTIAC GTO; A 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sponsored by Ride On Appraisals
Many consider the Pontiac GTO
as the original Muscle Car. Shoehorning a big block engine under the
hood, (contrary to GM's corporate ban) and creating a memorable advertising
campaign led to the GTO being among the most recognized muscle cars ever
built. Wild colors and higher performance drivetrains and more great
advertising made the GTO among the most desired Muscle Cars ever built. See
prime examples of 1964-1974 GTO's in this very special display.
MCACN Cover Girls Onsite
Magazine Feature Shoots
for MCG & CK DeLuxe
We are proud to host our 3rd Annual Mopar Collectors Guide
magazine cover shoots with Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC. Al will be
shooting covers for upcoming issues of MCG and new this year, for Car Kulture
A Celebration of the
Sponsored by Carlisle Events
Over the years, Chevy has offered some
outstanding high performance engines. LS5 and LS6, ZL1, and L78 come to
mind, but are you familiar with the aluminum head L89 396's? Offered for
just a few years, those in the know could check the box and own one of the
hottest performance engines ever dropped into a select few Chevelles,
Camaro's and Corvettes. See the best of the best in documented L89's in
Most recognize the 1970 Buick
GSX, but did you know they offered the GSX in 1971 and 1972 also? These rare
and sought after cars are the epitome of Buick performance with a wild
visual 70's twist. You will see all of the available colors and prime
examples from each year.
The REAL Pace Cars
Presented by the Sloan Museum Auto Fair
Anyone can put together a group of Pace Car
replicas, but how many real Pace Cars, (as in the actual cars that led the
race), have you seen in person? Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars will be featured,
but you will also see additional real Pace Cars. To make things even
better, we will be hosting our first "twin" unveiling Saturday morning, with
the #1 and the #2 1969 Camaro Official Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars!
If you have
an idea for a special display or would like to help coordinate one, please
contact Bob Ashton at
Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO
The Muscle Car and Corvette
Nationals crew is pleased to announce that Jim Wangers will be appearing at
the show, both Saturday and Sunday. Known as “The Godfather of the GTO”,
Wangers will be appearing along with a select group of 1964-1974 Pontiac
GTO’s in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of this iconic Muscle Car.
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 Offficial "MC" and will be broadcasting LIVE at the show Saturday, and
also taping for future segments both Saturday & Sunday.
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."
Corvette Racer, Hall of Fame
and Bloomington Gold Great Hall Honoree Tony DeLorenzo will be joining us
Saturday and Sunday in our special Corvette Race Car 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.
We are pleased to host
The Norwood Retiree Ambassadors, made up of a group of
Norwood, Ohio General Motors assembly plant employees and key members of
the management team. Meet members of the team that actually built and had
direct involvement of many of our favorite Muscle Cars, including the
iconic first and second generation Camaro’s. The Ambassadors will be
sharing stories in front of a very early production 1967 Camaro, one of
the earliest known examples.
The Golden Commandos Club was conceived
in 1962 by members of Chrysler Corporation Central Engineering Department
in Highland Park. The Golden Commandos stormed onto the Super Stock drag
racing circuit as Plymouth’s flagship drag racing team. Akin to Plymouth’s
version of Dodge’s “Ramchargers” racing and performance team, The Golden
Commandos reached the pinnacle of their fame with their altered wheelbase
A/FX’er in 1965, but their innovations and racing activities continued
throughout the 1960's. Meet original team members, who will be sharing
stories, signing autograph’s and making even more memories!
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2014 FEATURED ARTIST:
David Snyder CarArt 2014 MCACN
Nominations for 2015 Featured Artist
can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
(2013 Featured Artists Michael Irvine)
(2012 Featured Artist Mary Watt
(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.
MUSIC SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON!
They will be playing Saturday
night, November 22
MARTY "BIG-DOG" MERCER
Performing the Blues Sunday,
November 23 at 2:00 pm
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 2014 UNVEILINGS TBA
Trans Am Prototype, Shown by Curt Richards, Lexington, Kentucky
426 Hemi Superbird, Restored by Magnum Auto Restoration, LaSalle, Illinois
1969 Camaro Indianapolis Official Pace Car #1,
Shown by Vernon Smith, Newfoundland, Restored by
Level One Restorations of Arvada, Colorado
1969 Camaro Official Pace Car #2,
Shown by Wade & Aster Ogle, California, Restored by Level One
Restorations of Arvada, Colorado.
Galaxie 500 427 R-code Convertible, Shown by Dean Klein, North Oaks, Minnesota
Drag Racer, Shown by Clark Rand, Fairgrove, Missouri
Trans Am 1 of 1 "Adrian", Shown by Greg SanMarco, San Antonio, Texas
426 Hemi Superbird, Restored by American Muscle Car Restorations, Inc. Rhode
Firebird Convertible, Ram Air IV, Shown by The Brothers Collection, USA
1970 Buick G.S.
Stage 1 Convertible, Shown by The Brothers Collection, USA
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. this year
we will be inspecting a variety of factory muscle cars and corvettes including a
1966 L78 Chevelle and a 1978 Official Pace Car Corvette.
3rd Annual MCACN COVER GIRL SEARCH, Presented by Mopar
We are proud to
present our THIRD annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Cover Girl
Search, Presented by Mopar Collectors Guide magazine. You can enter to win an
photo shoot with noted photographer Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC, who will shoot for upcoming
covers of Mopar Collectors Guide magazine right at the show. The winners
will be announced Friday and Saturday, and the actual photo shoots will
take place at the show in our onsite photo studio. For details and to enter,
Our first two Cover Girl searches
resulted in ELEVEN magazine covers and several
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
buyers/seller fees! We have just a few available spots remaining 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 friends from 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
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.
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.
Mike is the Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks. In addition to creating
one of the world's greatest American Dream success stories, he has authored an
outstanding book titled "The Corvette Bible."
Noted Author and Photographer David Newhardt has shot thousands of the finest
collectible automobiles and has his work in many beautiful books.
Dr. Pete will be signing his “Corvette
Racing Legends, The Story of the L-88 Option Packages” book in our 1967
Corvette L/88 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!
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. Seminars will be conducted by the following;
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 2014. 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.