2016 SHOW HOURS ARE SATURDAY
NOV 19, 2016 9AM - 9PM &
SUNDAY NOV 20, 2016 9AM - 5PM
2016 MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS FEATURES
Additional Features and Special
Displays will be announced as they are confirmed.
Photo Credit: Al Rogers Freeze
Frame Image LLC
A CELEBRATION OF SHELBY
FEATURING COBRA'S, GT40'S AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
SHELBY MUSTANGS EVER GATHERED UNDER ONE ROOF
This is your opportunity to see some of the rarest and most sought after
Vintage Shelby automobiles ever built. Each and every one of them is real and fully documented!
2016 SPECIAL INVITATIONAL DISPLAYS:
Special Thanks to Tim Costello
Images for photo contributions
Presented by American Performance LLC
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. 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.
The Class of 1966 Invitational
Sponsored by NCM Insurance
Featuring the absolute “Top Dog” 1966 performance cars including
early examples of the Dodge and Plymouth Hemi's.
Class of '71: 45th
1971 is one of the hottest years for the Muscle Car,
and marked the end of an era. The
426 Hemi and 440+6 engines were offered in various Mopars, Ford offered the 429
and a variety Small
block screamers were also in the mix.
This group will spotlight the hottest offerings from the Big Three and AMC.
Hosted by Ryan Brutt, the
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!
Day 2; The REAL Thing
This group will spotlight real
Day2 modified cars. The modifications you will see on these cars are
authentic to the day, which means they were made "back in the day"
by Dr. Pete Gimenez
This special display will
return with a wide variety of special 1966 and
1971 Corvettes, each representing the high point for Corvette performance
FACTORY BUILT SUNROOF CARS
Sponsored by The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
This special group will feature Muscle Cars that were built with
factory option Sunroofs. Among the rarest and most sought after Muscle
Cars ever built, you will see prime examples from Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury
Muscle Cars & Muscle Bikes
Sponsored by Koolestuff, Inc
within a show" will return for 2016 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.
Modern Muscle Special Collection
This section was
launched last year to rave reviews. For 2016, we will
feature three blocks with thirteen different 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
CELEBRITY APPEARANCES for 2016; TBA
See our 2015 Celebrities Below:
We are pleased to announce
Courtney Hansen of Overhaulin' and host of the Spike TV Power Block will be
joining us Saturday and Sunday. Courtney will kick off activities with the
Premiere Unveiling of the Phil Bonner Thunderbolt at 9:45 Saturday morning!
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 Sponsored by MASCAR
Peter Klutt of Legendary
Motorcars will be joining us and also taping for an upcoming episode of the
television show, Legendary Motorcars. Tapings will take place both Saturday
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."
Richard Petty #43 Superbird
Certainly one of the most
recognized Nascar Race Cars in history, see King Richards Winged Warrior up
close and in person.
Photo Credit: Ryan Brutt
Automotive Celebrity Appearances To be Announced.
2016 FEATURED ARTIST; TBA
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
2011 Featured Artist Steven Macy
2010 Featured Artist; Dan McCrary
2009 Featured Artist David Snyder
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.
2016 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, Automotive Tomfoolery Expert
OF 2016 UNVEILINGS TBA
Trans Am Convertible
Super Bee 440+6 Pack
1971 MOPAR TBA
Unveiling cars will be announced as confirmed!
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 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette
Nationals show, please send information to Bob Ashton at
email@example.com. Car must be fully documented and real and have
significant full history, or interesting story to be considered for Official
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 American Muscle Car Restoration, Inc.
Apex Motorsports, Magnum Restorations 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
Below are the Authors that
joined us for our 2015 show. 2016 Authors TBA
Meet some of the very
best nationally known automotive writers and expand your library with a
personally signed copy of their latest releases.
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.
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"
Celebrity Book Signings
Presented by Motorbooks in 2015 - See the Book Mobile at the Show!
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."
Noted Author and Photographer David Newhardt has shot thousands of the finest
collectible automobiles and has his work in many beautiful books.
Archeologist" and host of our Barn Finds/Hidden Gems area will be signing his
new book, Amazing Barn Finds and Hidden Relics.
Tom has written all about his many adventures in various
"In The Barn" series of books along with several others.
Marty, noted author and historian, will be joining us to sign his latest
book, Ford Total Performance along with many others.
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!