Hot Rods at the Tenth Annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
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Man, all those barn finds and super stock cars! Amazing.The Tenth Annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, affectionately referred to as MCACN (http://www.mcacn.com), has a well-earned reputation as being one the most exciting and fascinating muscle car events of the year. Headed by Bob Ashton and the stellar team of MCACN partners, the show has given muscle car enthusiasts a place to gather to celebrate their hobby. For the past nine years, the finest restored and unrestored muscle cars have congregated on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving to experience a horsepower paradise at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Every new year of MCACN has surpassed the previous year. The year’s tenth Anniversary MCACN was no exception.
The secret to MCACN’s success is the continual hunt for new and fresh muscle cars. Bob Ashton spends the entire year attending car shows, visiting private collections, and networking with enthusiasts to guard against the show going stale. The MCACN board hunts down new muscle car discoveries to keep the show interesting. The consistent, ten-year stream of never-seen-before muscle cars has convinced purists and enthusiasts that MCACN is a cannot-miss event.
Original, bone-stock ’60s and ’70s muscle cars are the focus of MCACN. The highly qualified slate of judges expertly scrutinize muscle car restorations down to the chalk marks, paint dabs, fasteners, finishes, hose clamps, and date codes. Vintage Certification is available to those wanting to verify the authenticity and originality of their unrestored classics. The do-it-yourself muscle car restorer is given the opportunity to see how his works stacks up against the finest restoration shops in the world. All the while, muscle car aficionados gawk and gaze at some of the finest automobiles ever assembled.
Though muscle cars are in the spotlight, MCACN is also an experience that gives hot rodders and racers plenty to admire. Legitimate hot rods, vintage drag cars, gassers, factory mules, prototypes, street/strip warriors, Pro Street prowlers, Pro Touring cruisers, road race rockets, and “Day Two” muscle cars provide a healthy assortment of high performance diversity at MCACN. The immensely popular “Barn Finds” showcase is packed with dilapidated, but desirable, muscle machinery. Fascinating showcases displaying dirt bikes, “muscle bikes”, and memorabilia provide something for everyone that comes through the MCACN gates.
The Eleventh Annual MCACN 2019 is already in the planning stages. Mark your calendars for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving to head over to Chicagoland for the world’s finest collection of muscle cars. Check out the samplings from the Tenth Annual MCACN assemblage of rolling art.