The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Blow into the Windy City this Weekend


The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Blow into the Windy City this Weekend

This weekend over 500 Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs will rumble into Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The 2-day spectacular will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this Saturday and Sunday November 19th and 20th. The show runs from 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Click past the jump to check out some of feature at this weekend’s show.

Corvette fans will have a number of attractions to keep them entertained throughout the weekend. The Class of ‘71 display will have one circle featuring the thumping LS6-engined Corvettes. The Class of ‘61 invitational will celebrate classics, including examples of America’s sport car, which turned 50 years old this year. In addition, the 2nd Motion Madness collection will feature some of the best offerings from Baldwin-Motion including, of course, Corvettes. Finally there’s the Triple Diamond judging and display. This competition features only Corvettes that have previously achieved NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold status.

In addition to the Corvette-related events, there will be cars present for all muscle car lovers. Displays will include Mr. Norm’s, Nickey, and Yenko cars while the Dodge Challenger T/A reunion will appease the Mopar crowd. Ford and Shelby fans can check out the Shelby Snake Pit and Camaro enthusiasts can view the ZL-1 display. There will also be appearances by several automotive celebrities including Joel Rosen, Tony DeLorenzo, and Jim Mattison among numerous others. If you’re looking to make a purchase at the show be sure to take a stroll through the swap meet and the car corral. Young gearheads and the young at heart can compete in the model car contest.

Tickets to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals are $20 at the door, but you can grab discount tix at one of several local supporters prior to the show. The show runs 9-9 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday. Check out the MCACN website for more details on the show.

We’ll be attending the MCACN show this weekend so stay tuned here for a full wrap up of all the weekend’s activities.

Photo Credit: Gary Gerstner

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