Last weekend we made now our annual pilgrimage westward to Chicago and the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Rain, sleet, ice, and 10 inches of snow couldn’t keep us away from what has become a must-attend show each year.
Hundreds of the country’s top Camaro’s, Chevelles, Mustangs, Road Runners, Corvettes, and more filled every corner of the Donald E. Stephens convention center. This year Bob Ashton and his team raised the bar once again by assembling a collection of well over 20 hemi powered convertible Dodge Challengers and ‘Cudas. Even if you’re a Corvette fan you’ve got to respect a collection like that. Bob told us that that portion of the show alone took 2 years to assemble.
In addition to all of the great cars, MCACN offers book signings, seminars, and even bands playing throughout the weekend. This year 14 fresh restorations were revealed for the first time. Bloomington Gold showed off an unrestored 1967 coupe as they advertised for their next big show in Indy next year. Other special invitational displays included L79 and LS6 equipped cars, Buick Stage 1 4 speed convertibles, post sedans, and even muscle trucks.
The Triple Diamond judging (sponsored by our friends at Corvette Central) again evaluated the correctness of select first through fourth generation Corvettes that have previously achieved NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold accolades. This year the Corvette Legends Invitational showcased several big block, big tank, and L88 Corvettes. We’ll take a closer look at that display in the coming days so stay tuned.
We had several favorite Corvettes at MCACN including a very rare, white 1962 big brake fuelie (pictured above), a black on red 1965 radio delete 396 convertible, a pair of 1971 LS6 coupes, and a simply stunning Daytona Blue 1963 coupe.
We’re big fans of the MCACN. It’s the diversity and rarity of the cars that sets it apart from other indoor shows. It’s all there – all makes of wild customs, pristinely restored and preserved classics, and ratty old barn finds. Whatever you want to see, it’ll probably be there at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. We’ll see you there next year.
Enjoy our gallery below from MCACN 2015.
[GALLERY] Midyear Monday – Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Edition
[PICS] The Corvette Racers of the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals