2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show

Eye Candy Knockout - Camaros at the 2013 MCACN Pack a Punch to Finish Up the Show Season

Geoff Stunkard May 12, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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Throughout the year, show car enthusiasts gather at various events to soak in the camaraderie and appreciate the cars they enjoy. Some are club-organized, some are local. Others are done to honor a specific model or brand, and still others are diverse in what is featured. But it is becoming near unanimous in the car hobby that the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show in late November near Chicago is the biggest annual gathering of truly high-end muscle Camaros in a non-sales/auction atmosphere.

Hosted indoors at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, just minutes from O'Hare International Airport, this show is opened to car exhibitors by invitation only. As a result, vehicles from private collections that might never be seen otherwise are brought literally by the truckload to be put on display for an unforgettable two-day museum of power. These include low-mileage originals, super-rare examples, modified and race-purpose machinery, and more, plus the latest projects by some of the nation's best restoration shops. Of course, these are not all Camaros, but what you might miss in quantity is made up for in quality. There are none better.

Rather than go on about this and that, check out the photos and see for yourself what makes MCACN the place to be the weekend before Thanksgiving. The 2014 edition of the event is scheduled for November 22-23, and who knows what surprises promoter Bob Ashton and his crew will come up with.

Whatever happens, this event sets a benchmark every time it goes down. Use some frequent flier miles and join us.

Mcacn 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Side Z28 Side 5/12

So, you're going to have a Z/28 Invitational, eh? Sponsored by Carlisle Events, the standout collection was centerpieced with GM exec Pete Estes' '68 model. It's the only first-gen convertible ever done to Z/28 specs and is now in the Dana Mecum collection.

Mcacn Chevrolet Camaro Macho Z Front 9/12

In the late '70s, the Macho Z was a custom creation built for a combination of performance and styling that never got a lot of attention, so it quietly faded away. Nonetheless, this one had notoriety; former Hot Rod magazine editor Dave Wallace Jr. went out and road-tested this very car back in 1978. Thoroughly documented, it is now owned by Jonathan Herrick of St. Louis

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