2018 marks the 10th anniversary for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. As part of their ongoing tradition of having rotating displays, this year the Class of 1968 was celebrated. As a result, there was a special Chevy II Nova display hosted by Brian Henderson from Super Car Workshop. This was a celebration of the rebodied-for-1968 Chevy Nova. That year saw the introduction of a number of new drivetrains and performance options, and in the mix were a number of COPOs, along with L78- and L79-optioned cars to represent those offerings.
There was also an all Nickey Gasser Invitational with at least 10 gassers that have been built over the last 10 years for Nickey Performance.
Also on display as part of the revolving exhibits was a 1969 Chevy Camaro RS/COPO Invitational with an entire row featuring some of the finest example of these super-rare first-gens.
Throughout the show, there were numerous Chevys on display ranging from full restorations to wild modified cars.
In the Barn Finds & Hidden Gems section, automotive archeologist and Hot Rod contributor, Ryan Brutt assembled a number of rare unrestored cars, some of which were Chevy powered. Included in that display were a very sad-looking 1 of 201 1965 Chevelle Z16 and an even rarer 1 of 5 L78-optioned 1966 Chevelle convertible.
For those of you that couldn’t attend the show, enjoy this Chevy image gallery we were able to gather up with our after-hours pass.
Photos by John Machaqueiro