The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is known nationwide for their unique Special Invitational displays. Each year the MCACN team invites rare cars from across the country, and even outside of the U.S.A. Many cars come in from private collections to participate in gatherings that set the bar for the muscle car world.
For 2016, the MCACN team has been hard at work on what may be the finest gathering ever under one roof of Carroll Shelby’s finest for their Shelby Invitational. This will include several GT40’s along with an entire row of original Cobra’s on one side, and a full row featuring an even dozen of the best of the best GT-350 and GT-500 Shelby Mustangs on the other. On the Shelby Mustang side, you’ll see several pre-production prototypes and one-offs, including a fuel injected version. The display will also feature the very first and only 1967 GT-500 convertible, the first 427 Cobra and several of the GT-350R racers, once again showcasing multiple million dollar plus cars.
Chevy fans will be thrilled to view the First Generation Big Block Camaro Invitational, Sponsored by Supercar Workshop. The Wellborn Muscle CarMuseum will sponsor the Factory Sunroof Cars Invitational, showcasing the rarest of the rare, while the Boss 351 Invitational follows up the Boss 302 and Boss 429 displays from previous years. We will also see a REAL Day 2 display, featuring hot cars that were modified “back in the day”. Of course, Anniversary displays are always a hit at MCACN, and this year you will see the “Class of 1966” and The “Class of ‘71” celebrated. These are both pinnacle years for American muscle, so these are sure to be hot spots.
Returning special displays will include the popular Barn Find & Hidden Gems, the Corvette Central Triple Diamond Corvette display and competition, theKoolestuff Muscle Bicycles display, the Modern Muscle group and the Vintage Certification area, which will see expansion this year. With the growing popularity of unrestored, preserved examples of muscle being so hot, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals team has set the standard for this segment of the hobby by showcasing these time pieces. Lots to learn there!