This year the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary. Some thought that the idea of bringing in the rarest and finest real Muscle Cars and Corvette from across the country, (and often outside of the country!) under one roof was a tall order, and indeed it is.
We have witnessed the incredible success of this show first hand, as we have participated each and every year. The Ledfoot News booth is right next to the information booth up front, with Speedy proudly on display. The show, affectionately referred to as “Mc-Ac-N” draws thousands of spectators and hundreds of incredible machines, many from private collections that are rarely, if ever, shown to the public. Managing member Bob Ashton has a mission to “raise the bar” every year, and he spends the whole year making sure that this happens.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary” Ashton stated. “And 2013 will be one for the record books. We have some absolutely incredible special displays, several truly one-off cars and something extra special, with the Great American Muscle Car Giveaway.”
So what is the Great American Muscle Car Giveaway, you ask? Well, founded by Jeff and JoHanna Stolowski, owners of the actual 1970 Oldsmobile Indy 500 Pace Car, this is an annual charity raffle that gives 100% of the ticket sales proceeds to a selected children’s charity. This year, they will be turning over the keys to a beautiful Sebring Yellow 1970 Oldsmobile Rally 350 (pictured). In keeping with MCACN tradition, you know that this car is the real thing, not a “clone” or “tribute!” Jeff insisted that the car would be worthy of the show, and believe me…it is!
For 2013, the ticket sales proceeds go directly to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through community service, advocacy, research and education. They help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. In Michigan, 88 cents of every dollar goes towards the mission!
And it gets even better. This is just the beginning of an annual program that Jeff and JoHanna will be producing, with the winner announced each year right at the MCACN show. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday night, Nov. 23 at 7 pm. That means that you may be driving home in this gorgeous Rally 350!
But as we said…the story gets even better; MCACN participants will be treated to a very special unveiling of the 2014 Great American Muscle Car Giveaway car, which is being fully restored as we speak by Thornton Muscle Cars in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. That’s right…this one will be a fresh restored to Concours standards car, ready to take on the MCACN judges! MCACN show participants will get the first glimpse of this one at the participant’s kick-off party before the show. Spectators will see the 2014 giveaway car when the show opens to the public Saturday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., and of course, will be able to buy a ticket to win this car.
The pictures shown here are outtakes from the MCACN magazine cover shoot by Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image, LLC. If you would like a FREE copy of MCACN magazine, sign up to get yours on the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals website, www.mcacn.com. You will also find all kinds of information on the show along with photo galleries and much more.
To learn more about The Great American Muscle Car Giveaway and to buy tickets to win the Oldsmobile Rally 350, go to www.tourforacure.net While at the show, don’t forget to say THANKS to Jeff and JoHanna Stolowski for making their dream become a reality, not just for themselves but also for the kids!