Mustangs of the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN)
We had heard about the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) for years, with everyone telling us what an incredible show it is. When we heard about the cars coming to this year’s show we had to attend, and it most certainly has not disappointed.
Held this past weekend, November 22-23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center near Chicago’s O’Hare airport, the MCACN is in its sixth year and is going stronger than ever. What makes this year’s show so special is that it is the most significant gathering of Boss 429 Mustangs ever put together, with every color of ’69-’70 Boss-9 represented save for the one Silver Jade example that’s currently undergoing restoration.
There are also several Boss-9 drag cars, such as Ohio George Montgomery’s radical, twin-turbocharged match racer from the ‘60s that’s now owned by Bob Perkins, a handful of Shelbys (there’s a ‘65 GT350R pedigreed race car greeting show-goers right at the show entrance, that you’ll see in a coming issue of Mustang Monthly), and a plethora of significant musclecars from every domestic manufacturer.
Of particular interest is the Barn Finds section put together by Ryan Brutt, which features about 20 patina’d musclecars, including a ’67 GT500, two really bitchin’ drag Mustangs, and a ’64 Comet Cyclone that was literally pulled out of a horse barn by 16 year-old Ashleigh Ackerman.
Check out the photo gallery for the cool Mustangs and a few significant Fords and Mercurys of the show. If you’ve never been to this show, do yourself a favor and put it on your calendar for next year. Even if you’re not into stock and restored cars, the history and significance of the iron in that show is remarkable. Musclecar fans will not be disappointed.