Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals – Chicago, Il
AMX/3 Chassis No. 01 is on display proudly as you enter the “Barn Finds & Hidden Gems” section of the show. You can’t miss the signature barn find yellow. Ian Dawkins will be on hand to talk about the history of this rare gem and answer any questions you might have.
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It was a pleasure to meet you at the MCACN Show, Mike and Ian. Thank you for the interview for V8TV. I enjoyed learning about this unique treasure and some of the stories behind it. Looking forward to seeing the restoration progress. Cheers!
Goosebumps. Even on move-in day, with cars still arriving and many under cover awaiting their official unveiling, the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) gave me chills. This is, hands down, the best muscle car show on the planet. At about 500 cars it may not be the biggest, but MCACN chief Bob Ashton and a team of dedicated muscle car fanatics work hard all year long to curate a selection of the world’s most historic, rarest, and rarely seen Detroit iron from the glory days of unbridled performance.
Aware of their image problem with the new car buying Baby Boomer generation AMC moved to create some excitement in its car lineup. AMC built some good dependable cars but until 1968 it lacked anything attractive to the young muscle car crowd. It was in 1968 AMC joined the muscle car war with the Javelin pony car but it was the AMC AMX that made the motoring world take a fresh look at the company.
Nice story. Sharp sleek looking car. AMX K would have given the Corvette Stingray a run for it’s money in styling and looks.