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2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Yenko Z/28 Camaro at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Illinois

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was held in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 16 and 17. Being a longtime muscle car fan, I was very impressed with the incredible array of rare and historic gems that were at this show. I was blown away looking at the pristine examples of factory muscle, the rarest-of-the-rare dealer-built supercars, and historic road and drag racers. I’m especially fond of the newfound popularity of “day two” cars, which have emerged over the last few years. These cars are preserved or restored to specifications in which they would have been seen during stoplight brawls on Main Street or in all-out drag strip attire. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12 Memorable Machines from the 2017 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1969 GTO

1969 Pontiac GTO in street fighter garb with Cragar S/S mags and cheater slicks

 

2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Bill Bagshaw

Pro Stock Dodge Challenger drag racer

 

Beautiful Chevrolet Nova Yenko Deuce rolling on uber-rare Motorwheel Spyder wheels

 

1961 Ford Starliner powered by SOHC 427 engine

 

427 SOHC engine in above Starliner

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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T with dual-quad 426 Hemi power

 

AMC AMX drag racer

 

454-powered Motion Super Vega

 

1969 Baldwin Motion Chevelle SS427

 

Altered-wheelbase 1965 Plymouth gasser

 

Keystone Kustomag wheels

1967 Chevy SS 427, looking right out of the ’60s on Keystone Kustomag wheels

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