I'm back in Auburn,WA after attending the 2013 MCACN show on Friday afternoon and most of the day Saturday. In it's 5th year it was a great show in terms of car variety and quality. The NastyZ28 turnout of Camaros and spectators was the best ever. I cant begin to list all the people I shook hands with, hugged, and reacquainted myself with. Most notable was Eric Thompson (who doesn't post much but is very much known to a small group of us ORIGINAL restoration enthiusiasts) from the Kansas City,MO area. We have been talking on the phone and emailing for at least 10 years and had never met before Saturday. What a good time and good laugh that was to meet Eric. Ron Liebert (wife Christy) did an excellent job of putting together the Nasty Z-28 display. Jim Eaton, Scott Kiehne (award winning 70' L-78) and 4 other beautiful Camaros were included. Mad Mike and Jim Stokeland with Banners and Nasty merchandise drove up from Dawsonville,GA. Mike even got JOEL ROSEN from Motion Performance to come over and walk through the club display. Bernie Watson (with wife Debbie) from Colorado unveiled his freshly (Mike Slaughter) restored Gold 72' Z28. Gorgeous paint and a meticulous detailed restoration. Bernie received the 72' as a High School grad present and has owned the car ever since. Rick Nelson brought (owned by Mark) the freshly restored Classic Copper 70' Z28 from his Muscle Car Restoration and Design shop in Pleasant Plains,IL Rick is a noted Chevelle LS6 Chevelle expert and this was his first 2nd Gen Camaro resto. The car is awesome and Rick's detailing is the BEST of the BEST. ALL the factory front suspension components that were left bare steel from the factory were restored in Bare steel (NO paint/only BoeShield as a rust inhibitor). Rick Griffin from Indiana had his beautifully restored 72' Z-28 in the Z-28 showcase. Kelly Payne (wife Lisa) trailered their outstanding Medium Orange 73' Z-28 from Hendersonville, TN. Kelly and his friend Hu were right in the thick of things meeting and greeting everybody. Bob Routt flew in (in the cockpit jump seat) and met up wit long time friend Dinograz Cant forget my long time friend and fellow CAMARO Nationals Judge Mike Steitz who drove up Sat from O'Fallon,MO with five other members of the St Louis GATEWAY Camaro Club. Mike is easily one of the top 70-73 restoration enthusiasts anywhere. Scott Settlemire from G.M. brought a 2014 all Black Z-28 which looked just bad azz. The from spoiler and rocker panel ground effects are quite distinctive as are the wheels. These factory (street legal) race cars are a sight to behold and I cant even imagine driving one. Unfortunately the price is out of reach for most of us. There was also a new ZL-1 Camaro, SS Camaro and one of the SEMA special trim 2014 Vettes. Scott is extremely personable and was taking pictures and telling stories with everyone about all things CAMARO and Chevrolet. Forgot to include that author and member Phil Borris and his wife Vi were in the vendor area of the show with their excellent Norwood presentation and copies of Echos of Norwood book for sale. As is the case with many annual shows (no matter the subject matter) it is the people and not the cars that make the experience worth the expense and effort. There were so many more people from Nastyz28. It was so good that members ARE starting to use this great show venue as a winter gathering place. I hope Mike M and NAstyZ28.com can continue to have an ongoing presence at this show. The MCACN deserves everyone's support ($$) and hopefully will continue to give this website the opportunity to come together. As promised and delivered, the greatest all around classic American muscle car show in the world.