Corvettes, muscle cars to roll into Rosemont Nov 17-18

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The fourth annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, the world’s largest specialty event devoted to classic muscle cars and Corvettes, will take place Nov. 17-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont.

Featuring more than 500 of the world’s rarest muscle cars and Corvettes, the interactive show and exhibit will give car collectors, enthusiasts and their families a chance to see museum-quality muscular vehicles.

Highlights include the 2012 Shelby Snakepit where the 50th anniversary of muscle car legend Carroll Hall Shelby, who passed away in May 2012, will be celebrated with a variety of Shelby classics; and a 1969 Hurst/Olds Convertible that was used by automotive pioneer George Hurst at various tracks throughout 1969. One of just two of these cars ever built, it will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Nov. 17.

Also on tap: muscle bikes from the 1960s and 1970s will be on display for the first time ever at the show. The exhibit will feature bikes from Schwinn (including the Schwinn Stingray introduced in Chicago in 1963), Sears, Murray, Montgomery Wards and Raleigh.

Kids and parents can enter the miniature model car contest, participate in a scavenger hunt and attend the Rescue 1 Fire Safety program (

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Admission is $20 at the door, $15 online ( and free for kids younger than 12. For more information, visit or