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At our monthly Mustang Club meeting, one of the members (now a MCA Board member) stated that the only classes for MCA shows are to be concours, concours-driven, and Thoroughbred. No more daily driver, street driven, etc. If true, this is astounding, as probably more than half of the entries are not concours.

Can anyone confirm or deny these nasty rumors?

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If true, that's a good way to isolate your hobby to an elite group. It doesn't make sense to me that, with a signifcant majority of the cars at a typical show being street-driven that the MCA would essentially alienate them.

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I agree: if they eliminate these classes, I won't be able to show, and I'll probably drop my membership. There's no point in it, is there?

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Our local mustang club MCA liason rep didnt mention anything about that at our meeting last week, if true, that sounds like a snobby elitist move you'd expect from a Corvette club!
 

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The MCA realizes where the lifeblood of the group is. Doing that would be suicide. Have you noticed the MCA is finally having "DRIVING" events like SAAC has be doing for years! The MCA is trying very hard to grow the membership and I'm very excited that they've added driving to several events.

Just ask Bill Johnson, he'll be at the show.

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Just to strengthen the idiocracy of a move like that, At the 99 National show in Pensacola, I entered my Boss 9 driver in occasionally driven. There were so many "trailer queen" quality cars in that class that if I had entered it in Concours trailered, I would have got 3rd place. Wouldnt have done that though. The anniversary show a couple weeks away kept so many cars away that year that there was only about a third of the cars that normally show up for a regional show. Hope to drive my car over this year (90 miles from Ms.) and just be a spectator.
 

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I agree this would be devastating to the majority of Mustang owners out there who enjoy showing their cars, but don't have cars at that caliber. It seems lately too that a lot of folks are steering clear of the MCA shows because of the strict class rules. Lots of folks just like driving and showing their cars and talking to other Mustangers. I've been a member of MCA since the mid 80's, but lately I'm starting to enjoy cruise-ins and show and shines more and more vs. the MCA shows. I think this is a growing trend too. Case in point: a show held last year in the Northwest. On Saturday, there was an MCA judged show and on Sunday, there was a peoples choice show. The people's choice show blew the MCA judged show away (by hundreds of cars if I recall correctly). The magazines mentioned the numbers, but I was surprised that none of them addressed why the disparity in numbers. I can't believe that the MCA would decide to go this route without polling their members--I haven't, nor has our local Mustang club's MCA rep, heard of this rumor.

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As member of Mustangs Northwest we have to work to get 130 cars for a judged show but its easy to get 1500 cars for a peoples choice show.I htink that alot of people are too embarrassed to have their cars ran over with a fine tooth comb and take it too seriously when you find the dirt or other things that are not correct. Its hard enough to get people to judge cars and many of the car owners don't want to work that hard.
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