yes, lets hope ford does an event so the complaining about it can start.
1966 L6 coupe
2001 GT Convertible
2006 v6 coupe
Interesting if the president dissess all of our opinions and won't even consider them. I guess we can vote with our membership renewals if it comes to that.
So said. Makes me think the club is following Washington's lead, taking our money, not listening to us and leading us down the road to nowhere.
This is written specifically to you but should be taken as a warning to everyone on the MCA forums.
As one of the website admins (and MCA National Board of Director) I have to walk a very fine line between letting the membership voice their open opinions and censorship due to inappropriate behavior. At this point I am not removing your post but I am offering a firm warning to anyone posting on the MCA website that using derogatory comments about ANYONE on this forum will not be tolerated and if ANYONE does it again you will be banned from the MCA website.
We want the MCA forums to be a place where members and enthusiasts alike can voice their opinions but you must do so with respect.
I have read every post in this thread, and I do recognize David that you edited your post to remove one of the "clowns" out but keep in mind that once you post something online you can never really take it back by editing it. If you look through the rest of the posts people that responded to you kept the original content of your post in their quoted responses. Plus you left another "clown and company" in your post that I can only assume still refers to the broader MCA BODs.
Now, everyone is entitled to their opinions. Heck, I even have my own about the subject. As an admin of this site I must refrain from stating my own and at the same time try to keep everyone else civil. You are welcomed to share your opinions but remember that you must do so in good taste and with respect.
If anyone has an issue with this or feels I am being unfair in any way then please send me an email to email@example.com with your phone number and I will be happy to call you back to discuss.
Now carry on!
John Farmer (MCA Website Admin and National BOD)
I would like to offer one other comment on a general subject.
It is apparent that several of you are very passionate about this subject and how the club is run in general. If you think this post applies to you then I encourage you to run for the MCA National BOD or at least take the position as a Regional Director for your club and attend the quarterly meetings to voice your opinions and vote on club business. That is the single best way to influence MCA activities.
This is my second term as BOD and I did so for that very reason. To make a difference. I would welcome the opportunity to work with any of you that have the enthusiasm and dedication to put into "our" club. And it is "OUR CLUB"!
I think I will go wash my Mustang now... It is therapeutic!
MCA needs new members, it needs to grow. That means new markets- North, Northwest and the West. However the error is in thinking that splitting the biggest event in Mustang history will help that growth. It won't. The truth is the West is not ready for full blown MCA total committment. As a west coaster I'd never argue for the 50th party being out here--MCA just hasn't developed deep enough into the Mustang culture here. A great start has been made with the West finally getting MCA National Shows...but it takes time and more of these National Shows to grow MCA and MCA style judging here.
As it is every April the West does have a huge Mustang show...It is a combo show of Mustangs and other Fords at Knotts. It is NOT an MCA event for the very specific reason in that it is a Ford Show put together by a collection of Ford Clubs--who are very much concerned about a MCA takeover. The MCA show the week before or after (Knotts is NEVER on Easter) is going to have a very interesting effect on Knotts and the So Cal Mustang Clubs--good or bad is unknown right now.
All you needed to do was PM or email me and ask "You removed it once but you also left the term in another paragraph which seems a contradiction in intent-any reasons for that?" and I would have instantly advise you of MY error and I would have instantly corrected it.
And I have no objectoon to your removing the post or any containing it--the subject herein has moved well beyond that and needs not to be distracted by it. Your play ground, your rules. But the attacks by Bob (06474) on this forum against several individual members and Mr. Prewitt in Mustang Times as to anyone who objects to Board decisions have become the real issue and not the dual show debate. And that is very very sad.
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There are probably those of us who would run for office if meetings were held on-line which is easy to do today or broken into regions with one national convention or meeting each year. Plenty of groups, many much larger, do it that way.
Also, I saw a pitch for members to run for office. Meeting dates and locations for next year had not been decided. For those of us who work but do have somewhat flexible hours, knowing dates and locations in advance would be very helpful.
All I ask is that the board listen to its members. I still do not have my June issue of the Mustang Times. I certainly hope no one is bashing those of us who don't like two shows. Members have a right to be heard. This club belongs to all of us. We should not be put down because we don't like a decision. The discussion should be kept civil on all sides.