I like the idea mentioned earlier that if you join the MCA, you automatically join the regional club you want to join/renew with.
I also agree that the perception with the MCA needs to change for new members to want to join.
When I first joined, I was required to before I could join the regional club I was a member of. The club I am presently President of, has no requirement. Another perception, and I don't mean to offend anyone, and if I do I apologize, is that MCA members trailer their cars where-ever they go and no longer enjoy the thrill of driving their cars because their afraid of getting it dirty/damaged.
My first impression of the MCA was the first Mustang Times I got and it was primarily about car shows. I like car shows, but I also like and do other events, such as track, driving schools, cruises to somewhere and cruise-ins because I enjoy seeing other cars and meeting/talking to people. There are articles about other things the MCA is trying to do, but they are few and far between. I wouldn't mind seeing some articles/pictures about some of those road course events listed, or a cruise to "somewhere", or some other social event other than the car shows.
I will be in Oklahoma this weekend for the Grand National, but my wife and I are making it a mini vacation (approx. 2,500 miles round trip driving my Mustang). We're spending some time in some cities along our trek to the show and plan on cruising down any part of good ole Route 66 I can find as well as getting together with some of my Legend Lime brothers/sisters and we're making it a social get together.