November 7, 2012 06:12 PM
No Judging at 50th Anniversary Celebration
MCA, does this really promote the hobby?
Our club has been told that there will be no judging at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Shows. That's all well and good if no one receives a trophy. But the rest of the story is that any car receiving a trophy at an MCA National or Grand National in 2012 or 2013 will automatically receive a trophy at the 50th, if they attend the celebration. Cars that haven't received trophies in 2012 or 2013 won't receive a trophy.
One of the most cherished trophies in my trophy room is the white stein that I received in Concours at the 35th Anniversary Show. Granted judging was modified MCA based primarily on workmanship and cleanliness but, nevertheless, I wouldn't have that trophy under the rules being quoted for the 50th because the 35th was the first MCA show my car was entered in. It later went on to become a solid gold trailered concours car but without prior wins in MCA shows it wouldn't have received that trophy under rules in place for the 50th.
Why is my experience important? Because it solidified my committment to become a participant in National and Grand National shows beginning in 2000 and continuing for several years. Am I missing the point here MCA, or are you missing a wonderful opportunity to help grow the membership?