Geez, I just love it when someone stomps their feet, rattles their cage and takes their ball home and proudly announces that they will not attend ANY MCA 50th celebrations and will only go to the Ford celebration. I suppose he will go to the Ford event because it's in his home state and he probably does not want to drive his Mustang so far to a celebration hosted by the MCA. Seems he must not be able to get any trophies for his Mustang at national shows thus his 'real' reason for not attending an MCA 50th celebration. Stop the bickering and try to remember what this event by the MCA is all about! It's about being with thousands and thousands of Mustangs and the owners of those Mustangs. It's about making new friends, and experiencing a true 'once in a lifetime' event.
Like one post said, when members of the MCA who get the special trophy, it will give them the opportunity to promote the MCA to non members. Sure the MCA is far from perfect and there are things to be fixed over time, but if people would stop complaining about so many things and just go to one of the MCA 50th events, you may surprise yourself and actually enjoy the show! I'm going to attend the 50th in Charlotte and join in the pony drive and do as much as I can at the celebration because I know that I won't be around for the 75th (much less the 100th!). Heck, I may not be around for the 55th, but at least I will be able to say that I WAS at the 50th and got to see all those beautiful Mustangs and all the great people that own them. Lighten up, and bring your ball back so we all can play!