September 2, 2013 12:57 PM
Car Trailering to National Shows
How about taking a poll of MCA members about letting members trailer our cars to National Shows if you live X number miles away from the show site. I just came back from the Mickyard show with my Modified 68 Fastback. With no trunk to speak of, my wife followed me in our Escape just to carry the luggage. I drove thru rain and the car was rained on both Friday and Saturday night. If I had it in my enclosed trailer, it sure would save both fuel and cleaning time. With the high quality of judges that I have found at our events, the MCA could pick out a trailer queen in a moment. This would also cut down on the number of cheaters that I have seen. And yes I know that they can be disqualified from attending a National for 1 year, it doesn't stop the cheaters. How about some changes for the good and maybe we can increase attendance of the classic Mustangs. My suggestion is 250 miles or more.
September 2, 2013 02:45 PM
Great idea! Hope it gets some attention?
September 2, 2013 06:35 PM
There already is a modified trailer class - MD
September 2, 2013 09:38 PM
Yep, you're right about a trailered class, and that's great for the trailered queens that never, ever get driven. Mine gets driven weekly, to cruise ins, local shows, and even to the local drag strip. The point was, a street driven car shouldn't have to compete in a class that it doesn't belong in. The second point was, a fastback has no room for 4-5 day trip and it's a pain in the rear to have to have a support car just for luggage and it adds to the cost. Another thing, at 6' - 4" tall, a Mustang is not a long distance choice for me. And hopefully last, it just may increase attendance and cut out the cheaters
September 2, 2013 06:36 PM
I first proposed that idea about 2000. My friends and I were traveling 1,500 to 2,000 miles one-way in order to attend shows. It was shot down hard at the time and the issue was one reason why I ran for the BOD in 2002. Eventually, new people listened and it resulted in the PS class for concours. With the modified classes, however, you can enter either judged or non-judged undercarriage classes. If you have an enclosed trailer, why not show your car in the trailered modified class?
September 2, 2013 07:20 PM
It is true that MD and OD have a trailered class. This is ok for MD due to the judging system but it is different for OD. In the case of a 20 year old car it would be judged against a 2011. I know at Asheville there was a 2007 Shelby with 3000 miles that was in the OD trailered class......do you think I wanted to put my 20 year old car with many, many more miles up against that?
September 2, 2013 08:03 PM
The original post discusses a 1968 modified car, and that's what my reply addresses. I have nothing to do with the OD or DD classes, or for that matter, anything newer than 1973 models, so I couldn't begin to answer you about those classes. Personally, I don't like to see cars of different generations judged against each other.
September 2, 2013 08:09 PM
If you are a National Director shouldn't you be representing all the MCA members and not just 1st generation members?
September 2, 2013 08:10 PM
MCA National Director
While, at first glance, this seems like a good idea, I think that the biggest problem is that it has the effect of increasing the cost to compete. If we enact this change, those with the money to afford an enclosed trailer and tow vehicle will have a definite advantage over those who do not. Additionally, I think the poster's 250 mile number is way too low. If you want to implement a rule like this, the number of miles should be equivalent to an all-day tow, say 600 miles.