SQL Fortified For 2020

Slamology 2020 Pre-registration Begins

Our annual huge Slamology event in Indianapolis is scheduled for June 13-14th. The link: http://slamology.com/register-your-vehicle/

The Sound Quality League contests will be 4X points with 3 Judges. For SQL competitors, please pre-reg with Slamology, and then pay the additional MECA fee for this enhanced event. The MECA SQL pre-reg info and link will be provided soon, and we will post on facebook page when link is ready.

The Dueling Demos contests will have qualifying rounds on Saturday starting at 11 AM. The final rounds for Dueling Demos will be late Saturday afternoon. We are working on a special program for that.

The Sound Pressure League contests will be 3X points and run all day Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM – 1 PM.

More info will follow as plans are solidified.

2020 SQL Rule Book

Our SQL Rule Book is ready for club review.

Changes are “minor” and are as follows:

1. Reformatted to be consistent with SPL Rulebook (table of contents is hyperlinked to specific sections and easier to edit for the future)2. Dueling Demos – Each Competitor has 1.5 minute to play their demo. Demo may be using 1 or 2 songs totaling 1.5 minutes of playtime. At Finals, it will be with 2 songs, 1 minute each, staggered presentation.3. Specified allowance of RTA for 4X events using 100pt. scale via Termlab Magnum with RTA sensor. Intent is to use Termlab through the season with the goal of using it at Finals, however will make a determination to go with Termlab or Audiocontrol by midseason.4. Stock class – Exception that headunit may be replaced for daily use if using approved DSP, but for competition headunit must be turned off/unused and source must be from approved media device as specified in Class Requirements.5. Once judging has started, competitors are not allowed to enter the vehicle, make adjustments, or touch it at all while it’s being judged.6. At larger events (i.e. 4X events, World Finals) competitors must be ready during their assigned time slots. If they are not, the five minute rule as indicated above will be applied. After five minutes the vehicle will be judged as it stands. Extreme cases will be handled on an individual basis by the head judge and will be the exception instead of the rule.

If there are any perceived issues, we will cover them immediately. Otherwise, we are ready to go. Thanks to our R&E Committee members, especially Richard Papasin who handled edits, formating and completion.

The link is: http://tinyurl.com/2020MECASQLRulebook

2020 SPL Rule Book 1st Draft

Thanks to our R&E Committee for working through the SPL rules. This is not set in stone, and is open for review. We have very little changing:

MECA Kids changes:
MKSP – same as previous MK2.  No MK1
MKX – for toys with noise vehicles that do not meet the rules of MKSP, or are not operated by a MECA Kid
MKPP – same as we do now, MKX could compete in this class.
(Will be in SQL Rules)

  • M4 and M5 can remove sunroof and replace with metal and weld, keeping within skin of vehicle.
  • SQL BOBOS competitors will be able to test at the Headrest for their SP score, in Radical X or XC (clamped) which allows builds with sub(s) in front of B-pillars to have a chance in the BOBOS contest. Competitors may choose Headrest location in Radical X or XC.

That’s it. All suggestions were considered. We appreciate the input and feedback! Please review and if you see something you don’t think is right, please let me know at mecacaraudio@comcast.net.


2020 CES

Richard and Linda are our club Good Will Ambassadors for the CES Show, and Judges for our CES Sound-off contests. They will be walking the North Hall floor, based out of our kiosk somewhere deep in the South Hall.

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who participates and supports our club events!

We are planning the best season in MECA’s history, working to make our Members’ experiences better and more fulfilling.

When you see an opportunity for a MECA event in your area, please let us know and we’ll try to work it out.

Ending 2019 on a High Note

One of the best things about our club and contests is that we are involved with our local, regional, and sometimes national charities. MECA was affiliated with 21 events in 2019 that donated money, time, and toys to benefit our communities. Our Event Directors and Judges donate their time, too, which benefits the outcome of the donations.

As we conclude the year, and get ready for the “winter break”, the club is involved with 8 Toy Drives, most associated with the Marines Toys For Tots program. We have 3 this weekend:

Date(s)Name (click for details)LocationMult.
12/13Santa Slam – Toys For TotsByram, MS1X
12/142019 Santa Burnout Car Show-Toys For Tots BenefitBrooksville, FL2X
12/14MECA @ SOC (Save Our Christmas) 2019 Charity EventNorth Las Vegas, NV1X

Then, next weekend, Audio Anarchy in Shreveport, LA will host it’s toy drive.

These events show people who are not familiar with us sound-off types a real positive side of our Members and the car audio community. If our sport is to grow and gain recognition, it is important that we showcase our people, with big hearts, sharing and contributing to the communities we serve.

Thanks to everyone who supports what we do in and out of the lanes.

Have a Happy and Heathy Holiday Season and cya in 2020!

2020 SQL Judge Training

The 2020 SQL Judge Traning session will be held in Nashville the weekend of February 22/23rd.
Space is limited, with registration fee at $100, which includes the Symphony ticket. Judge Trainees will gather on Saturday, 2/22 for “classroom” portion, attend the Symphony at 8 PM Saturday night, and continue training and practice at the Freezefest event on Sunday.
More details to be announced.
Here is info on Symphony program:

Contact mecacaraudio@comcast.net to make arrangements for the SQL Judge Training.

Holiday Charity Events

This week the club begins our holiday benefit events, with Toys For Tots and local initiatives the focus of our donations. Check our Event Schedule for an event near you that will help brighten many lives, young and old.