5 USA Events This Weekend

We have 5 events on the books for this weekend, including Saturday’s 3X points Street Fights at the Bristol Dragway, in Bristol, TN, hosted by Dashboard Audio. Allan Shaffer is the Event Director.
The club partners with Ridez For A Reason on Saturday to help raise money for their community charity work in Jasper, AL. Victor O’Brien is the Event Director.
SoundCheck hosts May Madness on Sunday, at the store, for what is developing into a huge series of sound-off events. Bud Ballinger is the Event Director.
Team Imperial hosts Bring the Thunder III in New Kensington, PA on Sunday. These events are growing and getting lots of support. Sidney Wright is the Event Director.
One of our legendary events for many years, Slammin’ & Jammin’ returns to Sevierville, TN for more fun and games. Allan Shaffer is the Event Director.

6 USA Events This Weekend

We have another weekend of shows coast to coast. All the events should be good ones.

Last year’s Retailer of the Year, Fry’s Electronics, is hosting their Loud & Pround event in Roseville, CA. This is their big Anniversary Sale, and they have $.50 hot dog/Coke combo.

Check out the Event Schedule, and if you haven’t made plans, think about checking out a MECA show near you.

5/18 – 5/19 Made of Steel Show Brandon, FL 3X
5/19 Fry’s Loud and Proud Roseville, CA 3X
5/19 King of the Streets Springfield, IL 1X
5/19 Tiger Presents Mayhem Gonzales, LA 2X
5/20 FlopBox Show II Marion, IN 2X
5/20 RS Car Audio Point Event for Our Veterans Painesville, OH 2X

Texas & Tennessee Shows This Weekend

Happy Mother’s Day to all MECA Mothers!

We have 2 events on Saturday, with car/truck/motorcycle show action.

Allan & Heather Shaffer are driving to Seminole, TX to join Michael Rorke and crew from Kilo-watts Solutions for the West Texas Auto Show on Saturday, May 12th. It’s a 3X event and Show & Shine turn-out is projected to be 75+.

Join the TN Judge Team, minus Allan & Heather, for the annual Spring Fling, hosted by CarTronics and XS Power Batteries, at Tennessee Speed Sport store just off I-65, exit 96. Fun and Games in the Lanes, with Vinny Taylor on SQL, Mike Flanagan and Steve Stern on SPL, and Ethan Stern with Jonathan Rivera judging Show & Shine.

6 Events This Weekend

It’s a busy weekend, coast to coast:

05/05/18 Dayton Audio Concert Car Showdown I Springboro, OH SQL and Show & Shine only
05/05/18 Cinco de Bajo Shreveport, LA
05/05/18 25th Anniversary Show & Sale Mt. Vernon, IL
05/05/18 TDH Day 1 Thornburg, VA
05/06/18 SoCal Springfest II Riverside, CA
05/06/18 TDH Day 2 Thornburg, VA

Plan to attend a MECA event near you. Spectators Welcome!

Inaugural John Fisher Memorial Event

We are dedicating a new event coming up Saturday, April 14th, in honor of California SQL Competitor John Fisher. California Event Coordinator Richard Papasin, one of the event organizers, shared these thoughts about John:

In March 2017, we lost John Fisher to cancer, an avid competitor with a passion for Sound Quality. John drove across the country from California to two World Finals Events. In 2013, he won the MECA Modified Sound Quality World Championship. We have missed John dearly at our events and commemorate his memory with the Inaugural John Fisher Memorial event this Saturday. It will be hosted by the captain of Team Arc Audio, Brian Mitchell, with Arc Audio being one of MECA’s proud Manufacturer Members, and the Manufacturer Team that John competed for.
We hope to see many MECA members attend to help commemorate John and share the memories with his car audio family.

John touched a lot of people in the club, was an SQL World Champion at the highest level, and is honored April 14th, and for years to come.

MECA’s Motorcycle Contests

We want all motorcyclists to know that they are welcome at our events, and we have competition classes for them, too.
We have Show & Shine, SQL, and SPL classes. These classes are State Champion eligible, and we do have them at Finals in October.
These contests can be stand-alone events, or we can partner with car/truck/motorcycle shows and other events to provide motorcycle judging.

Show & Shine
Judging is based on clean and detailed vehicles, and Theme.
1 open class at most shows
More specific classes can be established, minimum 2 per class.
We have “Ride The Light” specialty lighting contest, too, for night events.

2 Sound Pressure League Contests
Sound Pressure – sensor on headrest stand, tones & sweeps allowed. 30 seconds Peak.
Park & Pound – sensor on stand 4.5′ tall, 6′ from right side of vehicle. Must play music tracks, no foul language. 30 seconds Average.

2 Sound Quality League Contests
Sound Quality – 2 classes – judging based on Tonality, Loud and Clear Music.
Dueling Demos – 1 class – head to head challenge matches timed for 1 minute. Competitor picks the song, lyrics or no lyrics, and no foul language. Judge Panel or People’s Choice determines winner.

4 2X Points Events This Weekend Coast to Coast

We now have 105 events confirmed USA events on the Event Schedule and we’re heading to 150+ USA events in the 2018 season.
We have 4 fun shows set up for this weekend. Watch the Event Schedule every week to see the new dates posted with details.
Here’s what’s up for This weekend:

03/17/18 Dino’s Sound Challenge Greensboro, NC
03/18/18 SoundCheck Slam I Lafayette, IN
03/18/18 High Output Sound Smackdown Garner, NC
03/18/18 Luxe CoachCraft Sound and Show Torrance, CA

Welcome Back Manufacturer Members

Thanks to the good people at these Manufacturer Members, who have renewed their commitment to our club and contests for 2018: American Bass, Arc Audio, Audible Physics, B2 Audio, Ballistic, Beyma, Heise, Hybrid Audio, Incriminator Audio, JL Audio, Lanzar, Linear Power, Massive Audio, Mechman Alternators, Metra, Ohio Generator, Pioneer, Pyle Audio, Shuriken, Sundown Audio, TermLab, True Bass Solutions, T-Spec, US Acoustics, XS Power Batteries, Xstatic, and Zapco.
There are a few more to be added to the list, and don’t forget new Manufacturer members Dayton Audio and JY Power Batteries.
That’s quite an impressive list, and we appreciate their continuing support and participation!

StanceWars adds MECA to Events

StanceWars – www.facebook.com/StanceWars – car/truck shows have added MECA SQL and SPL contests to their schedule for 4 events this season.
Our first StanceWars/MECA event is in a month, April 8th, in Las Vegas at the Boulder Station Hotel & Casino. Gate fee for MECA Members is only $10, and regular 2X show score sheet prices are posted. Event Director Richard Papasin will be in charge of the fun and games.
3 more events are on tap, in Seattle, WA on July 15th, and NJ on September 9th. The Houston, TX show is actually happening on November 18th, which will be part of our 2019 season.
Thanks to Mike Tolliver from happenstanceevents.com for including our club and contests in these events.

2018 Spring Break Nationals

The “World’s Most Famous Sound-off” is a month away and pre-registration is over on March 11th. Join our SPL and SQL Judge Crews for fun and games at the Daytona International Speedway, Saturday and Sunday, March 24/25th. The annual Spring Turkey Run car show is also part of the event, and there will be thousands of vehicles on display.
Thanks to Beyma and Ohio Generator for helping to sponsor the awards!