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lilmaniac2
11-12-2006, 01:51 AM
Disclaimer: I did not attend finals, nor did I hear any of this personally, but through a calibration of multiple parties of who attended it appears as tho I'm the only one with balls enough to post anything about it.

It seems the economic impact of us Few competitors who meca would go on without seems to be felt quite harshly. After speaking with many competitors at finals this year during the dinner banquet Steve announced that he had to mortgage his house to pay for MECA. This is a very sad thing, and i dont wish the bad lucky upon Steve himself, but we did make a stand this year. Our Goal was to show that the competitors should have a voice and not 2 people running the organization into the ground. Steve will not be traveling next year, nor do i think he will be hiring event directors to cover long distances. So what I have gathered through a few different conversations is that Factory Backed competitors were asked to talk with Steve to "work something out". I was told he asked these things in a very round about way, but it was clear the mission, To ask for money. I hope Steve doesn't lose his house, but i do hope he realizes our purpose. Maybe next years rules will revert to something we can live with, otherwise MECA wont make it another year.

ON a side note Us West Virginians were pointed out during one of the award presentations for Forum Spammer of the year. From what i can gather Steve said the award goes to the only spammer that didn't get banned, like the West Virginia Folk. I do think i had more posts this year than him, but i got my posting privileges revoked....

So in closing, I wonder if MECA really will go on without us?

springy101
11-12-2006, 01:53 AM
pwnt

snoopdan
11-12-2006, 02:02 AM
I was actually at the awards banquet tonight, and admittedly it was pretty bizzare when the commishiner of MECA made mentions about his new upcomming bluegrass album at the beginning of the awards. I didnt and still dont know what to think about that one :crap: just strange

lilmaniac2
11-12-2006, 02:03 AM
I really dont wish any harm to Steve, in fact i find him to be a very nice individual, but 2 individuals completely ran the organization into the ground this year

springy101
11-12-2006, 02:17 AM
where is their official forum?

JimJ
11-12-2006, 02:18 AM
http://www.mecacaraudio.com

Can't view it unless you're a member.

BoomingCreation
11-12-2006, 03:57 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhh where to start lol

audiofusion_spl
11-14-2006, 10:46 AM
WOW! I have never competed on the meca circuit but was wanting to next season. I was also talking to steve about coming a director for the south mississippi and louisianna area. THis area is full of usaci competitors but many are tired of drama, rules changes and just looking for a alternate organization to compete in. I talked to steve though email about a week ago and he mentioned nothing about this to me.
So Would i be making a mistake by becoming a meca director?

15nissen
11-14-2006, 12:17 PM
WOW! I have never competed on the meca circuit but was wanting to next season. I was also talking to steve about coming a director for the south mississippi and louisianna area. THis area is full of usaci competitors but many are tired of drama, rules changes and just looking for a alternate organization to compete in. I talked to steve though email about a week ago and he mentioned nothing about this to me.
So Would i be making a mistake by becoming a meca director?

i would think the more meca can expand, and the more shows the better.....

btnhfan
11-14-2006, 12:21 PM
Maybe db drag will expand to many more places now.

Chevyaudio
11-14-2006, 12:25 PM
Honestly being from South LA. The only org that I could see people around here competing in other than USACi is Drag. Even though MECAs format is just as bad as USACi. It would be hard to switch between the two. Where as in Drag eventhough its based on cone area and mods, you can pretty seemlessly transfer between drag and usac. unlike MECA where fusing comes into play and your amps efficency can hurt you...Plus there is talk of dbDrag showing up in extreme east/southeast texas...and that would be close enough for the LA competitors that are sick of usaci (like me) to travel and get points.


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btnhfan...kinda beat me

prochobo
11-14-2006, 12:38 PM
At least with MECA I don't have to have a CRX or a wall and thousands of dollars to be competitive. Ever think of the small guys?

gl0ck
11-14-2006, 12:43 PM
Eh......So when is DBdrag coming to the midwest...

Chevyaudio
11-14-2006, 12:45 PM
At least with MECA I don't have to have a CRX or a wall and thousands of dollars to be competitive. Ever think of the small guys?

I have a single cab truck at ~2300 watts...and im competitve in my class.

15nissen
11-14-2006, 12:46 PM
I have a single cab truck at ~2300 watts...and im competitve in my class.

not really if you cant hold a fuse................:crap:

fakename
11-14-2006, 12:51 PM
the best cheater wins

Chevyaudio
11-14-2006, 12:51 PM
not really if you cant hold a fuse................:crap:

I dont compete in MECA...Hence the reason I prefer Drag or USACi

prochobo
11-14-2006, 12:52 PM
I have a single cab truck at ~2300 watts...and im competitve in my class.

In DB Drag on a world wide scale?

Chevyaudio
11-14-2006, 12:53 PM
I dont compete in drag... I merely stated that I would prefer Drag over MECA. I know I would be in a competitve class in Street A...going up against an army of Rexes. but Im up to it. Currently im stuck in USACi

snoopdan
11-14-2006, 01:07 PM
THere is a clear pattern here, Iasca isnt really popular anymore, Usaci people are sick of Usaci, Meca people are sick with MECA, and DB Drag people are just poor from competing :laugh:

So it seems organizations are directly linked to their location in the country, which is really hurting them all. I doubt that will ever change, and some people find their niche in particular organizations.....hell some people like the MECA fusing rule, but most think its retarded.

I think MECA can still be a great organization if there was a true organized effort to hit the pavement and get sponsors. I guess Steve Stern doesnt want to hustle for it anymore, and hey I dont blame him im sure he's tired as hell of dealing with us SPL guys (he never really liked us in the first place from what I understand). But I think it was a horrible idea for him to tell everyone that MECA was in financial trouble and THEN put the sole responsability of hustling for the organization on the members. THEN not have a clear way of delegating the responsability other than MECA senators who really have not ever done anything besides have a title in front of their name. Now dont get me wrong, im not *****ing about it - in fact id love a chance to help out MECA blossom into a larger entity.....that is.... if my opinions and suggestions would actually be taken into account. And how it works in MECA is, if your not a part of the Rules & Ethics comittee (which mainly consists of guys who have been in it for a few years and a part of the underlying good ole buddy group) then your voice doesnt matter too much - at least from what ive witnessed.

saywhat?
11-15-2006, 09:20 AM
At least with MECA I don't have to have a CRX or a wall and thousands of dollars to be competitive. Ever think of the small guys?


you always a ****?

prochobo
12-20-2006, 10:26 AM
you always a ****?

Want to explain how speaking truth means being a ****, ****?

jmanpc
12-20-2006, 10:31 AM
zing

lilmaniac2
12-20-2006, 08:13 PM
Holy bringing something back from the dead batman