The Mustang Club of America’s Inaugural Mustang Expo Holds Promise
MCA’s Spring Mustang Expo: Atlanta Motorsports Park hosts Mustang Enthusiasts ready to drive their cars
The Mustang Club of America has been an integral part of the Mustang hobby for four decades. From the early years of vintage-only membership, to the current MCA—one that promotes driving and enjoying Mustangs as much as preserving and restoring them—it is an organization that takes Mustang ownership to the next level. Over the last ten years the MCA, while steadfastly creating and maintaining a high-level of education and judging standards for all generations of Mustangs, has also branched out to feature more driving events, cruises, track functions, and such to celebrate what the Mustang was built to do in the first place—be driven and enjoyed.
The MCA, working with its marketing partner Down the Road Marketing (who is also responsible for the upcoming MCA 40th Celebration this coming September 2016 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway), has created an inaugural event series of two Mustang Expos. These expos are to feature MCA sponsors such as Ford Motor Company, BFGoodrich, and more, holding tech and historical seminars in conjunction with an open track high performance driving event, autocross layout, and a static non-judged car show. Additionally, unlike a large MCA National show, which features static judging in multiple classes, you do not need to be an MCA club member to attend these expos (however a discount is provided to MCA members for the open track high performance driving event).
The first expo, dubbed the MCA Spring Mustang Expo, took place this past weekend in Georgia, with the event dates of May 27th and 28th, 2016. We decided to head up to Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, GA to see what the MCA had in store. The event was what some would call “intimate,” allowing the host club, the Music City Mustang Club and the MCA to put on a top notch event without any real issues. We’d estimate there were about 30 cars enjoying the track event and about 50-75 cars on the opposite side of the catch fence in the display-only car show area. Expo seminars were well attended and featured John Clor from Ford Performance, Lonnie and Jason Childress from Gateway Mustang (representing BFGoodrich), Lyle Sturgis from Roush Performance, and more. Everywhere we looked people were enjoying themselves and the MCA and Down the Road Marketing took plenty of notes to improve upon the expo event series. The MCA’s Fall Mustang Expo will be at the Autobahn Circuit in Joliet, IL October 1st and 2nd, 2016. To register for the fall event check out the details at mcamustangexpo.com.