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Welcome to MECA!

MECA is the Mobile Electronics Competition Association, a club and contest organization.  We have car shows with music, fair and fun contests for people who love cars and trucks and the mobile electronics, and bling, that are used to customize our rides.  Competive car/truck/motorcycle exhibitions with our Show & Shine score sheet are offered at most events.  Our Sound Quality League and Sound Pressure League contests are designed for all levels of competitors, beginner to advanced professional.  Ride the Light specialty lighting contests are great night-time events.  MECA Kids is our bass music contest using powerwheels toys with our MECA Kids operating the audio systems.

Our Rules Page includes an SPL Quick-Reference Classification guide, as well as calculators to assist in choosing a class. Click here to Check it out.

Winning at MECA Sound Pressure League contests is not solely dependent on how much money is spent and what equipment is run. The classification based on fusing and cone area puts efficiency ahead of all else, and makes the contest very fair. The fuses don't care what amplifier is drawing current through them. They only care about how much current(amperage) is drawn. This allows everyone a chance, even if they aren't hardcore competitors. So if the question, "Should I compete?" enters your mind, the answer is a resounding YES! because our rules will afford everyone a chance. Our Judges and Members will also be happy to help you learn and grow. 

Competing in MECA's Sound Quality League is all about sound quality and excellence of installation.  It's not about product, personalities, or politics.  It's about performance.  Live, rich, full-balanced sound is what we listen for.  Safety and outstanding appearance are what we look for, displaying the talents and skills of our Members, and our Retail Members who provide professional installation services.

 Everyone is invited to participate in our club and contest activities.  MECA State Champion credentials earn bragging rights, and our World Champions are recognized among the most accomplished competitors in organized car audio sports.

Thanks to our Competitors, Judges, FansRetail Members, and Manufacturer Members for all the support and participation that brings us together.

MECA News and Announcements

United Finals Host Hotel Reservation Info

The Holiday Inn Express - Nashville Airport is the host hotel for the 2014 United Finals October 17 - 19th.  Please make sure you provide the Group Name and Group Code (listed below) to get the best rate.

1111 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN   37214
615-883-1366

Link to the hotel website:  http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/BNAEX/welcome?start=1

Reservations:  1-888-465-4329

Group Name:  Car Audio

Group Code:  CAR

Reservation Deadline:  October 3, 2014

Rate:  $109/night + tax

 

2014 MECA Rulebook FREE Download/View Here

The full 2014 MECA Rulebook is free and available on-line..  Follow the links below to download or view a copy for yourself.

2014 MECA Full Rulebook (pdf - 1.67mb)

2014 MECA SPL Rulebook (pdf - 1.29mb)

2014 MECA SQL Rulebook (pdf - 1.31mb)

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2014 United Finals Announced!

MECA, IASCA, USACi, and dBDRA Announce United Finals at Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN on October 17-19, 2014

USACi joins Unified Car Audio Championship 


Upon further collaboration with the Unified Car Audio Championship, encompassing three of the four major competition organizations, USACi has confirmed they will complete the Unified effort by hosting their annual Finals event at the Unified Car Audio Championship in Nashville, Tennessee. This now brings all four major car audio competition organizations (USACi, IASCA, dB Drag, MECA) under one roof for a co-located annual Finals competition event and mobile electronics show, being organized at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on October 18th and 19th, 2014. 
The goal of the event is to bring exposure of the mobile electronics industry to the public; the event will not only include the Finals competitions for each organization, it will feature a mobile electronics showcase of the latest and greatest in products from manufacturers in the industry.
“USACi is honored once again to be able to participate in what we consider the industry’s premier event. Competitors from across the country will be able to participate in multiple events at one location in a way that they have never been able to before. The unified finals is good for the industry and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Ralph Randall, President of USACi.
"IASCA Worldwide Inc. is very excited that USACi will be joining us again in 2014" said Moe Sabourin, Director of Operations for IASCA "The event is about the competitors and gaining exposure for the mobile electronics industry; we're all coming together and coordinating this event as a whole, not as four separate orgs. This collaborative effort shows industry that we all have their best interests at heart."
"MECA welcomes USACi and the competitors who will be joining in the fun at this huge meeting of the most dedicated car audio people in the USA.  Last year’s United Finals in Huntsville, AL was really good, and 2015 will be even better.  We will be rockin’ the Music City with an off-the-charts mega event!" said Steve Stern, President
"The dB Drag Racing Association is glad to have USACi under the same roof. USACi has a strong competitor base and is an important part of the sound off scene. With several crossover competitors and sponsors in all organizations, this makes it much easier for everyone. " said Celise Harris, Marketing Director for the dB Drag Racing Association.
From a competition standpoint, competitors who compete in multiple organizations can do so in one trip as opposed to multiple weekends, saving them a significant amount of time and money. A unique feature of the event is the time schedule; all sound quality competition will take place in the morning into early afternoon and all SPL competition will take place in the afternoon and into the evening, allowing for ideal judging conditions in sound quality and creating a party type of atmosphere on Saturday night.
For more information on the Unified Car Audio Championship, including event info, booth space availability and registrations, contact Celise Harris (dB Drag) at charris@termpro.com, Steve Stern (MECA) at mecacaraudio@comcast.net, Ralph Randall (USACi) at usacms@aol.com or Moe Sabourin (IASCA) at moe@iasca.com. 

 

2014 Sound Pressure League Divisions, Classes & Brackets

 

 

 

2013 MECA World SPL/SQL Champions

2013 MECA SPL World Champions     2013 MECA SQL World Champions

 

Weekly Events

Friday Night SPL Smackdown IV

8/22/2014
Columbus, OH

Hosted by American Bass/CAS
Westland Flea Market, 4170 W. Broad Street, 43228
Points: 1

NorCal Mobile Warz

8/23/2014
Fresno, CA

Hosted by Audio Innovations
4210 N. Fresno Street, 93726
Points: 1

Tune-up in Torrance

8/23/2014
Torrance, CA

Hosted by Team WCA
19210 Van Ness Avenue, 90501
Points: 2

Bluegrass SPL Smackdown III

8/23/2014
Horse Cave, KY

Hosted by Team Bangin On A Budget
The Farm, 391 Old Dixie Hwy., 42749
Points: 1

Mississippi Autosound Challenge

8/23/2014
Ridgeland, MS

Hosted by Precision Car Audio & Lnear Power
291 Hwy 51 N, Ste. D-2, 39157
Points: 2

Smokies Summer Slam

8/24/2014
Knoxville, TN

Hosted by The Sound Factory
Advance Auto Parts, 5104 Clinton Hwy., 37912
Points: 2

MECA is part of, and serves, the Mobile Electronics, or 12 Volt, Industry.  MECA is an Allied Association of the Consumer Electronics Association www.ce.org and works to promote our Manufacturer and Retail Members with cost-effective, grassroots, partnership/sponsorship programs.

One of the benefits of club membership is a discount at Motel 6 that will save you 10% on any stay at these inns.  You will need to use the corporate code CP546310 for Motel 6, or click the logo above and you'll be taken to the Motel 6 site to make a reservation.

Cards with the information are sent with all memberships.

Thanks to Motel 6 for being the official motels of MECA!

 

 

2014 International Top 10 SPL Scores

SPL Logo
CompetitorClassStateScore
Craig ButlerXGA181.50
Steve MickM5OH165.10
Ryan WarnickM4IL161.20
Kenneth ColemanM5NV160.00
Clayton KoenigXPA159.90
Ricco RatliffM4OH159.20
William CoatsM4AL158.70
Jeremy KoughXKY158.20
Isaac SinghXTR157.90
Tim HarmeningM5CA157.90

2014 International Top 10 Park & Pound Scores

CompetitorClassStateScore
C J HensonDB5OH137.80
Steve MickDB5OH137.30
Anthony CaldwellDB5TN136.80
Donald WardDB5PA135.70
Kenneth ColemanDB5NV135.70
Chris EvansDB5KY135.30
Chris HansfordDB5KY134.90
Ricco RatliffDB4OH133.90
Scott VossDB5CA133.10
Will MantloDB5TN132.70

Graphic on MECA's 1st t-shirt, now reissued and available in white.

2014 International Top 10 SQ Scores

SQL Logo
Only 3X points events SQ results are displayed.
CompetitorClassStateScore
Jonathan BabulalMSTRTR86.00
Kirk ProffittMODXAL85.30
John PionkeXTRTN82.25
Erin HardisonXTRAL82.00
Chuck WhiteMODGA82.00
Scott WelchXTRCA81.86
Jason BertholomayMODNC81.50
Tim SmithMODTN81.30
Brian MitchellMSTRCA81.16
Mark EldridgeMSTROK80.63

2014 International Top 10 SQ2 Scores

CompetitorClassStateScore
Mark EldridgeSQ2POK156.25
Scott WelchSQ2PCA153.50
Bob JohannSQ2IL153.00
Ron BakerSQ2PPA149.25
Harold JonesSQ2PVA146.50
Robert CorwinSQ2OH139.25
John HrabikSQ2PA99.25
Geoff SchneiderSQ2OH1.00

2014 International Top 10 Install Scores

CompetitorClassStateScore
Brian MitchellXTRINCA95.50
Mark EldridgeXTRINOK89.00
Robert CorwinMOINSOH89.00
Brian MaysSTRINSC88.50
Robert HiltonMOINSGA87.00
Daniel HoffmanMOINSAZ84.00
Tony HortonSTRINPA83.50
John HrabikXTRINPA80.00
Charley HaleySTRINTN76.00
Julian RidiMOINSCD75.00