Draft Rules for Hosting Mustang Convention
During the past 2 conventions
there has been an "executive meeting" of the NZ club
presidents to discuss issues of national importance.
During meetings in 2002 and 2003 the issue of which clubs
could host conventions and under what conditions was
discussed and a set of draft conditions broadly agreed for
discussion amongst the wider club membership.
The text of the draft Rules is set out below for convenient reading. However if you would like to print off a set of the draft rules I suggest you down-load either a MS Word version or better still a pdf version, as the formatting will be way better for printing.
If you have any comments or
suggestions on improvements to the rules, please do not
send them to me, but rather send them to your club
president/secretary as appropriate, so your clubs
overall views on the draft can be assembled and brought to
the presidents meeting at convention 2004.
The following document was compiled by AMOC for consideration by all Mustang Club members: May 2004.
DRAFT RULES FOR MUSTANG OWNERS CLUBS OF NEW ZEALAND ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
1. To promote the ownership of Ford Mustang motor cars.
2. To provide consistency in the organisation of the Annual National Convention
3. To provide a framework that will enable all eligible clubs to sponsor a National Convention.
Any club within New Zealand formed with the purpose of promoting the ownership of the Ford Mustang motor car is eligible to host a national convention as agreed between the clubs, provided the applicant host club can meet the following conditions:
1. Be an Incorporated Society.
2. The club rules provide for the promotion and ownership of Ford Mustang motor cars exclusively.
3. The club must satisfy all clubs represented at the Presidents meeting that they have the financial ability to organise and run such an event and carry sufficient public liability insurance.
4. The club can show that their club has attended and participated in at least three of the past four national conventions.
1. The National Convention shall be held over Labour weekend each year commencing with registration on Friday night and ending with farewell lunch on the following Monday (Labour Day) and must have a Car Show as part of the weekend itinerary.
2. The car show shall be for the display Mustang cars only.
3. The President or nominated representative and one other shall attend a President's meeting to be held during the Show day over convention weekend.
4. The host club President shall chair the meeting.
5. A quorum for the Presidents meeting shall have representation from 3 clubs in addition to the host club.
6. The meeting shall have an agenda.
7. Clubs wishing matters to be discussed at the meeting shall notify the secretary of the host club for such items to be included in the agenda for the meeting. Each other eligible club secretary shall also be notified no later than July to enable discussion at club level prior to attendance at the Presidents meeting.
8. The Agenda shall contain the nominations from eligible clubs wishing to host a Convention at least two years in advance.
9. The host club secretary or other nominated and agreed person shall minute the meeting.
10. The minutes of the meeting shall be distributed to all eligible clubs within 1 month of the meeting.
11. Changes to these rules can only be made at Presidents meeting provided that all eligible clubs have had the opportunity to have input from their membership.
12. Changes to rules will be by simple majority.
13. The host club shall send entry forms to each eligible club by June of the year they are hosting the event and provide the costs of entry and accommodation.
14. Eligible Clubs shall circulate their members with the National Convention entry forms by July.
15. Entries for the National Convention shall close on 15 September.
16. Each Club shall nominate at least two judges and a scribe for the Car Show judging.
Classes for Judging:
The purpose of the show is to promote all models of Mustang therefore the classes need to be representative of each category.
The following classes shall be included for judging and prizes available for up to 3 in each class dependant upon the number of entries.
Only 1 class can be entered therefore owners whose car is eligible for entry of more than 1 category must nominate their choice of category on the entry form.
1964-1966 Notchback 1964-1966 Fastback 1964-1966 Convertible
1967-1968 Notchback 1967-1968 Fastback 1967-1968 Convertible
1969-1970 Sportsroof 1969-1970 Mach 1 1969-1970 Convertible
1971-1973 Sportsroof 1971-1973 Mach1 1971-1973 Convertible
1969-1973 Coupes and Grande
1974-1978 All models
1979-1981 Hatchback 1979-1981 Fastback
1982-1986 Coupe 1982-1986 Convertible
1987-1993 Coupe 1987-1993 Convertible
1994-1998 Coupe 1994-1998 Convertible
1999-2004 Coupe 1999-2004 Convertible
2005-Present Coupe 2005-Present Convertible
Best GT: 1964-1969 1982-1993 1994-Present
Best Overall CAR OF THE SHOW (Highest Points Awarded Overall)
Best Club Display
JUDGING CATEGORIES AND POINTS:
Judging of each category is done in paired judges. Points (No half points) are awarded as follows
Dash including instruments >10
Hood linings/convertible top >10
Door panels and consoles >10
Molding/scuff plates >10
Maximum 70 points
Spare wheel/jack assembly >10 (Retained in car)
Paint surfaces >10
Maximum 40 points
ENGINE BAY CONDITION
Engine appearance >10
Wiring and battery >10
Hoses (all) >10
Paint (excluding engine) >10
Maximum 50 points
WHEELS AND TYRES (Condition & cleanliness)
Outside wheels >10
Inside wheels >10
Maximum 30 points
Exhaust system >10
Fuel/brake/transmission lines >10
Maximum 50 points
Panel work & alignment >20
Maximum 60 points
Lights and lenses >10
Moldings and chrome >10
Weather stripping >10
Maximum 50 points
ORIGINALITY Maximum 40 Points
TOTAL MAXIMUM 390 POINTS