I attended the LFCC Meeting yesterday in Vidalia, Louisiana and was somewhat impressed on what I heard. The LFCC is a collective effort to assist car clubs in organizing and promoting car shows in the state of Louisiana. Now they are quick to say that they are not a governing body or are in no way attempting to police car clubs or car shows. This is a collective effort to bring car clubs to “One Table” and arrange or help coordinate shows to best promote the hobby as well as maximize attendance by providing a comprehensive calender of events and radius mapping applications.
The LFCC website will be free to view by anyone but certain features will be contingent on membership to the LFCC. The LFCC is largely funded by donations and membership contributions and is in no way a commercial venture.
Since the LFCC is still in it’s early stages of development several ideas are being batted around like a State Car Show, Talking with large organizations in bringing National Car Shows to Louisiana, like Good Guys for example and lobbying efforts to protect Rod and Classic Car owners.
Membership to the LFCC does not require ownership of a Rod, Classic or Muscle Car. Anyone can join if they have a standing annual car show event such as Festivals, Charities and other Civic Organizations.
I saw a lot of familiar faces during the meeting and was impressed with the turn out. Several clubs were represented from all over the state. There were two NSRA Officials attending the meeting as well and found out that the NSRA (National Street Rod Association) has opened it’s organization to classics and muscle cars. I never really looked twice at the NSRA because I always thought they were primarily a Rod organization.
I will be reporting more on the LFCC as the organization develops. I’m not joining the organization at this time as I have always wanted to remain independent and unbiased in what I produce on the M3 site. If at a later time and both LFCC and Miss-Lou Motor Mafia feel there could be a positive impact on what we are both trying to achieve in the hobby there might be a future.
More about the LFCC coming soon…