Sounding Off: MEASQ Round 3 in South Australia
- Wednesday 2nd May, 2012
A well contested third round at AMPL Audio Seaford was the perfect addition to a so far great 2012 MEASQ season, luckily enough the weather held out with a beautiful 24 degrees without a cloud in the sky which attracted the largest number of extrants that the MEASQ South Australia scene has seen to date.
After last round at Old Noarlunga many competitors have been busy, Callum Martin discarding the now retired Fusion Amp and adding a new front stage, myself adding some Usher 7 midbass' behind the Magna trims, Beau Linn swapping his Jaycar 8 inch floor drivers for Peerless 8's and Anthony Presello entering with dash pods and 10 inch midbass' in his doors.
Novice class is always a great way to attract new competitors to the scene and AMPL Audio could not have done a better job at aididing the format by giving away prizes for the new competitor who had done enough work to earn the most points. Gaven Wollaston who made his first apperance last round came back for another taste and finished with a well deserved 122 Points in his F6 Ford Falcon, Gaven walked away with an "Audio Development" sub and "Steg" monoblock for his dedication.
Intermediate class, as always was a closely contested class contained to new competitors mixed with some new faces. David Janitz like always performing rather consistantly which allowed him to hold top spot on the podium and walk away with a trophy and 119 points in his Holden Calais . A special mention goes to Danial Melville and his Lancer while running a completely factory sound system has spent some time using various "Dynamat" products to reduce those pesky incar and out of car noises which certainly has made a massive improvement to the overall sound allowing him to finish with 106 points.
Advanced class hit a milestone on Saturday with six competitors entering the class, a best for South Australia, but still has more room for new entrants. While many changes happened over the course of the month since the last comp, new front stages being in the spotlight, Callum Martin with a DLS/HAT combo manged to hold back the competition finishing with 112 points.
Once all the cars had been critiqued and scored it was time for "Show Class", this is when cars are judged on their looks, how the installed has been performed, and what sort of innovative ideas have been introduced into said vehicles. This event was actually the first in South Australia trialling the Show class judging that is part of the national MEASQ competition format. Show Class was very well received and looks to be a great addition to MEASQ in South Australia. Paul Laurence and his BA Falcon with his custom vinyl boot, flip down dvd screen, carbon fibre inserts and even a scale model rotating in the boot secured first place with 77 points.
Once all the class trophies were handed out to determined competitors it was time for the last award, judge's choice. The judge's choice award is awarded to the contestant who has the vehicle that the judges would most like to take home. This isn't generally the fastest, best sounding, or the best looking, it could be a combination of things or a stand along feature. The lucky winner of this award was Andrew Casey and his Nissan Stagea, AMPL Audio really over done themselves this time giving Andrew a set of "Audio Development" splits and a "Steg" 6 channel monoblock all valued at over $1000.
MEASQ SA would like to thank Arc Audio, Coinslot Enterprises, Crescendo and Hybrid Audio Technologies for sponsering the event. Once again another big thanks goes to the boys at AMPL Audio for hosting the event.
New competitors are always most welcome, and spectators can come along and listen to some of the best sounding cars in South Australia. I hope to see many of you there!
Check the South Australia sub forum and MEASQ Subforum in the forums for updates regarding social meets and competitions.