Brad Worley
April 17, 2014
Contributers: Mustang Week Staff Photos By: Steve Turner

Autocross, Burnout Contest, Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, Drag Racing & More!
Sponsored by 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine


Welcome

The ability for something to last many years in an ever-changing economy is impressive. The Ford Mustang has done just that. For 50 years the Mustang has stood the test of time, holding its own as technology advanced further than could have possibly been imagined back in April of 1964. The Mustang’s ability to capture the spirit of this great nation for half a century is truly inspiring. Mustang owners like nothing more than to get out onto the open road and drive these cars the way they were intended to be driven. Mention a road trip to a Mustang owner and you will see the excitement in their eyes.

Every year, in July, Mustang owners have the opportunity to take the road trip of a lifetime to the country’s premier celebration of the cars we love. Mustang Week, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers the Mustang and SVT owner the chance to take part in an action-packed week of events centered around the iconic Ford Mustang!

Rolling into our 13th year, the Mustang Week staff is excited as we prepare and schedule another week of fun and excitement during the Mustang’s 50th year. The four Mustang Week staff members had no idea back in 2002 that our week-long event would grow into the largest yearly celebration of the Mustang and SVT vehicles. We are often asked just what has made Mustang Week succeed. Many tell us that the success of Mustang Week is due to the fact that we have stuck to a schedule that allows participants time to enjoy their vacation at Myrtle Beach and still have time to attend each day’s scheduled events. Others have said that the different venue locations and daily events each offer a unique feel. Venues are accessible, while allowing sponsors to showcase their products and services to the Mustang community. We are humbled and appreciative of all the support Mustang Week garners each year from both participants and sponsors.

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To put it simply, Mustang Week is more than an ordinary car show. It has been best described as a journey or an adventure.

Those who make the yearly trek to Myrtle Beach understand there is no feeling like when you first pull out of your driveway marking the beginning of the week-long event. It is the excitement you feel when you cross the South Carolina state line or first see the Atlantic ocean upon arrival. But for you newcomers, nothing can prepare you for the wave of emotion the first time you see and hear a group of Mustang Week participants pass you on Myrtle Beach’s streets! Everyone waves their hands and you hear and feel that familiar exhaust rumble. No other event brings you this exciting experience for an entire week!

For you regulars, the excitement is already building as you prepare for that yearly crusade to the Grand Strand! While you are there, you realize that each day’s event is like an old friend, each with a unique feeling and attitude. As the week draws to an end, a wave of emotion comes over you and leaves you wishing it would not end.

For those Mustang Week first-timers out there, you have good reason to be excited. But don’t wait till the last minute to plan and prepare! Make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Many of last year’s participants probably made their reservations the day we announced the 2014 dates to ensure they got a room at their favorite place. Now is also the time to begin any work you want to complete on your Mustang or SVT to get it ready for the streets of Myrtle Beach!

Folks all over the country are making their plans and getting their cars ready for the 13th Annual Mustang Week. The only question left to ask is… are you ready?


Event Info

Mustang Week just keeps getting better with each passing year. The event began in 2002 as a small cruise-in with roughly 150 cars at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It has grown steadily over the past 11 years and we expect 2014 to again draw record- setting numbers. Mustang Week takes the word vacation to a whole new level.

The Mustang Week staff has carefully thought out the week’s schedule so that participants are able to enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer while still making it to all the scheduled events. Many events don’t begin until mid-day so you have the whole morning to hit the beach, shop, or clean up your ride. Several of the 2014 events end early enough in the evening so that participants can enjoy the Myrtle Beach nightlife! A trip to Mustang Week is the ultimate combination of cruise-ins, car shows, drag racing, open-tracking, and a great beach vacation all rolled into one!

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Why Myrtle Beach?

So why does Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, make the perfect setting for Mustang Week? Myrtle Beach offers something for everyone! The Myrtle Beach area is part of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile-long stretch of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach you will be able to enjoy the fantastic white sand beaches throughout the week. But that isn’t all. There are thousands of restaurants to explore! Whether it’s local Calabash-style seafood, a fine steak, or breakfast at one of the large pancake houses, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for while there.

After you’ve soaked in enough rays on the beach, you can shop until you drop at many large shopping destinations. You may hit one of the two factory outlet shopping centers, check out Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing, or you may just hit one of the large local malls. You won’t be able to see them all in one vacation!

If it’s entertainment you are looking for, then Myrtle Beach has that covered as well! There’s The Palace Theatre’s Illusions of Magic, Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage, Medieval Times, the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater, IMAX, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Ripley’s Aquarium, and House of Blues just to name a few! Families will enjoy the 187-foot SkyWheel, ziplines, the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park, Myrtle Waves Water Park, and NASCAR Speed Park’s go-carting! And if golf is your sport, then there is no better destination. With courses designed by Fazio, Palmer, Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Love, Norman, and many others, you are sure to find just the right place!

Myrtle Beach offers a variety of choices when deciding where to stay while on your visit. There are thousands of motel and hotel choices, countless condo rentals, and several world-class RV campgrounds. You can always find a great place to fit any budget or need in Myrtle Beach.

But wait—there’s more.

Mustang Week provides an excellent opportunity for clubs to gather and have a good time. National, regional, and local clubs make Mustang Week an annual club destination! A week-long trip to the beach is always more fun when surrounded by your Mustang friends and family! Several larger clubs plan events of their own, before or after the official Mustang Week events. Mustang Week offers a club the chance to stand out among the crowd and gain exposure in many ways.

The Mustang Week staff also welcomes volunteers from clubs that have experience with large shows. Contact a Mustang Week staff member if your club would like the opportunity to work as a Mustang Week Volunteer!

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Returns

In 2012, the Mustang Week staff and all Mustang Week participants were thrilled to have Vaughn Gittin Jr. attend part of the week. Vaughn’s Formula Drift schedule didn’t allow him to attend in 2013, but he has contacted the staff and will be on hand Tuesday and Wednesday of Mustang Week 2014! Come meet Vaughn Gittin Jr. and see him get crazy in his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Mustang RTR!

Online Info

So, if you think Mustang Week is the vacation you’ve been looking for, head over to the Mustang Week website (www.mustangweek.com) for more information. Join the message forums and post any questions you may have about the week. You will get answers from participants as well as the Mustang Week staff. The website also has tons of pictures and videos from years past that will surely help you decide to become part of the Mustang Week family! See you all in Myrtle Beach in July 2014!


Mustang Week 2014 Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday (July 15, 2014)

• Palace Theatre Meet ‘n’ Greet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Day 2: Wednesday (July 16, 2014)

• BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway Gates open at 11 a.m.

• Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

• Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

• SVTPerformance.com Burnout Contest, 8 p.m.

• Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show, 8 p.m.

Day 3: Thursday (July 17, 2014)

• 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Battle at the Beach dyno shootout at Myrtle Beach Mall, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

• Meet at Hooters from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and cruise to Darlington Drag Strip

• Mickey Thompson Darlington Drag Night, 4 p.m.–11 p.m.

Day 4: Friday (July 18, 2014)

• 10th Annual Car Show at Myrtle Beach Mall

• Check-in, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; judging starts at 11 a.m.

• Awards will be presented Saturday, 3 p.m.

Day 5: Saturday (July 19, 2014)

• East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In, Myrtle Beach Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Car Show Awards, 3 p.m.


2014 Mustang Week Host Hotels

Holiday Sands South
2411 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(800) 448-4439

Mustang owner-friendly

www.holidaysandssouth.com

• Trailer parking

• The Holiday Sands South has been a longtime supporter of Mustang Week. Many clubs, and even some of the Mustang Week staff, stay here. It is located right on the beach and its parking lots will be filled with Mustangs! A special discount is available for Mustang Week participants.

Fairfield Inn Myrtle Beach North
10231 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 361-8000

• If you are looking to stay close to the Car Show and Cruise-In venue, then this is the place. You can walk from this motel to the Friday and Saturday events! They also offer a discount for Mustang Week participants.

Fairfield Inn Broadway at the Beach
1350 Paradise Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 444-8097
(800) 217-1511

• If you are looking to be close to the shopping, restaurants, and nightlife at Broadway at the Beach, then this is the place! Walk to all the fun! They also offer a discount for Mustang Week participants!

Aqua Beach Inn Myrtle Beach Hotel
1301 Withers Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-1301

• Located in the heart of MB near the 14th Ave Pier. This would be a great place to stay if you are looking to be near the MB action.

Red Roof Inn
2801 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 626-4444

• Pet-friendly

Comfort Suites
710 Frontage Rd. East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-4884

www.myrtlebeachcomfortsuites.com

• Trailer parking

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
730 Frontage Rd. East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-4899

www.myrtlebeachsuburban.com

• Trailer parking

• Kitchenettes

Please note, the Mustang Week staff has simply contacted the hotels above and they have agreed to be listed as possible contacts. Please use your own discretion when picking a hotel. We cannot be held responsible if the room/property does not meet your standards.

Contact Information

Extreme Productions, Inc.
143 Lakeside Dr.
Marston, NC 28363
(910) 894-3592

www.mustangweek.com


Day 1: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet ’n’ Greet

We start the week with a bang on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, with the annual Meet ’N’ Greet at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach. The event has grown to one of the favorite events of the week. The Mustang Week staff have again teamed up with the Palace Theatre to bring our opening event to this incredible venue. The Palace Theatre is located at the intersection of U.S. 17 Business and 21st Street, at the award winning Broadway at the Beach Entertainment complex. The Meet ’N’ Greet will take place in the Palace’s northern-most parking lot, closest to U.S. 17. The event is open to all Ford-powered Mustangs and SVTs and is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is a fun, informal gathering to start the week off.

The Palace Theatre plays host to some of the most spectacular live entertainment shows, Broadway theatre productions, and musicals from around the world, including Illusions of Magic for 2014! Management is going to offer a special discount for Mustang Week participants to check out this exciting show. The Palace Theatre will open its lobby so participants can enjoy concessions, buy discounted show tickets, and utilize the facilities. Plus, there are many great restaurants within walking distance! Check out The Palace Theatre onlnine (www.palacemb.com) for all the entertainment options they have to offer.

In 2013, over 600 Mustangs and SVTs filled the lot and gave returning attendees the chance to see friends from previous years and newcomers to meet new friends. It’s laid back and some folks come straight off the highway from their journey to Mustang Week. You can come and go as you please and with this year’s earlier schedule you have the entire evening to get a jump on all the other exciting things Myrtle Beach has to offer. Most participants choose to get there a little early and stay the entire time and some choose to stop by for only an hour or two. The choice is yours!

If you’ve never been to Mustang Week, the Meet ’N’ Greet turnout will seem overwhelming, but it is only a glimpse of the week to come! This is where you first see the major difference between Mustang Week and all other car shows and events. You will see everything from classics and pristine show cars to built drag cars and daily driven street cars. The Meet ’N’ Greet is where you get a real feel for the sense of family that has grown over the past nine years.

For the fifth consecutive year, Palmetto Ford of Charleston and the Mustang Week staff have partnered to build not one, but two Mustang Week special-edition Mustangs! To put a bit of a twist on the unveiling, Tony Barron of Palmetto Ford has challenged staff member Mike Clay (designer of past Mustang Week Editions) to a Mustang build-off. Each will design their own Mustang Week Edition to be unveiled at the 2014 Meet ’N’ Greet. The participants at this year’s event will get to vote on the winner of the build off. Better yet, you could own one of these cars for yourself! Give Tony Barron a call at Palmetto Ford [(843) 343-7997] to see how you can get your hands on a Mustang Week Edition 5.0!

There is no registration required and no cost for attending the Meet ’N’ Greet. This will also be the first opportunity to purchase the yearly Mustang Week T-shirt and raffle tickets. The Mustang Week staff will be on site and available to answer any questions and provide updates and information about the rest of the week’s events. The Myrtle Beach Speedway manager will also be on hand to pre-register folks for Wednesday’s Speedway event.

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A Special Tuesday Event

As part of the BF Goodrich Track Days at Myrtle Beach Speedway, BFG will again host the Mustang Week Autocross Driving School at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Tuesday, July 15. Skip Barber Racing School instructor Terry Earwood, with his staff of highly experienced professional drivers will teach students a variety of skills to lower autocross lap times. You will learn to quickly analyze a new course, apply effective trail braking techniques, understand where to go fast and where to go slow, and to use your tires more efficiently and effectively. A brief classroom session will be followed by a track walk and drive time in your car will be the focus with the professional driver coaches riding in your passenger seat.

Two sessions will be offered:

Stage 1

10 a.m.-1 p.m., for drivers who are new to autocross.

Stage 2

2 p.m.-5 p.m., for drivers who participated in last year’s training or have competed in sanctioned autocross events.

The entry fee will be $40 per car/driver. Seats are limited to 24 per session for maximum one-on-one instruction and seat time. Registration will be online on the Mustang Week website (www.mustangweek.com) and will be first come, first served.


Day 2: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Track Day & Fun Runs

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On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, we head to the Myrtle Beach Speedway (www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com) for a day of autocross, Speedway fun runs, and the official burnout contest. The event is open to all Ford-powered Mustangs and SVTs. Myrtle Beach Speedway is located just 2 miles west of the waterway bridge on U.S. 501 toward Conway, South Carolina. The first year we included this event was 2007, and it was a huge success! In 2013, the Speedway filled to capacity as over 250 cars and over 1,600 people took part in the fun.

The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross and the Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs will run simultaneously from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. The SVTPerformance.com Burnout Contest will be held promptly at 8 p.m. We have confirmed fees to participate in this year’s event will be $25 for car and driver. You can also come to watch all the fun from the stands for $5 per person as well.

For important information and details on the Speedway event, be sure to check out the Mustang Week website (www.mustangweek.com).

The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross course is set up and run by experienced personnel, ensuring safety and fun. Autocrossing gives the driver the opportunity to test their driving skills on a flat, coned course. The autocross will provide a low-speed chance to push your car’s handling capability while testing the driver’s skill behind the wheel. In 2013, there was a continuous line of cars waiting to give the autocross a try. This year’s all-day schedule allows participants more chances at the course. If you’ve never tried an autocross then you are in for a real treat!

The Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs offer a unique opportunity. The MB Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned, half-mile oval track. Fun run participants get the chance to go out onto the track one car at a time and take a few laps at their own pace. Staying inside the cones ensures speeds are kept within safe limits. This is an excellent photo and video opportunity and an absolute thrill for the driver. Prior to the event, Speedway and Mustang Week staff will position cones on the racetrack to provide a safe, but challenging line around the racetrack.

At 8 p.m. the annual SVTPerformance.com Burnout Contest takes over the Speedway! Participants line up one at a time on the racetrack to light them up for the crowd. Some of the best Mustang Week videos found online after the 2014 were taken during the burnout contest.

As if Wednesday couldn’t get any more exciting, if you have paid as a participant or spectator at Wednesday’s Speedway event prior to 6 p.m. ... you get to see the Myrtle Beach Speedway’s Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show for free! This family friendly thrill show is like no other you have ever seen, full of flames, explosions, wrecks and racing! The show includes fireworks, stunt cars, freestyle motocross, bus racing, and much more! That’s right, after a day of autocross, fun runs on the speedway, and the ever popular burnout contest, you can then grab a seat in the stands and enjoy the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show at 8 p.m. immediately following the burnout contest!


Day 3: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Drag Night

Thursday, July 17, 2014, is going to be an action-packed day!

We make the trek to Darlington Dragway (www.darlingtondragway.com) for the Mickey Thompson Drag Night!

Getting to the dragstrip is half the fun! A few participants and spectators choose to drive straight to the venue, and some will come straight to the Dragway on their way to Mustang Week. Most will gather just before noon at the Hooters located at Myrtle Beach Mall near the intersection of U.S. 17 and S.C. 22. Soon after lunch, we kick off an informal hour-and-a-half cruise to Darlington Dragway. To most, the cruise to Darlington has become a yearly tradition! On Tuesday and Wednesday, don’t forget to pick up printed directions to the dragway if you need those. Directions are also posted in the forums at www.mustangweek.com.

As folks head out for Darlington, people follow along in small and large groups. There are no official lead cars, so if you haven’t made the trip before, take the time to find someone to follow before the cruise takes off.

It’s exciting to see so many Mustangs and SVTs out on the road at the same time! In years past, there have been as many as 300 cars in the cruise to Darlington. Needless to say, this provides some excellent photo and video opportunities. It also goes without saying that this many Mustangs and SVTs draw the attention of local law enforcement agencies, so please obey all traffic laws and have a safe trip to and from the dragstrip!

The Dragway is an IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track and is located just west of Darlington, South Carolina (2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy, Hartsville, SC 29550). The gates will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. There is a $10 fee at the gate for spectators and a $15 fee for those who wish to take part in the event.

The Drag Night event is run in test ’n’ tune format, allowing participants to take as many runs as they would like and as time will allow. This gives the driver the opportunity to try out their car and their skill on the quarter-mile for fun.

This event has grown by leaps and bounds the past few years, and we expect 2014’s turnout to be great! In 2013, over 250 cars participated and nearly 2,000 spectators watched all the Drag Night excitement. Staging lanes will be open all afternoon and evening, and last year we heard of several participants that were able to make more than 15 passes! Many of the Mustang Week sponsors and vendors will be set up at the Drag Night as well! It is a night filled with excitement!

All cars and drivers are expected to use the safety gear required by Darlington International Dragway. Drivers are expected to wear closed-toed shoes while on the track, and long pants are preferred. The event is open to Ford-powered Mustangs and SVT vehicles.

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Battle at the Beach

Before you cruise out to Darlington for Drag Night, swing by the Myrtle Beach Mall on Thursday morning to check out the dyno shootout put on by (5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine) and sponsored by official Mustang Week dyno provider Pro Dyno (www.pro-dyno.net).

Leading up to the best week of the year, the crew at 5.0&SF handpicks an elite group of Mustangs to square off on Pro Dyno’s portable Dynojet to determine which car puts down the rear-wheel horsepower. No matter who wins, the competition is destined for coverage on the pages of the magazine.

The rollers will start spinning at 9 a.m., and it should be finished by the early afternoon, so you’ll still have time to hit Hooters and drive out to the dragstrip.


Day 4: Friday, July 18, 2014

Car Show

Time to clean up your ride on Friday, July 18, 2014, as the 10th Annual Mustang Week Car Show takes over Myrtle Beach Mall (intersection of U.S. 17 and SC 22). The 2013 show brought another sell-out crowd of over 500 cars in the show and just over 8,000 spectators!

The car show is open to all years of Ford-powered Mustangs and SVT vehicles and has quickly become one of the best all-around Mustang car shows on the East Coast. Spectators and participants will have the chance to see everything from mild to wild and from classic Ponies to late-models just off the lot!

Mustangs and SVTs will be judged on the overall cleanliness and quality of presentation. We will look at the interior of the car, the engine compartment, the body, the wheels, and tires. We will not judge convertible tops or side glass since they are optioned to be down during the judging period. Since most people make the trip to Mustang Week in their Mustang and carry most of the cleaning gear with them, we will not judge trunks either.

People who do win at the Mustang Week Car Show take cleaning seriously and it shows. The staff understands that you are not at home with all your “normal” cleaning products and procedures. However, each year folks drive a long way to Mustang Week and always manage to get their cars reallyclean!

For those that wish to be part of the judging, the pre-registration fee is $30. Registration for the judged portion of the car show will be by pre-register only on the Mustang Week website (www.mustangweek.com) and will open in mid-April. The car show always sells out online prior to the actual event, so register early to ensure you get a spot. No late entries will be accepted. Check-in for the show will be between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Judging will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This year we ask that all participants in the judged portion of the show please do not take your car out of the show field until the Mustang Week staff announces that judging is completed. It would be a shame if your car qualified for a Best Of trophy and it was not there for staff review after initial judging was completed.

The car show awards are presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, in front of the Mustang Week tents and trailer. The show field is located in the southwestern corner of the mall’s parking lot, adjacent to Bass Pro Shops. Participants will enter the show field on the service road at the rear of the mall. Mustang Week staff and volunteers will be present to help with parking. In 2014, we will again be looking for judging volunteers. If you have prior judging experience, it will be your way to become more involved with Mustang Week!

The Mustang Week sponsors and vendors will be out in full force at the show as well.

This offers participants and spectators the opportunity to talk one-on-one with industry professionals and get great deals on some of the hottest new products. Pro-Dyno will again be on hand with their portable dyno to give you a chance to see what kind of power your car/truck can make!

One company really stepped up and raised the bar the past two years and is returning for the 2014 Mustang Week Car Show! The Awards of Excellence for this year’s show will again be presented and sponsored by Latemodel Restoration. We are very excited to continue this partnership and winners of an Award of Excellence will be thrilled with the trophy that includes Latemodel Restoration and Mustang Week logos!

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2014 Mustang Week Car Show Classes

Best Of:

• ’641⁄2-’66

• ’67-’68

• ’69-’70

• ’71-’73

• ’74-’78

• ’79-’86

• ’87-’93

• ’94-’98

• ’99-’04

• ’05-’09

• ’10-’14

• ’15

• ’93 Cobra

• ’94-’95 Cobra

• ’96-’98 Cobra

• ’99-’01 Cobra

• ’03-’04 Cobra

• ’07-’14 Shelby

• Best ’65-’70 Shelby

• Best Boss

• Best ’01 Bullitt

• Best ’08 Bullitt

• Best Engine

• Best Ford Specialty

• Best GT/CS

• Best Lightning

• Best Mach 1

• Best Paint

• Best Roush

• Best Saleen

• Best Specialty

• Best Steeda

• Best SVT

• Long Distance Award

• Also many Awards of Excellence and several special trophies!

The Car Show awards will be presented Saturday at 3 p.m.


Day 5: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cruise-In

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Saturday, July 19, 2014, ends the week-long fun with the East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In! The Cruise-In takes place at the Myrtle Beach Mall (same venue as Friday’s Car Show) and runs from 10 p.m. until 6 p.m. The sheer volume of Mustangs and SVTs at the Cruise-In never ceases to amaze participants and spectators. In 2013, attendance at the Mustang Week Cruise-In on Saturday included over 2,500 Mustangs and SVTs that packed the show field and surrounding parking lots. It would take the entire afternoon to walk around and see everything. Nearly 10,000 spectators got a chance to see all the cars, sponsors, and vendors. It goes without saying that the 2014 Cruise-In will be one of the largest gatherings of Mustangs you will see in one place at one time! It is a can’t-miss event. There is no registration or fee for attending, just show up and have fun! Once again, Mustang Week staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with parking and answer any questions that you may have.

Also, for the eighth year in a row, Southeastern Foxbodies will hold its annual Fox Mustang Cruise on Saturday, July 19. SEFB will once again stage the cruise at the Grand Strand Baptist Church (350 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579), on the access road to MB Speedway. The church grants SEFB permission to use its facility, and offers pre-cruise breakfast pastries and beverages for sale with proceeds going to the church Sunday School program. In return for the church’s hospitality, SEFB ask for a $5 per car donation upon entry. Arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. to enjoy some coffee, a donut, and soak up the early morning Fox-body atmosphere! There will be a drivers’ meeting at 8:45 a.m.; departure is at 9 a.m. sharp for a 25-minute cruise to Myrtle Beach Mall under Horry County Police escort. There were a total of 142 Foxes on last year’s SEFB cruise, and the group hopes to set another new record in 2014!

At 3 p.m., the awards from Friday’s Car Show will be handed out at the Mustang Week tents and trailer. Gather around and cheer on those that take home the much deserved trophies! Near the end of the afternoon, we will give away incredible raffle prizes. The raffle tickets will be for sale all week long. There are few shows that give out the high-caliber raffle prizes that are given away at Mustang Week.

Some Final Tips to Make The Week Better!

We would like to offer a few suggestions to help make your week more fun and comfortable. First, take the time to read information on www.mustangweek.comin the Event Overview and forums. Answers to most all questions you can think of can be found on the website. It is important to mention here that the only thing you need to pre-register for is the judged portion of Friday’s Car Show. All other events are paid/registered day-of the event.

It gets hot during the day and having plenty of fluids will ensure you make it through the day without becoming dehydrated. Always make sure to have a good supply of sunscreen as well. Sunburn can make a day in the sun uncomfortable, not to mention a miserable night’s sleep! It is also a good idea to bring along a set of two-way radios if you have them. Folks enjoy having those during the cruise to Drag Night at Darlington Dragway. Also, you may want to bring a chair! Having somewhere to sit and rest can make all the difference.

We also ask that you do not enter the Friday and Saturday’s show field until the posted time. The Mustang Week staff will be hard at work getting sponsors and vendors set up and making the show field ready for participant cars. As in the past, we will have volunteers on hand to help make parking go quickly once we open the show field. We suggest that you stage at the north end of the mall’s parking lots if you arrive early. Please be patient as we have to park a lot of cars in a short amount of time.

Most importantly, Mustang Week was created to be a celebration! We want it to be a relaxing and laid-back time, without all of the hassles of the typical car show. And lastly, please obey all traffic laws when coming into and leaving a Mustang Week event. The Mustang Week staff does not condone any inappropriate behavior on public roads and highways! We want everyone to return to their homes safely having had the time of their lives!