Brad Worley
April 14, 2015
Contributers: Mustang Week Staff Photos By: Keith Keplinger

July 13-19

  • Autocross
  • Burnout Contest
  • Car Shows
  • Cruise-Ins
  • Drag Racing
  • And More!

Sponsored by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords


The one thing all Mustang owners have in common is the urge to get into their car and drive. We all know the excitement of driving to the local spot or the local car-club gathering to hang out with your friends. These are typically small gatherings, but the excitement is always there. Mention “road trip” to a Mustang owner and you will see the excitement in their eyes. Nothing can compare to driving with a group of Mustangs. But sometimes, even after a good local turnout, you are left wanting more. You find yourself with the urge to get out on the open road and explore unfamiliar roads. And then you learn about the one yearly event that can fill that urge to set out on a journey to a gathering like no other. Every July, Mustang owners have the chance 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 an action-packed week of events centered around the iconic Ford Mustang!

Rolling into our 14th year, the Mustang Week staff is very excited as we prepare and schedule another week of fun and excitement. The staff members had no idea back in 2002 that our weeklong 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 attribute the success of Mustang Week to the fact that we have stuck to a schedule that allows participants time to enjoy their vacation at Myrtle Beach and still attend each day’s events. Others have said that the different venue locations and daily events offer a unique feel. Venues are very accessible, while allowing sponsors to showcase their products and services to the Mustang community. We are very humbled by and appreciate all of the support that Mustang Week continues to gain each year from both participants and sponsors.

To put it simply, Mustang Week is more than an ordinary car show. It has been best described as a journey, 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 weeklong adventure. It is the excitement you feel when you cross the South Carolina state line or first see the Atlantic Ocean. 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 note. 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 you Mustang Week first-timers out there, you have good reason to be very excited. But don’t wait to 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 2015 dates to ensure that 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 14th Annual Mustang Week. The only question left to ask is are you ready?


Mustang Week Info

Mustang Week just keeps getting better each year. The event began in 2002 as a small cruise-in with roughly 150 cars at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. It has grown steadily over the past 13 years, and we expect 2015 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 midday, so you have the whole morning to hit the beach, shop, or clean up your ride. Several of the 2015 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.

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 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.

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 Myrtle Beach Mall. You won’t be able to see them all in one vacation.

But that isn’t all. There are hundreds 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.

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If its entertainment you are looking for, then Myrtle Beach has that covered as well. There’s the Palace Theatre’s Carnival, Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage, Medieval Times, 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, zip lines, old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park, Myrtle Waves Water Park, and NASCAR Speed Park’s go-carting.

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 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.

Wait, There’s More

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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 weeklong 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 volunteer.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Returns

He’s back! Mustang Week welcomes back drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. by popular demand. Vaughn and his Ford Mustang RTR are iconic in the world of professional competitive drifting. Most recently, Vaughn has been working to design the 2015 Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept. RTR’s out-of-the-box styling and functional approach to performance was dreamed up and brought to reality. Not only is this car built for pure fun, but this car will serve as a research and development tool under President and Founder Vaughn Gittin Jr., resulting in the RTR Tactical Performance Line. Not only will Mustang Week attendees get to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Ford Mustang RTR in action, but they will also have the opportunity to get his autograph, and a few lucky fans might even get chosen for a ride-along!

Online Mustang Week Info

If you think Mustang Week is the vacation you’ve been looking for, head over to 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 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 2015!


Mustang Week 2015 Schedule

Day 1
Tuesday, July 14
Palace Theatre Meet and Greet: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Day 2
Wednesday, July 15
BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway: Gates open at 9 a.m.
Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SVTPerformance Burnout Contest: 6 p.m.
Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show: 6 p.m.

Day 3
Thursday, July 16
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Dyno Shootout at Myrtle Beach Mall: 9 a.m. to noon
Meet at Hooters (before cruising to Darlington Drag Strip): 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mickey Thompson Darlington Drag Night: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Day 4
Friday, July 17
11th Annual Car Show sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com at Myrtle Beach Mall: Check-In 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; judging starts at 11 a.m.; awards given on Saturday.

Day 5
Saturday, July 18
East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In at Myrtle Beach Mall: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Car show awards and raffle drawing: 3 p.m.

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2015 Mustang Week Host Hotels

Comfort Suites
710 Frontage Rd. East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.448.4884
myrtlebeachcomfortsuites.com

Fairfield Inn Broadway at the Beach
1350 Paradise Cir.
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. Discount for Mustang Week participants.

Hampton Inn Harbourgate
2112 Little River Neck Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.249.1997
hamptonharbourgate.com
Just mention Mustang Week when calling to make reservations .

Red Roof Inn
2801 South Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.626.4444
Trailer parking.

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
730 Frontage Rd. East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.448.4899
myrtlebeachsuburban.com
Trailer parking. Kitchenettes.

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

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Trailer Storage

A&A Boat Storage
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843.903.1829
$25 flat rate.

Strand Storage
870 Frontage Rd. E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.279.0026
Call for pricing.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Myrtle Beach
5604 S Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
843.238.5701
$25 flat rate.


Contact the Mustang Week Staff

Extreme Productions Inc.
143 Lakeside Dr.
Marston, NC 28363
910.894.3592
mustangweek.com


Day 1
Tuesday, July 14
Meet and Greet

We start the week with a bang on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 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 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 and greet will take place in the theater’s northernmost parking lot, closest to U.S. 17. The event is open to all Ford-powered Mustangs and SVTs and is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It 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 Carnival and Jersey Nights for 2015! Theater management is going to offer a discount for Mustang Week participants. The theater will open its lobby so participants can enjoy concessions, buy discounted show tickets, and use the facilities. Plus, there are many great restaurants within walking distance. Check out the theater online at palacemb.com.

In 2014, over 750 Mustangs and SVTs filled the lot and gave returning attendees the chance to see friends from previous years and for newcomers to make new friends. It is very laidback, 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 and Greet turnout may be 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 and Greet is where you get a real feel for the sense of family that has grown over the past 14 years.

For the sixth consecutive year, Palmetto Ford of Charleston and the Mustang Week staff have partnered to build a 2015 Mustang Week Special Edition Mustang. The car will be designed by Mustang Week staff member Mike Clay (designer of past Mustang Week Editions). The 2015 Mustang Week Edition will be unveiled at the 2015 Meet and Greet. You could own one of these special cars yourself! Give Tony Barron a call at Palmetto Ford, 843.343.7997, to see how you can get your hands on a 2015 Mustang Week Edition 5.0.

There is no registration required and no cost for attending the Meet and 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 preregister folks for Wednesday’s Speedway event.

Special Event

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

Two sessions will be offered:

Stage 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a program offered to drivers new to autocross.

Stage 2, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., a program offered to drivers who participated in last year’s training or have competed in sanctioned autocross events.

The entry fee is $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 (mustangweek.com) and will be first come, first served.

New for 2015, BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School attendees will be eligible to compete in the “Are You Driver Enough Mustang Challenge.” Watch for details on this exciting event.

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Day 2
Wednesday, July 15

  • BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • Gateway Classic Autocross
  • Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs
  • SVTPerformance Burnout Contest

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, we head to the Myrtle Beach Speedway (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, towards Conway, South Carolina. In 2014, the Speedway filled to capacity as 250-plus cars and over 2,000 people took part in the fun. Gates open for this amazing day at 9 a.m.

The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross and the Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs will run simultaneously from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. The SVTPerformance Burnout Contest will be held promptly at 6 p.m. We have confirmed that fees to participate in this year’s event are $25 for car and driver. You can also come to watch all the fun from the stands for $5 per person. Be sure to watch the Mustang Week website (mustangweek.com) for more important information and details about the speedway event.

The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross course is set up and run by experienced personnel, ensuring safety and fun. Autocrossing gives drivers 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 you driving skills behind the wheel. In 2014, there was a continuous line of cars waiting to give the autocross a try. This year’s all-day schedule allows participants plenty of chances at the course. If you’ve never tried an autocross, then you are in for a real treat!

The Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs are a very 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 that 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 6 p.m. the annual SVTPerformance 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 5 p.m. you get to see the Myrtle Beach Speedway’s Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show for free. This family-friendly 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, 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 6 p.m. immediately following the burnout contest.

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Day 3
Thursday, July 16

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Dyno Challenge
  • Mickey Thompson Drag Night

Thursday is going to be packed at the MB Mall. Be sure to check out the dyno shootout put on by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords (mustang-360.com) and sponsored by official Mustang Week dyno provider Pro Dyno (pro-dyno.net).

Leading up to the best week of the year, the staff at MM&FF handpicks a select group of Mustangs to battle it out on Pro Dyno’s portable Dynojet to see who throws down the greatest rear-wheel horsepower numbers. Best of all, all competitors will get coverage in the pages of the magazine.

Then we make the trek to Darlington Dragway for the Mickey Thompson Drag Night. This event has grown by leaps and bounds the past couple of years, and we expect 2015’s turnout to be great. The Dragway is an IHRA sanctioned quarter-mile track and is located just west of Darlington at 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville, SC 29550. Gates will be open from 3 to 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-and-tune format, allowing participants to take as many runs as they would like and as time allows. This gives drivers the opportunity to try out their car and their skill on the quarter-mile for fun. In 2014, 250-plus 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 Dragway. Drivers are expected to wear closed-toed shoes while on the track. Long pants are preferred. The event is open to Ford-powered Mustangs and SVT vehicles.

We feel that getting to the Mickey Thompson Drag Night 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 will kick off an informal, 90-minute 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. The directions are also posted in the forums at 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, find someone to follow before the cruise takes off . It is very exciting to see so many Mustangs and SVTs out on the road at the same time! In years past, as many as 300 cars took part in the cruise to Darlington. Needless to say, this provides excellent photo and video opportunities. It also goes without saying that this many Mustangs and SVTs draws the attention of local law enforcement agencies, so please obey all traffic laws and have a safe trip to and from the dragstrip.

Day 4
Friday, July 17
Car Show

Time to clean up your ride on Friday, July 17, 2015 as the 11th Annual Mustang Week Car Show, sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com, takes over Myrtle Beach Mall (intersection of U.S 17 and S.C. 22). The 2014 show brought another sellout crowd of 500-plus cars in the judged show and just over 11,000 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 the normal cleaning products and procedures. But each year folks drive a long way to Mustang Week and always manage to get their cars really clean!

For those who wish to be part of the judging, the preregistration fee is $35. Registration for the judged portion of the car show will be by preregistration only on the Mustang Week website (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 that you get a spot. No late entries will be accepted. Check-in for the show will be between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Judging will run from 11 a.m. until 4 pm. This year we ask that all participants in the judged portion of the show please not take your car out of the show field until the Mustang Week staff announces that judging is over. It would be a shame if your car qualified for a “best of” trophy and it was not there for the staff review after the initial judging was completed.

The car show awards will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 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 2015 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 a portable Dynojet 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 2015 Mustang Week Car Show. This year’s show will be sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com. We are very excited to continue this partnership. Winners of an Award of Excellence will be thrilled with the trophy, which includes LatemodelRestoration.com and Mustang Week logos.

2015 Mustang Week Car Show Classes

Car show awards will be given out Saturday at 3 p.m. Also including many Awards of Excellence and several special trophies!

Best 1964 1/2–1966
Best 1967-1968
Best 1969-1970
Best 1971-1973
Best 1974-1978
Best 1979-1986
Best 1987-1993
Best 1993 Cobra
Best 1994-1995 Cobra
Best 1994-1998
Best 1996-1998 Cobra
Best 1999-2001 Cobra
Best 1999-2004
Best 2003-2004 Cobra
Best 2005-2009
Best SVT
Best 2007-2014 Shelby
Best 2010-2014
Best 2015
Best 1965-1970 Shelby
Best 2001 Bullitt
Best 2008 Bullitt
Best Boss
Best Engine
Best Ford Specialty
Best GT/CS
Best Lightning
Best Mach 1
Best Paint
Best Roush
Best Saleen
Best Specialty
Best Steeda
Long Distance Award

Day 5
Saturday, July 18

  • Cruise-In
  • Southeastern Foxbodies Fox Body Cruise

Saturday ends the weeklong 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 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The sheer volume of Mustangs and SVTs at the Cruise-In never ceases to amaze participants and spectators. In 2014, attendance at the 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 2015 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 ninth year in a row, Southeastern Foxbodies (SEFB) will hold its annual Fox Body Cruise on Saturday. Last year's cruise brought out 146 Foxes, and the club looks to better that number again this year. Always on the Saturday morning of the massive Mustang Week Cruise-In at Myrtle Beach Mall, it's an early meet-up before making the 15-mile run to the mall under Horry County Police escort. This is a must-do event to have on your Mustang Week calendar for you and your Fox. Full cruise details can be found under the Mustang Week section of the club's forum on SEFB.net.

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


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 all information posted on mustangweek.com in the Event Overview section and the forums. Answers to most all of the questions you can think of can be found on the website. The Mustang Week website is where the official information is distributed. Social media can sometimes add an element of confusion, so please refer to the website.

It is important to mention here that the only thing you need to preregister for is the judged portion of Friday’s Car Show. The track events are paid/registered day-of the event. Spectators can enjoy Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday free of charge!

It gets hot during the day, and having plenty of fluids will ensure that you make it through the day without becoming dehydrated. Always have a good supply of sunscreen as well. Sunburn can make for an uncomfortable day, 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 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. If you arrive early we suggest that you stage at the north end of the mall’s parking lots. Please be patient, as we have to park a lot of cars in a very short time.

Most importantly, Mustang Week was created to be a celebration. We want it to be a very relaxing and laidback 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 home safely having had the time of their life!

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