Brad Worley
April 6, 2016
Photos By: Keith Keplinger

Mustang Week 2016
July 18- 24, 2016

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

Sponsored by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords.


Fifteen years is a long time in some respects, but other times 15 years can go by in a flash. It is hard to believe that Mustang Week celebrates its 15th anniversary this summer. What is even harder to believe that there are some younger participants and family members that have been coming to Mustang Week for most of their lives. Some participants started coming as small children and now have a Mustang of their own to bring. Some travel short distances, others great distances. No matter the distance the journey is still the same. It is an annual pilgrimage that brings us all together in one place for one reason. We gather to celebrate the iconic pony car that captured the spirit of this great nation.

For those of you who have never been, Mustang Week is not just a vacation. You’ve read about it. Others who have attended tell you their stories. You’ve seen the magazine coverage and videos online. You have waited long enough. Now, you make the big decision. You are going to Mustang Week!

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To put if very simply, Mustang Week is more than an ordinary car show. 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 upon arrival. As for the 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! No other event brings you this exciting experience for an entire week. Excitement is already building for the regulars as they prepare for the yearly crusade to the Grand Strand! Once there, you realize that each day’s event is unique, having its own feeling and attitude. As the week draws to an end, the waves of emotion come over you again and leave you wishing the event would never end.

Mustang Week first-timers, you have good reason to be very 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 2016 dates to ensure that they got a room at their favorite place.

Every July, Mustang owners have the chance to take the road trip of a lifetime to the country’s premiere celebration of the cars we love. Folks all over the country are making their plans and getting their Mustang or SVT ready for the 15th Annual Mustang Week. The only question left to ask is are you ready?

Mustang Week Info

Mustang Week just keeps getting better and better with each passing year. Mustang Week began in 2002 as a small cruise-in with roughly 150 cars at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since then it has grown steadily over 14 years, and we expect 2016 to again draw record 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 the Grand Strand 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 2016 events begin late enough in the day that participants can enjoy a morning on the beach, or the events begin early enough that the participants can enjoy the Grand Strand nightlife. Mustang Week is the ultimate combination of cruise-ins, car shows, drag racing, open tracking, and a great beach vacation all rolled into one.

Contact Information
Extreme Productions, Inc.
910.894.3592
mustangweek.com

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Why Myrtle Beach?

Why does Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, make the perfect setting for Mustang Week? This coastal area 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 on the Grand Strand 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 hungry for.

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 or check out Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach Mall, and Coastal Grand Wall. 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 with the Palace Theatre, Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage, Medieval Times, the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater, IMAX, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the House of Blues, just to name a few. Families will enjoy the 187-foot SkyWheel, zip lines, the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park, Myrtle Waves Water Park, and NASCAR Speed Park’s go-karting.

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.

The Grand Strand 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 the Myrtle Beach area.

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 weeklong trip to the beach is always more fun when you are 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 2016

He’s back! World champion drifter, professional fun-haver, and Mustang madman Vaughn Gittin, Jr. returns to Mustang Week for his third year of high-energy, high-performance drifting action with his 2016 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR. Gittin, the founder and president of Mustang RTR, will have a few different RTR vehicles on-site and, as always, is excited to hang out with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. Mustang Week attendees will also have a chance to get selected for a ride-along with Gittin.

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Online Mustang Week Info

If you think Mustang Week is the vacation you’ve been looking for, head over to the Mustang Week website (mustangweek.com) for official 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 2016!


Mustang Week 2016 Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, July 19
Meet ’n’ Greet. New location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center,
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
BFGoodrich Driving School. Myrtle Beach Speedway,
10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

Day 2: Wednesday, July 20
BFGoodrich Track Day 1 at Myrtle Beach Speedway
Day 1 of Stifflers Fun Runs and Gateway Classic Autocross. Myrtle Beach Speedway,
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
SVTPerformance.com Burnout Contest, 6 p.m.

Day 3: Thursday July 21
BFGoodrich Track Day 2 at Myrtle Beach Speedway
Mickey Thompson Drag Night
Dyno Challenge. Myrtle Beach Mall, 9 a.m.–12 noon
New! Day 2 Stifflers Fun Runs and Gateway Classic Autocross. Myrtle Beach Speedway, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cruise to Mickey Thompson Drag Night. Leaves Myrtle Beach Speedway at 2 p.m.
Mickey Thompson Drag Night. Darlington Dragway, 4 p.m.–11 p.m.

Day 4: Friday, July 22
13th Annual Mustang Week Car Show sponsored by Late Model Restoration. Myrtle Beach Mall.
• Check-in, 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m.
• Judging, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Awards Saturday at 3 p.m.)

Day 5: Saturday, July 23
East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In. Myrtle Beach Mall, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Car Show Awards. Mustang Week Tent, 3 p.m.

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2016 Mustang Week Host Hotels

Carolina Reef Rentals
1501 S. Ocean Blvd.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843.272.0976
Email crr@carolinareefrentals.com

Comfort Suites
710 Frontage Rd. East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.448.4884
myrtlebeachcomfortsuites.com
Book your room online!
Trailer parking; free hot breakfast daily

Fairfield Inn Broadway at the Beach
1350 Paradise Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.444.8097, toll free 800.217.1511
marriott.com

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

Red Roof Inn
2801 South Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843.626.4444
redroof.com
20% discount to all participants; must provide booking code VP+615167; pet friendly

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

Please note: 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.

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Trailer Storage

A&A Boat Storage
3041 Forestbrook Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843.903.1829
$25 flat rate

Strand Storage Frontage Road
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


Mustang Week: Day 1
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Meet ’n’ Greet

We start the week with a bang on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, with the annual Meet ’n’ Greet at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The event has grown to one of the favorite events of the week. The Mustang Week staff have teamed up with the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to bring our opening event to this incredible venue. The MBCC is located at the intersection of North Oak Street and 21st Avenue, just three blocks from the award-winning Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex. The Meet ’n’ Greet takes place in MBCC’s northeastern parking lot, which provides more space than any previous Meet ’n’ Greet. The event is open to all Ford-powered Mustangs and SVTs and is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a fun, informal gathering to start the week off.

In 2015, over 750 Mustangs and SVTs filled the lot and gave returning attendees the chance to see friends from previous years and newcomers the chance to meet new friends. It's very laidback, and some folks come straight off the highway from their journey to Mustang Week. You can come and go as you please. With this year’s earlier schedule, you have the entire evening to get a jump on all the other exciting things the Grand Strand 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 14 years. This will also be the first opportunity to purchase the yearly Mustang Week T-shirt and raffle tickets. 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.

For the sixth consecutive year, Palmetto Ford of Charleston and the Mustang Week staff have partnered to build two 2016 Mustang Week Special Edition Mustangs. The cars will be designed by Mustang Week staff member Mike Clay (designer of past Mustang Week Editions) and Palmetto Ford’s Tony Barron. The 2016 Mustang Week Editions will be unveiled at the Meet ’n’ Greet. You could own one of these unique cars for yourself by giving Tony Barron a call at Palmetto Ford (843.343.7997).

No registration fee is required to attend the Meet ’n’ Greet. The cost to enter will be $5 per car. See the Mustang Week website forums for parking lot map and entry/exit information.

Special Tuesday Event

As part of the BFGoodrich Track Days at Myrtle Beach Speedway, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, BFG will again host the Mustang Week Autocross Driving School and the Are You Driver Enough Mustang Challenge at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Skip Barber Racing School instructor Terry Earwood and his staff of highly experienced professional drivers will teach students a variety of skills to help 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 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 driver coaches riding in your passenger seat.

Two sessions are offered:

Stage 1: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Offered to drivers new to autocross.

Stage 2: 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Offered to drivers who participated in last year’s training or have competed in sanctioned autocross events

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 2016, BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School attendees will be eligible to compete in the Are You Driver Enough Mustang Challenge . The winner of the challenge gets a trip to the 2016 SEMA Show and BFGoodrich Raptor Adventure in October 2016. See details on the Mustang Week website.

Mustang Week: Day 2
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 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 2015, the Speedway filled to capacity as 400-plus cars and over 5,000 people took part in the fun. Gates open for this amazing day at 9 a.m.

Gateway Classic Autocross and Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs

The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross and the Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs will run simultaneously from 10 a.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 will be $25 for car and driver. This year there is a two-day $40 option (see details below) 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 on the Speedway event.

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 his or her driving skills on a flat, coned course. The autocross will provide a low-speed chance to push your car's handling capability while testing your driving skill behind the wheel. In 2015, 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, 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, the speedway and Mustang Week staffs will position cones on the racetrack to provide a safe but challenging line around the racetrack.

SVTPerformance Burnout Contest

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 2015 event were taken during the burnout contest.

Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show

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 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, much more. That’s right; after a day of autocross, fun runs on the speedway, and the ever-popular burnout contest, you can grab a seat in the stands and enjoy the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show at 6 p.m. immediately following the burnout contest.

Mustang Week: Day 3
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday is going to be action-packed!

Battle at the Beach: MM&FF Dyno Challenge (Myrtle Beach Mall)

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 Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords (musclemustangfastfords.com) and sponsored by official Mustang Week dyno provider Pro Dyno (pro-dyno.net). Leading up to the best week of the year, the crew at MM&FF 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 and online at mustang-360.com. 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.

BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Day 2

To make Thursday even more exiting, we return to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a second BFGoodrich Track Day. The events that participants have come to love on Wednesday have now been extended into Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants will be able to get back on track and try their hand at the Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross course and the Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs. For years the Mustang Week staff has heard that many people don’t make it into Myrtle Beach until late Wednesday or Thursday. This second track day will allow some of those participants to get their car onto the track into two of the best events Mustang Week has to offer. The cost to enter as a spectator is $5, and the cost for single-day car and driver is $25. You don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity.

Mickey Thompson Drag Night (Darlington Dragway)

Then, at approximately 2 p.m., we make the trek to Darlington Dragway (darlingtondragway.com) for the Mickey Thompson Drag Night. This event has grown by leaps and bounds the past couple of years, and we expect the 2016 turnout to be even bigger. Darling Dragway is under new ownership, and they have made some much-needed renovations. Darlington Dragway is also an IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track and located just west of Darlington, South Carolina, at 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville, SC, 29550. Gates are open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. General admission is $10 at the gate, and there’s a $15 fee for a tech card for those who wish to take part in the event. The Drag Night event runs as a test-and-tune format, allowing participants to take as many runs as they would like and as time allows. This gives the driver the opportunity to try out his or her car and skills on the quarter-mile for fun. In 2015, 300-plus cars participated and nearly 2,500 spectators watched all the Drag Night excitement. Staging lanes will be open all afternoon and evening. Many of the Mustang Week sponsors and vendors will be set up at the Drag Night as well, and it’s a night filled with excitement.

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

Cruise to Darlington

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 in the parking areas at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Around 2 p.m. we will kick off an informal, hour and a half cruise to Darlington Dragway. 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 before the cruise takes off and follow behind. 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.

It’s extremely exciting to see so many Mustangs and SVT's out on the road at the same time. In years past, as many as 300 cars have taken 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 draw the attention of local law enforcement agencies, so please obey all traffic laws and have a safe trip to and from the dragstrip.

Mustang Week: Day 4
Friday, July 22, 2016

Car Show, Sponsored by Late Model Restoration

Time to clean up your ride on Friday, July 22, 2016, as the 13th Annual Mustang Week Car Show, sponsored by Late Model Restoration (www.lmr.com), takes over the Myrtle Beach Mall (at the intersection of U.S. 17 and S.C. 22). The 2015 show brought another sellout crowd of 500-plus cars in the judged show and just over 12,000 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 overall cleanliness and quality of presentation. We will look at the interior of the car, the engine compartment, the body, and 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 really clean.

For those who wish to be part of the judging, the preregistration fee is $40. 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 event, so register early to ensure you get a spot. No late entries will be accepted.

Check-in for the show is between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., while judging runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year we ask 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 complete. 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 has been completed.

The car show awards will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 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 2016 we will again be looking for judging volunteers. If you have prior judging experience, volunteering is 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 the portable dyno to give you a chance to see what kind of power your car or truck can make.

One company really stepped up and raised the bar the past three years and is returning for the 2016 Mustang Week Car Show: Late Model Restoration (www.lmr.com). We are excited to continue this partnership. Recipients of a Mustang Week Enthusiast award will be thrilled with the trophy, which includes Late Model Restoration and Mustang Week logos.

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2016 Mustang Week Car Show Classes
Car Show awards given out Saturday at 3 p.m.

Best Of

1964 1/2-1966
1967-1968
1969-1970
1971-1973
1974-1978
1979-1986
1987-1993
1994-1998
1999-2004
2005-2009
2010-2014
2015-2016
1993 Cobra
1994-1995 Cobra
1996-1998 Cobra
1999-2001 Cobra
2003-2004 Cobra
2007-2016 Shelby
Best 1965-1970 Shelby
Best 2001 Bullitt
Best 2008 Bullitt
Best Boss
Best Engine
Best Ford Specialty
Best GT/CS
Best Lightning
Best Mach
Best Paint
Best Roush
Best Saleen
Best Specialty
Best Steeda
Best SVT
Long Distance Award

Also including many Awards of Excellence and several special trophies!

Mustang Week: Day 5
Saturday, July 23, 2016

East Coast’s Largest Mustang & SVT Cruise-In

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 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 2015, attendance at the Cruise-In on Saturday included over 3,000 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 10,500 spectators got a chance to see all the cars, sponsors, and vendors. It goes without saying that the 2016 Cruise-In will be one of the largest gatherings of Mustangs you will see in one place. 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 you might have.

Fox-body Cruise

Also, for the 10th year in a row, Southeastern Foxbodies (SEFB) will hold its annual Fox-body Cruise on Saturday, July 23. Last year’s cruise brought out 160 Foxes, and the club looks to better that number this year. There will be an early off-site meet-up at Tire Town, on Waccamaw Boulevard, before making the 15-mile run to the mall under Horry County Police escort. SEFB collects a $5 donation to take part in the cruise, and all proceeds will be given to a local charity. This is a must-do event to put on your Mustang Week calendar, so plan to “get the Foxes out” again in 2016. Full cruise details can be found under the Mustang Week section of the club’s forum, SEFB.net.

Car Show Awards & Raffle

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 from the raffle tickets that were sold throughout the week. Very few shows give out the kind of high-caliber raffle prizes that are given away at Mustang Week.


Tips to Make the Week Better

At this point we would like to offer a few suggestions to help make your week more fun and comfortable. First, take the time to read the information posted on mustangweek.com in the Event Overview section and on the forums. Answers to almost any question you can think of can be found on the website. The Mustang Week website is also 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 on the day of the event. Spectators can enjoy Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday free of charge.

It gets hot during the day, so having plenty of fluids will ensure that you make it through the day without dehydration. Make sure to bring a supply of sunscreen as well. Sunburn can make a day in the sun very 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 since 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 very short time.

Most importantly, Mustang Week was created to be a celebration. We want it to be very relaxing and laidback, without all 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 inappropriate behavior on public roads and highways. We want everyone to return to their homes safely having had the time of their lives!

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