Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
July 19, 2016
Contributers: John Wilcox

There are Mustang shows, and then there’s Mustang Week. When many other shows are a day, maybe two, Mustang Week has become a vacation destination for enthusiasts looking to forget about their troubles for a week. Day shows are great, don’t get us wrong, but when you have an event that basically lasts a whole week; with mini-events taking place every day, that’s hard to beat.

Case in point, the actual event didn’t start until today, but there was a pre-meet Sunday night at the Hard Rock cafe that probably featured 250-300 Mustangs. Monday night was another pre-meet, with even more Mustangs in attendance. You know you’re onto something from a promoter standpoint when that many people show up early for your event.

Mustang Week promoters worked with Palmetto Ford to produce a Mustang Week edition Mustang; promoters unveiled two Mustang Week edition 2016 Mustangs with design help from Bullitt Auto Detail and performance manufacturers like JLT Performance. We’ll bring you more information on the cars, and more pictures as the week progresses.

This isn’t Mustang Week’s Rodney Melton and Mike Clay’s first rodeo, though. This is the 15th year for the event so they have found the right mix, and the right venues to keep Mustang enthusiasts coming back year after year.

For each Mustang Week, the official start of the event is the Meet and Greet. Over the years, the Meet and Greet has overgrown its fair share of Myrtle Beach venues. For the first time in its history, Mustang Week’s Meet and Greet was held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This venue has plenty of parking available for scads of Mustang enthusiasts and supporters. However, as we found out today, it won’t be long until promoters will need an even larger venue. Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Meet and Greet.

Always one to shut down a show, Jeff Scofield brought his latest creation, this Avalanche grey 2016 GT350. No vehicle Jeff owns remains stock, and the GT350 follows that theme. He added several carbon fiber exterior items, an Accuair E-Level airbag system, a Magnaflow axle-back exhaust, Rotiform wheels wrapped in Toyo treads, and to really hurt everyone’s feelings, a ProCharger P1-SC-II supercharger.
At Palm Beach Dyno, Ken Bjonnes tuned the car to the tune of 603-rwhp on just 4 ½ pounds of boost. Jeff and Ken are working with ProCharger on a new pulley arrangement, with 7 pounds of boost as a target. We’ll have a full feature on Jeff’s GT350 coming soon.
At first we were worried at the number of Fox Mustangs at this year’s Mustang Week However, at the Meet and Greet, several were in attendance. This group all feature modular engine swaps, and power adders. Three have Coyote swaps, and the other a naturally-aspirated Four-Valve engine under the hood. Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing more of these cars in the near future.

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