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Mustang Week 2009 - Five Days * 1,500 Mustangs & Fun
July 21-25, 2009 * Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2009 Mustang Week Host HotelSheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel2101 North Oak St.Myrtle Beach, SC 29577(843) 918-5015www.sheraton.com/myrtlebeach
Contact InformationExtreme Productions Inc.P.O. Box 2611Rockingham, NC 28380(910) 894-3592 or Mike Clay at (434) 250-6490www.mustangweek.com
Mustang Week: Day 1Meet `n' GreetTuesday, July 21, 2009We start the week with a bang on Tuesday at the Planet Hollywood Meet 'n' Greet. Located at the intersection of U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue, Planet Hollywood is across from the Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining area. The event is scheduled to run from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Meet `n' Greet is a fun, informal gathering to start the week off. The Planet Hollywood and Club Kryptonite staffs reserve their parking lots just for Mustang Week that afternoon. In 2008, over 300 Mustangs and SVTs filled the lot, giving returning attendees the chance to see friends from previous years and newcomers to meet new friends.
If you've never been to Mustang Week, the Meet 'n' Greet will seem like a large event--but it's only a glimpse of the week to come! It's a laidback event. Some folks come straight off the highway to the Meet 'n' Greet from their trip to Mustang Week. You can come and go as you please, and with this year's earlier schedule, you can 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; some choose to stop by for only an hour our two. The choice is yours!
For first-timers, 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 the week's first opportunity to get a real feel for the sense of family that has grown over the past seven years. Participants at the Meet 'n' Greet will quickly get the feeling that they are part of something special. This will be the first opportunity to purchase the yearly Mustang Week T-shirt, and raffle tickets as well.
The Mustang Week Staff will be onsite and available to answer any questions about the rest of the week's events. Just look for the Mustang Week tents! Don't forget to pick up an event flyer and map if you are unfamiliar with the area.There is no registration fee or cost for attending the Meet 'n' Greet.
Mustang Week: Day 2AutocrossWednesday, July 22, 2009We head over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway (www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com) on Wednesday for some fun-runs and an autocross. The speedway is located just 2 miles west of the waterway bridge on U.S. 501 toward Conway, South Carolina. We included this event for the first time in 2007, and it was a huge success! In 2008, nearly 150 cars participated in the excitement, and we are expecting many more in 2009.
You can come out and watch all the activity as a spectator ($5 per person) or pay just a little more ($20) and participate in all the fun. Gates are scheduled to open from 3 until 9 p.m. (Although this may change to allow more track time!)
This is a unique opportunity as the MB Speedway is a NASCAR-sanctioned oval track. Prior to the event, Speedway and MW Staff will layout cones to provide a safe but challenging line around the racetrack. 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.