Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
April 26, 2012

Mustang Week: Day 4

Car Show
Friday, July 20, 2012

Time to clean up your ride on Friday, as the ninth-annual Mustang Week Car Show takes over Myrtle Beach Mall (intersection of US 17 and SC 22). The 2011 show brought another sell-out crowd of 600 cars in the show and just over 7,500 spectators! The car show is open to all years of Ford 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 classics to late-models just off the lot!

Mustangs and SVTs will be judged based on overall cleanliness and quality of presentation. We look at the interior of the car, engine compartment, body, wheels, and tires. We will not judge convertible tops or side-glass since they are optioned to be down during the judging period. We also will not judge trunks.

The 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. But each year folks drive a long way to Mustang Week and always manage to get their cars really clean!

For those that wish to be part of the judging, the 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 will sell out online prior to the actual event, so register early to ensure you get a spot. After registration closes, there will be no late entries. Participants may choose to "display only" for $10, which will be available for online registration as well. Check-in for the show will be between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Judging will run from 11 am 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 will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, in front of the Mustang Week tents and trailer.

The show field is located in the southwest corner of the mall parking lot, adjacent to Bass Pro Shops. Participants 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 2012 we will again be looking for judging volunteers; if you have prior judging experience, it's a 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.

Last year, sponsors and vendors included Ford Racing, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine, Monster Energy Drinks, Lethal Performance, UPR Products, Fastlane Motorsports, Blow By Racing, JLT, Saleen Inc., Mustangs Unlimited, Silverhorse Racing, Pypes, Redline Tuning, and many more! Pro-Dyno will again be on hand with its portable dyno to give you a chance to see what kind of power your car/truck can make!

One company has stepped up and raised the bar for the 2012 Mustang Week Car Show! The Awards of Excellence for this year's show are presented and sponsored by Latemodel Restoration Supply! We are thrilled to announce this partnership, and winners of an Award of Excellence will be thrilled with the trophy, which includes the Latemodel Restoration Supply and Mustang Week logos!

2012 Mustang Week Car Show Classes

*Car Show awards given out Saturday at 3 p.m.

Best Of:

'64-1/2 -'66Best Saleen
'67-'68Best Roush
'69-'70Best Steeda
'71-'73Best Ford Specialty
'74-'78Best Lightning
'79-'86Best '65-'70 Shelby
'87-'93Best Engine
'94-'98Best Paint
'99-'04Best Specialty
'05-'13Best SVT
93 CobraLong Distance Award
'94-'95 CobraBest Boss
'96-'98 CobraBest GT/CS
'99-'01 CobraBest Mach 1
'03-'04 CobraBest '01 Bullitt
'07-'13 ShelbyBest '08 Bullitt

Also including many Awards of Excellence and several special trophies!

The Awards of Excellence for this year's show are presented and sponsored by Latemodel Restoration Supply!