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

Mustang Week: Day 5

Cruise-In and Awards
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012, ends the week-long 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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The sheer volume of Mustangs and SVTs at the Cruise-In never ceases to amaze participants and spectators. In 2010, over 2,000 Mustangs and SVTs packed the show field and surrounding parking lots for the Cruise-In! It would take the entire afternoon to see everything! Nearly 8,000 spectators had the chance to see all the cars, sponsors, and vendors!

It goes without saying that the 2012 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 fee for attending and no registration—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.

At 3 p.m., we will give out the awards from Friday’s car show. Gather around and cheer on those that take home the much deserved trophies! Near the end of the evening, we will give out the car show awards and give away the incredible raffle prizes that we will have sold tickets for all week long. There are few shows that give out the caliber of raffle prizes awarded at Mustang Week. Don’t forget to bring all the raffle tickets you’ve collected throughout the week! You must be present to win!\

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. We suggest that you always bring plenty of water with you to the events. It gets hot during the day, and having plenty of fluids will ensure you make it through the day without becoming dehydrated. Always make sure to have a good supply of sunscreen as well. Sunburn can make a day in the sun uncomfortable, not to mention resulting in 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 Drag Night Cruise. And don’t forget to bring a chair! Having somewhere to sit and rest can make all the difference.

We ask that you don’t try to enter Friday and Saturday’s show field until the posted time. The Mustang Week staff will be hard at work helping 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 make parking go quickly once we open the show field. We suggest that you stage at the north end of the mall parking lots if you arrive early. Please be patient as we have to park a lot of cars in a short period of time.

Most importantly, Mustang Week was created to be a celebration! We want it to be a relaxing and laid-back time, without all of the hassles of the typical car show. As such, 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 their homes safely, having had the time of their lives!

It gets hot during the day and having plenty of fluids will ensure you make it through the day without becoming dehydrated.