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

Mustang Week: Day 1

Meet 'n' Greet
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We start the week with a bang on Tuesday (July 17, 2012) with the annual Meet 'n' Greet! Mustang Week and The Palace Theatre are partnering together for Mustang Week 2012 and are excited to announce that the Meet 'n' Greet for 2012 will be held at The Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach.

This event has grown to one of the favorite events of the week. The Mustang Week staff searched and has teamed up with The Palace Theatre to bring our opening event to a new venue. The Palace Theatre is located at the intersection of US 17 Business and 21st Street, at the award-winning Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex.

The Meet 'n' Greet will take place in The Palace's northern-most parking lot, closest to US 17. This venue allows ample parking space for the Meet 'n' Greet and provides a much smoother and controlled entrance/exit path. This will make the event safer for everyone, and makes it easier for Myrtle Beach vacationers to stop by and check out all the best that Mustang Week has to offer! The schedule runs from 12 until 4 p.m. and is a fun, informal gathering to start off the week.

The Palace Theatre plays host to some of the most spectacular live entertainment shows, Broadway theatre productions, and musicals from around the world, including Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline for the summer of 2012! Its management is going to offer a special discount for Mustang Week participants to check out this exciting show.

The Palace Theatre will open its lobby so participants can enjoy concessions, buy discounted show tickets, and utilize its facilities. There are many great restaurants within walking distance! Check out The Palace online at www.palacemb.com for all the entertainment options they have to offer.

In 2011, over 500 Mustangs and SVT's filled the lot, and gave returning attendees the chance to see friends from previous years and newcomers to meet new friends. It's laid-back; some folks come straight off the highway from their journey to Mustang Week. You can come and go as you please, and with this year's earlier schedule, you have the entire evening to get a jump on all the other exciting things Myrtle Beach has to offer. Most participants choose to arrive a little early and stay the entire time; 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 can seem overwhelming, but it's 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 nine years.

There is no registration required and no cost for attending the Meet 'n' Greet. This will also be the first opportunity to purchase the yearly Mustang Week T-shirt and raffle tickets. The Mustang Week Staff will be on site 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 pre-register folks for Wednesday's Speedway event.

There is no registration required and no cost for attending the Meet 'n' Greet.