With the heat (wave) of summer in full swing for Ford Mustang fans nationwide, we all know it means getting together for cruise-ins, track events, and most notably–massive Mustang meets. Unless you have been under a proverbial rock for the past decade, then you’re well aware that Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the most popular gatherings for Mustang maniacs from all nooks of the country.
This year, the StangNet crew was able to join in the festivities with our latest project car, Built to Cruise, and enjoy all the camaraderie on the Atlantic seaboard. With over 600 Mustangs on-hand and lots of good racing & shining, BTC was a sure-fire hit with late model Mustang and Fox Mustang enthusiasts.
After a decent bout of showing off all the rides in the show, a series of racing events kicked off and all willing Mustang riders were able to put their money pits on the pavement to show just what the driver mod could do. The results? Aside from some serious fun for the whole family, you’ll have to keep reading to get the scoop from the Press Release inside.
Mustang Week celebrates 10 years of Beach and Mustang vacation fun!
The third week in July marked the 10th anniversary of Mustang Week – The vacation destination that combines a family-friendly summer beach vacation at Myrtle Beach, SC with all the fun things that Mustang enthusiasts love to do. All of the events at Mustang Week are organized to allow participants to enjoy the beach during the cool morning hours, and then have some Mustang fun as the day turns into evening.
The official Kick Off “Meet N Greet” party saw over 400 Mustangs converge at Planet Hollywood Tuesday evening where old friends caught up with each other and new friends were introduced. Wednesday brought on the “speed” as Myrtle Beach Speedway was the location for the autocross, fun runs and the wildly popular burnout contest. Steve Turner of Lakeland, FL killed the autocross course in a new 2012 Boss Mustang, running almost a second faster than the next closest competitor.
The N. Myrtle Beach Hooters was the Thursday gathering spot, and the Mustang-filled parking lot was overflowing with bench racing and tall tales. After lunch, it was off to Darlington Dragway – a 1 ½ hour cruise through the low country backroads. Darlington Dragway is one of those favorite old ‘60s style race venues and over 200 Mustangs made the trek to light up the quarter mile with grudge races and time trials.
Friday dawned bright as everyone headed to the car washes in preparation for the Car Show. Over 600 gleaming Mustangs vied for over 140 awards, including Keith Martin and his Best of Show winning 1967 convertible restomod.
Mustang Week is best known for the Saturday Cruise-In, billed as the Southeast’s largest, and 2011 didn’t disappoint, as over 1,100 Mustangs filled the show area at the Myrtle Beach Mall, and most of the rest of the Mall parking was filled with Mustangs, too. By Saturday evening, the Mustangs all began the trek home, most vowing to return on the third week in July, 2012 for the next Mustang Week – “The BEST Week of the Year”
Visit www.MustangWeek.com for information on the upcoming 2012 events.Categories: Events, 2011 Mustang, Built to Cruise