If you’ve never loaded up your Mustang and headed out to Mustang Week in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you’re doing it all wrong. This event is one not to be missed – a bucket list addition, if there ever was one. With thousands of Mustangs cruising through the beach town, you can hardly look around without seeing (or hearing) at least one.
This year, we packed up and headed down for the final two days of shows at Myrtle Beach Mall. As someone who has attended this event three of the last four years, I can tell you that every year, it grows. We are quickly outgrowing the mall, so we were absolutely always busy in our time there. Mustang Week staff tells us that there were approximately 3,000 Mustangs and 10,000 spectators in attendance last year, and we can pretty much promise you that that number has grown.
ROUSH Formula Drifter Justin “JTP” Pawlak was in attendance with us, as was Lyle Sturgis of Tindol Ford with three ROUSH Mustangs that he has for sale. We brought the ROUSH Motorcraft Mustang down with us, and Brian McCarthy from Vossen Wheels displayed his brushed aluminum-wrapped ROUSH-equipped Mustang.
For an hour each day, JTP met with fans and signed autographs – he even signed a few car parts, a dashboard, and a little girl’s cast – and we also maintained a steady flow of traffic to sign up for our ROUSH Performance newsletter and take home a ROUSH beach ball, koozie, or lanyard.
Roush Yates was in attendance both Friday and Saturday selling and installing ROUSH Performance Parts on show cars.
Before we got there, enthusiasts enjoyed a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, a day of fun runs and autocross on Wednesday, and some test and tune action on Thursday.
Friday brought the 11th Annual Car Show sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com to Myrtle Beach Mall, where vendors lined the perimeter of the parking lot with registered show cars in the center. The spectator lot was like an additional portion of the car show - packed with Mustangs, Lightnings, and other Ford-powered vehicles.
On Saturday, the Mall was attended by the East Coast's Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In followed by an awards ceremony.
Check out the pictures from our time in South Carolina and let us know what you think. Will we see you next year in Myrtle Beach?