The perfect vacation for most Mustang enthusiasts begins near the end of July every year where hundreds if not thousands of Ford Mustangs stampede into Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for none other than Mustang Week. It’s the perfect reason to take off work, rent a beach house with your friends, and hang out with other enthusiasts from all over the country who share that same blue oval passion.
The Mustang Week 2013 festivities kicked off with the Meet-N-Greet, located at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where Mustang owners got together and mingled with other enthusiasts who made the journey into town for the same exact reason.
The Meet-N-Greet is where you put faces to the names of forum friends, meet up with comrades from years past, get questions answered from Mustang Week staff, and have an all-around great time checking out all the Mustangs gleaming under the summer sun. If you lucked out, you were able to get in line early for Mustang Week t-shirts and raffle tickets as the line multiplied with every passing moment.
As early as 10 a.m., the roar of exhaust notes could be heard circling the parking lot trying to scoop a spot for the show, which ran from 12 to 4 p.m. With Mustangs traveling in herds, groups could be heard coming and going with an estimated 1,200 Mustangs said to be on the property at any given time. Now, that’s a lot of horses!
If this was your first time at Mustang Week, the Meet-N-Greet may have been a tad overwhelming at first. The number of Mustangs present -- ranging from hardcore drag cars to heavily modified show cars -- was tremendous.
Mustangs filled the lot to capacity and the event is probably like one you’ve never seen before. As the week went on, we’re sure you came to realize that the Meet-N-Greet was just the start of what Mustang Week 2013 had to offer.
Hopefully you enjoyed the whine of superchargers, the smell of burnt rubber, and the music of exhaust notes for an entire week. Now enjoy the photos! We hope to see you there next year!
On a serious note, Myrtle Beach police are always on the lookout for illegal burnouts at the Meet-N-Greet. Those who get caught up in the moment and light up the tires may just jeopardize this event for the future, so save it for the burnout contest! Don’t be that guy who ruins Mustang Week for everyone!