We always look forward to getting out into the world and seeing Mustangs in their element. It's always a great time to get out, see cars, and talk to enthusiasts. Events are great, but there are always a few that receive special attention on our calendars. For your scribe, the top event on the calendar has become Mustang Week.
You know an event is starting to reach critical mass when the major players come along to
For years, we couldn't seem to justify an entire week out of the office to cover one event. That was until we made it to our first Mustang Week several years ago. The paradigm shifted from that moment, and ever since we can imagine not carving out a week to head up to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for this annual celebration of all things Mustang.
For the uninitiated, you might not get it yet, but those that have become Mustang Weekers, there's a different vibe to this event than any other we have attended. Not only does it encompass a number of different events -- showing, auto-crossing, drag racing, and more -- in one event, but it also fuses all that with the fun of a family vacation.
That's probably why the feel is far more upbeat and fun than it is competitive and back-biting. Everyone rolls into Myrtle Beach to enjoy Mustangs and have a great time. That's always our mission too, but part of our good time is attempting to capture the goings on in words and pictures. If you were there, enjoy the reminders that follow. If you weren't it's time to put Mustang Week on your bucket list.
This year’s kickoff to Mustang Week moved to a new location, The Palace Theater, and it wa
Meet 'N' Greet
We regret not looking this one over to see if it was a post-title convertible conversion o
We ran into Chris Howard of Derwood, Maryland, who was attending his first (but not last)
With any luck, more people will put a 5.0&SF dash sign in their car at next year’s event,
Our friends from Latemodel Restoration Supply were out in force at Mustang Week. Not only
Autocross & Fun Runs
The autocross was far more popular this year, and it continued on while the speedway fun r
Everyone enjoyed participating in the Autocross and Fun Runs, but a highlight of the day w
The SVTPerformance.com Burnout Contest is always a highlight of the second day of Mustang
This year’s winner, Jonathan Nerren, took the show to a new level as he stopped to throw T
While Thursday night is Drag Night, there are pre-race daytime gatherings at the Hooters a
Two hundred cars and 2,000 spectators flooded Darlington Dragway for Drag Night. It is hel
Gerald Skinner’s brother Melvin runs Fastlane Motorsports, so it stands to reason he would
Mustang Week regulars Competition Auto wow’d the crowds with the shop’s striking Outlaw GT
Not only is Mustang Week packed with its own events, but it inspires plenty of associate c
Look, we have seen a lot of Foxes in our day, but this one might be the nicest to date. Ch
Kathy Hardwell of Harrisburg, North Carolina, displayed her nearly stock ’82 GT on the sho
The juxtaposition of the unassuming exterior and the menacing turbo underhood drew our cam
Unfortunately, the owner’s name wasn’t visible on the dash card, but this slammed Grabber
Saturday is a bittersweet day as the event is almost over. However, before nearly 2,500 ca
We’re used to seeing JPC’s Justin Burcham at the NMRA races, so it was a nice change of pa
Barry Bettenhausen terminates mosquitos for a living, but for fun he pilots an ’08 Bullitt
Look, we enjoyed Ghostbusters. Sure, we might quote a line from time to time, but Greg Fau
Last year your author said that if he had an award to give, it would have gone to Rob Mill
Fortunate would be an understated way of describing my Mustang Week chariots. I've been lucky enough to borrow a string of new Ford Mustangs to drive around the events of the week. From a GT500 to a Mustang GT to a Boss 302, the list is impressive to say the least. Each of those cars attracted lots of attention and compliments throughout the week.
This year my ride was a '13 Mustang. That's right, just a Mustang. Meaning it was a V-6 Mustang. One powered by the 3.7-liter V-6. Oh, and did I mention it was an automatic?
At first I was a bit disappointed. However, I've really wanted to spend some time in a sixer. I hadn't driven one in months. There was a time I wouldn't consider being caught in a V-6 automatic. Those times are long gone, however. The latest V-6 Mustang lacks the performance of its big brothers in the Mustang line, but it's still a fun car to drive.
Moreover, the latest Mustangs look great, and are available with almost all the toys of their larger-engined siblings. So, while we missed the power under the pedal, we surely appreciated the impressive fuel mileage as we drove all over the Grand Strand.
After spending a week in the car, I started considering it as a viable daily driver. Sure I'd want to mod it, but I certainly wouldn't be shy about owning one. It could be a really cool ride with the right upgrades.