Mustang Week 2014 Recap

by Jaron Cole

The Mustang Week Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants and our Sponsors for all they did to help make

Mustang Week 2014 a huge success. We realize that without participants and sponsorshi
p there is no way we would be able to continue hosting the largest annual Mustang event in the country. It is always exciting to see participants moving around the different venues. Mustang Week is different from any other event in the country. Mustang Week is not merely a show. If you attend all the sculheded events, you will see that Mustang Week is an “experience” that can be rivaled by no other weekend show. Where else can you
combine a beach vacation with all kinds of driving events and shows? Only at Mustang Week!

Tuesday’s Meet-n-Greet drew over 750 Mustangs and SVTs to the Palace Theatre. Each year the Meet-n-Greet continues to grow. The line for the annual Mustang Week t-shirt stayed packed all

day! The afternoon rains cut the event short by one hour, but all that participated seemed to have a great time as this event continues to be a crowd favorite.

Wednesday’s BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway was great! Just over 250 cars participated in both the Stifflers Speedway Fun
Runs and the Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross. Vaughn Gittin Jr. made his way onto the track several times throughout the afternoon and added to the excitement. The annual SVTPermormance Burnout Contest ended the day and thrilled the crowd in the stands. In all, just over 2,000 people took part as a driver or spectator at the Speedway.

Thursday was full of action as a huge crowed turned out for the 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords Dyno Shootout. Later that day, Mustang Week made the annual trek to the legendary Darlington

Dragway for the Mickey Thompson Darlington Drag Night. Just over 250 cars took part in the drag racing action and over 2,000 people
attended. It goes without saying that the Darlington Dragway staff deserves a great deal of thanks for all of their efforts throughout the day. They went above and beyond several times to make sure participants could get the most out of their experience!

Friday’s annual Car Show continues to be one of
the premier Mustang shows on the East Coast. For the 5th year in a row, the show was completely sold out and the show field packed. This was also the participant’s first chance to
see all the great Sponsor displays. Just over 11,000 people attended the show that day and the surrounding lots were filled with Mustangs as far as the eye could see.

We finished out Mustang Week 2014 with the annual Cruise-In. This is the event that started it all 13 years ago and with just over 10,000 people in attendance, this year didn’t disappoint. Later in the afternoon the Mustang Week Staff held the Car
Show awards and annual Mustang Week raffle. At the close of the day there were still many walking through displays as the week drew to a close.


In 2015, Mustang Week will move into its 14th year. With a little over 11,000 people in attendance and nearly 3,000 mustangs throughout the week, the Staff learned a great deal at this year’s events. We are already beginning to plan for next year and will continue to make changes to further the enjoyment and safety of each day’s event. We hope you will continue to join us at the ultimate
Mustang experience. Please keep an eye out for upcoming Mustang Week 2015 information. Again, thank you for all you do in helping us make Mustang Week the year’s most anticipated event.

— The Mustang Week Staff