2015 Mustang Week Event Recap

by Jaron Cole

The Mustang Week Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants and our Sponsors for all they’ve done to help us make Mustang Week 2015 a monumental success. We realize that without participants and sponsorship there is no way that 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, interacting with each other and leading industry sponsors. Mustang Week is different from any other event in the country. Mustang Week is not merely a show. If you attend all the scheduled 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 well over 750 Mustangs and SVTs to the Palace Theatre. Each year the Meet-n-Greet continues to grow. The Mustang Week Staff was honored to introduce all attending to four year old Caleb Cook. Caleb is a Make-A-Wish kid and his one wish was to attend Mustang Week! Caleb’s love for Mustangs inspired many over the week. One thing is for certain, all that participated in the Meet-n-Greet seemed to have a great time. It is a great way to kick of the week!

Wednesday’s BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway was great! Just over 400 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 5,000 people took part as a driver or spectator at the Speedway.

Thursday was full of action as a huge crowed turned out for the Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Dyno Shootout, hosted by Pro-Dyno. Later that day Mustang Week made the annual trek to the Mickey Thompson Darlington Drag Night at the legendary Darlington Dragway. Just over 300 cars took part in the drag racing action and over 2,500 people attended. And 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. The show was again completely sold out as we packed the show field. This was also participant’s first chance to see all the great Sponsor displays. Just over 12,000 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 2015 with the annual Cruise-In. This is the event that started it all 14 years ago and this year didn’t disappoint. Over 3,000+ Mustangs and over 10,500 people attended. 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 2016, Mustang Week will celebrate its 15th Anniversary. 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 that you will continue to join us at the ultimate Mustang experience. Please keep an eye out for upcoming Mustang Week 2016 information. Again, thank you for all you do in helping us make Mustang Week the year’s most anticipated event.