Mustang Week closes out with a cruise-in and car show awards
By Steve Turner
By the time Saturday rolls around, it starts to sink in. Mustang Week is almost over. After a great week of activities closed out by the big Ready to Rock Night bash at the House of Blues Friday night, we admit we were dragging a little bit, but the final day of official activities offers the chance to check out anything we might have missed throughout the week.
If haven’t been to Mustang Week yet, shame on you. If you have been, you know that the big cruise-in takes place in the same parking lot as the official show on Friday. The difference is that you don’t have to register to park in the lot, nor is your car judged. It’s a chance for anyone to show off their ride amongst a who’s who of the industry and a massive crowd of like-minded fans.
While there are no official saved spots, there are several clubs that host gatherings at other sites. From there they cruise to the official event and park together. One of the longest running and most organized bunches is the crew from Southeastern Foxbodies. This year they gathered 157 1979-1993 Mustangs and paraded them to the Myrtle Beach Mall. It definitely warmed this writer’s heart to see such a large gathering of the car that made me a Mustang fan.
You can watch footage of the Fox cruise from our friends at StangVids right here…
There are plenty of other Mustangs on display at the cruise-in so we traversed the parking lot to find some of the cars we might have missed in our previous coverage. However, we did have to end our quest around 3:30 to attend the Mustang Week car show awards ceremony, where we were honored to bestow the SVTPerformance.com Editor’s Choice award for the second year running.
As another Mustang Week wound down we couldn’t help but smile. It’s always bittersweet. We love seeing all the cars and people, but we are worn out by week’s end. However, we always leave excited about cars and eagerly anticipating next year’s event. If you haven’t heard, Mustang Week 2016 will take place from July 18-24 next year, so mark your calendars and put in that vacation time. We will see you there.