Change of Scenery
The Meet ’N Greet kicked things off with a massive turnout at a new spot
By Steve Turner
Friday’s car show might be the event of the week, but we have to confess that we look forward to the Meet ’N Greet cruise-in with the same type of anticipation. This official kick-off gives attendees a feel for the scope and excitement that the week hold for them and it has grown in size every year. So much so that the Mustang Week team finally had to relocate it to a larger facility—the Myrtle Beach Convention Center—this year.
The new spot did little to dampen the enthusiasm for this informal launch of the week’s official happenings. Rough estimates put today’s turnout at well over 1,200 Mustangs, though there was a constant flow of cars in and out from the morning until it wrapped up in the early afternoon, so the number is likely even higher.
It’s difficult to believe, but it appears that Mustang Week continues to grow in its 15th year. We’ve seen it on a steady upward track for years and it seems the enthusiasm remains, as anecdotal evidence says the number of Mustangs in town the preceding weekend was already more than it had been in prior years. An anniversary year and affordable gas prices certainly created the perfect recipe for success this year.
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