Big Moves Start planning your 2017 vacation because Mustang Week has new dates By Steve Turner Since its inception Mustang Week has been held at the apex of the summer in the July heat, but coming in 2017 there are some big changes on the horizon for one of the premier Mustang events in the country. Not only will it be held later in the year next year, but the main events will also move to a larger facility. “Upon returning from this year’s event, the Mustang Week Staff began working with the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to move our two largest events, Friday’s Car Show and Saturday’s Cruise-In, to that location,” Mustang Week’s Rodney Melton said in a letter to sponsors. “And, after some time and careful consideration, we have reached an agreement and our two main events will move there in 2017.” Next year Mustang Week will start on Labor Day, September 4, and run through September 10. So, it will still be a summertime event, but later in the year when the temperatures and the crowds start to wane in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “For many years participants have constantly asked us to move Mustang Week to a time of year that would provide relief from the July heat. The move to early September will not only provide cooler temperatures, but will also allow participants to enjoy lower motel rates,” he said “Also, there will be much less traffic and crowding, allowing participants and sponsors to move about Myrtle Beach with less congestion. Ocean water temperatures will still be perfect for swimming, allowing participants the perfect beach vacation, while being a bit more comfortable to all.” Not only will it be less congested and cooler, but the new location will also open the door to more car show and cruise-in participants. “In the past we have had to limit the number of Friday’s Car Show participants and in 2016 registration for the show sold out online in less than 24 hours,” Rodney added. “In 2017, the added parking space will allow us to open the registration to a couple hundred more judged Car Show spots and accommodate a lot more cars during the Cruise-In.” One other exciting addition offered by the convention center locale is that some sponsor displays will be inside the convention center, so look for Mustang Week event to grow into even more of a mini SEMA Show for Mustang fans. Mustang Week 2017 will be held later in the year in 2017, from September 4-10 2017, and the cruise-in and car show will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which hosted this year’s Meet ’N Greet.