2016 Mustang Week Schedule
Tuesday (July 19, 2016)
- Meet ‘n Greet — New Location – Myrtle Beach Convention Center
- BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School — Myrtle Beach Speedway
Wednesday (July 20, 2016)
- BFGoodrich Track Day 1 at Myrtle Beach Speedway
- SVTPerformance.com Burn-out Contest
Thursday (July 21, 2016)
- BFGoodrich Track Day 2 at Myrtle Beach Speedway
- Dyno Challenge – Myrtle Beach Mall
- Mickey Thompson Drag Night – Darlington Dragway
Friday (July 22, 2016)
- 15th Annual Mustang Week Car Show sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com – Myrtle Beach Mall
Saturday (July 23, 2016)
- East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In – Myrtle Beach Mall
In a week’s time, the average Mustang enthusiast can try their hand at many different ways to enjoy the hobby in a safe and controlled environment, walking away with an experience of a lifetime. Mustangs from every generation were represented in all arenas, making it an event ideal for spectators as well. This is what truly makes this week so special. If you’re looking to see the best of the best in the Mustang world, attending Mustang Week should be at the top of your priorities.
Meet and Greet
In traditional fashion, the meet and greet is the event that kicks off the festivities, officially commencing Mustang Week. This year, it was held at a new venue, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, in order to handle the growing capacity of the event. The atmosphere was electric, as thousands of Mustang enthusiasts poured into the parking lot for this all-day event, providing insight for the imminent success.
BFGoodrich Track Days and Fun Runs at Myrtle Beach Speedway
Thrill seekers attending Mustang Week were not left out when putting together this special event. Drivers of all skill levels comprised the autocross portion of this event, provided with an opportunity to learn the necessities of driving during an autocross event. Key teaching points included how to dissect the course, and effective trail braking techniques.
Pointers on when to accelerate, where drivers should take caution, and ways to get more out of your tires both efficiently and effectively were also keys to success. Following instruction, the drivers took on a course setup in the infield of Myrtle Beach speedway; pushing the limits of their vehicle, in a safe and controlled setting.
SVTPerformance.com Burn-out Contest
Held at Darlington Speedway, the burn out contest is always a crowd favorite each year during Mustang Week. With the stands packed, eager contestants/tire slayers lined up to prove their worth, in hopes of being crowned the champion of this spectator judged event. Living up to the hype, one by one drivers utilized the entire track; destroying their tires by doing donuts, making clouds, drifting, and absolutely shredding rubber. When the smoke cleared, there were two clear crowd favorites, both veterans of the event.
Coined the “Battle at the Beach”, the dyno challenge is always a crowd favorite at Mustang Week. This event placed ten high horsepower Mustangs against each other to see who could make the highest number, in a winner-take-all format. Hundreds of spectators gathered around the Pro Dyno tent to watch as each Mustang made two runs to see how they stacked up against the field, and they didn’t disappoint.
Mickey Thompson Drag Night
If you live your life a quarter mile at a time, this was the event for you to attend. Held at Darlington Dragway, hundreds of Mustang owners made the long haul the track to get their fix, 1320’ at a time. Cars of every power level made their way down the track, enjoying every moment of along the way.
Held at Myrtle Beach Mall, the centerpiece of Mustang Week and what every Mustang enthusiast most looks forward to during the festivities comes in the form of a two day event – including both one of the largest Mustang Car shows and Cruise-ins on the east coast. With over 500 cars registered for the show alone, this event showcases anything you can dream of regarding the Ford Mustang.
Vehicles from ranging 1964 to 2016 represent a melting pot of styles; from stock survivors to highly modified machines, from nut and bolt restorations to daily drivers, Mustang Week provides spectators with a unique display that would make Henry Ford and Lee Iacocca proud.
Overall, the 15th Anniversary of this event was fantastic in every way, hosting so many amazing Mustangs from all over the country. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and Mustang Week is no exception to this rule.
Now, all we can do is await announcement of the 2017 Mustang Week dates and dream of the future good times to be had in the summer sun. Below you will find a gallery as a throwback to covering all of the official events put on during the 2016 Mustang Week event. We hope you enjoy them and look forward to coming back next year.