Within the parking zone of the Myrtle Seashore Mall, situated in Horry County between the cities of Myrtle Seashore and North Myrtle Seashore, Mustang Week formally kicked off on Monday.
The Mustang week’s new promotional crew will likely be working to keep away from the Metropolis of Myrtle Seashore this yr after Myrtle Seashore Mayor knowledgeable the group they weren’t authorized by the city.
The previous proprietor of Mustang Week determined final yr to promote, and 5 new homeowners stepped ahead to buy the occasion. 1000’s of muscle vehicles will likely be on show throughout days of occasions within the Grand Strand.
“Rodney Melton, the earlier proprietor of Mustang Week, and his employees had been able to retire,” stated Lloyd Hunt, chief income officer for Energy Automedia. “We couldn’t simply let it go away.”
A number of occasions are deliberate for this yr, together with a monitor too robust for homeowners to tame in Darlington.
“We’ll have aggressive drag racing on the cruiser monitor,” stated Hunt. “There will likely be bragging rights to be gained.”
Because of the passing of his grandfather, Tristan Stewart is wanting ahead to beginning new traditions along with his five-year-old son this yr.
“I’ve participated in Mustang Week since I used to be in all probability 10 or 12 years outdated,” Stewart stated. “I used to return down right here with my grandfather, who handed away just a few years again.”
Mustang Week was regarded as over after the Metropolis of Myrtle Seashore determined to not renew the occasion’s contract on the Myrtle Seashore Conference Middle for 2022.
Regardless of its family-friendly nature, the occasion continues to attract folks from world wide. Jaxson Crann joined his household for a highway journey from Georgia, and though he’s too younger to drive, he has requested for a Mustang from his dad.
“Get some huge cash, then I can afford it,” Crann stated.
In preparation for the kick-off celebration, Horry County law enforcement officials patrolled Kings Freeway, stopping drivers with a heavy foot on the accelerator. Organizers reminded individuals to obey visitors legal guidelines.
It’s vital to obey visitors legal guidelines and be secure on the roads right here, stated Hunt. “We don’t need anybody to get harm.”
On Saturday, September ninth, Mustang Week will conclude with an all-Mustang cruise on the Myrtle Seashore Mall the place the Bass Professional Store is situated, together with an awards ceremony, actions, and music.
The mall is in Briarcliff Acres between North Myrtle Seashore and Myrtle Seashore.