Photo Credit: Troy Raby, Southeastern Fox bodies. Saturday opened up with the Southeastern Foxbodies cruise to the Myrtle Beach Mall. Over 157 Fox Mustangs participated in the cruise, with 13 other Fox-chassis cars joining in, as well.
The final two days of Mustang Week 2015 are all about the shows at the Myrtle Beach Mall. After all of the small informal shows and Mustang meets that take place during the week, the shows taking place on Friday and Saturday are the culmination of everyone’s hard work during the week. These shows also present manufacturers and mail-order outlets an opportunity to display product and talk to past, present, and future customers.
The world famous, and legendary Mustang drag racer Mike Murillo was at Mustang Week with Lafawnduh to sign autographs in the SCT booth. Here he’s trying to teach youngsters how to “Mean mug.” It appears they’re not hip to the old man’s ways. Kids these days!!!
Kristen Dill had always joked with her boyfriend Matt Meredith that she wanted a polished Whipple 2.9L supercharger over a ring. Of course, Meredith didn’t fall for that trick, so he got her both, and presented the supercharger, which Dill was happy to receive, along with a surprise marriage proposal at the start/finish line at Myrtle Beach Speedway during Thursday’s burnout contest. We caught up with the couple on Friday, and as you can see, she said yes.
Thousands of the Mustang faithful were in attendance all weekend long, you couldn’t make it through a row at the mall parking lot without at least 10 Mustangs being parked outside the main show area.
When we caught up with Brad Grissom, PR person extraordinaire, he tells us there are big things happening between Roush Yates and JMS Chip & Performance. Collaborations are taking place between the two companies, and work is being done for future product development on a variety of projects. These products will help all enthusiasts down the road to exact more performance out of their Ford vehicles. Stay tuned for big things to happen.
With what could’ve been the deal of Mustang Week, this 1994 GT was for sale. Looking every bit SN95 Cobra with a Vortech supercharged pushrod combination, we all know 1994-’95 Cobras weren’t available in yellow, but we don’t care about that; this car was cool. Yes, we would get a ticket in the car every other day, so it’s up to you to sweep this car off its hooves. For $7,000, it looked like a great deal.
Mustang Week has a huge selection of the industry's top vendors and manufacturers on site. Roush Performance, Late Model Restoration, SCT, Gibson Exhaust, Mustangs Unlimited, Blow-By Racing, BF Goodrich Tires, UPR Products, MGW Shifters, were on hand just to name a few. VMP Tuning was up front not only selling parts but also doing tuning, providing support to their customers and installing their Gen II supercharger upgrades.
The older Mustangs don’t get much play at Mustang Week. There are a few that come out to play, but it seems that those who own the older cars aren’t too much into the event as a whole. It seems Mustang Week is geared toward the younger crowd, with almost a spring break-type atmosphere. No matter, it’s a week spent around Mustangs so we’ll take it.
Calvin Atwell always has something up his sleeve when it comes to Mustangs. This year he brought his 2001 Bullitt to the show. If memory serves, he brought his black Bullitt to last year’s Mustang Week. That car has a new owner, but it was in attendance, as well. His DHG Bullitt has tasteful mods such as a 1999/2001 Cobra front bumper, 2000 Cobra R wheels, a JLT Performance cold air intake, and a Revolution Automotive tune.
This LX hatch checked all the right boxes for us with a Kenne Bell supercharger, chrome 1993 Cobra wheels, and a Saleen wing. You don't see too many Fox Mustangs with a Kenne Bell supercharger. That design didn't really take off until the modular engines came on the scene, but they have reached legend status with the new recent Mustang models.
Fastlane Motorsports still gets a ton of attention with its tubbed, 6-71 supercharged 2007 Shelby GT500. This car has been around for a few years now, and still draws a crowd, but we were able to grab a picture in between admirers during Friday’s festivities.
One car that you never see modified in any way is the 1994 Cobra Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. Most of the time these cars are in private collections or museums. Greer, South Carolina’s Wayne McCutchen owns this example, which has been treated to SVE Series 1 wheels, MSD ignition components, and a BBK Performance cold air intake, among other additions.
Andy Walker and Travis Smith fly the Powercurve Motorsports banner on both their Foxes. Walker had the hood down on his LX hatch, but Smith’s Fox GT is well-known for its ProCharged Coyote-swap done by Boosted Performance, and tuned by Powercurve. Smith’s car is good for 670-rwhp. -Don’t let the empty parking lot fool you, these guys were early birds and beat everyone else here.
Unfortunately, these last two days signal the end of the event, and once these two days are over, you’re left waiting for next year’s Mustang Week. And at least for us, when we left Mustang Week, we were in a slight depression, and wished Mustang Week was every week. If you haven’t been to this event, you need to carve out the time in your schedule to go next year. Not only is the Mustang scene here incredible, but it’s a great way to meet enthusiasts you might have only talked to on social media, as well as talk with top manufacturers in the industry about your car. It’s also a cool way to spend a few days, or the whole week with the family.
Alas, we have to wait for the announcement of the 2016 Mustang Week, and start the countdown to do it all over again. Until then, we have these memories to help keep us going.