MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- After the original creators of Mustang Week -- Extreme Productions -- decided to host their “Last Trip to The Beach” in 2022, fans of the show had hoped someone would step in and keep this very popular venue going. Well, that’s exactly what happened, as Mustang Week is going “Back To The Beach” for 2023 in a big way September 4th through the 9th. Mustang Week has been the ultimate Ford Mustang car show, held annually since 2002 in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This event proved to be a great opportunity for families, car enthusiasts and Mustang lovers to come together and celebrate Ford’s iconic American muscle car.
With hundreds of Mustangs from all over the country on display, this show is the perfect place to see some of the most stunning and unique Mustangs in the world. Whether you’re a fan of classic models or modern beasts, there’s something for everyone at this event. But it’s not just about the cars. Mustang Week offers a total experience with fun activities for the whole family. You can enjoy live music, delicious food vendors and a range of exciting entertainment options throughout the weekend.
As a true Mustang fan, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with other enthusiasts and talk to experts about the latest Mustang technology and upgrades. Whether you’re looking to modify your Mustang or just want to learn more about the history of this iconic car, you won’t be disappointed. And don’t forget about the competitions! There’s an exciting range of competitions, including a Cruise-N-Drag, Test-N-Tune and Autocross at the Drag Way. There’s never a dull moment at Mustang Week.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to take part in this famed Mustang experience. Bring your family, bring your friends, and join in on the fun at one of the most exciting Mustang shows of the year!
OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE DETAILS
--- Join the Mustang Week Kick-Off Party to meet fellow enthusiasts, snag exclusive shirts, and learn about the event. See awesome Mustangs and connect with the Mustang community.
DATE: Friday, August 12
TIME: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Twin Peaks Restaurant, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
ACTIVITIES: Cruise-In, Meet & Greet, Fun Games, Giveaways, Shirt Sales, and Pre-Order Pick-up
--- Dance, shop, and admire cars at The Stampede. A night of music, camaraderie, and cool rides.
DATE: Saturday, August 13
TIME: 5 p.m. – Close
LOCATION: Suck, Bang, Blow, 3393 US 17 Bus., Murrells Inlet
ACTIVITIES: DJ-Powered Music, Shirt Sales, and Pre-Order Pick-up
STANGS & GAMES
--- Fun galore at “Stangs & Games.” Enjoy DJ beats, arcade action, giveaways, and shop for merchandise.
DATE: Sunday, August 14
TIME: 4 p.m.– 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Player 1UP, 3264 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet
ACTIVITIES: DJ, Arcade Extravaganza, Free Parking, Giveaways, Shirt Sales, Pre-Order Pick-up, and Shuttle Service
--- Get the drag racing thrill at Darlington Dragway with Autocross, Test-n-Tune, and Cruise-n-Drag.
DATE: Monday, August 15
TIME: Gates open at 8 a.m.
LOCATION: Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy., Hartsville
ACTIVITIES: Autocross sponsored by BFGoodrich & Steeda, Cruise-n-Drag sponsored by Stifflers, Test-n-Tune, Official Merchandise Sales
OFFICIAL MUSTANG WEEK CAR SHOW
--- Experience an all-Ford Mustang car show with DJ, vendors, and stunning cars.
DATE: Thursday, August 18
TIME: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Car Check-In from 6 a.m., Judging: 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m.)
LOCATION: Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
ACTIVITIES: DJ Vibes, Vendors, Charity Raffle, Car Show Judging, Shirt Sales, Pre-Order Pick-up
EAST COAST’S LARGEST ALL-MUSTANG CRUISE-IN
OFFICIAL MUSTANG WEEK EVENT -- LAST DAY!
--- Join the finale with awards, Mustang showcase, DJ beats, vendors, and memories.
DATE: Saturday, August 20
TIME: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Awards Ceremony: 3 p.m.)
LOCATION: Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
*Schedule subject to change. Please check https://www.mustangweek.com/ for updates.
T-Birds Take Flight to Ford WHQ This Weekend, August 26-27, for the 2023 Thunderbird Reunion!
As one of Ford’s most iconic nameplates, the Thunderbird has consistently enjoyed a strong enthusiast following – even though it’s been nearly 20 years since T-Birds were last produced. That’s because owners, collectors and fans alike are drawn to the car’s brand promise of style, power and prestige -- no matter what year Thunderbird happens to be your favorite. Now’s the time for ALL T-Bird followers to make plans to come to Dearborn, Michigan, August 26-27 and attend the 2023 Thunderbird Reunion, hosted by the International Thunderbird Club (ITC) at none other than Ford World Headquarters.
From the big show at Ford WHQ on Saturday, August 26, to the evening awards banquet, hundreds of Thunderbirds of every vintage will be seen all across The Motor City. It’s because Thursday will be Detroit Destinations Day where participants can plan their own automotive venue visits, including tours of The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Plant, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Ford’s Garage Restaurant, Gateway Classic Cars, the Ford Piquette Avenue Model T Plant, the Detroit Historical Museum and Institute of Art plus Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the Gilmore Car Museum and the Roush Automotive Collection, as well as the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum & National Hudson Motor Car Company. And on Friday, the ITC has a group tour of the nearby Yankee Air Museum, where attendees can see and even arrange a ride in a famed 1929 Ford Tri-Motor plane!
Ford Performance Enthusiast Communications Manager John Clor will be hosting a Club Connect Meet & Greet display at the WHQ show on Saturday. Get all the details on the ITC’s website, https://intl-thunderbirdclub.com. Like the storied Ford Thunderbird itself, this event will prove to be “Unique In All The World,” so we’ll see you there!
Here’s Why You Need to Register your Club or Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club Connect
By now you must have heard about a Ford Performance program called “Club Connect” that can help all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts get connected with both Ford Motor Company and each other. Only those clubs who register with the program are eligible for no-cost promotion and support from Ford Performance, so you owe it to members of your Mustang or Ford vehicle club or online forum to register and appear on our Ford enthusiast club map. All it takes is a visit to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com and a single click on the “Register Your Club” link. Once you fill out the form and hit “Submit,” you’ll be notified within just a few days of your acceptance in Ford Performance Club Connect -- it’s that simple, and it’s FREE!
The primary goal of our Ford Performance Club Connect program is to get everyone to register their club – at no cost – and get themselves on our Ford enthusiast group map so that we can all connect with each other. Once there, you’ll be able to see all of the other clubs and groups who have registered in your region – not just Mustang clubs, but ALL Ford vehicle organizations. And we want to include all of you who are part of any Ford vehicle Facebook Group to register with Club Connect, too. Why? Because connecting your Facebook Group with more owners and fans makes your group more worthwhile – and registering with Club Connect will link your online group with participants who may never have known that your group exists.
The value in all of this is that whenever you plan a club or group activity, you can see what other clubs and groups are in your area that you may wish to contact and ask to join you at a show or event. It also allows Ford Performance to see all the clubs and groups in a certain area, so that when we are coming to town or planning a special Ford event in your city or state, you and your club members can be contacted to participate.
It takes only a few minutes for a club principal or board member to register your club and establish a direct link for your members to Ford Performance. And now, you can also register your group and logo with Ford Brand Licensing all in the same process. Have a product or parts question that you want answered? Wish you could get some free club event promotion in our weekly “Fast News” e-blast that goes out to some quarter-million Ford fans each Thursday? Looking for event coverage for your show in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com? Hoping you could find a cool Ford goodie-bag or door-prize item, or a banquet guest speaker? Individual requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but they can ONLY be awarded to clubs who are registered.
So go to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com right now and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group today so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiasts at Ford Performance. If you have questions or want more info, you and your members can always email us at ClubHub@Ford.com, or can simply call our Ford Performance Info Center, toll-free during regular business hours, at 1-800-FORD-788 (800-367-3788).
So what are you waiting for? Get online and make sure you’re connected. Then plan to enjoy your performance Ford later this year so that you can discover the fun and all of the friendly people involved in the world of Ford Performance. We’re sure that being connected with each other and with Ford will make your ownership experience even more enjoyable!
Want to Be Noticed on Ford Performance.com? Get You and Your Car(s) in Our ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’
For more than a decade now, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.
All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We'll choose one submission to be featured online every three weeks. We hope to see YOU and your collectible Ford in our Fan Spotlight soon!
Miss ‘Fast News’ in Your Inbox? Get Weekly Enthusiast News on Ford Performance Club Connect.com
One race – one win – was all it took for Henry Ford to generate enough buzz and belief in his engineering among investors to secure funding and launch the Ford Motor Company now 120 years ago. At Ford Performance, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we’ve been honoring our heritage, our products and our relentless competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our “Fast News” e-newsletter.
From news on our hottest cars and trucks or performance parts to the latest scoop on all the must-see Ford enthusiast events and shows, our weekly Fast News email has been your ticket to stay connected to the company that put the world on wheels. But trying to keep up with emails has left some of you in the dust. So that’s why Ford Performance is now posting our weekly Enthusiast News directly on www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online -- without sorting through your email inbox. Read it and share it with your club or group or even include it in your newsletters. So put our FordPerformanceClubConnect.com website on your Favorites list, and then hop-in, buckle-up and hang-on each and every week for our Enthusiast News, because like you and all of us in the Ford enthusiast world, we’ll be driving Ford passion!