2015 Mustang Week – Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week – Part 1 of 2

There are a few things every Mustang owner loves: lots of horsepower, sunshine (on their left arm), and meeting other enthusiasts. For one week in July, over the past 14 years, they take over the golf town of Myrtle Beach, SC to throw one of the East Coast’s largest Mustang gatherings – Mustang Week.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

As a self professed Honda owner, I decided to prepare myself for the show by looking at videos online of previous year’s events. This didn’t give me a positive outlook heading into the weekend, since searching “Mustang Week” in YouTube will auto populate to “Mustang Week crashes”. However, arriving Thursday morning at the Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Dyno Challenge, I was pleasantly surprised.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Cars like this Fox-body with Weld Draglite wheels were throwing down some serious high horsepower numbers, some in excess of 800hp, despite the outrageous humidity and 107º heat index.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The morning of dyno sessions brought out tons of spectators including this rare OEM Mystic Cobra.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

As you walk around the car, the angle of the sunlight completely changes the color from a greenish blue, into a pinkish purple.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Though the first iteration is not to be confused with this, the Mysti-chrome Cobra, which Ford followed in the next body style.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This is a much deeper bluish purple to start, and changes to a brighter purple in the sunlight.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Vanity plates from the surrounding states could be seen in the parking lots.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The morning started with the dyno sessions, and grew into three separate meets on the grounds by early afternoon. This classic notchback parked at the entrance to one of the lots caught my eye.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

It was in such pristine condition, but also housed a meaty tire setup and drag racing cage.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

So many different forced induction options are available for the various years of Mustang, including this large centrifugal setup on this California Special GT.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Designed by professional Formula Drift driver, Vaughn Gittin Jr., the production RTR (Ready To Rock) Mustang was in attendance wearing its full aero package and wheel option.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

It also runs an interior package with Recaro bucket seats and special RTR branded Takata racing harnesses.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Walking through the open parking lot was a lot of fun, much like a treasure hunt, seeking the diamonds in the rough. This Roush Stage 3 Mustang makes just shy of 600hp but it was their driving distance that made it cool.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Google Maps estimates Quebec, Canada to Myrtle Beach, SC at around 17 hours!

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

There was only a handful of non-Mustang Fords present at the show, and I noticed one particular aspect of this car from about 20 feet away.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The owner used 92-95 Honda Civic door handles.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Amidst all of the perfectly painted examples in the lots, there were also a few vinyl wrapped Mustangs. The license plate frame on this 5.0 was fitting, “Paintisdead”.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Turbocharged setups, like this Coyote had, were scarce in a sea of superchargers. Its Racestar wheels and Mickey Thompson drag radials displayed evidence of the previous night at the strip.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Rounding out the options for exterior finish, was this plasti-dipped fifth-generation clad in the iconic airplane shark teeth and a set of RTR wheels.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The limited production Shelby GT500 was built as a sports car contender with almost 600hp.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This particular one now assigned to family duties had a Recaro baby seat in the back.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This blue fastback had competed in a past Ultimate Street Car Challenge. The clean bodywork and extent of modifications made it an undeniable favorite.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The larger front tire size was refreshing to see after the overwhelming amount of drag themed cars in the lot.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

The fully refinished interior was a nice touch on this restomod that looked ready for a circuit.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

There was a pair of Fox-bodies parked across from each other that were set up for drag racing.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Underneath the hood they both had clean late model 4V engine swaps, and both had twin turbo setups.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

With it’s bright orange paint, this Cobra on HRE wheels stood out for its overall cleanliness and extensive modifications.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

In contrast to other cars at the show the engine bay of this car was shaved and tucked.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Taking center stage in the vendor booth area was this new 750+hp Shelby Super Snake.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

There were more air equipped cars than I anticipated at this show, including this clean Grabber Blue colored model.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This Whipple supercharged sixth generation Mustang was also on air.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

On the other end of the spectrum, there was a lineup of purpose built track-prepped Mustangs with this yellow classic model ending the row.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

With styling cues from the early era of Trans Am racing, the slick tires and gutted interior of this car showed it was made for turns.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This example showcased the incredible variety that this show contains. If modified isn’t your taste, this one seemed to be very original.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Still retaining its stock inline six motor and interior.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Everyone loves a sleeper, but how do you make a Mustang Mach 1 into a sleeper?

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Up the horsepower with a ProCharger centrifugal supercharger, and keep the stock Shaker hood intake on top.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Usually reserved for import cars, it was nice to see a set of Enkei NT03+M wheels on this Terminator Cobra.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

As the afternoon came to an end, cars circled the lots looking for one empty parking space anywhere.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

Elsewhere around the town of Myrtle Beach, there were smaller meets happening in different parking lots all over.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

This pair of sixth generation Mustangs from Hypermotive, showed how aggressive this new chassis could look on air suspension.

2015 Mustang Week - Part 1 of 2

That finishes up our first part; stay tuned for the rest of our Mustang Week coverage in the coming days.


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