In 2002, less than 200 Mustangs came to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the first Mustang Week. What started as a simple cars-and-coffee-styled cruise-in slowly grew into a week-long string of Mustang events. Recent years have seen over 10,000 attendees come together to celebrate the Mustang, take in the beautiful beach views, eat at some of the best restaurants on the east coast, and be entertained, well…mostly by each other.
In 2022, after 21 great years, this one-of-a-kind event comes to a close. So, it’s time to get your Mustang ready and make one final trip to the beach to celebrate. And if you’ve never been, you don’t want to miss it!
2022 Mustang Week Details
The final Mustang Week will be held from July 25-July 30, 2022. The kick-off event starts on Monday the 25th at 4 p.m. Check out the schedule below for more details!
Download the 2022 Mustang Week Schedule
Besides thousands of gorgeous Mustangs, there’s plenty to see and do at Mustang Week. Meet and greets with popular manufacturers, driving schools, cruises, burn-out contests, meet-ups, and car shows dominate the schedule. Retro meetups, Fox cruises, and S550-specific events cater to each generation, but most events are generally for all Mustangs. Other Fords, like F-100s and Focus STs and RSs, are also welcome to join in on the fun.
A Look Back at Past Mustang Weeks
It’s hard to believe that this beloved event is ending after 21 years, but nothing good lasts forever. We’re thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to meet you, host events, and celebrate the Ford Mustang beside people who get it.
We put these slideshows together to help showcase what made Mustang Week great: The Mustangs! Organized by year and generation, look for your (or your friends’) build, or get some buildspiration for your Mustang.
2017 Mustang Week | 2018 Mustang Week | 2021 Mustang Week
Classic Mustangs | Fox Body Mustangs | SN95 and New Edge Mustangs | S197 Mustangs | S550 Mustangs
2017 Mustang Week Highlights
We met Mustang owners from as far north as Canada and as far west as California. Vaughn Gittin Jr. demonstrated his 2015 Mustang GT’s drift capabilities with some laps, and even let some lucky people grab a ride.
At the Retro Meets, Fox Body and SN95 Mustangs were out in force. And at the drag strip, we watched Mustangs from all generations show off what they could do.
But we also enjoyed watching young people turn into fans. There’s something about seeing the wide variety of Mustangs, and how personalized each is, that can create a lifetime love of modding cars.
Check out some of our favorite Mustangs from 2017 below!
2018 Mustang Week Highlights
From brand new 2018 S550s to mid-build classics, 2018 Mustang Week really highlighted the wide variety of Mustangs still on the road. Fun runs and autocross events let people show off their mods. Bill’s GT with its Roush supercharger was definitely a hit, and it was fun letting it loose.
We got the honor of meeting a ton of you at our car show and CJ meet. While we got to give away a lot of prizes, the real prize was getting to see so many gorgeous Mustangs in one place.
Check out some of our favorites from 2018 below!
2021 Mustang Week
Sadly, Mustang Week was canceled in 2019 and 2020. A hurricane and a pandemic made getting together unsafe, and the organizers made the decision to play it safe.
In 2021, it was clear that many owners had spent those two years modifying their Mustangs and getting them clean. Because people showed up for 2021 looking better than ever and ready to strut their stuff.
We brought Smoke Show, a drift S550 build we’d put together for SEMA. We were flattered so many of our customers recognized our build and helped us find great parking or get where we needed to go.
Check out some of our favorite rides from 2021 below.
Classic Mustangs know how to come correct for a show. Elaborate displays, perfect exterior detailing, and some real showmanship came along for the ride. Though we were also excited to see some classics that had some love masquerading as patina.
Fox Body Mustangs
In case you haven’t been able to guess yet, Fox Bodys? Are how Mustang Week got started. And they still sit at the heart of the whole event. As such, it’s not surprising that Mustang Weeks brought some of the best Fox builds we’ve ever seen.
SN95 and New Edge Mustangs
SN95 and New Edge Mustangs always brought the fun. We’re pretty sure almost every Cobra from the generation has taken a tour around Myrtle beach. These Mustangs are often the most modded, especially for speed.
The retro-futuristic style of S197 Mustangs was right at home in Myrtle Beach. We loved seeing the many ways you could completely change up the exterior of these ponies. While some owners leaned hard into the retro-side, a lot of these builds focused on the future.
With S550 Mustangs being the current-gen, it’s not a huge shock that they always showed up in numbers. Some builds were put together by professionals, like us, Roush, and Steeda. There were also GT350s and GT350Rs still stock, letting everyone gawk and consider whether they could afford a Shelby of their own. But our favorites were your builds, and seeing how you turned a stock Mustang into something all your own.
Future Mustang Events
While we’re all sad to see Mustang Week go, there are still many opportunities to celebrate the Mustang with each other. Having a Mustang community can add to the joy of owning and modifying a pony car. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter and check out our social media channels to keep up with the latest events so you don’t miss out.