Over the last several years, Mustang Week has become one of the biggest gatherings on earth for fans of Ford’s iconic pony car. But like so many other events this year, including SEMA and Mustang Memories, organizers have been forced to cancel the 19th annual Mustang Week 2020 gathering, which was set to take place September 6th-12th in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The difference here is, Mustang Week 2020 organizers were planning on moving forward with the event, and had a safety plan in place. However, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster implemented a new round of restrictions on July 29th in the wake of rising coronavirus cases that would have made it virtually impossible to hold the event in any capacity. These restrictions include limiting gatherings to 250 people, which would have been tough to adhere to given the thousands that attend Mustang Week each year.
Regardless, many people will inevitably still fulfill their vacation bookings, and organizers have said that they intend to support all planned club events. So while the typical kick-off party, meet and greet, track day, dyno challenge, autocross, fun runs, and burnout contest won’t be happening, we imagine that Mustang fans will still have plenty to do over the long week.
It’s a real shame that the official event had to be cancelled, however. This year, Vaughn Gittin Jr. was scheduled to attend, along with pretty much everybody who’s anybody in the Mustang world. The cruise-in and car show alone have quickly become must-see events, packing Myrtle Beach’s famous boulevard and convention center with some of the coolest rides on display anywhere.
Regardless of this predictable setback, organizers are already planning next year’s Mustang Week. Hopefully, by then, we’ll be over this mess and back to doing the things we love to do.
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