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2013 Mustang Week Friday 8th Annual Car Show at Myrtle Beach Mall!

July 20, 2013 by Chad Houghton

The 8th Annual Car Show at the Myrtle Beach Mall was once again a packed house.  Registration was from  9am until 11am.  All makes and models were on display, from mildly modded to modded monsters giving the MW staff some pretty tough choices when it came to the show judging.  Though winning an award is one thing, just being there in the parking lot among thousands of Mustangs and enthusiasts is something the first timers can't wrap their heads around.  "I have never thought it was possible to see so many Mustangs in one spot", says the 14 time Drag Racing Champion Mike Murillo who was on hand signing autographs at the SCT booth.  Among the thousands here are a few of those cars in the crowd.

Charles Cartrette won last years "Best of Show" here at Mustang week with his '91 Coupe.  Fast forward to this year, Charles sold his coupe over the winter and started on this '93 Cobra.  When we walked up to it and saw Charles standing behind it, my exact words were,"I should have known".  The car has a Mod 4 valve engine with a 76mm Precision turbo backed by a built C4 with a trans brake.  The build has taken 6 months so far, three of them in paint alone.  Charles is happy with the results so far but admits he's got plenty of work still to do.  After the show the engine will be pulled so the engine bay can get full attention along with polishing all the components.  From what we have seen from Charles in the past we can't wait to see this car next year.  "I just like the excitement of the builds"!  Charles says, and we can definitely say it shows!

Rich Dagenhart has owned this '66 mustang coupe for over 26 years with a few different paint jobs along the way.  What started out as a 6 cylinder four lug car is now a full blown V8 conversion with disk brakes all around.

Darren Kelly from Stafford Virginia is the proud owner this 2011 Mustang GT.  With enough power under the hood, a JLT cold air intake/tune combo is all Darren needed to help wake the car up.  The rest of the work has been in the form of handling and looks.  This silver bullet has Eibach lowering springs on all for corners an rolls on Godspeed 20x10.5 rims in the back and 20x9's in the front.  Roush side splitters along with an RTR chin spoiler are just a few accents that sets this car apart.

Stan Wielgopolski and his family who came from Pennsylvania are the kind of people we love to run into.  This is their first Mustang Week and they are enjoying every minute, starting with taking in all the other things to do in Myrtle Beach as well as the MW special events.  "We went to the Autocross and Circle Track event and went for rides around the track".  Stan goes on to say " I have been to other big shows but this is the best show I have been to".  The family vacation car of choice is their 2007 Grabber Orange GT that Stan had made his own by adding rims, blacked out hood and tail lights.  The last piece of the puzzle is Flowmaster exhaust that we bet puts a smile on his twelve and nine year sons faces every time he cracks the throttle.

Dusty Lemons owns this sweet 2003 Cobra with a truck load of goodies.  The stock supercharger was taken off and thrown away in favor of a Procharger F1 supercharger.  To add fuel to the fire, a set of Crower Stage 3 cams reside under the cam covers along with a Lethal return style fuel system.  With all that air coming in, you got to get it out.  A set of Kooks long tube headers, Kooks X pipe, along with a Borla Stinger cat back does the trick.  To help get the 701hp to the ground out back Dusty squeezed in a set of CCW 18x11 rims, rolling on 345's.  Dusty hasn't taken the car down the track yet but that 701hp is put to good use when trying to merge into traffic.

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