Mustang Week is possibly the single coolest event each year for any Mustang owner or Mustang fan. Mustangs and other cool Fords from all corners of North America (and beyond) descend on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a week of events that includes several meets, drag racing, autocross, a dyno contest, multiple cruises, 2 huge car shows, and get-togethers all over the city. Everywhere you go during Mustang Week, there are clusters of Mustangs - in the parking lot of restaurants, gas stations, hot spots, and (of course) driving around the streets. It is truly a spectacle, and should be on the bucket list of every Ford lover everywhere.
Mustang Week this year was slightly complicated by the looming threat of hurricane Irma, who, at least for the first few days of the event, certainly seemed like she was also coming to join the party. Fear and rumors of mandatory evacuations spread through events and get-togethers, and more than a few Ford fans packed up and (unfortunately) left town. Thankfully, Mother Nature decided to keep Irma at bay until after the events had concluded, and as a result a fantastic week of events transpired. The week culminated in a 2 day car show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which saw an epic turn out of cars, many of which were proudly displaying their Vortech or Paxton Superchargers. Here are some of the photos from the final 2-day car show.
The Vortech & Paxton Superchargers Booth was inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and saw non-stop traffic for entire show, with many Mustang enthusiasts coming to find out what makes Vortech & Paxton the undisputed best, most efficient and most reliable supercharger option on the market today. Plus, there were also lots of existing Vortech & Paxton owners coming by to say how much they love their superchargers.
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, and we didn't remove the wrap on our booth car on Friday night after the show. Brian Sabat (@pokemasterbs5.0) brought his clean Paxton NOVI 2200SL Supercharged 2014 GT into our booth after the looming hurricane threat forced our other S197 Coyote owner to end their weekend early.
Having @shraderengines Brightmare Mustang in the Vortech booth was a treat this year, and judging by the amount of people that came to the booth specifically to see the car close up, we weren't the only people that thought so. Brightmare is one of the baddest 2V Mustangs around, making over 900rwhp with its Vortech V-7 YSi setup. If you've never seen this car in action, do yourself a favor and look up Shrader and Brightmare.
@shraderengines also brought their insane 1,000 Horsepower Coyote Powered and Vortech V-7 JT Supercharged Riddler Boat to the show. On display in the Kooks Headers booth, it drew significant crowds all weekend (especially when Steve started it up inside the convention center).
@b_notch92 had his ultra clean Vortech Supercharged Notchback on display in the Foxcast booth. Check out that classic and highly sought-after Vortech intake manifold receiving boost from the polished V-7 YSi Supercharger. We loved this car so much that we had to give him the "Hottest Supercharged Setup" trophy. Great job Mario, keep up the great work!
Our friend @j3ffmill3r has been a Mustang Week convert since he brought his gorgeous Fox Body down last year for the event. Jeff was lucky enough to be asked to be a part of the Dyno Challenge at North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip, where his Vortech V-7 YSi-boosted street car put down 652rwhp and 585rwtq on ProDyno's mobile dyno.
In addition to all the other cool Mustangs at the show, there were a couple of very rare and quite special factory Vortech Supercharged Saleen Mustangs. This 1994 Saleen S351 SR belongs to Gary and Debbie Ross, and is the first S351 SR produced and the only one of its kind known to exist.
Another factory Vortech Supercharged Saleen Mustang on the property was this 1993 Saleen SA-10. The SA-10 cars were a special edition run of cars to commemorate 10 years of Saleen production cars. Unfortunately the hood remained closed on this beauty, but if it were open, you would be able to still see the original Vortech V-1 S-Trim Supercharger on the Saleen-modified 302ci engine.
We couldn't help but stop and take notice of @nightmare_gt350's hooked up and Vortech V-3 Supercharged Shelby GT350 in the Axe Wheels booth.
We found @jon_50h's gorgeous Coyote inside the convention center in the UPR Products booth. Jon's Mustang GT is boosted via a Stealth Black Finish NOVI 2200SL System, and has our optional Carbon Fiber Air Inlet Duct.
Always a crowd pleaser, @merchantsvt's Vortech V-2 Ti Supercharged Cobra was prominently displayed in the National Parts Depot booth inside the Convention Center.
This super clean 2001 Bullitt belongs to the ironically named @sonicbluecoyote. This Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged setup has a lot of nicely customized parts that really set off the engine compartment.
This Red 1993 Cobra has the full treatment of Vortech V-1 Supercharger and Maxflow Air-to-Water Charge Cooler, in addition to a host of other modifications.
@defrost101 & @phillyls1's NMRA Coyote Modified Race Car was on display in the Magnaflow Exhaust booth. The 2013 GT is equipped with a Vortech V-7 JT-B Supercharger and Maxflow BV57 BOV. This car was also the first Vortech Supercharged Coyote to also run a Ford Racing Cobra Jet Intake Manifold.
@defrost101's street car was also on display at the show, in our own booth inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. When we say "street car" though, this car is no slouch either, as it has been 10.60's in the 1/4 mile. The wild "hologram' wrap drew a lot of attention from showgoers the entire time it was in the booth.
This Black SN95 5 Liter GT was shined up nicely and sporting a Vortech V-1 Supercharged setup under the hood.
Vortech V-1 Supercharged LX Fox Body.
This highly customized Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged SN95 came to the show with it's own matching wagon!
@top_notch_93's Fox had a cool Red/Black theme that carried throughout the car, and even had hydro-dipped zombie graphics on the fan shroud and pulleys. Definitely a different approach than many of the other cars at the show, and we appreciate that.
Vortech V-2 Si Supercharged 2V New Edge GT with custom air-to-air charge cooler.
@ft_91fox adapted a straight discharge Vortech V-2 to his great looking LX, and successfully made it look flawlessly clean. Great job Conrad!
This Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Grabber Blue GT looks suspiciously similar to a certain car that used to live in Southern California. The Hillbank Motorsports stickers may or may not have been the giveaway. Hey look Ashton, your car is still getting looks and admiration all the way on the other coast!
Vortech V-2 Supercharged and 5.4L engine swapped SN95 Mustang.
Magnetic Grey S550 GT with Paxton NOVI 2200SL Supercharging System.
Vortech V-2 Si Supercharged Fox Body Mustang GT.
Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged 1999 Cobra.
Vortech V-1 Supercharged Saleen S281.
This Vortech V-2 Supercharged Fox was seen parked with SouthEastern Fox Bodies in the show Saturday, and again on Sunday with the cars from the Fox Body cruise.
This Paxton NOVI 2200SL Supercharged 2013 BOSS 302 Mustang had it's own "Mini-Me" on display along with the real thing.
Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Roush Mustang.
This Paxton NOVI 2200SL Supercharged Shelby GT came down all the way from Canada for the event. Longest distance traveled trophy?
We spotted this highly customized Fox convertible during the Fox Body cruise, and instantly recognized the wonderful sound of his V-1 Vortech Supercharger singing under the hood.
Vortech V-1 Supercharged SN95 GT.
We often get asked about V6 Mustang systems, and while we do not have offerings for every year V6 Mustang, this 2007 4.0L V6 is proof positive that people absolutely do love their V6 Mustangs enough to not only Supercharge them, but do a whole lot more as well. This example features a Vortech V-2 Si Non-Cooled System, but we also offer an air-to-water charge cooled version of the 2005-2008 4.0L system as well.
Vortech V-1 Si Supercharged Fox Body Mustang.
Although we didn't catch a photo of this S197 Coyote with the hood open, the Vortech Charge Cooler clearly visible through the grille was a dead giveaway that this 5.0L is packing some efficient boost under the hood.
Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Notchback Mustang LX.
Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Fox Body Mustang GT.
As always, Mustang Week was an amazing week of events, and we talked to so many great people. We look forward to coming back for Mustang Week 2018, hopefully with less hurricanes looking in the Atlantic trying to spoil our fun!