Mustang Week 2018

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VMP Performance powers to Myrtle Beach for massive Mustang gathering

Every year, Stang bangers make the trek to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the pony parade known as Mustang Week. Now in its 17th year, Mustang Week attracts thousands of Ford and Mustang enthusiasts for five days of racing, car shows, meet-and-greets, burnout contests, cruising, and relaxation on the beach.

VMP Performance has been a proud participant for many years, and you can find the team at many events. “It’s really fun getting together with the thousands of show participants and anyone who wants to talk high performance,” said Justin Starkey, president of VMP Performance. “We always like going to shows, seeing customers, and talking with them about Mustangs, F-150s, tuning, and supercharging. People have seen our videos and articles and they always ask great questions about modifications and horsepower.”

This year, Justin and VMP crew, including Matt Fischer, Max Rosier, and Michelle Wilbur, headed up with a host of parts. Two of our most popular cars, Track Attack and the Focus RS, also made the trip. The VMP display also featured two customer cars: Justin Young’s 1,000 rwhp Shelby GT500 and Joe Desch’s wild 2004 Mystichrome SVT Cobra that makes 750 rwhp.

“Track Attack has the latest VMP Gen3 2.65 L TVS blower and produces 1,000 horsepower at the wheels,” said Justin. “It was very popular at Mustang Week. People took loads of pictures and asked about the engine and the modifications. We also drove our Focus RS to Myrtle Beach from the VMP Ranch in Florida. The RS has flat black paint with graphics, and composite body parts from Anderson Composites. Of course the most fun way to participate in Mustang Week is actually driving a Mustang. The team detuned Track Attack and had a blast running around in the Mustang GT.

Some of the main attractions of Mustang Week included the BFGoodrich Driving School at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Stifflers Speedway Fun Runs, Gateway Classics Autocross, and the ever-popular burnout contest. There was also a drag strip test and tune, and the big car show, which is the centerpiece of Mustang Week.

VMP Performance was easy to find at the convention center, with a booth and plenty of parts on display. Enthusiasts got a first-hand look at the new VMP Gen3 supercharger, plus we had an assortment of blower pulleys, tuners, and apparel. “It’s always great setting up our display,” said Justin. “Everyone gets to see the performance parts in person. It gives them a chance to look at the design, style, and quality. All of our parts are made in the USA and we’re very proud of that,” said Justin. “And this was the biggest Mustang Week yet,” he added. “The new date and location, which is just after Labor Day at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, worked out great. We spoke with dozens of our customers, plus we met fans and followers of our Facebook Live and YouTube shows. We got positive feedback on all our social media content and everyone there had a good time. It was definitely time well spent.”