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Mustang Week organizers look to relocate next year's rally

Spectators and owners admire Ford Mustangs as the cars lined up side by side. Source: Ruby Durham Spectators and owners admire Ford Mustangs as the cars lined up side by side. Source: Ruby Durham

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - There's no way you could miss them as they rev their engines up and down the beach. It's the 15th Annual Mustang Week here in the Grand Strand.

Organizers said it’s getting so big, this year alone, 500 cars sold out in 13 hours, which is why they want to move the car competition to a bigger location.

Staff members are looking to relocate where the old Myrtle Square Mall used to be, off North Kings Highway.

Organizers said they tried to make a move this year, but Myrtle Beach City Council said it wasn't a good time. When they made the request, a lot of places were already booked up; they would have needed more time to add emergency responders.

"Were going to start looking for somewhere. And if it so happens that the mall is available, and that's the best option, to go back to the Myrtle Beach Mall, we'll work with those guys as close as we can. And that is what we may have to do as well," said Mustang Week Staff Member Brad Worley.

Organizers said if they get the bigger location, they can add at least 100 more cars to the competition.

Also this year, staff members encouraged everyone to expect to see extra officers patrolling the roads to make sure everyone stays safe.

Again this year, staff members say law enforcement officials know the schedule and will be out in full force to make sure drivers don't get out of hand.

Organizers said they do not tolerate or condone reckless driving, but just in case it happens, they've brought in extra police to be ready to respond.

"There's off duty officers riding around to try to curb some of the few bad seeds that like to cause issues. But we curbed that last year in front of the mall almost to none, and that was by spending out of the mustang week budget,” Worley said.

Organizers said they want people who live in Myrtle Beach and those who come to visit to feel comfortable with this crowd coming in with their cars, so people can enjoy it and not feel like it's a burden on the streets.

The Cruise-In will start at 10 a.m. and run to 6 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Mall.

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