The South Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled new Ford Mustang patrol cars.
In a Youtube video posted over the weekend by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, viewers are warned that “the Mustangs are coming.” ABC 4’s Trooper Bob posted a still from the video on his Twitter page:
There’s no denying the new cars are sharp. One Twitter commenter said he “couldn’t wait to get pulled over by one.”
Seeing the new version got me going down a rabbit hole of old South Carolina Highway Patrol Mustangs. Remember the ones from the 80s and 90s?
Chris Allen and I are both Palmetto State natives, and we can verify that the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s “fox body” Mustangs were the most feared vehicles on the road back in the day. Russ Hatcher has a beautiful example of one in this Pinterest pin:
They were even more fearsome when they were unmarked. We found this one from 1988 on the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame page on Facebook:
This South Carolina Beach Is One Of The "Greatest Beach Towns In America"
If you grew up in the Carolinas chances are you have a favorite beach town you grew up going to. Or one you take your family to now. We have no shortage of fantastic seaside escapes. Even growing up in North Carolina I have to admit I’m typically a South Carolina beach person. While I tend to go to the general vicinity of the Myrtle Beach area (thanks to friends who have houses and free is for me). I’ve already read quite a lot of these types of articles and now have several other SC beaches on my must-visit list. Just need to find the time to get to them! Recently I came across yet another publication naming some of the best beach vacation spots. And my interest peaked like always. And of course, somewhere in South Carolina was included when Thrillist created a list of “The 20 Greatest Beach Towns In America”. But with so many fantastic destinations, which made the cut to be recognized?
The list compiled by writers at Thrillist details 20 of the nation’s beach towns in a variety of states. In addition to a general summary of the destination, they also make sure to let you know the must-eat spots and what you can’t leave without. You can read their full article here. Or keep reading to see which South Carolina town was named one of the 20 Greatest Beach Towns In America! And a couple of others that stuck out to me as personal favorites of mine or bucket list destinations!