With the recent return of the 5.0 liter, the Mustang is once again at the summit of the pony car wars. “The Coyote” motor is pumping out unprecedented power and is changing the standards enthusiasts expect from their hard earned dollars. Dual overhead cams and variable valve timing bring this 5.0L into the technological forefront offering stock dyno and track numbers earlier Mustang incarnations struggled to achieve even after being modded. The aftermarket for the new power plant is exploding and only promises to expand. MM’s own CasperGT is raising the standard to which all future mustang generations will be compared… and he’s doing it all naturally aspirated.
Cars are an extension of their owners. Their personality, traits, and attitude carry over and form a bond between man and machine. And this particular bond may never be broken. Justin M. of Hattiesburg, MS (aka Zatrekaz) demonstrates this after his victory in the November 2012 Moderator ROTM with his 2003 Mustang V6. The journey starts in 2007 when Justin receives his car as a graduation gift from his parents. Being just a baby at 32K miles and with a clean canvas to work on, Justin could not be happier and was eager to start modifying his new pride and joy.
Modded Mustangs is where members can express their personal style, taste and skills through modifying their Mustang into a rolling piece of art. There are a few Modded Mustangs members who excel in modifying their Mustangs in both performance and aesthetics. These people have been recognized through events such as ride of the month and ride of the year. There is a special place where these talented individuals will be inducted and is called The Showroom. The Showroom is the Hall Of Fame of Modded Mustangs and is an badge of honor that only the elite Mustangs can bear. These members have more than excelled in every aspect of the Mustang enthusiast. It is a rare and special privilege to make it to this platform and the members who you will see here have more than earned this honor. Building a Mustang of this caliber takes vision, heart, talent, patience, time and of course… money. What you see in the Modded Mustang Showroom is a collaboration of all these talents shaped and willed into solid iron and rubber.
The winter season is a depressing time for the Mustang owner, as most of us are forced to hunker up and wait out Mother Nature’s frosty wrath. But some Mustangs never sleep, whether they reside in the warmer southern locations or they are willing to brave the harsh inclement weather. December 2012′s holiday themed ROTM contest brought out the cars that dare to embrace the cold. When I say “cold”, I mean so cold that drama arises within the voting itself. After disqualifications of the two leading cars and an eventual perma-ban, we were left with the second ROTM two-way tie in Modded Mustangs history.
She saw you on the showroom floor
She walked around to your door
You let her in, then it began.
It was like a dream come true
For she used to dream of you
Your sweet & smooth sonic blue
Was made, for Ms. 32