Dressed in blue and chrome, demanding your attention, October 2013 ROTM winner, xocolleenox, shows some Mustang love and loyalty with her 2007 GT vert. With the pictures to prove it, she is making this mustang one you’ll remember. From internet flirtation to the eventual face to face meeting, Colleen was able to snag a steed she could settle down with. But what relationship doesn’t come with a little dose of heartache?
Modifying cars has been around just about as long as there have been cars, but there are certain levels of modification. You can go basic and change a few things like wheels and tires or add a few bolt ons. You could be serious about it and go for the full paint job or dive deeper into the engine than most – or you can completely transform your Mustang like Dennis Bowen, aka Froush. His hard work over the years has not only netted a very sexy ride, but a coveted Ride of the Month win for September 2013.
July 2010, a lifelong relationship was created between man and machine when Andy, aka MachStang! bought his first mustang, a 2003 with a V6. Mach spent 2 years with this Mustang before he decided it was time to upgrade and step into a more powerful horse. One hot summer day in August of 2012, a trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan would bring to reality a lifelong dream of owning a competition orange steed. At the time of purchase, it was completely bone stock with the exceptions of a BBK CAI and a full off road Mach 1 cat back exhaust system. The car was meticulously cared for by the previous owner and only had 74K miles on the clock. The GT sat in a garage for most of its life when not out cruising the streets of Michigan. Andy would change that.
Far and away the most recognized characteristic to any Mustang is its sound. Most enthusiasts can tell they are near a Stang simply by the notes coming from the exhaust tips. A select few have made that sound almost orgasmic. For the July 2013 Ride of the Month, the Moddedmustang.com community was asked to vote for the best sounding car out there. The winner, Ryan M. of New Hampshire, aka Faym 08, shows it’s the simple ways to get a good sound.
If you have spent any time in the Mustang aftermarket, you know that the sky is the limit when customizing your pony. An endless line of parts vendors await to accept your hard earned cash via credit, debit, or first born child. Pages and pages of parts that look cool and parts that make you go faster are just a “I hope my wife doesn’t find out” click away. Flip through the pages of any Mustang publication and view the gleaming forged wheels, polished superchargers, custom paint, and tuned suspensions all attached to a brand new $30,000+ vehicle. If you are anything like me you have hit one major roadblock to creating your dream car – MONEY. Since most of us don’t have an endless budget to spend on our favorite toy we spend hours on the net trying to save a couple bucks here and get the best deal there. We scour Ebay, Craigslist, and forum classifieds for components to make our ride stand out without foreclosing on our home in the meantime. June 2013 “Project” ROTM winner, Wickedsnake00, epitomizes this philosophy with his Secondhand Snake.