Courtney Barber
July 11, 2016
Photos By: Anna Brown Photography

It's Mustang Girl Monday brought to you by Team Mustang Girls. This week we would like to introduce you to Shawnie Bittinger, whose passion for Mustangs started at a young age.

Shawnie said, "Ever since I can remember, I had a special love for cars. Not just any car, but fast cars, specifically Mustangs. My dad and older brother were always involved with fixing cars and I started to love the environment of being around them as well. My first memory with a Mustang would have to be when I was four. My dad had a Mustang. I remember always asking to take that car, no matter how loud or exaggerated it was to an everyday event. It was then I knew I wanted a Mustang as my first car. So, I made it happen!"

The car she got was a 2006 Premium Red Mustang, and Shawnie added a K&N cold air intake, Pypes long-tube headers with a full three-inch exhaust, Ford Racing lowering springs, and some cosmetic changes, but the most significant upgrade is what turned it into the “fast car” she wanted—a ProCharger D1SC centrifugal supercharger. That blower helps the 4.6 three-valve put 341 horsepower to the rear tires.

"I was taught how to drive in a Mustang! The feeling it gave me behind the wheel was empowering,” Shawnie said, continuing, “I knew that whenever I went somewhere, on a good or a bad day, I always wanted to feel empowered. The car you drive isn't just a car; it's a representation of who you are as an individual. My Mustang makes me feel as if I can chase my wildest dreams, and make those come to life."

"Mustangs are not your average car. Sure other sports cars can grab an individual's attention. But not the attention a Mustang could ever show. The Mustang community, especially at car shows, is empowering. It feels as if you are in a completely different world. Everyone is passionate about their car and proud of all the changes to make their car personalized. To me, Mustangs always find a way to win the race and grab the most attention. Mustangs are a way of life in the car world. I hope to always have a Mustang sitting in my driveway, regardless of where life takes me."

Each week Team Mustang Girls features a different woman in the Mustang community. Check out the previously featured ladies from Mustang Girl Monday and submit your own Mustang story at TeamMustangGirls.com


Check out our previous Mustang Girl Mondays!

Tina MacGregor: 1965 Mustang coupe
Kady Holloway: 2015 Mustang
Natasha "Mustang" Marie: GT500 Shelby
Becky Watson: 1965 Mustang
Brianna Waters: 1968 Mustang
Paige Seaman: 1969 Mustang
Karli Space: 2003 Mach 1
Carly Jo Ellingson: 1970 Ford Mustang
Nikki Frost: 2013 Mustang GT
Nancy Perez: 1965 Mustang
Monica Moreno: 1968 Mustang Coupe
Caitlin Terhune: 1967 Fastback
Faith Sternlieb: 1966 Mustang
Shauna Jellison: 1966 Mustang Coupe
Melissa Wyatt: 1966 Mustang
Reesie McGuigan: 2000 Mustang GT
Judith Mendoza: 1965 Mustang
Denise Polanco: 1966 Mustang Fastback
Janette Semerdjian: 1965 Mustang Coupe
Naveel O'Neill: 2015 Mustang GT
Miriam Estrada: 2015 Mustang
Shawnie Bittinger: Supercharged 2006 Mustang