Courtney Barber
October 31, 2016
Photos By: Owner

We’re not sure where the name “Havoc” came from for her car, but Danielle’s first experience was with “the horsey car,” which she called her sister’s SN95 V6 Mustang. Danielle loved going fast but her mom wouldn’t let her ride horses, fearing she’d get hurt, so when her older sister got her Mustang, that became Danielle’s “horse” to go fast in. And she was only five years old.

The experience of adventures going fast in the Mustang with her sister created a strong desire for a Mustang of her own, which she got as a surprise from her mother when she was 16. She told us, “I was a junior in high school and was doing all county chorus, and my mom had to go up to the Ford dealership for something. Little did I know she was fulfilling my dream—when I came outside after performing, my mom surprised me with a Sterling Gray 2012 V6 Mustang. Loaded—it had the Pony package on it and everything. Sshe told me, ‘there. that can be your horse.’ And I was in the process of getting my permit at the time. I was so freaking happy!”

She went on to say, “I would proudly like to say that I do not share this hobby alone. The 2015 GT is a project that my husband and I share together, and I love that. The whole ‘his and hers’ thing is cute, but doing something you love with someone you love so much is so much fun, and it's amazing. We have a son together and we plan on raising him to be into cars as well. He loves going fast just as I did and he's only eight months old.”

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The Mustang almost killed Dani one time however. She said, “I had a really scary incident happen to me. While underneath the car, my husband and I were putting on our Corsa exhaust system on. I was up by the center where the X-pipe would be, and he was under the rear end. One of the jackstands collapsed and I was being squashed underneath the car. I couldn't breathe. I could feel myself fading away. Then finally he lifted the car up off me and I was safe. That incident scared me a lot. But it does not stop me from doing what I love with the one I love. I have plans on getting an Ecoboost or a 1999-2004 project car as well soon.”

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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
Tayla Burns: 1965 Fastback
Clarissa Corona: 1966 Mustang
Amber Reynolds: Scarlett, her 1966 Mustang GT
Kristen Napier: 2008 GT
Adriana Robledo: 1992 LX Hatchback
Arielle Kessler: 1966 Mustang Convertible
Ruby DeSimone: 1966 Mustang coupe
Jenifer Scouton: 1966 Mustang coupe
Becca Crum: 2015 Roush Mustang
Danielle Dillo: “Havoc”, her 2015 Mustang GT