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Mustang Girl Monday: Lea Anne Powell and her 2015 S550 Mustang
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At Mustang Girl Monday, we highlight a lady and her Mustang. We normally get semi-informative emails from potential subjects, but this month’s choice for Mustang Girl Monday did such a good job writing her feelings about her love of Mustangs, that we’ll just let her tell you the story:
“It’s amazing how 675 ponies can change one’s mindset. My name’s Lea Anne, I am 31, and a HUGE automotive geek in every sense. My whole life I have loved cars. Any sort of cars, I was never one to discriminate. My brother had quite a weak spot for the classic Mustangs. They quickly grew on me, because oddly enough, he would NEVER stop talking about them.
Fast forward to about six years ago now. I was asked to be somewhat of a “secret weapon” driver on a Bullrun rally. Here, I met my amazing friend Courtney Barber with her 1965 Mustang, Mustang Monthly’s Project Road Warrior. We chatted about doing an event together and ended up doing several Rally North America events as Team Mustang Girls - not only are you driving for a cause, but you get to spend time with some really awesome folks and see some really cool cars. Doing these trips locked in my love for the classic Mustang, especially hers.
In 2015 I was living in Texas. My daily driver, which I will spare you the details of what it was simply because it’s embarrassing, got totaled from flood damage. I was completely lost as to what to get. I was torn between trucks, cars, Jeeps, and even boats. Never thinking I would leave the import world.
After some deliberation, I caved and went on the 2015 Rally North America event, where I ran into my buddy Bill from CJ Pony Parts. He has a gorgeous 2015 Performance Pack S550 that has the Roush supercharger set up on it. We ended up at Roebling Road near Savannah, Georgia one of the final days of rally. He asked me to show him how to properly drive his car on the track so I did.
I immediately fell in love; 675 horsepower changed my life and I had to have a new Mustang. The balance, the braking, the gearbox, the power (even without a supercharger) it’s just amazing. I got home the next day from the rally and went straight to the dealership and picked out my very first Mustang. I am very proud to say this, as I never thought I would. I love my Mustang! It’s been quite the road leading up to this point, but now, it’s a much more fun ride along the way.”
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
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
Lea Anne Powell and her 2015 S550 Mustang