Courtney Barber
June 5, 2017

“There are two types of people in this world; the type who only drive a car to get from point A to point B and the type who have gasoline running through their veins.”

Caitlin Strand did such a fine job describing herself and her car for today’s Mustang Girl Monday, presented by Team Mustang Girls, that we’re just going to let her tell her story in her words. Thank you Caitlin!

“I spent most of my childhood in the garage with my dad as he worked on one of the many project vehicles he was working on at any given time. He did a lot of body work for various people around my tiny little town but one of his biggest loves was the Ford Mustang. My father gave me the bug at a young age. When I was 16, I couldn’t afford the Mustang that I longed for, so my dad painted Boss racing stripes on his 1992 F-150. It wasn’t the Mustang I had always wanted, but it was the best gift he could have given me.

“Since then, I always knew I would someday own a new Mustang. So after moving to California, graduating college, and landing a steady job, I bought my new GT. Every time I walk to my car or open the garage door, I smile and get excited to hear the sound of the throaty V-8 (especially with my new cat-back exhaust). I look forward to customizing the car and making it more my own.

“There are two types of people in this world; the type who only drive a car to get from point A to point B and the type who have gasoline running through their veins. The type who love to spend time on the road and enjoy looking their car over after spending two hours detailing it. I feel extremely fortunate to have the means necessary to be one of those people. Life is way too short to drive a boring car.”

Amen Caitlin. Amen. Each week Team Mustang Girls features a different female Mustang owner. Submit your story at http://teammustanggirls.com/submit-your-mustang-story/.

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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
Erica Bradley and her 2000 GT
Annie Schroll and her 2016 Mustang GT
Samantha Wood: 1965 Fastback and 2015 Roush Mustangs
Emily Desjardins: 1965 Mustang
Kendra Nickles: 1965, 1968, and 2007 Mustangs
Robin Whiteford-Quinton: 2015 GT, 1993 GT, 1991 LX coupe 5.0, and 1989 LX coupe 5.0 Mustangs
Lindsey Burch: 2015 Mustang GT
Grace Victoria Williams: 2009 Mustang GT Premium convertible
Karina Arredondo’s: 1972 Mustang
Megan Webb: 1965 California Mustang
Marissa Burckhardt: 1966 Mustang coupe
Danielle Turley: Late-model Mustang corral
Carlee Shoemaker: 2003 Mach 1
Stephani Walker: Her Mustang Obsession
Nickie Armstrong: 2016 Shelby GT350 and 1978 King Cobra
Caitlin Strand: 2016 Mustang GT Premium