Courtney Barber
December 11, 2017
Photos By: Owner

Rhonda Grove’s love and appreciation for Mustangs goes back many years. She told us, “I have had Mustangs in the ‘60s,’70s, ‘80s, ’90s, and in the 2000s. Some girls like diamonds but I prefer the pony, as I call it. When I met my husband of 32 years he owned a Mustang and although he stole my heart, it didn't hurt that he owned a Mustang.

“We both had such a love for the greatest car ever produced. The Ford Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania was never missed and many cars were purchased at this event. About 20 years or so ago we purchased our first 1966 coupe in which we had given to our son when he graduated from high school and joined the Air Force. We were all hooked—a family of Mustang lovers. We taught our son to love and respect his country and the many blessings that we are able to enjoy. He joined the Air Force after completing high school and I knew with his standards the Air Force would be as blessed to have him as we were. He went on to prove us right. He graduated with honors in basic and distinguished honors in security forces. He wanted to be a State Police Trooper after completing his four years. While home on leave from the Dover Air Force base he was killed by a drunk driver. The 1966 mustang sat for three years. We decided that we would honor him and all men and women that serve this great country we live in. We made it a tribute car. The trunk has a beautiful airbrush on it with a staircase to heaven, flags flowing on either side, praying hands with his dog tags. In script it says ‘You are not forgotten.’ None of our service men and women should ever be forgotten.”

Rhonda proudly said “The Ford Mustang has stood the test of time and proved it self for so many years. I will always be a Ford girl!” Each week Team Mustang Girls features a different female Mustang owner. Submit your story at http://teammustanggirls.com/submit-your-mustang-story/.


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
E. Ryan Cheek: 2017 Mustang GT
Joyce Meyers: 1972 Mach 1
Taylor McBride: Stan, her 1966 Mustang
Jessica Spears: Ruby, her 1992 Mustang
Girl’s Night Out at Mustang Week!
Anna Smith: 2002 Mustang
Christy Davis and Floyd, her pretty in pink 2014 Mustang
Hannah Gillin and her Cherry Bomb Mustang
Cheyenne Plummer and her 2016 EcoBoost Mustang
Mindy Smith and her 2011 Mustang GT
Rhonda Grove and her 1966 Mustang, a tribute to her son