Courtney Barber
February 12, 2018
Photos By: Owner

This week’s Mustang Girl Monday is 19 year-old Autumn Schwalbe from Ypsilanti, MI, who fell in love with Mustangs from a very early age. She said, “My first memory was cruising Michigan Ave with my mom in her 2007 Shelby GT mustang. Growing up, I was always around cars, trucks, semi-trucks, and anything from a quad or snowmobile.”

Most of us get crappy economy sedans for our first car, but Autumn was surprised at 16 when her parents bought her a 1993 Mustang LX with a supercharger! She didn’t tell us what kind of supercharger it is, but said, “I had no idea they bought it for me and they surprised me with the key on Christmas! I knew when I first drove it, that it was love.”

Autumn soon started drag racing the Fox-body at her local drag strip for fun and ran a few bracket races while in High School, as well as taking it to cruises, shows, and everywhere she could, weather permitting, saying “If I could drive it everyday I would, I truly love my car.”

She continued, “My Mustang took over my life—all I did in the summer time was cruise and go to car related events. I was never like most girls. When I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to turn my passion of Ford and racing into a career. I'm currently a sophomore at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. I study Aftermarket management, I have made so many connections and working experiences through Northwood. This last summer I interned with Ford Performance in Dearborn, MI. Where I was a part of the information center/tech-line and became more knowledgeable of the Ford performance vehicles and products. My plan is to finish my education at Northwood with a bachelors in business and then work for Ford/ Ford Performance. I would like to continue drag racing once I finish school and possibly travel around the country racing. I grew up a Ford girl and I will always be one.”

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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
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
Teri Garcia and her 1967 Mustang, “Rosey,” and 2006 GT
Angela Doubikin and her 2017 GT
Autumn Schwalbe is not like most girls