Courtney Barber
May 14, 2018
Photos By: Owner

Rachel Herter is aware she has a Mustang addiction. Even her email address includes the words "A few too many ‘stangs."

But is that really a problem? Rachel tells us, "My Mustang obsession started when I was 10, helping my dad in the garage work on his 1969 Shelby G.T. 350. That's when I decided I wanted a Mustang too. Three years later I decided I wanted the same Mustang as Hilary Duff when she was in the Cinderella movie. My brother found a vandalized 1966 convertible that I purchased in 2004. I spent so many summers with my dad learning and working on everything. I replaced the gas tank, radiator, and maintain the drum brakes. Every week I would save my money to buy a new part."

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The saying is the "Seven Year Itch" but we think in Rachel's case she likes to change it up every three. She says, "Three more years later I ended up purchasing a four-cylinder fox body all because it was reef blue. The same color as my older brothers’. I did all the work on that one with the help of my brothers and dad this time. I did body and paint with my brothers who own a body shop and a 5.0 motor swap and added aluminum heads and intake. Shortly after that I even learned how to put in 4.10 gears in the driveway with a Haynes manual. To finish the Fox off I did the five-lug conversion and all wheel disc brakes. For some more appearance modifications I put 2003 Mach 1 wheels on and a retro Mach 1 interior. I love going to car shows with my family. Mustangs have brought us all together, and give us stuff to talk about on Sunday night dinners. Carlisle and the American Muscle show have brought so many great memories."

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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
Lisa McElmurry and her history with Mustangs
Jessica “2vgirl” Kemp and her 2004 Mystichrome Cobra
Lisa Romani and her Grabber Blue 2012 Mustang
Amanda Brown and her 1994 Mustang
Manou Labaki and her 2007 V6
Shelley Streeter and her 1969 Mach 1 Cobra Jet
Michelle Hatfield and her 2016 Ecoboost Mustang
Rachel Herter and her Mustangs