Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
October 1, 2013

Andrew Pangburn of Newport News, Virginia, is a hero, and not just because he encouraged his lovely fiancé, Ashley Leiphart, to pose for BOTM. Andrew is an avionics technician on the F-22 Raptor in the U.S. Air Force. He is assigned to the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, part of the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base. Obviously, if he knows his way around a fighter plane, he’s not going to let the Competition Orange ’04 Mach 1 in these photos stay stock.

“...It has a K&N FIPK air intake, an X-pipe, and a Borla Stinger Cat-Back. It has an MGW short shifter with 3.73 gears and Stage 2 clutch,” Andrew explained. “On the interior it has custom-painted orange door handles and center console. I also have a 3⁄4-inch-raised Shaker. Under the hood, I have a custom-painted black intake plenum, cam covers, coil covers, and inlet tube.” The car rides on Latemodel Restoration SVE Drift wheels, 18x9 front and 18x10 rear.

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As impressive as the car is, you’ll be blown away by 21-year-old Ashley. It’s no surprise that she does a little modeling for Raretoy Studios and Carl D. Photography. It’s also not a surprise that she loves Mustangs and formerly owned a ’97 Cobra. This next part, however, might come as a shock. “She is currently a stay-at-home mom, taking care of our two kids,” Andrew explained. “One is 5 years old and the other is 3 weeks old.” Model and Mustang mom—impressive.

We know you’ve stopped reading by now, but if you think you know a gal that is BOTM material, well, you won’t know if you don’t get out from under the hood and take a picture of her with your Mustang—or better yet, hers. Send those pictures and a description of your babe and the car to: BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619 or finish.line@sorc.com.