February 2, 2004

A feast for the eyes! All 12 of the Babes of the Month from 2003 are gathered here - oh, yea... their cars, too.

January 2003: Jill

Jill Khauer of Houston, Texas, says, "I'd be honored to be ya'lls Babe of the Month!" Well, you've got to love a Southern belle, especially one in a string bikini and a navel ring. Unfortunately for all you BOTM fans out there, 19-year-old Jill is posing in front of her boyfriend Eric Wohlgemuth's '98 Cobra. Once you guys finish daydreaming about those blue flowers, you might notice Eric's Atlantic Blue snake in the background. Unlike the natural beauty Jill, the Cobra features a few aftermarket bolt-ons, including chrome Cobra R wheels, a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, a Bassani X-pipe, two-chamber Flowmasters, and 4.30 gears. Sounds like a nice combo to cruise around in and show off Jill.

February 2003: Danielle

OK, some of you guys have been complaining about our BOTM selections. Well, if you don't like this one, you might as well start driving a Honda. We had these smokin' photos hand-delivered to us by the NMRA's hottest crew chief, Danielle Munnich. After your eyes have regained the ability to focus on anything but Danielle, you might notice the faint outline of a car in the background. That's Mark Magnuson's Sticker Dude-sponsored, Paxton-supercharged Real Street racer. Cool car, but enough about the oh-so-lucky Mr. Magnuson and his car. The truly unreal thing is that Danielle loves cars, loves racing, and usually pops up on the Hooters calendar, since she works in a Chicago-area restaurant while she goes to college. She even wants to build her own race car. You guys can go back to hating Mark again.

March 2003: Bree

Hold on to your hats, 5.0&SF readers--do we have a BOTM for you. Checking in from sunny Southern California is model and personal trainer Bree. Ever since she sat in her stepdad's '72 Mach 1, she's been in love with Mustangs, and we'd guess by now most of you are in love with Bree. But wait, among her favorite things to do are work out, play extreme sports, watch Speedvision, work on cars, and ride fast motorcycles. While Bree doesn't own a Mustang right now, she gets her speed rush piloting her Yamaha R6 motorcycle. But Bree wanted to be BOTM so badly, she asked her friend Charles if she could borrow his '96 for these shots. For those still interested in cars at this point, Charles' SN-95 features Eibach springs, a Saleen body kit, Steeda pulleys, Flowmasters, Nitto 555s, Tokico shocks and struts, and an 80hp shot of nitrous. Back to Bree, if you'd like to see more photos--and we know you would--check out www.breeonline.com.

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and cardescriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 3816 Industry Blvd.,Lakeland, FL 33811, or finish.line@ primedia.com.

April 2003: Julie

Though he didn't provide us with a name, an intrepid reader says he's been trying to catch our attention with photos of his girlfriend, Julie, for more than a year now. We can't imagine how it's taken us this long to take notice, but the combination of Julie, a flamed bikini, and some sultry shades definitely did the trick this time. For some reason, our unnamed reader wasn't too forthcoming on details about Julie. Perhaps he's afraid we'd give her a call, or maybe he's just jaded, 'cause he told us plenty about his ride--you know, the '88 GT in the background. Apparently it sports a GT-40 intake, a BBK cold-air intake, a B303 camshaft, an MSD ignition, a Ford Racing Performance Parts clutch, a Flex-a-lite Black Magic fan, a Jacobs Nitrous Mastermind, and a 75 shot of nitrous. For us, it's only missing a flame job to match Julie's bikini.

May 2003: Jess

Having a budding model such as Jess here roll around on Tom Frascone's Mustang would have been just a dream without the BOTM. I mean, how else could he get her to pose on his '94 GT convertible? A chance at being BOTM was his only shot, and it paid off. He had Jess pose with his car, and he even had part of it show up in 5.0&SF. The Mustang in question features an aftermarket exhaust, a thick radiator, a heavy-duty clutch, and a full-boogie stereo thanks to sponsorship from www.auto-enhancements.com. Tom is planning to install a blower, a Saleen body kit, and more--but you really want to know about Jess' plans, don't you? Well, the 18-year-old recently signed a modeling contract and is planning to buy a supercharged Roush once those checks start rolling in (don't send those marriage proposals to us!).

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and cardescriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 3816 Industry Blvd.,Lakeland, FL 33811, or finish.line@ primedia.com.

June 2003: Courtney

This one's a first for Babe of the Month. It seems Randy Hicks' mom, Susan, submitted this shot of a girl adorning the hood of her son's car. She writes, "Courtney Moser of Orville, Ohio, is sitting on Randy Hicks' '98 Cobra with 12,000 miles. The car has MAC long-tube headers, a Dr. Gas X-pipe, and a MAC 3-inch after-cat with 4.11 gears. Courtney has agreed to drive the car in the spring, only after a 10-pound ProCharger has been added. Until then, she will remain a hood ornament." And what a hood ornament she is, Mrs. Hicks.

July 2003: Marissa

Tanner Richardson of Grass Valley, California, says we must be crazy if we don't run his girlfriend, Marissa Painter, as BOTM. Well, Tanner, we're not sure this means we're not crazy, but it does mean you have good taste in cars and women. Once you guys are done trying to peer through those holes in her bikini bottom, you'll realize there's a yellow Mustang in that photo somewhere. That's Tanner's '98 GT, which sports a Saleen body kit, Cobra R wheels, an Edelbrock 70mm throttle body, an MSD ignition, a Bassani X-pipe, and much more.

August 2003: Denise

Christopher Capobianco of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says he can't go to bed at night without reading at least five pages of 5.0&SF, and he wishes the magazine was published weekly. Well, the staff would be in a mental ward trying to put out a weekly, but we might snap out of it if Chris talked his pal Denise into posing for his other pal Matt's camera again. Bam! Chris didn't say much about Denise, but we'd say the photo is certainly worth 1,000 bams. As for the car, it runs 11.70s thanks to a Nitrous Pete-built 306, a Vortech S-Trim, and a Lentech AOD. Chris, if you get some of that junk out of your trunk, you might just get the Cobra into the 11.50s, if you know what we're sayin'.

September 2003: Damaris

We've always been suckers for a pretty face, especially one in a supercharged, silver '02 GT. Seated in Matthew Lambrecht's ride is his girlfriend, Damaris, who happens to own an '00 V-6 convertible of her own. Heck, one look at her and Matthew was probably ready to sign over the title to his '02. Then he remembered how much he spent on the car. Carrying a ProCharger P-1SC supercharger pullied for 12 pounds of boost and tuned up via a DiabloSport chip, this car is ready to rumble. BBK headers, a BBK H-pipe, custom electronic exhaust cutouts, and a MagnaFlow after-cat exhaust help make the noise, and Matthew can open up those cut-outs and rev the motor to distract all those guys staring at Damaris. Fortunately, in the magazine you have no such distractions.

October 2003: Tonie

Does your wife or girlfriend complain about all the time you spend on your Mustang? Does she refuse to wear a bikini and lie on your Mustang? Well, get this--Rob Wakefield's wife, Tonie, likes to help him work on their Mustang, and she owns 75 bikinis, which is saying something for a girl who lives in Connecticut. Rob reports that he recently set out to install a new tranny in his '89 Mustang, and the job took only an hour because his wife crawled under the car and helped. Now that's love. The Wakefields' car features an '85 302 block bored 0.030 over and completed with Trick Flow Track Heat heads, a Ford Racing Performance Parts E303 camshaft, BBK headers, a 600-cfm Edelbrock carb, Flowmaster mufflers, and the aforementioned Tremec 3550.

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and cardescriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 3816 Industry Blvd.,Lakeland, FL 33811, or finish.line@ primedia.com.

November 2003: Jennifer

What's sleek, silver, Steedafied, and actually owned by a tall redhead? That would be Jennifer's '03 Mustang. Sure it's a V-6, but did we mention this is Jennifer's car? In addition to the Steeda sticker package, this V-6 is equipped with Steeda Sport springs, a Steeda front sway bar, a Steeda strut-tower brace, Steeda caster/camber plates, and Tokico struts and shocks--and that's just the handling. Underhood, the car sports a custom ram-air kit, MAC high-flow headers, an H-pipe, a Flowmaster two-chamber dual exhaust, a MAC cold-air induction, a K&N air filter, a BBK throttle body, a ported intake manifold, and a custom-programmed Superchips computer chip. It has run a best of 14.68, which is a good thing, 'cause we're sure Jennifer has to outrun throngs of potential suitors. They must be beginning to catch up, however, as she plans to add "3.73 gears, sport seats, slotted rotors, an underdrive pulley, and pos-sibly a supercharger, if funds permit." Now that's our kind of BOTM!

December 2003: Missa

It took Mike Welsh two tries to get us to run photos of his '93 GT convertible, which is stock save for Flowmasters, an aftermarket stereo, and a hood ornament named Missa! Unfortunately, after all that effort, Mike didn't have much else to say about Missa--or the car for that matter--since he was probably as speechless as we are. The mere fact that he got her to pose on his car is impressive. He did say that her reward for taking the shots was driving the car for the day. Mike says Missa loves '80s muscle, and she left some ricers in the dust. Works for us.