Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
February 4, 2014

I've said it so many times, this month I was ready to take a different path. However, the magic recipe of girl with her own Mustang again took the win in our Facebook poll. However, this time it was a girl and her 9-second Mustang. Oh, yes, she did! Amanda Munson stepped up the BOTM game by appearing with her own Mustang, which happens to be a 9-second street car. Bam!

"I'm a 22-year-old senior mechanical engineering student from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Cars have always been my passion, leading me to buy my first Fox Mustang with all my paper-route money at the age of 14," Amanda explained. "The car barely ran, and over the course of the next two years until I got my license, I spent all my days reading forums and magazines learning how to make that baby purr."

Obviously she was reading the right magazine, as her baby is purring like a lion. What started as a bolt-on street car turned into a full- blown street/strip contender. However, it still holds onto its clean, streetable looks.

What started as a bolt-on street car turned into a full-blown street/strip contender

"Here I am, eight years later, still with that same Mustang—except now she has a Dart-block 331 stroker motor, a Vortech YSi blower, a C4 transmission with a 4,000-stall converter, a transbrake, a fully built rearend, and a UPR tubular suspension," she added. "I built this car to my heart's content, painted in pink ghost flames, along with pink emblems, and a pink engine block. The car made 691 rwhp and consistently runs mid-9-second quarter-mile times, and I still continue to drive the car on the street every chance I get."

That's the spirit Amanda. You definitely deserve your crown.

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 mailto:finish.line@sorc.com.

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