Samantha Garvey
November 28, 2014
Photos By: Okie Studios

Growing up, I knew that I had different interests. I always chose Hot Wheels over Barbie dolls, and when I would get a Barbie as a birthday present, I would look at it in disgust and go and exchange it for a car. My father is the main reason I am so interested in cars. He taught me how to drive a standard on a Mazda Miata. My first car was a 1967 Camaro, and I drove that all throughout high school. For my 18th birthday and graduation gift I got my first Mustang, a 2004 Competition Orange Mach 1. I had always been fond of the Cobras, but to me it seemed like a dream car—but one I could never obtain.

But I worked hard and ultimately I found my 2004 Competition Orange SVT Cobra on Craigslist in Collinsville, Illinois. After bothering my dad enough about the car we finally sold the Mach 1, loaded up a trailer, and headed out from Oklahoma City to go pick up it up. I have had my Cobra now for two and a half years, and he has gone through many changes. Jayce, as I call him, was built on November 20, 2003, and is build number 414 of 3,768. He has a Ford Racing 4.6L Aluminum short-block assembled by Mike Henson at Henson Racing Engines. Other modifications include: Billetflow 2.76-inch upper pulley, JLT CAI, Steeda Tri-Ax short-throw shifter, Accufab single-blade throttle body and plenum, Bassani off-road X-style midpipe and SLP Loudmouth Series 2 exhaust. Jayce has 18x9 and 18x10 black SVE Drifts from Latemodel Restoration.

I hope to keep this car for the rest of my life and eventually pass it on to my children. I have big plans for Jayce once I graduate college, including a 2.9 Whipple and 600 rwhp.