December 31, 2005

The BOTMs from 2005 with pictures you didn't see in the pages of 5.0M&SF!

January 2005: Katrina

We've never seen a Porno Red Fox-body interior we foundattractive--until we received a letter from Colin O'Brien. That'sbecause seated in Colin's '93 Mustang LX is his fiancee, KatrinaCrossman. Fortunately, Katrina does a great job distracting us from thered interior. "She features a nice pair of headlights, a custom paintjob on her toenails, and let's not forget, the junk in trunk," saysColin. Well, we won't even try to top that description, but for thoseinterested in the car, it features a CCM-prepped GT-40 long-block, aTrick Flow intake, an X303 camshaft, and much more. Those wheels areHalibrand 17-inch Cobra IIIs with BFGoodrich rubber. Colin says the caris his daily driver in rain, sleet, and snow. He says it has all thefactory options and ice-cold A/C. Right, Katrina?

February 2005: Jackie

You wouldn't believe some of the stuff we get for BOTM. Love is surelyblind, but that doesn't account for the postage-stamp-size digitalphotos, the bizarre backgrounds, and the freaky poses. Fortunately,there are readers like Dave Fischer. Not only does Dave have adisproportionately hot girlfriend--Jackie Ohler--but he can also take apicture with a clean background and with Jackie posed in an attractivemanner. Moreover, Dave is a dedicated reader who bought Borla XSmufflers for his car based on our recommendation that they were quiet.As a result, he says the '98 GT is a dead-quiet sleeper that runs 11.65at 119 mph thanks to a built bottom end, ported PI heads, and a 150hpNOS NOSzle system.

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and car descriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 9036 Brittany Way,Tampa, FL 33619, or finish.line@sourceinterlink.com

March 2005: Alissa

There's a cliche about some guys having all the luck. Apparently someonederived that saying because of a guy like Kevin Felty of NorthCharleston, South Carolina. If you don't know why by now, it's time tobust out your reading glasses. Her name is Alissa Lyons and she has morecurves than the Nubergring--for you straight-line guys, that's a lot.They're well placed, finely tuned curves too--you should have seen thephotos we didn't run. Kevin surely spends plenty of time late-apexingwith Alissa in his '01 Mustang Cobra. He gave the car the R-model look,and boosted performance with a Bassani X-pipe, Borla side-exit exhaust,Steeda underdrive pulleys, a K&N filter, and a C&L elbow. A fullaudio/visual system--with a Panasonic head unit, Rockford-Fosgate amps,and Rockford Fosgate speakers--makes the Cobra sound almost as good asAlissa looks.

April 2005: Kandyce

I have a sweet tooth so you can imagine how tough it was to go on alow-carb diet. However, making my sweet tooth ache even more is KandyceProia and her Competition Orange '01 convertible. Sure the droptop has18-inch wheels, Pirelli tires, a K&N filter, a Vortech supercharger, acam, a full Borla exhaust system and even an NOS Fogger, but the mostattractive part of the car is behind the wheel. Kandy, as you can tell,does a bit of modeling (check her out on www.onemodelplace.com), buther favorite thing to do is "hook her baby up!" I think, in this case,the lucky baby is her car, but now we're lucky too, because Kandy hookedus up with her pictures.



May 2005: Brooke

How's this for a lucky man? His lovely wife owns an automatic '97 GTwith an exhaust and a computer chip, which she runs to a 9.40 in theeighth-mile. Oh, yeah, she wants to be BOTM. The man in question isGannon Latham of Arab, Alabama, and his lovely wife, Brooke, told himshe would love to be Babe of the Month, but we would never give it toher. Well, Brooke, we know it will be tough for you to admit, but Gannonwas right about this one. Gannon, since she lost the bet, can you sendus a few more of those "extra" pictures?

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and car descriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 9036 Brittany Way,Tampa, FL 33619, or finish.line@sourceinterlink.com

June 2005: Brittany

Not to belabor the point, but some guys are just using up all the luck.Don't you think they should have the decency to share a little with therest of us? Case in point is Brian Wesche of Lakeland, Florida. He comesfrom a family full of Mustangs--his aunt and uncle have a garage full ofSaleens, including an S351! Brian is the rebel in the family because heowns a LeMans-striped Roush 360R. But it's the person that usuallyoccupies Brian's passenger seat that got our attention--a lot ofattention. Brittany Lee is a 20-year-old student at Florida SouthernCollege, and she's Brian's girlfriend. We can only guess it was easierto get a shot of her behind the wheel of his pal Rick Rahn's427-Windsor-powered Cobra replica than his own Roush coupe. Either way,Rick won't be cleaning this seat any time soon. By the way, Brian, justbecause our office isn't in Lakeland anymore doesn't mean you can't stopby--with Brittany, of course.

July 2005: Donette

Believe it or not, this month's BOTM actually works on a Ford AssemblyLine in Hazelwood, Missouri, outside St. Louis. There, Donette Georgebolts together Explorers, Mountaineers, and Aviators, while heroff-hours are apparently taken up by causing her male neighbors to runtheir lawn mowers into mailboxes while they watch her wash her baby. Thebaby in question is Donette's '02 GT--yeah, there's a car in the picturesomewhere. "Who needs a man to have a nice 'Stang?" Donette asks, and wecan't argue. Her car features a BBK cold-air, Flowmaster mufflers, Marchunderdrive pulleys, '03 Cobra brakes, Eibach springs, and a DiabloSportchip. Trying to distract onlookers from the owner are 18-inch Saleenwheels, Cobra mirrors, and plenty of billet bling inside. For those ofyou thinking you've found your dream girl, she's single with no kids,models in her free time, and even helped do some of the work on the car.If you are lucky, you can catch Donette and her car at a show in theKansas City/St. Louis area.

August 2005: Jane Doe

September 2005: Summer

There's nothing quite like Summer and a Mustang--not the season, IvanMatos' girlfriend, Summer. Ivan's a lucky guy, and he knows it. "Mygirlfriend, Summer, is a 25-year-old hottie that I can't keep off myhood. She loves to pose. She also loves for my car to look good," Ivanexplains. "She's purchased quite a few mods for me over the past sixmonths, including the Cobra R Wing, a C&L plenum, a Bassani X-pipe, andfour new tires (Sumitomo HTR 2 II). The X-pipe and tires wereValentine's Day presents. She even helped me install the wing, which hasbecome a real head-turner." Besides Summer on the hood, Ivan's car alsohas an '00 Cobra R front bumper, Cobra white-face gauges, a Cobra radardetector, Bullitt exhaust, Bullitt pedals and shift knob, Steeda Sportsprings, a Steeda strut-tower brace, a Tri-Ax shifter, Steeda subframeconnectors, a DenseCharger cold-air kit, an 85mm mass air meter, a BBK75mm throttle body, and a C&L intake plenum.

October 2005: Sascha

Can you blame us? We simply have a weakness for attractive women whoown fast Mustangs. There aren't many such ladies around, but24-year-old Sascha Brash is one self-proclaimed fast girl. If you lookclosely, you can see her '90 LX in the picture. "I do all my own work onmy car, and I love to add performance mods to it whenever possible. Itake my 'Stang for fun to the Streets of Willow at the local WillowSprings Raceway here in L.A. for track days, and I'll be taking my carto the local drags at L.A. County Raceway to hopefully get some decenttimes when I install my supercharger later this year," Sascha writes. "Ialso love to read your magazine every month to keep up to date on allthe latest news and info in the Mustang world."

Among her car's current mods are a BBK throttle body, a Bassani X-pipe,Flowmaster mufflers, a Pro-5.0 shifter, 3.73 gears, a Cobra disc brakeconversion, and 17-inch Chrome Cobra R wheels. By year's end Saschaplans on installing a Powerdyne supercharger, an FRPP cam, and a 3-inchcowl hood. We just wonder if her husband Mark (sorry, guys), can keepup in his '01 GT.

Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and car descriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 9036 Brittany Way,Tampa, FL 33619, or finish.line@sourceinterlink.com

November 2005: Sheila

What's that saying about a picture and a thousand words? Sheila Tuckerdidn't have much to say except that she drives her Mustang daily to herhair-styling job, and that she wants to be BOTM. Oh yeah, there was thisstring of numbers: 34D-23.5-32.5. Must be her VIN. Sheila's 29, and sheobviously digs her Mustang, which is somewhere in the photos. Itfeatures a tubular K-member, tubular control arms, coilover struts,weight-jacker rear lower control arms, 3.73 gears, a TA girdle (Stopsnickering, it's for the rearend. Oh, you know what I meant! The 8.8...),Moser axles, a MAC after-cat, a MAC H-pipe with high-flow cats, and WeldPro Stars. Sheila didn't say where she was from, but if she was at myneighborhood scissor shop, I might get my hair cut more often than twicea year.

December 2005: Tara

Steve Nanovski of Clinton Township, Michigan, rides on the dark side.Black cars and brunettes are apparently his thing. We would consideranyone who owned a pair of Cobras--a '93 and a'98--a lucky guy, butSteve's luck doesn't end there. That's his girlfriend, Tara Raies,keeping you from even noticing the black snakes. Steve says she'sdefinitely a keeper after only nine months of dating. "Unfortunately,she gets nervous around the cars as she knows how meticulous I am aboutkeeping them clean and scratch-free!" he says. Don't worry, Steve.That's why she's a keeper. She respects your 'Stangs. That and she looksbetter than both of them put together. If you guys care, both cars havelimo tint, Steeda Tri-Ax shifters, BBK long-tube headers, and Flowmasterafter-cats. The '98 also has 4.10 gears, Eibach springs, and BBKunderdrive pulleys. So they, like Tara, are fully loaded.