February 1, 2009

Yo Club Winner
Owner: Leslie Galbraith
Location: Tampa, FL
Vehicles: '69 MustangSportsRoof; '05 Mustang GT
Engine: 302ci V-8; 281ci V-8
Length of Ownership: 3 years
Primary Use: Fair weather driver/daily driver

This month's young owner is 22-year-old Leslie Galbraith, who calls Tampa, Florida, home. Leslie is a real Mustang fanatic and owns not one, but two ponycars. She's also very good at spinning a yarn. Here she tells her story in her own words-a big drum roll for Leslie.

"I have been told that it is rather infantile to name a car. I disagree. My '69 Candyapple Red Mustang SportsRoof has a name-Lola. This particular '69 Mustang was found in a barn in West Virginia, rotting away beneath the leaves and dirt. She was, for lack of a better term, a "rust bucket." My family couldn't believe that I was even trying to attempt what seemed to them an arduous task. Lola has been under restoration since I found her four years ago. My blood and sweat is in Lola, and of course, every cent that I earn. Most of her original parts have been restored and she is 90 percent stock. Any spare time I had was spent sanding down the rust, cleaning parts or rebuilding them. Now she is my show car. Lola is powered by a 302 V-8 with a two-barrel carb and has a C4 automatic. The engine has been rebuilt and restored. After four years of hard work, cuts, and bruises, she is finally finished-at least until I can afford a new paint job.

"I also have another Mustang, which is my daily driver, a '05 Mustang GT with a few modifications. This has a Magnaflow exhaust, Steeda pulleys, and a C&L cold-air intake. Eventually, I'm hoping to get a supercharger to beef up the horsepower even more; alas, the cops would like me even more as well. What I find interesting is that my '05 is black with a red interior and my '69 is red with a black interior. Rather poetic, I think."

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