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My automotive fascination and love for mechanical hobbies started when I was 14. I didn't grow up with matchbox cars in my hands, and I didn't have stylish HOT WHEELS decorating my room. I had a simple childhood life, and it wasn't until the age of 14 that I would plant my feet permanently into automotive soil.
My father had a decorative sense of Hot Rods and Muscle Cars, and from him I learned the history of hot rodding. He was a GM guy, and I attempted to follow, but it wasn't where my heart took me. I don't remember when it struck me or convinced me otherwise, but Ford and its predominant Mustang army took me by storm.
My first ride was a black '96 Mustang coupe. It was outfitted in Saleen apparel and sported a Vortech S-trim. It was a sporty first car, but ended up being just a $6,700 pile of metal. I saved a few more pennies and ended my senior year of high school, riding in a '97 Mustang Cobra. Unfortunately, a tragic accident ended that two years later. Following that, I owned a '93 LX Mustang, a black '96 Cobra, and a Chevrolet S10 pickup throughout college. What did they all have in common -- none of them could be left untouched. From hefty overhauls to basic maintenance, I needed to be turning a wrench. Currently, I've settled back into another Cobra, this time finishing the trios of years with a black '98 (can you tell I have a passion for SN95 Cobras?).
It's been a pleasure working for Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords as an associate editor. Having accepted this positions just prior to graduation from the University of Florida just nearly one year ago, I've been granted a special opportunity to meet some of the field's most elite characters. I enjoy every second trying to translate my experiences and knowledge to MM&FF readers. It truly is an exciting, but extremely fast paced position, but I couldn't be happier. I encourage anyone who wishes to speak with me or has any questions, or wants to see something covered in MM&FF, send me an email to Kristian.email@example.com. I want to hear your input.