May 2004: Jami
Would you let a family friend take photos of your 23-year-old daughter on the hood of said friend's Mustang as it sits in his garage? Well, somehow Ernie Tuller pulled it off when he convinced Jami Fritter to get cozy on the hood of his '01 Cobra convertible, which--oddly enough--Ernie describes as a family project he shares with his wife, Cheryl. The Cobra in question features a Classic Design Concepts light bar, MGW billet knobs and switches, and only 11,000 miles on the odo. Seriously, Ernie, if Cheryl's up for Jami lying on the hood, she'll probably let you add some power under the hood.
June 2004: Candice
Usually, guys are the ones sending us Babe of the Month photos. Most are lucky boyfriends or husbands. Some are just using the BOTM to get closer to the gals. And, the guys almost always own the Mustangs. Lately that's been changing, as a lot more gals are Mustang owners, and they are into modifying their rides. It's a beautiful thing.
The lucky guy behind the camera is Michael Frazier of Union Grove, Alabama. He snapped this shot of his wife, Candice, atop her '95 Mustang GTS (you know, the one-year-only, bare-bones model that harkened back to the 5.0 LX of the Fox days). Michael says Candice loves to improve her GTS as often as she can. "Since this picture was taken, she has added a Saleen wing and a Cobra R hood. This car has an H-pipe, flowmasters, a K&N Filter, and 3.73 gears. Candy really enjoys cars and her 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine." She's obviously a woman of taste as well.
Think your gal is BOTM material? Then send your photos and car descriptions to BOTM, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, 3816 Industry Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33811, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2004: Erin
If at first you don't succeed, send in more photos. Such is the story of Ben Rexroad. He sent in a couple dark and distant photos of his girlfriend, Erin, over the e-mail pipe-line. Obviously, they wouldn't work for us. Fortunately, Ben came to his senses and sent us a whole CD full of photos. He didn't send those special outtakes we were hoping for, but he did include some much clearer shots of Erin in all her glory.
As Ben says, "If you look really closely, you may even see a Mustang in the picture." We couldn't find it, but Ben says it has a cold-air kit, an X-pipe, a Flowmaster after-cat, Ford Racing Performance Parts 3.73 gears, underdrive pulleys, a DiabloSport chip, a BBK 75mm throttle body, and Eibach springs. He's hoping to get the car to run in the 12s on motor, but it sounds as if he might want to spend more time with Erin, as the car received all the attention in his letter.
August 2004: Darcy
It's bad enough that everyone we run into seems to own an '03 or '04 Cobra. Now Alan Petter of Martinez, CA, has to rub it in even more. He owns the '03 Cobra in this photo, and the lovely lady distracting your eyes from it is Alan's "good friend and neighbor" Darcy. We're fairly sure Alan wants to get over to Darcy's as quickly as he can to borrow that cup of sugar he seems to need every day, twice a day. To expedite his drive over, he added a Bassani X-pipe, a Bassani after-cat, a Pro-5.0 shifter with MGW handle, a PHP air-filter assembly, a UPR clutch quadrant, a firewall adjuster, AFS 18-inch wheels, and Kumbo Ecsta MX treads. Some guys have all the luck.