April Ride of the Month Winners, Part 2!


When we discussed starting a Ride of the Month program, none of us ever dreamed we would be facing so much anger, so much tension, and so much outright contempt–from each other! Our dedicated panel of ROTM judges (who also happen to be dedicated employees) turned downright vicious when it came time to vote on our first Ride of the Month. Everybody had a favorite, and they campaigned for that favorite mercilessly. In order to stop the threats, bribery, and intimidation, we’re changing the contest, just a little.

Each month, there will be a grand-prize winner of the Ride of the Month contest, plus a winner from every other generation of Mustangs. This way, we can spread the ROTM love around a little(and keep our office standing). The grand-prize winner each month will have a blog post featuring their ride by itself, plus a $50 AmericanMuscle.com gift card and AM t-shirt. The generational winners will each win a $25 AmericanMuscle.com gift card and AM t-shirt, and will all be featured together in their own blog entry .

Here are this month’s awesome generational Ride of the Month winners!

2005+ Winner

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Steve Burroughs’ 2007 Torch Red GT is quite a looker. As Steve says,”With a mix of mods that compliment each other perfectly, this Mustang gets looks wherever it goes. I think my favorite mod is the suspension and tire set-up. I’m constantly asked what the setup is. Everyone loves the stance.”

1999-2004 Winner

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Rebecca Davis’ 2000 black GT features an impressive list of mods. She has BBK long tube headers, a BBK offroad x-pipe, Bassani mufflers and catback, plus an Accufab polished 75 mm plenum & throttle body. Rebecca has also added a Spec Stage 1 clutch, a Spec billet aluminum flywheel, a Steeda Tri-Ax short shifter, a JLT Ram Air Intake, BBK upper and lower rear control arms. She’s polished off her mod list with some Ford Racing 3.73 gears, and aluminum driveshaft, Steeda underdrive pulles, an SLP line lock, Eibach drop springs, a VIS carbon fiber cowl induction hood, plus a 99/01 Cobra front bumper and a set of Bullitt pedals and shifter knob.


1994-1998 Winner

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Christopher Spielvogel’s 1997 red Cobra is built for street driving and track days. As Christopher himself says “It has a Kenny Brown street cage that ties into serious frame connectors. The front suspension is full on Maximum Motorsports tubular with Bilstein coil overs and StopTech brakes. It has a 2000 R rack and pinion + steering shaft. The rear suspension is IRS with solid bushings, rear steer kit, Cobra R axleshafts, a torque-biasing diff and 3.55 gears. The power plant abusing this platform is a 2007 GT500 5.4 complete from supercharger to canton oilpan. The upgrades to this massive mill are simple, upgraded intercooler heat exchanger, smaller upper pulley and Innovators West overdrive crank pulley. Transferring the abundant torque rearward is a T56 6 speed with MGW shifter. I sit in a well appointed cabin including a pair of Recaro buckets equipped with both 5 point harnesses and factory seatbelts for ease of use on the street. This car is sick – its Fast, its comfy, head-Ac-power everything…this is how Ford should have built them.”

Congrats to the generational Ride of the Month winners. We’ll be contacting you via email to send your prizes!

Will you be our next Ride of the Month?

Think your Pony has what it takes to be the May Ride of the Month? You have until Sunday, April 25 to submit your entry. If you sent in an entry last month, you’ll have to re-submit your entry. (Note that we’ve added some additional required information on the ROTM form.)

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  • Steve Burroughs

    I’m very honored to be chosen as S197 Mustang of the Month. Truly an honor to be picked in the first month of this award, as I’m sure there were hundreds of entries. Congratulations to the other winners and good luck to everyone else in the future.

    • Steve Burroughs

      AM, any thoughts on doing a badge to put on forums in your signature, signifying your car was ride of the month? Might be cool. Free advertisement for you.

    • Jason W.

      Congrats!

  • Bryan Jaakola

    So whats the wheel and suspension setup Steve? Looks great!!

    • Steve Burroughs

      Well what you can see is the Eibach Pro Kit, D-Specs, and the secret is the Nitto 555 295/45-18 tire out back, which evens out the wheel gap because it’s 28″ tall. Along with that, I’ve got a front BMR radiator support/swaybar delete, BMR adjustable panhard bar, J&M lower control arms, BMR adjustable upper control arm, CHE k member brace w/engine torque limiters, and BMR lower control relocation brackets. I think that’s it on the suspension side.

  • http://www.onlymustangfords.com Shawn

    how much does it lower the car? Any clearance issues?