[drumroll; pass the envelope, please...oh, we're so excited we can barely contain ourselves...]
Paul Bledsoe’s dark blue 1988 Fox Body Mustang GT. Here’s the particulars of Paul’s very sweet ride:
Model: 5.0L GT
Color: Dark Blue
Body style: Fastback
Comments: “This car is a junk yard purchase, fully restored, from empty shell to show car level, taking 4 years. It is a tribute to our son, Patrick, who died suddenly in 2000. His younger brother and I finished in 2006, what he started in 1999.”
Paul hails from Louisiana, and his ‘stang recently nabbed a first place trophy in the Modified Class, 1964-1/2 to 2010 at the Mustang Club of America (MCA) National Show in Pensacola, Fl., along with a similar win at the 45th Mustang anniversary bash in Birmingham, Al. in 2009.
We knew, even before we launched this contest, that AM’s loyal customers have some freakin’ awesome cars. And choosing Paul’s Mustang wasn’t easy – his entry was selected by AmericanMuscle employees from 655 entries that were received for the March ROTM contest. So, as promised, Paul gets bragging rights for the next month, a $25 AmericanMuscle gift certificate, and a great T-shirt. Here’s a shot of what the engine compartment looks like – and this particular photo put Paul’s entry over the top.
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.)
Update: We’ve also put up a post to honor the generational winners in the April ROTM contest – and, because of the tremendous response to the contest, we’re punching up the prize pool a bit, to include the generational winners each month. More details at the above link.