Ponies in the Spotlight

February 2010

Frankie Defeo's "70 Flashback"


I got car as a VERY big surprise from my wife, Kelly. You know, when I was 17 I could not even DREAM of having this car. Now I am 42 and living a dream!

The reason this car is called 70 flashback is that when I was 17, I had a FULL head of hair. YES I did have hair at one time! Well I also had this Yellow IROC and I did not like to drive it in the rain and I was always cleaning it (some things never change) so my boss GAVE ME a 1970 white Mustang with a 351 Windsor, black leather interior. Cool car , right? Not when the passenger seat falls out of the car due to excessive rust while you are driving at 55 MPH…

January 2010

Screamin' Yellow Fever - Gary & Betty Walter's '06 WInery Cruise 03 [320x200]GT Convertible

Since becoming a Mustang owner, I have concluded that there are two basic groups of Mustang people. There are the “it’s just another car” owners and then there are the DIE-HARD MUSTANG ENTHUSIASTS. After driving one for about three months now, it’s hard to imagine that the first group really exists, but I see some of them nearly every day. I won’t describe them; you probably know what I’m talking about. I’m sure you’ve seen them too.

December 2009

December 2009: B-HamD 239 [320x200]Deb & Jason Miles' "Princess"

Our "Princess" has really taken us places, both physically and mentally! Since being POTM in December 2005, we return 4 years and about 40,000 miles later to let you know this car has taken us everywhere!

October 2009

October 2009: Andy Bilmanis' '66 Fastback

On April 5th of this year I was honored to be representing the Carolina Regional Mustang Club as the “Best of Show” for the Spring Auto Fair. After I received the trophy and the many congratulations from the club members, I thought there is no better time than now to tell the story of what it took to get there.

September 2009

September 2009: Scott Grev’s ‘66 Fastback

My love of Mustangs can be traced back to an event over 40 years ago. I was lucky enough to accompany my mom Joyce on a trip from snowy Minnesota in March of 1969 to Hawaii to meet my dad Ells for a mid-tour R&R from Vietnam. On one day of that week, Dad rented a Lime Gold 1969 Mustang from Hertz and we drove up Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head, and then over to Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. My memories are fuzzy (I was only 6 years old), but I still have the picture of Dad leaning against that beautiful car. It was certainly much sportier than our Country Squire station wagon!