It was an eventful 2015 for Courtney Barber of Team Mustang Girls. We caught up with her recently to see what she’s been up to, and it turns out to be a whole lot. After starting a fairly minor restoration project on her ’65 Mustang last spring, it soon grew into a full-blown revamp of her automotive sidekick. A three-month endeavor to restore quarter panels and wheel wells turned into six months and countless updates all throughout the vehicle. By the time she was finished, only the roof and trunk lid made it through the process unscathed. Nevertheless, Courtney and team finished just in time to hit the road to Colorado for the Goodguy’s Tour. With less than 200 miles on her restored ‘Stang and no time for tuning, it was time to put all that hard work to the ultimate road test that spanned over 2,000 miles. Despite their best-laid plans, it did not go without a hitch.
Courtney was able to make her way to Colorado from South Carolina before things got interesting. A fuel pump mishap caused a precarious highway exit, bags of ice in the trunk and an unforgettable adventure that is best told in Courtney’s own words. Learn more of what went into the restoration here, and keep up with Courtney and her travels on the Team Mustang Girls Road Blog. While you’re at it, don’t miss this cool pictorial video that shows just how much time and effort was put into Project Road Warrior from start to finish.
Keep your eye out for Courtney and her Mustang on a highway near you in 2016. She’s got some big plans in the works, including an Alaskan voyage that will carry her from her native South Carolina to the northernmost state in the US. Stay tuned for more on that and other road trip escapades currently being mapped out. And, if you dream of experiencing road trips in your very own classic Mustang, be sure and enter the AMSOIL Devoted to Protection sweepstakes for a chance to do just that.
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Photos courtesy of Austin Cooper