Ok so I have a 2003 mach 1
, dark shadow gray with a flawless interior. I got it in January 2008 so in the 5 years i didn't have it, it acquired the usual swirling in the paint. There is also a very tiny dent in the drivers side front corner panel right in the crease by the door. Other than that, the car is in perfect condition. I live in maine and there are only 9 of these cars in this state (only 1500 ever made of this color and year) so this is a pretty rare car, at least in maine. so ive put it in 3 shows this summer. they gave out 3-4 trophies for every category. well i didn't get one.
the first show, the mustangs were put into one category (which isn't fair) so the 3 trophies went to 3 1967 resto mustangs, which was expected. all i had done by then was upgraded the x-pipe and put on a k&n intake. i didn't really expect anything then
the second show i had my windows tinted and the car looked immaculate. this time the mustangs were divided up and mine was in the 1973-present class. for cars, there was mine, two red fox bodies, which both were in need of a paint job, a black 2008 with an chrome under hood dress up kit, a 2007 STOCK v-6, and a red replica older mach 1. i was feeling pretty confident that i would get at least a third place....but i didn't. the stock v6 beat me out!!
for the third show, they were giving away 4 trophies and there was only 5 cars in my class. i switched out the cat back exhaust and put on the SLP loudmouth, had chrome strut towers, radiator covers, and valve covers put on. this car shined! in my class there was my car, a black fox body 5.0 with a nice paint job, black cobra with rims, a black 2006 STOCK gt and a yellow STOCK v6 with the gt fog lights. so this time i knew i was getting a trophy. come on...what are the odds of getting beat by another stock v6. well trophies were being announced. there was 5 cars and 4 trophies. 4th place was the fox body, 3rd was the black gt, 2nd was the cobra, and 1st....the stock v6.
does anybody know what a mach 1 is? how stupid do you have to be to pick a v6 over a mach 1? 4.6L DOHC 32 valve cobra motor with a 13.2s quarter mile, 4.8s 0-60 and 370 HP! What the f*ck is wrong with people? i almost think that its because im a 20 year old female and people look at me and think mommy and daddy bought it for her and she doesn't know anything about it. but trust me..i do and ive paid for everything!!
now my question is...
what the hell do i have to do to win a damn trophy? swap out the motor and put in a v6? seriously....i need to know. im in college so im limited to the amount of money i can spend and i have a 7 year warranty so i cant do anything extreme like slap a supercharger on or else they'll void the warranty
the car has been very clean every show so i really am dumbfounded so help please!