ABOUT TEAM MUSTANG GIRLS
In 2011 Courtney Barber and friend, Lori Sumlin were newbies on Bullrun. People started calling the duo Team Mustang Girls and the name stuck. Later that year Courtney was swapping out the motor in her 1965 Mustang and started the Team Mustang Girl’s Facebook page as a place to share all her car related photos and not annoy her non-car friends. 6 years and 200,000 miles later the team has taken part in over a dozen rallies and events and Courtney now covers them all as a Ford Correspondent and freelancer for the The Enthusiast Network.
The calypso green 1965 Mustang not only serves as a rally car, it’s also Courtney’s daily driver. The car started out as a 6 cylinder pony with no power steering and drum brakes. Over the years Courtney slowly began to upgrade with a 351 Windsor, front disc brakes and power steering with some lucky craigslist searches and junkyard finds. In 2015 the car became Mustang Monthly’s Project Road Warrior and the junkyard built pony received a total makeover and landed on the cover of the April issue of the magazine. The car is now equipped with a Ford Racing 347 Circle Track Motor, Speed Direct’s Steeroid’s rack and pinion and Mustang Vortex coil-over suspension, Kicker Audio, CPP power disc brakes, Old Air Products A/C, ProCar seats, all new sheet metal and trim from Scott Drake and NPD and paint by BASF. Courtney prides herself on trying to do all the work herself which helps along the journeys if something breaks.
Last year Courtney and fellow Mustang Girl and navigator, Amie Williams took on a journey to Alaska and back, 13,377 miles in 30 days to be exact. The duo proved many people wrong when they accomplished the journey, including a 136 mile gravel road known as The Denali Highway, all in a 50 year old car. The epic adventure earned the January Cover of Mustang Monthly Magazine.
The road hasn’t always been easy but Courtney knows she’s lucky to be able to live her dream job out on the open road.