yupididit SuperDork
3/24/18 2:52 p.m.

Meet Ina and Aries.

Ina is one of my coworkers. She's about 5ft tall and in her 50s or 60s, I don't ask cheeky.  She's an Air Force veteran and currently serves as a civilian emplyee for the Air Force. I've also learned her other hobbies include guns and video games. She's seriously a very fun and down to earth person. Aries is one of Ina's Mustangs, I think the other is a 5.0 foxbody. Aries is a 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350, you know with the 526hp flat-plane-crank V8 that revs to 8000rpm . She usually drives her GT350 on weekends at a spot locals call the "three sisters" which are very twisty and fun roads west of San Antonio.  

I was finally able to catch Ina yesterday in her GT350 that she doesn't drive very often to work  (our parking situation is not ideal). So, I took a pic and figured the GRM folks would enjoy seeing such a pairing. Yesterday was also Ina birthday. 


EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
3/24/18 3:03 p.m.

Ina sounds cool as hell. Thanks for sharing her story & ride!

rustybugkiller Reader
3/24/18 4:23 p.m.


mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
3/24/18 4:28 p.m.

Life goals. Be like Ina. 

thestig99 Dork
3/24/18 4:34 p.m.

Awesome. Happy birthday, Ina!

NOHOME UltimaDork
3/24/18 5:05 p.m.

Speak softly and carry a lot of fire-power. I be liking this woman.




Rodan HalfDork
3/24/18 6:04 p.m.

Very cool! yes

Gearheadotaku UltimaDork
3/24/18 6:21 p.m.

Introduce her to autocross?

yupididit SuperDork
3/24/18 6:40 p.m.

In reply to Gearheadotaku :

I can't; been there done that lol

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Reader
3/24/18 8:48 p.m.

Wonderful, thank for sharing!

Will UltraDork
3/24/18 9:39 p.m.

One day at work several years back, I got to talking to our new copy editor--a nice, quiet lady in her 60s. Librarian type. She knew I liked cars and asked me what I had one day. Then she starts talking about her cars:

"Well, my first car was an MGA...got into drag racing, so I sold that and got a new '65 K-code Mustang...raced that for a while, then I got a '69 Mach 1...sold that, got a 4-speed Cuda...kept that until I got my turbo Mazda..."

If it's possible to smile with your jaw on the floor, I was.

Jay_W Dork
3/24/18 11:46 p.m.

I would happily pay big bucks for a coffee-table book of unexpected gearheads, pix and bios exactly like this.

44Dwarf UltraDork
3/25/18 8:15 a.m.

If I were single....I'd want to meet her.

Thank you and her for us for your Service.

Hammer down.

einy HalfDork
3/25/18 5:59 p.m.

Supremely cool story ... that made my day.  Thank you for sharing it!

nderwater UltimaDork
3/25/18 6:57 p.m.

Everything about that post is fantastic. Right on.

Robbie PowerDork
3/26/18 8:54 a.m.
Jay_W said:

I would happily pay big bucks for a coffee-table book of unexpected gearheads, pix and bios exactly like this.

This is an excellent idea.

Our Preferred Partners