[04/01/2003] Lisa Scalcione's 1997 Mustang GT
Author: Nicolle Douglas
Title: Content Contributor
21 year old Lisa
Scalcione out of Hamilton, NJ.
Lisa, MW member NOSstang08690, a
long time car enthusiast currently attending Rider
University, used to receive car themed toys for
Christmas instead of the standard Barbie dolls.
“I was working and saving for my first
car when I was twelve years old,” she tells us.
Although a major Mustang nut today, her
first car was a Firebird
and her second a Trans
broke the TA and would’ve sold it for anything I
could get. At
the same time my older brother was selling his
Mustang because he was getting married and buying
a house.” As
fate would have it, Lisa bought her first
Mustang GT, which only had upgraded exhaust
remembers dearly how replacing the TA in her
driveway with this low mileage having, garage
kept, 2 year-old Mustang GT, “was a teenager’s
very first thing she did was purchase the best
stereo she could, spending the rest of the profits
made off the TA for some new shoes - for the car
of course! Opting
for 275/40/17 tires mounted on brand new 17 x 9”
SVT Cobra R rims, she received them complete after
ordering online at tiretrack.com, “Once they
arrived at my doorstep all I had to do was bolt
them on the car and go!”
it wasn’t long before the speed bug took over.
On a tight college student’s budget the
performance modifications would come slower than
she wanted. But
fate stepped in again and she met her boyfriend,
Doug, who was also really into cars, which helped
to remove a lot of installation charges for things
she couldn’t do alone.
“When I met my boyfriend Doug he had a
Formula and an Olds 442.
After dating about 2 years he also added a
91 GT to his collection.
Now that he too has a modified ‘stang our
favorite argument is whose car is faster and who
drives better than the other!
We love to put that question to the test
and the answer is never the same!”
doing some heavy research, Lisa finally decided on nitrous as
her power adder of choice, going “spending
crazy” to buy every last part necessary to make
the car go faster.
Taking it to the track for her first trial
run, the new goodies and some tuning scored her a
best of 12.42 at 108 mph!
She also boasts that the car sounds awesome
too, “I put the BBK off-road
h-pipe on the car
and it sounds so mean!”
and Doug have been together over three years now
and walking into their home you will find a shrine
to their hobby - from framed pictures of them at
the track to her autographed picture of her idol,
Shirley Muldowney, there is memorabilia
Day at our house is a car nut’s fantasy because
it looks like the Summit warehouse!
I think the best one was when we both
bought the same monster tach for each other!”
In the future the two plan on owning
“normal cars”, settling down and starting a
family but for now she says, “We will continue
spending free time in the garage, on the track and
making dates for the next top fuel, funny car and
monster truck events!” MW