Ashley Bates, LSX TV’s June 2009 Model
Welcome to the June edition of the powerTV model shoot. Our last model was the beautiful Briana Lee, posing with a Camaro. This month we selected Pomona, California resident Ashley Bates to be our model, and because we couldn’t leave the blue oval guys hanging we opted to have her pose with a super clean 1993 Mustang Cobra.
The Girl: Ashley Bates, 19
Hometown: Pomona, CA
The Car: 1993 Mustang Cobra
Owner: Steven Anderson
Rain, Rain, Go Away
So how often does it rain in Southern California? Well, not that often. So rarely, in fact, that this is the only model shoot so far that we have been forced do indoors. We typically try to shoot the model with the car outside, because it makes setting up the shots much easier. When moving around a car indoors, each shot needs to be adjusted for lighting, though in the end it was a successful shoot that didn’t require a ton of additional time.
Steve had always wanted a 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra and while this is his third Fox-body Mustang, it is his first Cobra. Steve found this car on eBay and he emailed the seller to ask what the reserve price was. The seller told Steve that she would sell it to him for eight thousand dollars. He couldn’t pass it up, so Steve mailed her a check without even seeing the car in person.
Let’s talk about…Ashley Bates
Name: Ashley Bates
Hometown: Pomona, CA
Hair/Eye Color: Brown
Occupation: Full-time Psychology major, part-time model
Something you didn’t know about Ashley:
Career Aspiration: To become rich and famous, someone people know.
Likes: I like to go bowling with my friends, that’s always fun. I also like to play the drums and rock out.
Favorite Food: Anything that is sweet. I love to bake cookies, cakes, and brownies.
Describe Yourself in Three Words: Fun, Funny, Girly
Something I can’t live without: My Dogs!
Dream Car: I just saw one today, a beautiful Maserati.
One of your Secrets: Well, if I told you that, it wouldn’t be a secret, would it?
Describe your weekends: I like to snowboard, and I am pretty good.
Something you didn’t know about Steven’s Mustang Cobra:
• Stock 302 block balanced, blue printed, and o-ringed
• 331 Stroker Kit (Keith Kraft)
• Canfield aluminum heads (ported and polished)
• Anderson Ford Motorsport B-41 blower cam
• Speed Pro 1.6 roller rockers
• Canton 7 quart oil pan
• TFS Track Heat intake (ported @ Flowtech)
• Accufab 75mm throttle body
• UPR power pipe
• Vortech S-Trim Supercharger
• Vortech Mini-Race bypass
• SCT BA-2600 mass air meter
• S & B air filter element
• Racetronix 42lb injectors
• Walboro 255lph fuel pump
• Vortech T-Rex inline fuel pump
• AIS methanol injection system
• MSD 6BTM ignition
• MSD Blaster 2 coil
• Taylor 10.4mm ignition wires
• 3g alternator upgrade
• BBK ceramic shorty headers
• Magnaflow catted H-pipe
• Mac cat back system
Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors (welded)
Maximum Motorsports solid steering shaft
Maximum Motorsports adjustable lower control arms
Maximum Motorsports camber caster plates
Maximum Motorsports coil over kit (front only)
Bilstein shocks and struts