M6A was started in 2012 by Rick Mitchell as a way to bring together those who owned and loved 6 cylinder Ford Mustangs. In 2014 he gave the Association to Terry Reinhart, at that time there were about 280 members.
Since Terry took over M6A has grown tremendously with us now having over 2000 Facebook members and a monthly newsletter called "The Six Banger" that is sent to over 2000 National members in 20 countries around the world. Terry just recently turned the M6A reigns over to Terry Walker, who will continue to grow and improve M6A.
M6A is for ALL six cylinder Ford Mustangs, both the inline 6 and the V-6 and covers all years of the Mustang from 1964 1/2 to the 2017, which unfortunately will be the last year a 6 cylinder will be in a Mustang.
In 2015 M6A went beyond the "virtual" world and with the help of National Parts Depot and the Oklahoma Mustang Club hosted our first National Show in Mustang OK We've had a National Show each year since with our last one being held in Nashville TN. We also had our first Regional show in 2016 in Manassas VA. Each year since our National Shows have grown in both attendance and fun.
Our 2020 show will be "Mustangs in Motown" on June 20th at Gateway Classic Cars in Dearborn, MI. Chec
One of the great things about joining and being a part of the Mustang Six Association is you also become part of a family that loves six cylinder Mustangs as much as you do and it's all absolutely free. The only thing we ask is that you send a story and pictures of your 6 cylinder Mustang to be published in our newsletter.
We have a window decal we'll send you for free by simply supplying us with your mailing address. For your peace of mind your email and mailing addresses are never given or sold to anyone
M6A is much more than just a bunch of people who own or like 6 cylinder Mustangs, we're family. Our National Shows are as much family reunions as they are car shows. Our Facbook page is constantly monitored to be sure it's always family friendly and something your kids can view. We also do all we can to keep the "bashers" and "trolls" away.
Ready to join? just click the button below to become an offical member of M6A. You will then receive a welcome letter from us, with links to our Facebook page, and the latest edition of our newsletter, The Six Banger
Part of M6A's growth was the starting of State Chapters. This gave members from each state a chance to get together for events. As we continued to grow we saw a need to make it easier for our members to get together, because of this we are now beginning local chapters. M6A members in their home town and close neighborhoods can get together and form a chapter, arrange meetings, attend events and help promote M6A on a local level as well as a National level. You will still be required to be a member of the National Association to become a member of a local Chapter, and as always membership in M6A is free.
For more information about our State Chapters or to find out if there's one in your town visit our Statel Chapters section. You can also contact the National Headquarters email@example.com or our M6A Chapter Director Dylan Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annika was hooked on performance driving after a track day @ Road Atlanta. She jumped into and excelled at the National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) educational program and competition school, completing the program at age 21. From there she jumped right into a 8 year old race worn 1.6L Spec Miata and made her presence known in a very competitive series. In 2020 she moved into the Gridlife Touring Cup (GLTC) series racing her 2014 V6 Mustang.
1. What drew you to your love for automobiles? And how did that lead to a racing career?
I didn't grow up a car person. When I got my first car, I wanted something unique because I've always liked being different. I landed on a Mustang, and ended up with my 2014 V6 Mustang. I began modifying it because I didn't want my Mustang to look like everyone else's. I was too "cheap" to pay anyone to do the work for me, so I first got into the car scene mechanically. I began going to car meets and expanding my group of automotive friends. I lived close to Road Atlanta and had a couple friends who worked as corner workers at the track. After I put new coilovers on the car, they kept telling me, "You can't spend that much on suspension and NOT take it to the race track!" So I did. It was the best day of my LIFE and I just knew that I wanted more of it. Little did my friends know, they created a monster!
2. Why race a 6 Cylinder Mustang? What drew you to a Mustang vs other makes and models?
I began track driving in my V6 Mustang because it was just what I had. For a while, I did have dreams of eventually swapping to a V8, but after getting more involved in track driving, I realized that the V6 is actually perfect! Yes, I may boost it in the future, but the weight distribution is much more manageable on track. I actually switched to a Mazda Miata when I first got into racing because of the decreased running cost (tires and brakes are SO much less expensive), but have decided that I would love to return to the Mustang. I just love driving that car!
3. What is the Association that you compete in? Tell us about the Association.
I compete mostly in the National Autosport Association (NASA) with the Miata. With the Mustang, I have done a few Time Trials events with NASA, but I am currently building her with the goals of American Endurance Racing (AER) or Gridlife. NASA is a national amature racing group geared towards individuals looking to get into racing or looking to increase their racing craft. I got my racing license through NASA and recommend NASA for anyone else looking to get into racing themselves. AER and Gridlife are both national series as well, which draw in a wide variety of builds.
4. What are your favorite tracks to race on? Which is the hardest?
My favorite track is Virginia International Raceway! It is similar to Road Atlanta, my home track and second favorite, but more difficult and technical in the areas where it counts! Plus, the campus is just incredible. I'm not sure I can pinpoint the hardest track I have ever driven...I approach learning all tracks in a very analytical way and just take them as they come. Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a bucket list track for me, though!
5. Tell us about your becoming a certified Performance Driving Instructor and Coach?
I chose to become an instructor and coach because I have always loved sharing my passion with others. The way I see it, what better way to share your passion than to teach others and get them involved! I received my instructor certification through NASA and have since instructed with multiple track day organizations, as well as the Porsche Experience Center and Primal Racing School.
6. Finally, tell us about yourself, do you have any hobbies, what are your goals, or whatever else you would like to share with us.
Honestly, racing is really just about all I have time for outside of school! I do also love mountain biking, though. I am currently working as a server (and living off of ramen LOL) to help fund my racing addiction. I am in school for real estate. I strive to get into the higher levels of racing. A huge dream of mine is to race in Petit Le Mans, a race that comes to Road Atlanta in October each year. Racing is a tough industry, though, and there are a lot of incredible drivers who never get the chance to "make it big" because of a lack of funding. Because of this, I try to not worry too much about where I am going, and I try to just enjoy the opportunities I have now. I love racing, it brings me joy, and, not matter what level I am racing at or what car I am driving, that is all that matters!