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APR 5, 2017 | JOHN CLOR / FORD PERFORMANCE STAFF

DYLAN MESSER DRIVES A ’14 V-6 STANG, IS A MILLENNIAL IN MCA

Dylan's V6

We’ve all heard about surveys claiming that Millennials aren’t self-proclaimed car enthusists. These days, enthusiast organizations are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to get young owners involved in the car club lifestyle. That’s what makes the note we received from Dylan Messer even more special. Not only does young Dylan own a 2014 Race Red Mustang powered by a 3.7-liter V-6 with a six-speed manual, but he also has joined the Mustang Club of America! Read how Dylan is introducing his friends to the joy of owning and driving a Mustang:

“I bought my Mustang in August of last year after spending years admiring and wanting one of my own. It's a 2014, Race Red, powered by the 3.7L V-6 Cyclone and a six-speed manual. It's the perfect blend of performance and practicality for me. I joined the MCA and my local club shortly after buying it and have enjoyed every minute of it.

“At this point, I have to say that I am a Millennial, and I prefer to do my own driving. Uber can take a hike! It's a sad truth that most members of my generation look at cars as tools or appliances and nothing more, if they even look at cars at all.

“It's not all bad, though. Millennials like myself and David Patterson (a.k.a. “That Dude in Blue” of YouTube fame) are out there, doing what we can to get others into the car hobby. The other day, I took a friend for a drive through the mountains. This friend thought of my car, and his own, as nothing more than rolling Maytags. After the trip, all he wanted was to drive my car and learn more about it. Another one saved . . .”

Editor’s Note: One of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.

All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-300 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 300 dpi) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: AskTFR@Ford.com. Should you wish to send a video, you simply need to post it on www.YouTube.com (preferably 1-2 minutes long) and send in the link, along with a brief description, to that same AskTFR@Ford.com email address. We'll choose one submission each week.