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For Mark and Darlene Badgley, Mustang Passion Is A Family Affair

Family Standing next to Mustangs

If you happen to be involved in the Mustang Club show scene in the Midwest, then you either know of or have seen Mark Badgley, who has played several key roles for the Mustang Club of Indianapolis over the years. Rest assured, Mark doesn’t keep his Mustang enthusiasm to himself, or keep it corralled up in his club life only. Check out this photo he sent us, plus his note to us below, to see just how deep Mustang passion runs in his family:

"Hi, Ford Performance! Mark Badgley here. When we last talked at the Halderman Museum in Ohio, you’d asked if anyone else in the Badgley family loves Mustangs as much as wife Darlene and me. Well . . . as you can see by my photo, this is a family affair. You’ll see that our Mustang family photo includes Jon Drumwright (Son In Law), Alyssa Drumwright (Daughter), Darlene Badgley, and myself.

“Yes, we attend shows together. In fact, we took Jon to an MCA show when he was just a Senior in high school and our daughter was only a Freshman in 2007. He spent the weekend cleaning cars and bonding with our family. This remains a big part of our lives to this day, and Jon and Alyssa celebrated their second wedding anniversary in July of 2021.

“I guess this shows that a family that shares Mustangs together stays together -- as Darlene and I have been together now for more than 40 years! Thanks for considering us for the Ford Fan Spotlight!”

Family standing around Mustangs

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