Owner Profile: Shannon Awtrey, Santa Maria, California

Owner Profile: Shannon Awtrey of Santa Maria, California
Posted on Jun 01, 2012

Meet Owner Shannon Awtrey

My dad owned a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda, so I have fond memories of riding around with him in the car. I loved the sound of the motor and the smell of the burning rubber. Whether in town or on a road trip, we loved riding around in our beloved Mopar.

When the new generation Challenger debuted, it caught my eye because it was the closest thing to the Barracuda - I had to have it. You get the classic look with all the modern conveniences. I chose the Green with Envy color scheme because not everyone had it. You don't see many of them in this color, so it was perfect.

First Mopar® - My first Mopar was a 2000 Dodge Ram Sport.

In the garage - I currently own a 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Green with Envy. I did a lot of research before deciding exactly what I was going to get - then drove a few hundred miles to pick her up.

Favorite stretch of road - I don't have a favorite road. With this car, any road is a friend of mine. The best part is I get to cruise all around Santa Maria, not feeling 'green with envy'.

Farthest you’ve driven to meet a fellow car enthusiast - After I took the reins of my Challenger SRT8, I traveled about 200 miles to Monterey, California to Laguna Seca for the SRT Track Experience. We had such a great time at the event.

Racing or cruising - I'm more of a cruiser. We mostly travel around the beaches of Pismo and Avila here in California.

Badge of loyalty - I wouldn't trade my Challenger for anything, not even if Chrysler brought back the Barracuda. If they did that, I'd have to own both.

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