Here at Leif Johnson Ford, our customers are built just as tough as our Fords. This week we had the honor of chatting with the lovely and big-hearted Mary Stellfox. She’s a self proclaimed hippie cowgirl with a passion for life, horses and her new F-150, Emma Jane. (Obviously her F-150 is a lady because, as Marcy puts it, she’s “Strong on the outside, beautiful on the inside.”) Read on to learn a little more about Marcy and the total rock-star that she is!
Can you tell us how your love for horses began? : A big piece that fuels who I am is my love for animals. I’ve been a supporter, foster parent and volunteer for Heart of Texas Lab Rescue for several years. My dear friend, Margaret, President of HOTLR, suffered a terrible accident with a horse. After 3+ years of recovery, she was ready to get back in the saddle but wanted to start back at the basics. She needed a partner in crime, I agreed to join her and have never looked back. I’ve had a lifelong interest in horses, but didn’t have the means as a child to pursue it. Now, I’m the proud mama of 3 horses. Lilybug, my first horse and a palomino Missouri Fox Trotter, Takoda, my rescue palomino Quarter Horse, and Soleil (So-lay) a bay off the track thoroughbred rescued from Lonestar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers (another rescue group near and dear to my ) I’m here to tell you, surround yourself with people who support you, and that you’re never too old to live your dream.
How was your experience at Leif Johnson Ford? I’ve been dreaming about this car ever since I found out that my Toyota 4Runner couldn’t haul a horse trailer. In January, my husband said we could start looking at trucks near the time of the turn of the model year. I quickly made a date on my calendar for the first Saturday in September to go F150 shopping and counted the days…Luckily, the deals at Leif Johnson caught my eye near the end of August. And while I was out of town, I found the truck of my dreams online and conducted the entire deal over the Internet! Never have I had an easier, more relaxing car buying experience then conducting the transaction from my own home. My sales associate Kelsey Tucker was professional, courteous, timely and responsive to my every question. Isaac Soberon, our sales manager was equally wonderful. My husband arrived back in Austin before I did, swung by the dealership, checked out the truck and put a deposit down to “hold” it until I got home. When I arrived home, my husband and I both returned to the dealership, met my new truck, signed the paperwork, got the lowdown on the coolest feature ever “My Sync” and were on the road….Wham, bam, thank you ma’am….it was truly that easy
What are your Ford F-150 favorites?
:1) The color – Ruby Red Metallic. This lil cowgirl is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and my blood runs Sooner red! (Sorry Longhorns)….couldn’t think of a better way to honor my alma mater then to cruise the roads of Central Texas in Boomer Sooner Red!
2) The towing capacity, integrated brake system, payload package…with 3 thousand pound animals to haul around, I wanted the biggest and best towing capacity I could find in an f150. Now my “kids” can ride around in style and safety!
3) Supercrew cab: whoa……this ain’t ur grandaddy’s ole pick ’em up truck….I can haul horses and Labradors and still feel like a lady. Luxurious leather, air-conditioned seats, primo entertainment system, blind spot detection, back up camera and plenty of room in the backseat for the pups! What’s not to love?
4) Yep, it’s a 4×4… When not in Texas, you’ll find me in Pagosa Springs CO. A 4×4 is a must to drive safely in the snow. And when in Colorado, you never know when you might need a lil off road thrill ride
5) Memory seats – I’m 5 foot 2 inches and my hubs is 6’3″…. ‘Nuff said….
On last interesting fact about yourself?
My grandfather retired from Ford Motor Compan
Like we said, our customers are Built Ford Tough (and Amazing!), y’all.