Hunter Hayes Stays Busy Fixing Up His ’65 Mustang
Hunter Hayes may be the ultimate do-it-yourself guy. The 'Storm Warning' singer wrote and recorded every part on his self-titled debut album, and in his spare time he's overseeing the refurbishing of his '65 Ford Mustang. This isn't a guy who's likely to settle for whatever a salesman pitches him.
"I’m a huge Mustang fanatic," Hayes tells Taste of Country. "Over the next year, every time I come back to town I want sort of one more thing fixed on it, or one thing new on it, or new paint job -- all kinds of stuff. I’m hoping it’s going to be my project car."
Hayes is a self-described "car fanatic." "I mean, I can’t tell you what engine's in what, and I certainly can’t pull it apart and put it back together," he explains. "That would be pretty hopeless. But I’m a car buff in that I love the feeling of driving. I love driving. I’ve been obsessed with driving something since I was a kid. I love it. I love the practicality of a good car. You know what I mean? And when I say 'practicality,' I mean the complete practicality of a Ferrari 458, a wonderfully fantastic every day car [laughs]."
So far, Hayes hasn't stretched speed limits, at least not in a way he's willing to share. "I’m pretty disappointed in myself but I’ve never gotten an opportunity where I can really open the taps on anything. The only thing I’ve ever really rocked with is my Yukon XL in a non speed limit stretch of highway," he says.