Mustang: 40 Years

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2003 - Transportation - 384 pages
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Ford's Mustang, launched on April 17, 1964, became the Official Car of the Baby Boom. It was a fortuitous accident of timing and a brilliant result of product planning. This sleek, stylish automobile launched the "Pony Car" genre with a staggering 417,000 sales in its first year. Through 40 years of tough competition from Chrysler and General Motors, the Mustang has survived and outlasted them all. Dozens of interviews bring insight to the 40-year-old story, the on-going legend, and the Mustang's future., 2003 marks the 100th Anniversary of Ford Motor Company, and 2004 will be the 40th Anniversary of the Mustang., Filled with exciting, brand-new photography ofsignificant Mustang production models from the first 1964-1/2s to the new 2005 concept GT and Convertible., Startling action photography., Includes interviews with designers, engineers, product planners and racers who made the Mustang the legend it is today. If you decide you can have only one Mustang book in your library, this is the one to have.

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About the author (2003)

Randy Leffingwell creates pictorial books on automobiles, motorcycles, and farm vehicles. Titles include Porsche Legends, Mustang, Caterpillar, American Farm Tractor, and Harley-Davidson: Myth and Mystique. Before devoting his work time to creating illustrated books on vehicles, Leffingwell was an associate editor with AutoWeek Magazine and a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In creating his pictorial books, Leffingwell travels nationwide, researching and photographing intriguing road and farm vehicles. He has interviewed many vehicle designers, spoken with museum specialists, and visited many factories, in his efforts to create detailed books. For example, he searched through hundreds of old Henry Ford Museum boxes and hired researchers in order to obtain facts on Ford tractors. Randy Leffingwell's photograph composition background and historical research have contributed to literature on the history of American transportation.

Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed "gearhead," Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped '32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.

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