A little historical context might help explain the creation of this title. From the mid-1990s through the end of the decade, there was much consolidation and drama from mergers and acquisitions. Going into 2000, it appeared there would be two dominant publishers of automotive magazines focused on male readership. These two publishers were Primedia Inc. and EMAP-Petersen.
The former empire of the Robert Petersen was now owned by EMAP PLC and operated as EMAP-Petersen. It held four Mustang and/or performance Ford titles. Two were created internally -- Mustang & Fords and 5.0 Mustang. Two others came from the purchase of Dobbs Publishing in 1998 -- Mustang Monthly and Super Ford.
In the other corner we had Primedia Inc. which managed two Mustang titles -- Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords (acquired in 1997 from CSK Publishing) and Mustang Illustrated (acquired in 1995 after Tom McMullen's death and the sale of McMullen-Yee Publishing).
Consolidation of Mustang titles was inevitable. so with the October, 2000 issue EMAP-Petersen merged Super Ford with 5.0 Mustang to create 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords.
The magazine continued to be published monthly, and numbering continued from 5.0 Mustang. Content remained focused on Ford performance and technical tips, featured race and street vehicles, and event coverage.
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The publishers provided net paid circulation data to Oxbridge Communication's The Standard Periodical Directory from 2002 through 2005 (the last year for which we have data). Annual print volume ranged from 161,000 to 240,000.
A total of 168 issues was printed from October, 2000 through September, 2014. All cover images are complete through the end of production.
The site is now defunct: www.50mustangandsuperfords.com.