Mustang & Fords magazine was a re-titling of Mustang magazine, and the bi-monthly publishing schedule and numbering for the new title continued from its predecessor.
Like Mustang before it, the magazine's mission was to show readers how to modify everyday Mustangs on a variety of budgets. The first editor, Jerry Pitt, worked to infuse his long-time love of Ford products. The magazine covered early classic Mustangs and continued the focus on new Fox-body and SN-95 Mustangs. It provided restoration tips for classic vehicles, but also understood that there were lots of readers who wanted to modify their cars to make them look and perform better. This all provided a huge canvas to create a successful magazine.
After Mr. Pitt left the editor role in 1994, he was followed by Jim Smart (1994 to 1999), Donald Farr (1999 to 2000), Larry Jewett (2000 to 2003), Jeff Ford (2003 to 2005), and then Mark Houlahan.
The group publishers and editors rode a wave of changes as the title moved through various new owners. In 1998, the Petersen companies were sold to EMAP Plc to form EMAP-Petersen. Two years later, EMAP sold the Petersen titles to Primedia for $515 million. And then in 2007, Primedia sold its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Media for $1.2 billion.
Source Interlink closed some titles and did some consolidation in 2008. This consolidation meant Mustang & Fords was combined with Modified Mustangs to create Modified Mustangs & Fords.
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A more detailed history can be found in Jim Smart's Mustang 360 article.
The publisher provided net paid circulation data to Oxbridge Communication's The Standard Periodical Directory for the years from 1993 through 2005 (the last year for which we have available data on this website). Annual print production averaged around 200,000.
A total of 167 issues was printed from March, 1991 through June, 2008. All cover images are complete.
An internet presence was created and links added to the front covers starting in 2001. The site is still active and redirects: www.mustangandfords.com