Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
March 5, 2014

In this issue, you'll find the Mustang Club of America guide to the 50 Years of Mustang Celebration, which tells you about the gala Mustang events for 2014. Celebrating the original ponycar's 50th birthday is a major undertaking, as you'll no doubt realize once you see everything that has been planned. It's a celebration of epic proportions.

Not every car maker can boast of having a single model that represents the brand not only at home, but also on the world stage. The popularity of the Mustang seemingly knows no bounds. This month's cover car is representative of that admiration abroad, as the car's owner, Olivier Legrand, resides in France and wanted a Mustang of his own with which he would tear up the French roads and tracks. Legrand's commissioned project is far from the first build we've heard shipped overseas; many of Classic Recreations' Shelby continuation cars find their way abroad, and others are just purchased off of eBay and shipped all over the world.

If you haven't seen the 2015 Mustang, it's definitely worth a look. Not only has Team Mustang improved every aspect of the car, but you'll also find a number of vintage Mustang cues incorporated into the modern design, beginning with its fastback profile. Ford is gambling that this design will be a hit all over the world, and while we here stateside were treated to a number of great reveals all over our country, the '15 Mustang also debuted in Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia; and Barcelona, Spain, as well.

As the Mustang continues to change and grow within the industry, it's great to see that it always includes a touch of its past in some shape or form. That is a testament to the inherent beauty of early Mustangs, the designers that sculpted them, and the public that has adored them ever since.

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