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The next era: Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords gets a new look & fresh feel
As an editor, there are two print covers that tend to stand out in our minds: the first and last issues we produce. Of course, another memorable moment would be one that simply knocked it out of the park.
It is hard to believe I am rolling into my third year at the helm, and I can proudly say that I’ve already experienced several memorable issues. This includes my first cover, which was the February 2015 issue, where we gave the full disclosure on the all-new S550 Mustang. My second favorite is the December 2016 issue. And in case you’re wondering, the homerun was the January 2016 issue with a sick 9-second 2015 on the cover.
Over the years we have varied the look of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords to bring it up to date, but this is the first time in 28 years that we have revamped everything from our logo to the features and departments. The one thing we didn’t change, however, is the amount of passion that goes into each issue we put together.
We have always been at the forefront of hard-hitting tech, showcasing some of the fastest cars in the country, and building rides that everyone can relate to. That’s the fundamental roots of who we are and a trait in us that will never go away.
I also take great pride knowing that there have only been a handful of editors on MM&FF since the fall of 1988. Cliff Gromer is known as the first editor, but it wasn’t long before the late Steve Collison took over. It was only a few years later before Jim Campisano took the lead, which was then followed up with Evan Smith.
During the early years, the entire staff was truly pioneers in the Mustang world, creating the 10-minute tune-up along with the ever popular True Street class, and more importantly, giving every pushrod 5.0L guy a wishful hope of cracking into the 13s. Yes, I just went way back in time there.
I need to give credit where credit is due. I thank every editor, staffer, and freelancer who has help mold and shape MM&FF into the premiere Mustang magazine that it is. The biggest difference today is that we have expanded digitally on mustang-360.com, which gives us an even bigger presence as a global brand. Lastly, a big high-five goes to our art director, Marty McHugh. He has been with us for a while, and his creative efforts are always appreciated.
Where do we go from here? We’ll keep pushing the limits, we’ll keep covering events, and we’ll keep reporting everything Mustang related and be who we are—Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords.