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Books galore at the 2015 Ford Mustang unveiling

Anyone out there celebrating at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Ford Mustang this weekend?  Anyone in Charlotte, by chance?  If so, I’d suggest you make your way to the festivities for many reasons, aside from the obvious, and make some milestone memories any enthusiast will treasure for a lifetime.

We just wanted to get out some quick news for you all, to let you know that there is a great chance you can pick up on some great book specials or just say “hi” at the least, to the Motorbooks crew, at their mobile gearhead bookstore.

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Donald Farr Book marks 50 years of Ford Mustang

Think you’re totally ready for the Holiday shopping season?  Got all your Ford Mustang paraphernalia purchased?  How about trivia–got the Mustang mantra all down-pat?  If you do, well then, you’re quite ahead of the game, and set to make a mark of being a true blue-blooded Mustang enthusiast.

One special item we’ve made sure to pick up this fall, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang we all love, is Donald Farr’s Mustang: 50 Years book.  Donald has collected & assembled a completely detailed timeline, from a meager start  to today’s monster sales mogul, known across the entire planet.  From the re-configured, redesigned Falcon platform pony car all the way up to the 2014 Mustang and 2015 Mustang expectations, Farr’s got it all covered in composite, with photographs and text, telling the entire famous Ford tale.

There are over 400 photos of the iconic Ford Mustang in this book, so be sure to put Mustang: 50 years on your Amazon wish list, today!

The Boss Man Donald Farr video feature

The man behind the definitive literature of all things Ford Mustang (and especially the BOSS timeline), Donald Farr (Mustang Monthly editor), has been in the Ford limelight a lot recently, and he’s now featured in this CarsInContextTV video, putting in his two cents on the “state of the Mustang”, so to speak.  The video might seem a little long at first, but if you can stick it out, it’s definitely worth it.  It’s just cool to see spots like this where authors can finally come off the pages and put an audible voice to their opinions.

So, if you’re super bored at work or have a few minutes before shunting off to bed, give the video a view for some good, informal Mustang chatter.

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Book Bites – The Art of the Muscle Car

Every Ford Mustang and domestic muscle car fan knows what it is like to step back and bask in the scenery which reminds each one of us of yester-year.  Classic cars, regardless of their age, year, make, model, and popularity always seem to somehow bring up memories via the very sight of them or more significantly, the sound & smell of them.  So if anyone is wondering what it is to look upon such exhibits of true muscle and feel the incredulous nostalgia, regardless of personal age, there’s a way to get it anytime you want…not just at the local swap meet or car show.

Motorbooks will be releasing a compendium of classic car awesomeness in less than 10 days.  The title?  “The Art of the Muscle Car”.  And it’s chocked-full of images and back stories galore on the best of what America has had to offer since the glory says of the muscle car’s birth in the latter 1960s.

Curious to know more?  Read the rest of this for the book’s description, and make sure to pick up a copy for yourself or another car junkie in your social circles!

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StangNet’s ‘Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf’ giveaway

It’s that time of year, Ford Mustang fans–when the season of thanks AND giving are upon us all.  We’ve teamed up with some of our long-term partners in the Mustang realm in the past to bring you freebies and sweepstakes prizes throughout the years, and now, we’re here to let you in upon yet another!

So what does this next one entail?  One lucky sweeps winner, chosen at random from our facebook sweepstakes page entries, will get their very own “Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf” containing several featured Mustang and other muscle car titles from MotorBooks .  These books are high quality, feature detailed & colorful imagery, and are sure to make nearly any Mustang or classic car fan grin for glory.

What?  No one likes “real” books anymore?  Well, there can’t be anything wrong with getting nearly $300 (retail value) in books, for FREE, can there?!?!

Keep reading to get a breakdown of just what’s involved in this awesome literary giveaway!

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Gamble’s Sweet Chariot Flyer Ford Mustang road trip

We are pretty sure at least one of Ford Mustang fan’s dreams would be to cruise cross-country at the wheel of his or her favorite faithful steed.  One such Stanger (historian Bruce Gamble) and his 1967 Mustang convertible will complete a journey in his “Sweet Chariot” (named after the bomber his father piloted during World War II) to pay tribute to Jack Kerouac, who embarked on a months-long trips across the USA — the theme behind his novel On the Road.  Over the course of his travels, Bruce will catalog all of his discoveries and findings while cruising across this great nation of ours.  Bruce himself is a paralyzed veteran and cancer survivor, so he’s no stranger to adversity and adventure; all which give him a unique perspective on life and its ups & downs.

To capture the essence of his chronicles, Gamble has published several magazine articles and a book.  his latest, “Swashbucklers and Black Sheep”, is due for a September 15, 2012 release.  For more information, keep reading the Press Release for all the finer details.

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Haynes Restoration Guide for 1964 – 1970 Ford Mustang

Ready to take on a new project in the new year?  Well, if you are–and it’s one involving a classic Ford Mustang from 1964-1/2 thru 1970, then get ready to start it off right!  The team at Haynes Repair Manuals has just released a compendium of strategies, instructions, and step-by-step recipes for making a Ford Mustang restoration seem much less daunting.  With over 1,000 color photos detailing every phase of the Mustang restoration life cycle, this book is pretty slick, indeed!  From teardown to teardrops, this publication has just what the classic Mustang fan needs to get the job done with minimal heartache & disappointment.

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the PR from Haynes!

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Ford Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car

Have you gotten all of the Christmas shopping done for that special Ford Mustang fan in your life?  If not, we are here to let you upon a fantastic gift idea which captures the stuff of automobile legends.  This gift idea is a book–and not just any bind of pages, mind you; it’s one which capitulates the awesomeness that is the Boss 302 Mustang.  Its triumphant return has brought upon a myriad of awards, accolades, and huge grins the world over.  The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 brings a whole host of nostalgic greatness and at the same time, pushes today’s technological envelope. So just what are the ties that bind? How much is known about the Boss by the general Ford Mustang fan base? If you think you know it all, you’ll quickly be humbled when you crack the cover of this fantastic book.

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