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!
Art of the Muscle Car – ISBN 9780760335918
“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in its June 1967 issue. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 hp (73 kW) weakling.” Unconcerned with the style or sophistication of its European counterparts, the American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the darling of the power-hungry racer and serious gearhead.
Automotive Custom Interiors – ISBN 9780760332887
Inside, it’s personal. The interior–perhaps more than any other aspect of a vehicle–lends itself to customization, to the expression of a character, a desire, a conviction. The question is, how far to go? How different, how comfortable, how functional, how wild? Whatever the answer might be, this book will help you get there. With images of an incredible assortment of custom interiors– from the ultimate in luxury to the totally high-tech, from race-inspired minimalism to retro hot rod styling, from suede to tuck ‘n’ roll, inlaid wood to engine-turned metal–Automotive Custom Interiors gives you the means to make your dream interior a reality. The book covers every aspect of design–seat and upholstery, dashboards and gauges, door panels and armrests, consoles, steering wheels, pedals, shifters, knobs and hardware, floor coverings and headliners, audio and high-tech accessories, and cargo areas and trunks. With hundreds of color photos and thorough descriptions of a wide variety of parts and accessories, this is the ultimate resource for anyone contemplating a custom interior.
Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography – ISBN 9780760340561
When Ford wanted to add some spice to it’s newly introduced Mustang pony car, it turned to former racer Carroll Shelby. The resulting cars proved to be the definitive performance Mustangs of the muscle-car era.
The choice made sense. Shelby had proven himself a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, in the tuning shop, and in the auto industry. By the time Ford hired Shelby to create a racer from its Mustang, the man was already an automotive legend.
Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles – ISBN 9780760335789
Shelbys are the most iconic performance cars in the history of the American auto industry. This lavishly illustrated work conducts readers through Shelby American’s forty-plus years. An exhaustive review of American high performance, from the first Cobra produced in 1962 through today’s fire-breathing, world-beating Shelby GT500KR Mustang, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles offers an in-depth look at the ultra high-performance cars that have made Carroll Shelby a living automotive legend. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America’s most exotic performance car.
How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive – ISBN 9780760335468
Muscle cars were made to be driven, not entombed in a museum or show garage. The trouble is, classic muscle cars–those built between 1964 and 1974–are nearly half a century old and need a bit more maintenance and care than last year’s model. That’s where this book comes in. Drawing on decades of experience, Harvey White lays out the steps for keeping a muscle car alive, day after day, year after year. His book shows how an owner with a modicum of mechanical ability can do the basic repairs and maintenance to keep a muscle car on the road.
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Muscle Car – ISBN 9780760327753
As cool as classic muscle cars might be, they’re only as good as the automotive technology of their era. That’s where this book comes in. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this guide shows how to give your car all the muscle of today while preserving the classic styling of your muscle car.
In this updated and fully illustrated edition of his popular handbook, veteran overhauler and automotive writer Jason Scott takes readers through the step-by-step improvements that will add more power, style, and handling capability to any classic muscle car.
Muscle Car Confidential: Confessions of a Muscle Car Test Driver – ISBN 9780760328316
Today, a 1970 Hemi Cuda can change hands for as much as a quarter of a million dollars. But when it was introduced, the Barracuda was just a car, and it was Joe Oldhams job to beat the daylights out of it. A tell-all from the man who tested the best, this book delves into the notes Oldham made on the cars he vetted for some of the top car magazines.
Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car – ISBN 9780760341414
Of the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: BOSS. Originally created to homologate the new Boss 302 engine and option package for SCCA Trans-Am racing, the Mustang Boss 302 debuted for the 1969 model year and was built in limited numbers for the street through 1970. Designed by the legendary Larry Shinoda, the Boss cars were easily distinguished from their less potent stablemates by their race-bred powerplant, standard front spoiler, and bold graphics.
Street Machines: Classics, Muscle Cars, Modern – ISBN 9780760339077
Any custom automotive project begins with making choices. There are choices under the hood, such as which engine will match well with a certain chassis and transmission. There are aesthetic choices, like whether to use custom or stock wheels, what paint scheme will look best, and what type of interior will be comfortable as well as eye catching. Each decision involves an investment of money and time. Often what seems plausible in the imagination fails in execution. And only after spending hours of time and thousands of dollars does it become clear that something’s not right. Street Machines: Classic, Muscle, Modern is the ideal resource for anyone looking to build a powerful and stylish modified street machine.