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Mustang Monthly (Small Rant)
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Anyone get Mustang Monthly magazine? Don't get me wrong, I love the magazine, but one of the first things I like to do is look through it cover to cover and see how many 71-73's are pictured! LOL! As you can probably guess, I can usually count them on one hand. Last month had 1 picture. This month's just showed up and there is another article about a 65 Shelby! Sure Shelby's are nice but come on...let's see some down to earth cars and lets see some 71-73's! I don't think I can handle another white with blue rally striped Shelby article! Dodgy

Rant over...LOL! Now where did I lay that magazine?
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1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#2
New word for ya. PROZAC........................lol
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#3
Well, I think we are rapidly getting to the point where we will be able to remedy the lack of coverage for our ('71 - '73 Mustangs) cars. I envision our eventually submitting articles directly to the magazine - - that is the best way to do it.

That having been said, I have been enormously impressed with the quality of "Mustang Monthly" technical articles over the years. Many of those articles have very broad application to include our cars.

The enlighten magazine staffs are becoming "as one" with the Internet, witness "Popular Hot Rodding" as an example. Their staff routinely surf the "Boards" to identify possibilities for publication.

I think we are getting there!


BT
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(09-09-2010, 02:43 PM)rocketfoot Wrote: As you can probably guess, I can usually count them on one hand. Last month had 1 picture.
I am hoping to remedy that soon.
Mitch
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#5
I've been pleasantly surprised to see more variety in the magazine than what was normally found in the past. The last Mustang magazine I bought (of any flavor) was a long time ago when I was the proud owner of an '82 Fox-body GL hatchback (my first car). There were never any articles in MM, Mustang, or High-Performance Ford, or anything... they hated the Fox body... unless it was a Saleen, that is.

The first one I picked up recently had the 'High Yield' article featuring the Grabber Lime '71 Mach 1 that inspired me to get my Rustang.

Sure, I love all Mustangs - yes... even the Mustang IIs and Fox bodies. But, I can totally understand when there's coverage for every other model than the ones we own. (I've also owned 2 1985 Nissan 4x4s and a 1980 Jeep CJ-7 that none of the off road mags seemed able to find room for).

It also seems to me that we're a niche market - everybody I know seems to love the '69s an older, can't even remember what a '70 looks like, and will always say, "Cool" when they see a '71, but admit that it's not their first choice. But - oh well... that just means 'more for me.' More parts, more prestige because everybody has older Mustangs, and more security knowing that my car won't be on the top of everybody's list to steal. Wink
Eric

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#6
As time marches on the 74-79 mustangs will be loved too
2011 and the 71 will be 40.
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#7
"It also seems to me that we're a niche market - everybody I know seems to love the '69s an older, can't even remember what a '70 looks like, and will always say, "Cool" when they see a '71, but admit that it's not their first choice. But - oh well... that just means 'more for me.' More parts, more prestige because everybody has older Mustangs, and more security knowing that my car won't be on the top of everybody's list to steal."

Eric, that is one of the most eloquently written descriptions of how we feel about "our cars" that I've read. I bitch about the lack of stories, photos (note this, Barry Wink ) and such related to '71 to '73 convertibles, but to be honest, my bitching is always tongue-in-cheek, and it actually reflects a "pride" in owning, and now restoring, something that apparently is rather unique, if not a little bit "special". And I like that.

I think you hit the nail on the head, Eric. Thanks for putting it in writing.

Doc
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#8
No doubt, guys! I also love all Mustangs (I even have a deep infatuation with the 2011 GT350!Tongue) But yeah, I'd still like to see more 71-73 coverage mainly because I feel that they deserve it! I also like the Mustang II's, especially the Cobra's! LOL! There is an article in October's edition featuring a low mileage King Cobra but not one 71-73 to be seen.
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1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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(09-09-2010, 11:15 PM)73vertproject Wrote: Eric, that is one of the most eloquently written descriptions of how we feel about "our cars" that I've read. I bitch about the lack of stories, photos (note this, Barry Wink ) and such related to '71 to '73 convertibles, but to be honest, my bitching is always tongue-in-cheek, and it actually reflects a "pride" in owning, and now restoring, something that apparently is rather unique, if not a little bit "special". And I like that.

I think you hit the nail on the head, Eric. Thanks for putting it in writing.

Doc

Thanks Doc! Honestly, I've always been a little warmer for the '71-73s since about high school. I love all Mustangs (even the early boxy-lookin' Fox bodies and Mustang IIs) - they're just cool cars. I also have to admit being one of 'those guys' that like the '71-73 coupes and 'verts as well. There's something cool about a long-hood car with the top dropped that just screams "Drive Me!" Then again, one of my all-time favorite cars is a '69-73 Ferrari 365 GTB/S Daytona/Spyder - if you were to put a Daytona/Spyder next to a '71-73 fastback or 'vert and squint really, REALLY hard... well... let's just say that I think they have kinda similar silhouettes (long sloping hood, short-ass back end, and the driver sits nice and low). I mean... there would actually be enough room to shoehorn a Ferrari V-12 into any one of our cars... and wouldn't that be cool?

But yeah - I would definitely like to see more coverage of our models... but then again - I think we got it covered right here with all the great folks and awesome rides.
Eric

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#10
I just wish they would cut it back to the 64-73's like it used to be. Kill off the late model pages--there are other magazines that cover that exclusively, so why does MM have to be all things to all people? They'd have more space for the 71-73's if they did that.
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Dave

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1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
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