MUSTANG EVOLUTION:1964 VS. 2024

MUSTANG EVOLUTION:1964 VS. 2024
Does the '24 Mustang keep the theme alive? Do the ’64 and ‘24 Mustangs compare on any level? The editors at OVER-DRIVE Magazine do a deep-dive into MUSTANG EVOLUTION:1964 VS. 2024, with reader access to original documents and archival articles. Cars have changed big time since the day “The Unexpected” Mustang was introduced in April of 1964. The original car was “unexpected”, not because it was a huge departure in engineering, manufacturing, and technology, but because the concept of a smaller,...
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’67 MUSTANG EV CHARGE!

The ’67 Mustang EV Charge! sports all-new parts, classic looks, carbon-fiber body, and a whopping 536 horsepower! Charge Cars is on a roll. It started with the 2022 “Icon of the Year” award from GQ Magazine, followed by the public unveiling at Salon Privé in London, before a dynamic debut at the world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed. As its next big step, the London-based company is bringing its all-new electric-powered machine to the U.S. for the first time. The launch will take place a...
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’65 MUSTANG GT: RANGOON RED & RESTORED

In 1964 at the New York World’s Fair, there was one car that caught Joe Amabile’s eye: A ‘65 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback GT, displayed on a rotating platform at Ford’s Magic Skyway ride. Decades later, he owns this ’65 MUSTANG GT: RANGOON RED & RESTORED. “I waited in line for three hours to ride in the newly introduced Mustang,” Amabile, said. “They had a red ‘65 GT up on display, Rangoon Red, and it just stuck in my mind." Over time, Amabile went searching for a Mustang, but it ha...
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1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT

1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT
A radical new sports car, the 1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT, confirmed that the only constant at Ford in the early-1960s was change! In early-June 1962, famed sports car constructors Troutman and Barnes in Culver City, CA received body molds from Ford for an experimental sports car – the Mustang l. Troutman and Barnes had been known for building stunning Indy and sports car racers, including Lance Reventlow’s Scarab. Known internally as Project W-301, Mustang I was a concept for a serious sports c...
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MUSTANG: RINGBROTHERS MACH 1 MAGIC!

MUSTANG: RINGBROTHERS MACH 1 MAGIC!
Boss 520 MACH 1 ‘UNKL’ ’69 Mustang breaks cover at 2019 SEMA. The prolific Ringbrothers unveiled their newest, one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang, the ‘69 Mach 1 known as  “UNKL” in the Flowmaster (Holley) booth at the 2019 SEMA Show. UNKL is the first Mach 1 to leave the Spring Green, WI, shop after a series of memorable Mustang builds. The widened body and unique race-inspired theme make the most of road and race technology in one car: MUSTANG: RINGBROTHERS MACH 1 MAGIC! UNKL is powered by a 520-cubi...
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CAMARO: A HALF-CENTURY OF PERFORMANCE!

Golden oldie Gen I and Gen II Camaros showcase 50th anniversary celebration at  Amelia Island Concours. The first Camaro, Vin #10001, owned by GM, top & Dan McMichaels '73 Baldwin-Motion Phase III 454 Camaro, above, will be featured at Amelia Island Concours. GM brass wasn't enthusiastic about adding a sixth model to Chevrolet's 1967 model lineup . . . until they saw the prototype. It was a knockout. The new Chevy, code-named Panther, began to appear in the automotive business jo...
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RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: 1966 TRANS-AM ENDURO!

Stephen Cox blogs about Shelby American’s legendary Group 2 Mustang racers, Part 3 of 3. John McComb ordered a new car for 1967. The choice was easy. Given his success in the 1966 Group 2 Mustang, he ordered a new notchback for 1967 to pick up where he left off with the Shelby program. The ‘67 Mustang was the model’s first major redesign and the car gained both size and weight. McComb didn’t care for either. “Even though the ’67 car had a wider track, it was a heavier car, so I don’t really...
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‘16 MUSTANG GT CALIFORNIA SPECIAL: A LITTLE CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Ford has brought back the 1960s California Special package for its latest 5.0-liter Mustang GT. Road Test Editor Howard Walker gets to grips with this  drop-top pony express. We’re doing a little California Dreamin’ here, top down in a retro V8 Mustang California Special, Mamas & the Papas on the stereo. Life is good. And the Ponycar we’re riding here is a sweetheart; a ‘16 GT convertible with retina-searing Race Red paint, a throaty 5.0-liter 435-horsepower V8 under the hood an...
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CLOSING THE GAP: AMERICA’S ONLY MID-LEVEL ENDURANCE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP!

There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million-dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between, blogs Stephen Cox.  A cavernous gap separates the numerous entry-level $500 series and the high-end Weathertech Sportscar Championship, which offers only four events of six hours or longer. For some time, Nort...
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COLLECTOR CARS: REBUILDING MY TOTALLY-NOT-COLLECTIBLE MUSTANG!

The next step in resto-modding my ‘80 Ford Mustang is underway, and I am positively giddy, blogs Stephen Cox.  At this point any rational person is thinking, “And why would someone be positively giddy about what many may think is the most worthless, undesirable Mustang ever built?” I'm glad you asked. Every car guy has a story about the car he drove as a kid. And every one of those stories ends the same way. They look at something on the far away horizon and mutter, “I sold it a few ...
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