BOOK REVIEWS

Review of book read by fellow Show-Me Mustang Club members

Ford Model T Coast to Coast

Ford Model T COAST to COAST

I was instantly drawn to the cover of this book. To me it looked like a vintage repair manual–hardcover, tones of red, black & yellow gold with the iconic 1926 Model T known as Something Special on the cover. 

Speed Read Mustang

Speed Read Mustang

I know Mitch usually does the majority of book reviews but that doesn’t mean I don’t read them as well. I read SPEED READ MUSTANG first so I’m doing this review.

Mustang Boss 302

Mustang Boss 302 

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,...

Weekend Projects for Your Mustang 2005 - Today

Weekend Projects for your Mustang 2005 - Today

Many SMMC members own a 2005-present Mustang & like to do some modifications for comfort, appearance and/or performance. This new book covers all of that with excellent step-by-step photography & instructions per project.

The Art of the Mustang

The Art of the Mustang

First off, I really like this book. It is a large size, hard cover 240 page book that has some great photography showing off some fantastic Mustangs.  The text is written by Donald Farr that most of you probably know from being the former editor of Mustang Monthly Magazine.

The Essential Buyer's Guide

The Essential Buyers Guide: Ford Mustang

This is a smaller soft bound book that you could fit in a pocket and would be great to take with you when you go to check out a 2005-2014 Mustang you were interested in buying.

How to Build a Car

How to Build a Car

I received the above titled book to review for the club. Since it’s a children’s book I asked my cousins 2 boys to read & do the review. They both recently helped their dad take a 70’s Honda motorcycle & turn it into a modern café racer style (its impressive).

The Essential Source Book

The Essentials Source Book

This is a great technical soft cover book on all the racing small block engines.  Some I knew of other I had never heard of before.  We all know about the solid lifter 271...

Top Muscle

Top Muscle

Top Muscle is a large hardcover book with tons of great full color, detailed photos that covers part of a collection from The Brothers Collection.

Wide-Open Muscle

Wide-Open Muscle

Just in time for Father's Day shopping is a new book for the guy that loves convertible (Mustang prefferred, of course); this just released book covers them all.

The large hard bound coffee table book is full of great photography of some of the rarest muscle car
convertibles. 

Ford Mustang Red Book

Ford Mustang Red Book

his book covers 1964 ½-2015 Mustang specifications, factory options, production numbers and data codes including coverage of specialty & limited edition Mustangs.

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

This book would make a great Christmas present for any Mustang/Shelby fan. It’s a large book filled with tons of photos and is very easy reading even if you’re not a book reading kind of person.

The majority of the book deals with the vintage Shelby’s but it also goes all the way to the 2014 models.

Mustang Special Edition

Mustang Special Editions

This is a nice, hardbound 192-page book with a lot of color pictures and details of 662 special and limited-edition Mustangs from 1964 to 2019.

I liked that it covers Ford Built special editions like the Pace Cars, Anniversary models and Boss. We all know about them, but this book gives in depth coverage of things you may not have heard about these models before.

Ford Mustang: The First Generation

Ford Mustang: The First Generation

This book starts with a great early look into the Ford world leading up to the Mustang release. A glimpse at the times and Ford Motor Company’s internal decisions were an interesting history lesson for the Mustang. 

Motor City Barn Finds

Motor City Barn Finds

This book highlights a 2-week car trip by barn find author, Tom Cotter along with his photographer, Michael Alan Ross. When we say it was a car trip, it was in true sense of traveling the Motor City following leads & meeting collectors in a 1939 Ford Woody. Detroit summers offer some heat and humidity so old car enthusiast know how that feels.

Kar Kraft Book Cover

Kar-Kraft

Want to learn the in-depth historical process of how the Boss 429 Mustang came to be? Then this book is for you! Kar-Kraft was the company spearheading development of many Ford specialty vehicles.

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