OVERVIEW
Fabulous Mustangs and Exotic Fords (FM&EF) was published by Argus Publishing Corporation in Los Angeles, California. Argus also developed and/or acquired such titles as Street Rodder, Popular Customs and Popular Hot Rodding.

George Elliott was the publisher and editorial director, and the first editor was Pete Pesterre. Other editors included Jeff Tann and Matt Hardesty.

The magazine began as an annual publication, went to quarterly, then became bi-monthly in June, 1984. Similar to Mustang Monthly, it had very strong restoration content. But it also included modified Mustangs and featured other Ford powered vehicles like Cobras, GT40s, etc. The magazine had excellent technical and how-to articles, and like all automotive magazines included feature articles and vehicles.

It is uncertain why the magazine folded in 1993. Ford was on the cusp of introducing the SN95 Mustang to replace the Fox body, and competitor titles saw the opportunity to embrace the new Mustang in their content. There is no publishing data to prove this, but we suspect the other Mustang titles -- Mustang Monthly, Mustang Illustrated, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and Mustang & Fords -- were all financially stronger.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
Argus Publishing did NOT provide net paid circulation data to N.W. Ayer or Gale Research.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 65 issues were printed from 1981 through December, 1993. All cover images are complete.

1981 No 1
1981 Annual
1982 No 2
1982 Annual
Spring 1983
Spring 1983
Summer 1983
Summer 1983
Fall 1983
Fall 1983
Winter 1983
Winter 1983
Spring 1984
Spring 1984
July 1984
July 1984 Vol 4 No 2
Sept 1984
Sept 1984 Vol 4 No 3
Nov 1984
Nov 1984 Vol 4 No 4
Jan 1985
Jan 1985 Vol 5 No 1
Mar 1985
Mar 1985 Vol 5 No 2
May 1985
Apr 1985 Vol 5 No 3
July 1985
July 1985 Vol 5 No 4
Sept 1985
Sept 1985 Vol 5 No 5
Nov 1985
Nov 1985 Vol 5 No 6
Jan 1986
Jan 1986 Vol 6 No 1
Mar 1986
Mar 1986 Vol 6 No 2
May 1986
Apr 1986 Vol 6 No 3
July 1986
July 1986 Vol 6 No 4
Sept 1986
Sept 1986 Vol 6 No 5
Nov 1986
Nov 1986 Vol 6 No 6
Jan 1987
Jan 1987 Vol 7 No 1
Mar 1987
Mar 1987 Vol 7 No 2
May 1987
Apr 1987 Vol 7 No 3
July 1987
July 1987 Vol 7 No 4
Sept 1987
Sept 1987 Vol 7 No 5
Nov 1987
Nov 1987 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1988
Jan 1988 Vol 8 No 1
Mar 1988
Mar 1988 Vol 8 No 2
May 1988
Apr 1988 Vol 8 No 3
July 1988
July 1988 Vol 8 No 4
Sept 1988
Sept 1988 Vol 8 No 5
Nov 1988
Nov 1988 Vol 8 No 6
Jan 1989
Jan 1989 Vol 9 No 1
Mar 1989
Mar 1989 Vol 9 No 2
May 1989
May 1989 Vol 9 No 3
July 1989
July 1989 Vol 9 No 4
Sept 1989
Sept 1989 Vol 9 No 5
Nov 1989
Nov 1989 Vol 9 No 6
Jan 1990
Jan 1990 Vol 10 No 1
Mar 1990
Mar 1990 Vol 10 No 2
May 1990
Apr 1990 Vol 10 No 3
July 1990
July 1990 Vol 10 No 4
Sept 1990
Sept 1990 Vol 10 No 5
Nov 1990
Nov 1990 Vol 10 No 6
Jan 1991
Jan 1991 Vol 11 No 1
Mar 1991
Mar 1991 Vol 11 No 2
May 1991
Apr 1991 Vol 11 No 3
July 1991
July 1991 Vol 11 No 4
Sept 1991
Sept 1991 Vol 11 No 5
Nov 1991
Nov 1991 Vol 11 No 6
Jan 1992
Jan 1992 Vol 12 No 1
Mar 1992
Mar 1992 Vol 12 No 2
May 1992
Apr 1992 Vol 12 No 3
July 1992
July 1992 Vol 12 No 4
Aug 1992
Aug 1992 Vol 12 No 5
Oct 1992
Oct 1992 Vol 12 No 6
Dec 1992
Dec 1992 Vol 12 No 7
Feb 1993
Feb 1993 Vol 13 No 1
Apr 1993
Apr 1993 Vol 13 No 2
June 1993
June 1993 Vol 13 No 3
Aug 1993
Aug 1993 Vol 13 No 4
Oct 1993
Oct 1993 Vol 13 No 5
Dec 1993
Dec 1993 Vol 13 No 6
Last issue